Over the course of the past 18 months I've worked with 4 developers (all offshore) to put together a website for me. I basically provided them with a reference point and asked them create a similar site with the same features and functionality, but with a different look.
18 months and approximately $30,000 I have nothing to show for it.
This is a result of my ignorance of the development process, the lack of communication and unreliable nature of Indian Developers.
I realized that no matter how large or small or how sophisticated the project is the turn around time with Indian developers is always 30-35 days.
How do I qualify a developer? How can I guarantee that the project will actually be completed?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.