A quick guide to hiring the best web3 & metaverse developers
There’s little doubt that the advent of Web3 and the metaverse will have a major impact on how we do business and live our lives. Even though it’s hard to predict what innovations these technologies may bring, we can expect them to be substantial.
Businesses that ride the wave of change have an opportunity to gain a real competitive edge over their rivals. They can disrupt their markets, delight their customers, and win over legions of new buyers.
But to make this happen, you need specialist help. Navigating the mysteries of this sophisticated new world requires deep expertise in a fast-moving environment. So how do you find the best Web3 and metaverse developers to help you?
Fortunately, that’s not as difficult as it may seem initially. There are many resources dedicated to helping you solve this problem and find the expert talent you need.
The world of web3 & metaverse development
The first generation of the public internet web emerged in the 1990s, opening up a new era of information and launching major businesses such as Amazon and Google. This early era has been dubbed Web 1. The social media phase that followed in the early 2000s became Web 2, generating a new breed of tech giants, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
Now we are in the early stages of Web 3, with the promise of profound changes ahead. Technologies such as blockchains and virtual worlds are being used to create new types of decentralized apps (dApps).
For developers, this means working with a new tech stack that may include:
- Web3 libraries/dApps: used to interface with the blockchain, perform transactions, and interact with smart contracts
- Cryptocurrency Wallets: blockchain addresses that allow individuals to hold various cryptocurrencies
- Nodes: running copies of the blockchain that act as a gateway to the Web3 world
- Smart Contracts: pieces of code that reside on the blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met
Hiring web3 developers directly
Once you’ve determined what skills you need, it’s time to start hiring. One way to do this is to hire web3 or smart contract developers directly.
The best place to start is with job boards specializing in web3-type jobs. There are a growing number of these, including:
Here you can find people with the particular skills you may need for your project.
But limiting yourself to niche job boards only can mean missing out on a broader choice of developers. So you should also consider seeking talent using freelance platforms such as:
Alternatively, you can seek developers using general job boards such as Indeed, Monster, or SimplyHired.
LinkedIn can also be a great place to find tech professionals. The plus here is that you can actively seek out people who may be a good fit, then find out more about them. You may be able to see samples of previous work, recommendations, and endorsements.
Whichever option you choose, you have the advantage of cutting out the middleman and going direct to the source. However, it also means you have to do all the work yourself. You must write the job description, post the job, shortlist candidates and conduct interviews.
You may find that you are overwhelmed with applications, often by people who are clearly not qualified to do the job. In other words, there’s a lot of ‘noise’ to deal with.
Even if you find the right person this way, you may experience sticker shock when you start discussing their salary. Good web3 developers can command anywhere from $90,000 to $150,000 a year. When you add in benefits, this adds up to a potentially expensive package.
Hiring through web3 agencies
Another approach is to work with a web3 design agency. That way, you eliminate most of the hard work. A good agency will have a range of developers on staff, each with their own skillset.
This makes it easy to build a tailor-made team to work on your project. The team members are probably used to working together and getting results. By taking this route, you can eliminate the hassles of hiring and managing programmers, designers, and other specialists.
You let someone else worry about those issues while you focus on core business matters.
The number of web3 agencies is growing fast, so you will have many options to choose from. Some will specialize in a niche such as crypto and blockchain technology, while others will offer a full range of web3 development skills.
In the era of Zoom meetings, Slack chats, and online collaboration tools, it’s not even necessary for the agency to be located anywhere near you.
The best agency for your project may be located thousands of miles away on another continent or may be a fully-remote, global team.
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A better way to find top web 3 developers
The possibilities in the web3 world are very exciting, and you ignore them at your peril. But whether you hire directly or work with an agency, finding the right partners can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there’s an easier option. As a marketing broker, I make it my business to find the best specialists to help you achieve your marketing and business goals. This includes curating the very best web3 talent to be found anywhere worldwide.
If you need assistance with any web3 or metaverse project, all you need to do is get in touch. We can talk through your requirements, and I’ll match you up with developers who can get the job done right.
You may well discover there are possibilities that you hadn’t even considered. A quick chat about the opportunities could open up a whole new dimension for your business.
In this fast-paced environment, you can’t afford to delay, or the world will move on without you. So contact me today and get started on your journey to web3 success.