Do you describe yourself as "technical, but not a programmer?" 
Are you tired of reading Dialogflow tutorials which assume that you have some background in coding and do not explain why the code is the way that it is?
You will find lots of useful resources - tutorials, templates, training and tools - for learning Dialogflow quickly and systematically on this website.
8 Tips for building better Dialogflow Bots
This is meant primarily for people who are technical but aren't programmers. But I think everyone will find something useful in this list.
Tip #0 Time vs money tradeoff
You will either invest a fair chunk of your time (learning), or your money (finding the right person to build your bot). Expecting otherwise is never a good strategy.
Having said that, there are some obvious ways in which you can squander your resources - especially time, when it comes to building Dialogflow bots. These tips will save you a lot of time.
Tip #1 Learn the must know Dialogflow concepts
Why does this matter?
I got an email from someone who wrote (paraphrasing):
"I developed a chatbot in Chatfuel which provides resources about non-profits given the city name. I am migrating it over to Dialogflow. But there are tens of thousands of cities in the world, and Dialogflow only allows 2000 intents!"
This is a person who never invested the time to learn the must-know concepts in Dialogflow.
Otherwise they would know about entities.
You can take a look at the article on the must know Dialogflow concepts to learn more.
Tip #2 Learn about the must know Dialogflow features
Why does it matter?
It is quite common for me to get questions like these:
If you are familiar with the must know Dialogflow features, you can save yourself some time as you are building your bot.
Tip #3 Learn about the Disgraceful Default Degradation (D3) problem
Now we are getting into some really opinionated territory. 🙂
About Aravind Mohanoor
As a Dialogflow trainer and consultant, I have helped many clients and students build Dialogflow chatbots across multiple business verticals. There are 200+ articles on the topic of Dialogflow in this site. Many of them were written as answers to questions sent in by readers like you. By Jan 2019, my Dialogflow focused YouTube channel had 100000+ views over all the videos combined. Many of my course students have implemented successful bots using my training products.
- Dialogflow Zobot: Selection Triggers the next intent
- Integrating Dialogflow with Zoho live chat
- 5 things you cannot do using the Dialogflow Messenger integration
- Dialogflow Architecture
- Dialogflow Python webhook tutorial
- Dialogflow training
- Dialogflow vs Lex vs LUIS vs Watson vs Chatfuel
- Convert your WordPress website into a Dialogflow FAQ chatbot
- Dialogflow Messenger Interactive Learning Bot
- Dialogflow Messenger Checklist bot