Teejay is like a good brunch place: You just want to keep it to yourself.
— Aleta Melton, Emerge Interactive
Have you ever hired a freelance web developer to help you with your project and become frustrated with the lack of progress?
You hand them a design spec, only to find out they're mostly a backend developer and don't know how to implement a user interface. So you start looking for an experienced UI developer and are right back where you started.
Weeks go by and you don't see tangible progress. You hear that things are moving along, but you just want the peace of mind of actually using your new application. Instead, you've just got a whole bunch of documents and promises.
And when you finally do see the application you spent thousands of dollars to build... it doesn't do what you want it to. You feel like you've been had.
I'm Teejay. I'm a seasoned full-stack web developer, but that's not why you want to hire me. You want to hire me because I can apply my web development skills to help grow your business.
In my twelve year career, I've helped over two dozen valued clients build working, scalable web applications that reach and inspire real users. My clients love me because I'm able to wear multiple hats and speak the language of managers, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs alike. Whether it's your data, your user experience, your business's bottom line, or your color scheme, I can help you or find the person who can.
I love learning new technologies, but because I want to build lasting assets for your business I use only the tools I know have proven track records of success and adoption.
I'm going to start delivering you value from day one. This could be as simple as updating your README so onboarding new developers will be easier in the future. It could be as valuable as identifying a critical security vulnerability and helping you patch it.
You're in charge of what's most important to your business. I'll give you my unique perspective having seen numerous web-based projects in my career and help you avoid pitfalls that plague tech projects. I'll even help you learn how to manage a software project so you're always aware of what's been done, what's coming, and what you're better off not doing.
I'm not afraid to tell you when I think the thing you're building might not work out as you hope. Life's too short to be a yes-man, and I go into all my client engagements with your interest in mind. That means understanding your business before writing a single line of code, and making sure you're fully on board.
I don't want to recommend Teejay and then not be able to use his services because he is in such demand. Teejay is like a good brunch place: You just want to keep it to yourself.
He really breaks the stereotype of the freelance developer. He's organized, communicates very well and is really funny. He adds a lot of value to a project by understanding what it is that's being built. He doesn't just churn out the work. He asks why and then will recommend a better solution.
— Aleta Melton, Emerge Interactive
There is nothing that would stop me from working with Teejay again. In fact, working with him has ruined me for working with other less capable developers.
He’s an amazing talent and a force to be reckoned with.
— E.J. Coughlin, Hype Social (Read case study)
Finding full stack experts who can dive into the project and begin to immediately deliver results for problems that are not fully known at the beginning has been a challenge, and Teejay certainly delivered.
Teejay did an amazing job of exceeding our expectations.
I was able to engage with him immediately. And he made a a big impact, fast.
He delivered exactly what I wanted, a working MVP, quite quickly. And when I asked him to do something, he often showed me a better way of solving the problem.
Chill, yet fully professional at the same time, Teejay's communication skills are exceptional.
— Sasha Gilberg, Untouched
It's important to me that you always feel like I have your best interest in mind. Many freelance developers are transactional and are interested mainly in their bottom line. I'm interested in your success, not only because I want you to succeed, but also because your success now means a greater chance we'll work together into the future.
Most developers specialize in one area of web development, whether that be building user interfaces, designing pages, creating API's, or managing databases.
But I pride myself at being proficient at everything required to get your project off the ground. You might want to hire domain experts once you've exhausted my knowledge of a specific problem, but I've spent my career specializing in being a generalist.
I learned long ago that billing by the hour creates broken incentives for everyone. Your developer is incentivized to drag things on because they know they'll be paid more. And as the stakeholder, you're incentivized to scrutinize every minute your developer spends because it's costing you.
Because of this, I'll bill you weekly. Each week, I'll deliver you working software for a fixed fee. You'll know exactly what this fee bought you not in terms of time spent, but in terms of value delivered. Your invoice will tell you exactly what your money bought you.
Because I believe so strongly in my mission to help you succeed, I offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If at the end of our first 30 days working together you're not completely satisfied with my work, it's on me, no questions asked. I want you to feel confident that I have your best interest in mind.
I'm currently considering clients for Q2 2019. Tell me a bit about your project and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.