With the recent popularity explosion of freelance marketplaces, there’s a good chance you will consider hiring a freelancer at some point in the future. Sites such as Freelancer or PeoplePerHour provide you with options, but my advice is this. Be careful who you hire. While quality developers do frequent the marketplaces, there’s a whole ocean of cowboys ready to take your money whilst putting in the minimum amount of effort. They will take shortcuts and your site could suffer as a result.
There are two reasons for specifically mentioning OpenCart in this article . Firstly, OpenCart jobs are ubiquitous on freelance markets . And secondly, because of the way OpenCart works. When it comes to extending the functionality of OpenCart, it’s very easy and tempting to make changes directly to the core files. This is all fine-and-dandy until it’s time to update, at which point any, and all, customisation you’ve paid for will be lost. Read more →