One of the possible solutions available to you, when you’re considering designing a website or web app, is outsourcing the design to an external team. It doesn’t matter if you can afford an in-house team or not. It certainly gives you access to a talented team of professional developers.
Size doesn’t matter here, either. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from outsourcing their web design to a remote team.
Despite that, you might still not be convinced, especially if you have never outsourced before. There are a lot of Quora threads based on questions about the benefits of outsourcing, so you can be sure you are not alone in this. With that in mind, we spoke John Carpenter, a consultant at Curotec, to give us the top reasons for outsourcing web development. Here are the five most important reasons he gave us.
1. Reduced Costs
This is probably the most important benefit of outsourcing. As a business, whether large or small, you will undoubtedly have a budget. This budget will have its limits within which you must work.
Outsourcing will enable you to cut down on your expenses and work within the limits of your budget. The greatest way this happens is through reduced labor costs. If you decide to hire an in-house team in the United States, you will likely be paying your developers about $150 an hour. Meanwhile, if you get developers from the European Union, such as Polish developers, you will only pay them a maximum of $50 an hour. Note that you won’t be sacrificing any quality here, either. According to HackerRank, Polish developers are the third-best in the world behind China and Russia. The U.S., on the other hand, is number 28.
There are other costs you will be saving as well, such as the cost of buying your own equipment, benefits, and training costs for the employees and renting office space. These are large overheads, especially if your business is entirely based online. You won’t have to deal with them when you outsource.
2. You Get to Access Top Talent
When you outsource, an entire team of the best user interface/user experience designers, creatives, and project managers is available to you. You can’t build such a team from scratch easily as you will need to spend large amounts of money as well as time to recruit, train, and retain the members of the team.
3. Work With Experienced Professionals
This isn’t just about the programmer’s level of seniority. It also includes the collective experience of the team that can only come from having dealt with projects of an equal magnitude and complexity in the past. They’ll know what works and what doesn’t thereby being able to deliver results in the quickest and most efficient way.
4. Ability to Scale Projects Easily
With a remote team of developers, it’s much easier to scale your project up or down as needed. You won’t always want the same amount of manpower working on your project. You’ll probably need a lot of manpower when you’re developing the minimum viable product, then a little less when you’re maintaining the app after it’s become stable, then maybe more as the user base expands. With an in-house team, you can’t scale as efficiently. You will sometimes find yourself paying employees for idle hours.
5. Wider Range of Skills
Programming is vast with many skills and specializations. There are so many libraries, frameworks, and technologies that no single person can know them all. In fact, you don’t need to know them all to be a good developer.
When you outsource, you have the opportunity to leverage large teams with specialists in a lot of different areas of expertise. They can bring their skills to bear on your project, increasing its chances of success.