Independent Contractor

Web Designer & Developer

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Job Description

Are you a freelance developer who excels at both web design and development, particularly in WordPress and front-end design and development?

Buddy Web Design & Development is a growing and entrepreneurial website design and development company headquartered in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Buddy has built a portfolio of clients across the United States, and is currently seeking a talented and experienced WordPress and front-end designer and developer who would be able to help take on occasional project work as Buddy’s workload grows. This work can be done remotely and part time, according to a schedule of your choosing, provided development milestones are met, and that you are available to join occasional project calls with clients, as needed per the project.

For this role, Buddy is searching for an independent contractor who can spearhead the design and development of functional, elegant, and easy-to-use WordPress websites. Commonly Buddy develops marketing and e-commerce websites for small to mid-sized businesses, most often using WordPress and Elementor, custom HTML and CSS, plugins and related tools. Fluency in PHP and creating custom themes is not required, but can be helpful. Ditto with JavaScript and other related languages.

An ideal person for this opportunity will have experience working in a freelance and independent contractor capacity, coupled with expertise in designing and developing exceptional WordPress websites using Elementor. An ideal candidate will bring high attention to detail and best practices, a high degree of professionalism and integrity, coupled with a comfort in working in an evolving, entrepreneurial environment that can have ambiguity at times.

If this sounds interesting to you, please apply by completing the form below.

For full transparency, let's talk money so we can see if we're in the same ballpark 🙂 A typical project with Buddy might be something like designing and building a basic brochure-style site in WordPress with around 6 pages of basic content, like a home page, about, services, and contact page, with text and images all provided by the client. You will be responsible for designing and building the site, testing, optimizing, and launching it. No need to use PHP, instead we'd most likely look to you to build the site in WordPress with Elementor. Let's assume the client has hosting already with WP Engine, and there's no ongoing maintenance after launch. Just ballpark, what price range would you want to charge Buddy as a subcontractor for something like this? Please provide your best guess for the total cost (i.e. *not* hourly).