If your business isn’t growing the way you feel it should, you might suspect your WordPress website has something to do with it. However, pinpointing the issue can be tricky, which is why you might be looking for outside help to narrow down the source of the problem.
You need a professional who can get a sense of your business as a whole and ensure your website supports it. Since you’ve built your site using WordPress, you’ll want an expert familiar with the platform. A WordPress consultant may be the solution you’re looking for.
If you didn’t even know WordPress consultants exist, not to worry. In this post, we’ll explain what they do and how they can help your website. We’ll also share situations when hiring this type of professional may not be the best move. Let’s dive in!
An introduction to WordPress consultants and experts
WordPress consultants take a high-level view of your business and how your website operates within it. To accomplish this, they will typically work cooperatively alongside you, rather than independently. This enables them to understand what your goals are and create a strategy to help you reach them.
There are many places to find WordPress consultants for hire. You can, of course, start with a Google search. You might also check some general freelance marketplaces such as UpWork or Fiverr.
However, it may be more productive to stick to WordPress-focused resources. WPHired enables prospective employers to post listings, so you can give an outline of precisely what you’re looking for. You can also go right to the WordPress job board.
Wherever you decide to look for your guru, someone claiming to be a WordPress expert should be active in the WordPress community. Once you’ve narrowed down your pool of candidates, don’t be afraid to ask for references or links to previous projects.
So, what sort of tasks will a consultant be able to help you with? Many will have some design and development expertise. In fact, many WordPress consultants also refer to themselves as developers.
You can expect help with the technical aspects of your site, such as its initial design (or redesign) and setup. Like traditional developers, consultants may also make themselves available if you run into problems later on.
A WordPress consultant should also show you how your website fits into your business as a whole. They act as advisors and may help to hone your business plan. This can save you a lot of time and money since you’ll have a specific track to follow.
Some consultants even focus on particular niches, such as nonprofits or e-commerce sites. If your business is highly specialized, you may want to look for someone who has experience in your arena.
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This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on ManageWP.