To hire an in-house developer or try outsourcing is a dilemma many growing businesses face. The answer to the question is unfortunately not as simple as it may sound. Businesses go back and forth between outsourcing overseas or developing in-house here in the United States. There are definite benefits and downsides to doing either one. Here are some ways to decide which one is best for your business.
In-house teams will have a strong understanding of your company’s purpose, but may likely only offer broad ideas without having the technical expertise to implement them. This is fine for general concerns, but could prove to be problematic if a more specific and complex specialization is needed. With the prevalence of web connectivity, complexity is becoming all the more common. On the other hand, outsourced teams may lack an understanding of the company’s purpose. Luckily, you can believe that they will come with a wide range of ideas, and it may be easier than you think to inform them of the company’s objectives. Fostering free and open communication will take care of this concern.
Think about cost
The cost of labor is nearly always much cheaper overseas. It may not make sense for a business to pay an in house developer $100-$400 an hour when overseas outsourcing can be done for a fraction of the cost. You can spend the money you saved towards expanding your business or refining your project. However, figuring out cost is not always easy and may take a lot of preparation. Consider the opportunity costs of your decision as well, or even consider a local US-based web developer like Kha Creation in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Remember risks and challenges
Each avenue has risks and challenges that come along with decisions. When hiring in-house developers, consider if you understand what you are looking for. This is important to ensure that you do not hire the wrong group. Turnover is also an important issue to be wary of. Getting the best team requires a major investment. Outsourcing, on the other hand, may be easier because you do not have to do much of the heavy lifting, but remember that they may not know your company’s objective, so clarity is essential to meeting your project objectives.
You will likely learn a lot about yourself and your company when making the decision to use in-house developers or outsource. Building apps and becoming a programmer may be hard, but it isn’t impossible; it just requires a lot of creativity, a boat-load of time and an open mindset. Just like technological advancements, using outsourcing or developers requires innovation. Developers may get tired of performing the same tasks every day, so try to use variety. Each of these avenues will take new tasks and perform them well, so when it comes to innovation, try to add variety to your company.
Are you an agency owner looking to save time, money and stress?
Based in Pleasant Hill, California, KHA Creation provides white-label web development services for online marketing agencies. We help agencies like yours create a full-cycle project plan to serve each of your client’s website needs. Chances are you’ve tried outsourcing before and been deeply disappointed in the lack of timely communication, quality of work and even the pricing. KHA Creation is different, here’s why:
- Based in Northern California, our headquarters are within the same (or nearly the same) time zone! This means communication with our team is a breeze.
- KHA Creation is full of technically brilliant developers. Our developers are trained in every development platform. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our work here, here, and here.
- KHA Creation is your low-cost solution. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard “You should raise your prices!” Crazy, right? It’s probably true, and someday we probably will. But not yet and not for you.
Contact KHA Creation to set up an online Zoom call to see how much you could be saving by outsourcing your web development today.