I thought I would write a blog post about how to find a great Bubble freelancer to help others.
Here are the ideas I have so far - any more things I can/should add?
Some times Startup founders don’t want to use an Agency to work on their App idea but want a single developer, so how do we figure out which developer we should use?
There are no certificates that a developer can show you to prove they are qualified so it must be based on showing you their previous work.
1- Ask the Bubble Freelancer to share you a list of App’s they built using Bubble.io
- Preferably examples that are close to your use case
2- Ask the Bubble freelancer if they still have access to the editor of those App’s and can they show you around the database, pages and workflows via a shared screen.
- Even if you don’t understand the database architecture, workflows etc you will get a feeling for how confident the freelancer is with this show & tell.
3- Signup to the Bubble forum (forum.bubble.io) and search for your bubble developer by name (or ask them for their forum name)
- You are looking to see the type of questions your freelancer is asking and answering. Were they asking basic questions just a few weeks ago (you can check the date of each post)
- Are they answering lots of technical questions (this could be a sign they are an experienced Bubbler)
- Check their are no posts complaining about the freelancer (note:- there are bad customers as well as bad freelancers)
4- On the Bubble forum check their profile to see when they joined
- We would suggest to become an experienced Bubbler takes at least 6-months and the longer the more likely they are to be competent.
5- Speak to a previous customer
- Ask them for a reference customer and to provide you with a name, email or telephone.
- Then speak to that customer to find out how they found working with them.