These days, it’s a must for businesses to have an online presence. If you’re not on Facebook, Instagram, or on the first page of Google’s search results, you might as well not exist.
And this is primarily why good web design is so important. You don’t just want your official website to look stunning. You also want it to be user-friendly, so that your potential customers won’t have difficulty finding the products and/or services they want to purchase. Ideally, your website should also rank pretty high on search engines.
Unless you’re a pretty good web developer yourself, it sounds rather daunting. Well, guess what? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s why outsourcing your web design can be so much better for your business, as opposed to doing it yourself or hiring locally for it:
In most cases, you won’t need an in-house team for your company’s web design. You’re likely to just need to contract employees on a short-term, project-based arrangement.
Outsourcing allows for that, and the economic dissimilarities between Australia and, say, the Philippines means you can hire from there and pay considerably less for the same amount and level of work done. (The AUD’s exchange rate in the Philippines means the compensation for the outsourced team still translates into decent compensation.)
2. Access to the latest tools, technology, and innovation.
The remote working industry is highly competitive. Thus, it’s common for many remote workers to keep specialising or to keep updating their skill set. They also often keep abreast with the latest user interface or user experience trends. How else would they ensure steady employment?
So, how does this benefit you? Simple. When you outsource, especially beyond geographical borders, you tap into a wider net of applicants. This way, you can take your pick from people or teams with excellent portfolios and varying skill levels.
3. Zero learning curve.
Web design might appear simple, but there are so many things that could go wrong if you are a complete novice. Spare yourself the headache and just hire from the thousands of expert web designers and developers who already know what mistakes to avoid.
Besides, it’s not like web design is the core of your business, which brings us to….
4. Better use of resources.
Who needs to worry about creating a logo or figuring out a theme for your website when you’ve got other things to focus on? Definitely not you. We all only have 24 hours each day, after all.
Outsourcing your web design means you can leave all that to the experts and worry about the things that matter. These include improving or expanding your product line and attending to your customers’ demands.
5. Assurance of support.
After-sales service is part of many third-party web developers’ service contracts. If it isn’t, you can easily negotiate for it prior to signing.
Sometimes, you might need to modify the finished website. Knowing that you can avail of help from your outsourced team for free or at a discount would mean a lot for your peace of mind.
6. Potential to expand to new markets.
Through outsourced teams, you can establish connections in new areas. Furthermore, as you interact with them, you can suss out if there’s an existing gap or void in their market that your company might fill.
If you really want to maximise the benefits of outsourcing for your company website, you should consider hiring from a remote work agency. Not only do they usually come with built-in NDA’s and compliance systems, but they’ll also entail a painless compensation process that’s based on prevailing market rates. (In other words, you don’t risk overpaying.)