If you do not know what to look for out there, choosing the right professionals to work on or maintain your WordPress site can be a little daunting. There are also so many choices to choose from and they will all be promising the best. Here is how you isolate that great WordPress developer from the rest.
The web design and development companies that are in town or near you are the ones that you should start with. These will be easy to get to when you need them. Talking to the people around you and looking up for more of the local WordPress design, development and maintenance companies will get you a list to choose from. You will find a number of good ones out there and then, it will be time to verify their legitimacy. Among the best ways that you can verify this is through asking them for plugins and themes hosted with the official WordPress site and if they dont then it is time to move on to the next one.
If by any chance they misspell the word WordPress then that is a sign that you should be looking at the other way. The kind of experience that they have is a very important factor here because there is a lot there they get better at along the way and the last thing that you need is a developer learning on you. Their portfolio is the other thing that you should look at before hiring. It is very important that you verify that you are dealing with a company that can offer the monthly maintenance services and also have other skill sets and experience besides WordPress.
In most cases if not all, you get what you pay for and this is one of the reasons why the very cheap deals are never a great choice. You may be dupped paying more in the bid to save up some few pennies. There are those however that will just charge too much for no good reason, and the quality will not be as good. There are reputable developers that are not just transparent with the process but also charges the most reasonable for the kind of quality that they offer. There are online reviews, references that you can get from the company and talking to the people around you that you can get the quality information of the kind of services that they offer before you can hire them. This is probably the closest to the truth that you will get.