Entrepreneurs can have its project done by either in house or outsourcing developers. There are both benefits and downside for each option, which you should consider when decide to choose one for your project.
Pros and cons of outsourcing oversea
Outsourcing project has lots of advantages. The first one is labor arbitrage, which allows you to spend less for the cost of labor. A project done by a developer in another country may cost you even a quarter less than the one done by a local developer. Second, outsourcing project oversea brings you an expert on a project basis without requiring long term commitment. The benefit here is that, you will have a skillful developer who is most suitable for a particular project every time you need.
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However, there are also some disadvantages of having your project outsourced oversea. One of them is code collaboration. Because of cultural issues which are diverse from each country, developers oversea may sometimes do not understand your requirement thoroughly. Next, be prepared for logistical challenges. Different time zone between you and the development team make developers to wake up in the middle of the night for conference calls, a time when they likely wouldn’t be doing their best work. Good side and bad side of hiring full-time developers The second option – hiring full time developers in order to have them be responsible for all project – also has its good side and bad side. The benefit here is that, first of all, you have an effective and relevant development team on your side. That team will invest all of their time and energy into your idea and have a vested interest in the outcome.
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Furthermore, the team of full-time developers is always available and you can communicate directly with them. They also know what challenges the business is facing, and can offer potential solutions or fixes. However, what about the downside of having full-time developers? That is cost and time. You have to pay for higher salaries, as well as ridiculously expensive health insurance. Besides, finding a right developer for the business is also a harder work than you thought.
In short, it is not easy to choose either of outsourcing project or hiring in-house developers for a project. You should know your budget, the amount of time you can spend in the project and your ability to judge how well code is written, to have the most suitable decision in each case.