From Quito, Ecuador, Pablo Hernandez, is one of Codeable’s most veteran, full-stack developers, bringing with him 20+ years of programming experience prior to joining the platform in March of 2019. In our interview below, Pablo’s take on price vs. quality will help you see why Codeable is truly set apart.
If you’re not familiar already, Codeable is an outsourcing platform catering exclusively to WordPress development projects. Their mission is simple: to connect the world’s best freelance WordPress developers with clients and deliver quality without question.
Joining the creme-de-la-creme of WordPress developers on Codeable is no easy task.
In fact, only 2% of WordPress developers who apply to Codeable are accepted to the platform.
Pablo made the cut.
Convincingly. Pablo has been programming longer than WordPress has been around, so you know he’s a true expert.
He explained to me that quality is always worth the price tag, and the biggest mistake clients can make is to “go cheap.” Say “cheap” in the developer world, and it translates to bad service, poor solutions, rudimentary testing, and even buggy code, according to Pablo.
Since he has received perfect, five-star ratings on 100% of his Codeable projects so far, it’s fair to say Pablo’s clients receive full value for his service. He told me his favorite projects include WooCommerce, plugin customization and API integration – he even loves backend projects.
So if you’re still searching for a full-stack, WordPress developer, hire Pablo. He’s all about quality, and he’s who you’ve been looking for all along. But don’t just take my word for it – Hear from Pablo in our interview below, or you can read reviews from his clients and browse his portfolio here.
1. For anyone who isn’t already familiar with Codeable, could you describe Codeable to them?
Codeable is the community of the world’s top 2% WordPress Experts. If you need top notch WordPress project, you can be sure that Codeable is the best place to look for help.
2. How has Codeable impacted your career as a freelance WordPress developer? Is working for Codeable any different than your previous jobs as a developer and if so, how?
My life as WordPress developer splits in two BC (Before Codeable) and AC (After Codeable). When you apply to Codeable you read about its great community and how everyone is friendly and work as a family. At the beginning I thought it was just great marketing, but I was wrong, marketing does not do well enough to tell how good the work at Codeable is.
3. Do you have a favorite memory, or favorite client, from Codeable? If so, could you tell us more about what set that experience apart from all the rest.
When I was accepted at Codeable I was very happy and very worried at the same time. I only had 45 days to show that I was good enough to keep as a certified expert and when I received my first “personal reminder” from Per Espensen, I had a micro heart attack! The CEO wrote me directly! It took me few seconds to realize that it was a automated reply, but it did the trick. Nowadays, I still receive those “Sorry to bother you” emails with a smile. About my best client, it’s one of the latest ones. I have never had such good client. The scope was clear, the communication was smooth and she never complained about the price. She knew that the budget was tight and agreed to only tackle the most important issues.
4. What are your favorite types of projects to work on via Codeable? If you could pick your perfect project, what (or who) would it be?
I am a FullStack developer that loves Backend Projects. That means that I love to modify and create plugins, do integrations with another APIs and make functional interfaces.
My favorite projects are those related with WooCommerce but I will jump in any project that includes plugin customization and API integration.
5. For anyone who is considering joining Codeable, what advice would you have to share with them to convince them to join?
You must aim for excellence. If you want to be on top 2% you can not be any lower than excellent. Not only an excellent developer or designer. You must excel on communication skills and should be happy to help the client with his or her problems.
6. For anyone who is considering posting their next WordPress project to Codeable, what advice would you have to share with them to convince them to do that?
You will not find any better place to solve your problems. However, if you want a cheap solution you will be disappointed. And for cheap I mean, bad customer service, poor solution, not enough tests and probably buggy code. Codeable is were you will get premium service, and everybody knows that premium services has premium rates. You just must remember that a cheap developer is a costly one.
7. Some people think we’re robots, but developers are human too… When you’re not writing code for your clients, what do you like to do with your free time?
I am part time developer and part time parent. I have a beautiful family, with two little girls and a lovely wife, that takes almost all my time. When the girls grow up a bit more I will retake my anime and I will travel more with my wife and girls.
8. Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about your time on Codeable so far?
What else could I say? Codeable is one of the best communities I had the honor to belong. I am grateful to the staff and the experts for what they do everyday.