Most people – including me – only evaluate 2 things while working with someone:

  1. Do they know their stuff?
  2. How much do they charge

But if you focus on only these 2 factors, you won’t find the best people out there. You’ll usually end up hiring the lowest cost service providers. And your projects will suffer.

To find the best folks out there, measure 4 factors. Not 2.

  1. Do they know their stuff?
  2. How quickly can they do their stuff?
  3. How many errors do they usually make?
  4. How much do they charge

Never make a money based decision without taking the time factor into consideration. Never hire someone without knowing how quick they can be.

May 19, 2009