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    SitePoint Evangelist mafunk's Avatar
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    Need OSC Developer

    Hi,

    I recently gathered portfolios from several osc programmers and setteld on three. Two of them are quite good, but sometimes their response time to RFPs is too slow. The other is absolutely terrible. I'm looking for a good osc programmer and would like to receive posts or private emails from interested parties.

    About the work that I have for you:
    Small marketing firm. Currently have two to three jobs that will need store capabilities.

    What I Don't Want in a Programmer:
    - Make promises that you can't keep
    - Say you'll do one thing, then do another
    - Slopiness in design- screwing up/altering my design by not paying attention to basic layout details
    - Slopiness in backend - setting up non-secure sites
    - Sending my obviously bad work and expecting me to OK it
    - bad attitude - expecting me/my client to accept slopinesss

    What I DO want in a Programmer:
    - Proven success developing complex osc sites
    - Three references from sites that you have developed
    - Attention to detail - from both a design perspective and a backend functionality perpective
    - Back up your promises
    - Excellent project management skills (management of development of osc portion)
    - Competitive pricing
    - Quick response time
    - Instant messaging availalbe

    I want serious inquiries from motivated people who have the ability to provide references and work samples (be that samples they already have or samples that they create for me).

    I want detailed info about compensation needs. I will tell you now, I am looking for talented subcontractors to do the work at a competitive price (thus enabling me to still make a good profit). So, if you want to make $70 per hour, don't email me. However, if you want ongoing work for a very fair wage, send away. . . Also, I know that customizing an osCommerce site shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 hours depending on whats involved.
    MaFunk

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    I commend you for outlining these out. They the general marks of a good professional. However, if you do insist on a more economical option, I suggest having them work at fixed prices.. Per Site, Per Module, etc.. Especially if it's a two day job. (10-15 Hours)

    Good Luck, I admire your quest for quality.
    Rahul Singh, CEO
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    SitePoint Evangelist mafunk's Avatar
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    Yes, you are correct. Project based bids are best. Actually I expect people to bid by the job, however I know that underlying such a bid most professionals have a certain hourly rate that they expect.

    Thanks for the support/input.
    MaFunk

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    If you decide to move to an hourly arrangement with a professional organization, we are still available to take this kind of work.
    The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods. Socrates

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