You will often hear horror stories (or maybe you experienced this already) about website development. Thousands being spent on incomplete website builds, lazy web developers and businesses eventually being burnt. Part of the solution is simple, learn the difference between a web hobbyist and a web developer. Knowing the difference will save you time, money and maybe even your business.
So whats the difference between a web hobbyist and a web developer?
Web hobbyist will do just that, build your website as a hobby. Your friends, family, you probably know a few web hobbyist and although web hobbyists often times have good intentions. Web hobbyist simply do not apply themselves enough to provide you with a solid product/service (making it impossible for your business to succeed on the net).
So what makes a web developer? FernGullyGraphics classifies a web developer as someone who spends at least 20 hours per week (for at least 2 years) building websites. With that being said, being classified a web developer does not make you a good web developer. However, hiring a web developer vs web hobbyist does guarantee you a greater chance at success (at least on the web).
Happy Web Building!