Outsourcing Web and Software Development

When you are starting a development project it’s tempting to hire the least expensive developer that you can find that seems capable. The theory is that you get more for your money, or the project can be a lot less expensive, etc…

Let me be the first to tell you that it rarely turns out that way…

Imagine building a house. You’ve got a few different contractors that have placed bids on your new home. You have high hopes but at the same time budget is an issue. You decide to go with the cheapest builder thinking that you can always go back and update the home later on…

What ends up happening is that you get a home without blueprints, faulty electrical, an uneven foundation and the contractor leaves without completely finishing the job. A nightmare…

In the world of software and website development the term “you get what you pay for” rings very true. It’s not always the case, and you can find definitely find diamonds in the rough (amazing developers for amazing prices), but in general just be aware that this is not a place to mess around with poor developers. There are tons of people that claim to be great and in the end it’s just a total waste of time and budget. This has happened to me on several projects and I now know better.

In fact, I would pose it the opposite way in development. Your goal is to find the most experienced, smartest, most amazing developer possible. The ideas that they will open your project up to is amazing. With the right developer, nothing is impossible, projects come in early, and things just work the first time. You spend less time testing, and you have a lot less stress. Your product ends up being something you can really be product of, and they may even be able to get the project done in 1/2 the time or even less.

I say all of this, just to make you think about it the next time you are hiring a developer or designer. In general these are not items that you want to go “cheap” with.

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