I don't have much to spend but I need to find a place where there are reputable and safe programmers or web designers who can help me with my website.
I am trying to get a site that has user generated profiles so bloggers can have their own blog and it cannot be posted up until the editor approves it, but the writers are allowed to submit. Sorta like Examiner.com but with forums and members who can create their own profiles, I bought something called PHPfox before but the thing was hard for me to understand and it crashed my server because it loaded very slowly and could only handle a certain amount of people online at a time or it would crash.
I saved up some money but I am scared because of hearing the horror stories of people losing thousands and having their site delayed and programmers taking advantage and over charging innocent customers.
When hiring how does the process work, what questions to ask and how does the communication work since many of these web designers work overseas.
Please help with advice, thanks.