If you run a web development company or are a self employed web developer, there may come a time when you have too much work on to manage yourself and need to look for help. You may not want to employ anyone on a permanent basis, but might look in to out sourcing the work to a competent freelance web programmer.
Finding a reliable programmer can be tricky and if they have their own projects that they are working on, you will need to ensure that they have the time to work on yours too. When speaking to a freelancer you need to be able to give them clear instructions of what you want and be sure to agree a price with them so you know if it fits within your budget. There is no point in outsourcing work if it is going to end up costing you more than you are charging the customer.
Be sure to keep in contact with them as to how the project is going and to ensure that you are on track to meet the deadline you have agreed.