Things That Startup Should Know About Outsourcing Development

There are different uncertainties that come up in the mind when a startup enters into this world of internet. It is not necessary, that everyone get betrayed, some might get good helpers and some might experience bad ones. To make a good name is must in any work either it is related to outsourcing or to something else.

It is a common practice nowadays to outsource the mobile application development projects and many newbie’s come across with it to complete the given task. Outsourcing is delivering really good startups indeed. A high level of productivity with a reduced cost is one of the benefits of outsourcing. A study reveals that an outsourcing causes a saving of 60 percent in the balance sheet of overhead cost.

It totally depends on the nature of the business and the goals that one aims that are being outsourced. When outsourcing, analyze the better ways so that you may not risk your business or money and get maximum benefit from that outsourcing.

There are different ways through which you can check the direction of yours development process. These are explained as under:

1. Selecting the right party:

Creating something new and to recognize it among others require a lot of efforts. Another important steps are to decide that who will handle the project. Should I have to hire any company or freelancers for that task? Most of the startups believe to work with the companies. Conduct proper research, whether you are hiring an agency or selecting an individual. There are advantages and disadvantages of both.

2. Technology Standards:

Always mention the standards that you are dealing with for technology. As technology always keep on changing and updating. For example, the usage of mobile has minimized the usage of desktop computers up to 58 percent. If you are planning to divert some traffic, customers or different leads from the search engines, it is recommended to make your applications mobile friendly. This is one of the expectations of Google.

3. Personalized Communication:

If you cannot personalize the communication, then don’t outsource it. The reason being, sooner or later, you might experience difficulties technically when the projects are going to submit. For instance, you are living in America and you outsourced it somewhere in South Africa, there will be a difference of time and date. So, it is better to personalize the communication and clear the timings and all the necessary stuff accordingly.

4. Intellectual Property Considerations:

First of all, it is your responsibility to secure your intellectual property against any mishap or misuse. This may lead to bad results. Create some limitations according to the lawsuits. It is interesting to know that about 58 percent of the apps in India are pirated and 6 percent in Asian countries. So, whatever you are using, keep a look and do not share your privacy with anyone without your permission.

5. Value Your Unique Quality:

If you are having any key product or a key competency or a key service, DO NOT outsources it. People may take edge of it and your unique property may be steel.  It should be clear that this is your company’s asset so keep it in safe hands. If you really want to complete that project, hire an in-house person to handle it.

6. Regular Updates:

In addition, do not hand over your company’s development to a third party. You should control your own business. Keep a good check on the growth and development of your company. Do the outsourcing only as per requirement and handling capacity of yours. Keep a regular check behind the scene when outsourcing. Make yourself prepared and ready to update. Do not rely just on the end results.

7. Get That You Pay:

Furthermore, at any cost, do not think that getting cheaper services might give you a good benefit. Saving a good amount is important but to maintain the integrity is more important. About 46 percent startups fail just because they run out of money. Hence you should think smartly and keep on noticing ROI properly.  The bottom line is choosing wisely and selects properly the team or the freelancers that you are going to hire. Hire experienced writers and update yourself with the modern era techniques.

Dhruv is working as a digital marketer and social media expert. He likes to write on gadgets and technology. When he is not working, then he is busy with listening songs and watching movies.

Dhruv Salunke

Dhruv is working as a digital marketer and social media expert. He likes to write on gadgets and technology. When he is not working, then he is busy with listening songs and watching movies.

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