I'm a non-technical founder who has been able to get by with outsourced consultants on ODesk for a while.
But now that revenues are growing, I want to hire one or two PHP coders onsite. I've posted on many job boards and browsed resumes on Craigslist, yet no luck.
How do you attract and persuade good software developers to join a one-man startup?
The reality is that when you're starting out, it's hard to persuade "rockstar" engineers that already work for companies like Google or popular startups. A better approach is to recruit engineers that fit the culture you're trying to create, and have drive to excel. Once your startup grows larger and it's value becomes more apparent, it'll be easier to attract candidates.
Here are some things that'll help attract and retain talent: