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04 Nov

How to Decide if You Should Hire an In-House Web Developer or Hire a Contractor


When you have a web project, you have a couple of options for getting the job done. You can hire a contractor or a firm to complete the project, or you may be to the point where you need to hire an in-house developer. How do you know which? Here are a few ideas.

You’ll need a contractor or firm if you:

You may want to consider hiring in-house if you:

  • Have a project where the function is a key competency of your business (your business is an app or an e-commerce store)
  • Are a large organization with a strong brand
  • Have a project that involves highly confidential, sensitive information or trade secrets if they are made public

That is just a brief list. If you have more questions about hiring a contractor, firm, or hiring in-house, feel free to contact us for more information. We can assess the scope of your project and help you make the best decision based on your needs and your budget.

Josh is owner and lead developer at Clicks & Mortar Websites. He's an expert in designing and developing websites and loves helping other entreprenuers create a great first impression online. Learn more about working with Josh and his team here.


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