Are In-House Developers the Only Answer For Agency Growth?
04 Jul 2016Content
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It’s very exciting when you start to grow your agency, and it’s very important to be able to sustain this growth, so business expansion is definitely on your mind. One of the most logical growth strategies seems to be offering development services alongside your design expertise. That’s all well and good, but the recruitment of an in-house developer is time-consuming and hiring them is very costly.
According to payscale.com, a developer can cost upwards of $100 000 in salary compensations a year.
But hiring in-house is definitely not the only solution available. You can still expand your business without wasting your time unnecessarily or breaking the bank.
Have you considered outsourcing?
Many businesses, including many agencies have turned to outsourcing for their development work. The advantages of outsourcing are direct solutions to the disadvantages of hiring in-house. Here’s the proof:
Partnering with an outsourcing partner means taking advantage of the lower wage rates overseas to complete work. You might be suspicious of the quality delivered by these outsourcing firms, given the low price.
The easy way to check the legitimacy of these firms is by finding (or requesting) their portfolio and past client testimonials. Check for the functionality of their websites and apps, and take note of how many they have provided. In this case, quantity is a good indicator of quality!
You’re good at what you do, designing beautiful solutions for your clients. Taking time out of your already busy work schedule to hire a new developer is definitely not ideal. Not only that, but who’s the say that you’ll get the right person for the job.
You don’t have to go through any of this with outsourcing. If you are able to find a reputable outsourcing partner, they will already have qualified developers available for your projects. This means you’ve got access to a pool of talent, just from one firm.
Clients are always wanting different solutions to their business problems. These are exciting to take on, as they present different challenges and offer variety. However, if you’re thinking of expanding your operations to include an in-house developer, this may present problems.
There aren’t many individual developers who are able to work in different technologies seamlessly, and if they do, they come at a hefty cost. Hiring more developers in different technologies just adds more stress to your life and uses up more of your already finite time and money resources.
Partnering with an outsourcing firm means that when you get projects with different requirements, outsourcing businesses will be able to provide you with the talent required to move the project forward.
Want to find out about outsourcing development? Our EB Pearls representatives are experts! Contact us to find out how you can take advantage of outsourcing in your agency.