Entrepreneurs have learned to leverage outsourcing beneficially. From routine tasks to customer care, a start-up can take advantage of outsourcing to achieve more in terms of filling skill gap affordably, getting jobs done faster, creating a robust website, and ultimately cutting significant cost.
If you are considering outsourcing as a start-up, here are things you should know;
Select the Right Outsourcing Partner
If you want to come up with a brand that will make your target audience smile, then you have to put in the right efforts. And, one of such efforts is to choose who would work with you and handle your development. While a good number of startups prefer to partner with an outsourcing agency, others like to hire freelancers, especially when huge cost cutting is paramount.
The most important thing is for you to adopt due diligence in finding and selecting the right outsourcing partner to work with you at the development stage of your brand and business as a whole.
Integrate Personalized Communication
Make sure there’s personalized communication on ground before outsourcing development. This is because you need to be constantly in touch with your partner even after the completion of the project — in case something goes amidst and you need to get back in touch with the outsourcing partner.
It’s important you ensure there’s seamless communication in place — then, you should also consider the time-zone difference so that you can make appropriate decision for your development outsourcing needs. Also, you will get to know when to send emails and reports.
Put Intellectual Properties into Considerations
Consider the rights to your mobile apps properties, or even the mobile apps that your development partner is using to accomplish the task. Make sure the issue of piracy does not come in at all, so that you don’t end up in lawsuits. You can seek professional help or advice if you are in doubt of how to go about piracy issues.
Don’t Relinquish 100 Percent
Outsourcing a project does not mean you are outsourcing your entire company. So, you should progressively track the progress of your development project. Stay in touch and know when there’s need for adjustment or corrections every inch of the way.
Offer a Payment that Would Guarantee Best Outcome
We all know that outsourcing is a tool for cutting cost. But, be careful about what you pay, because that’s what you will get. In essence, do not come too low in your fee negotiations otherwise you may end up with low quality project. So, negotiate reasonably so that you will get an outcome that is also desirable.
Finally, you should go for an outsourcing partner with the right experience for your project, including right skills, modern tools and other things that will guarantee successful completion of the project.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.
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