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A lot of people have asked us about outsourcing, so here is our take on the matter. This is all from first hand experience as we have worked on projects with outsourced teams before.
If you post a programming job anywhere on the Internet, it is more than likely that you will be contacted by several overseas companies offering unbelievably low rates. Those rates aren't a lie per se, but there are some hidden costs that you probably want to factor in before you make a decision. These costs arise from the use of inexperienced developers. That doesn't mean you can't find good developers overseas, it just means that they probably charge double the price.
With this lack of experience, a couple concerns arise. First, development time will increase. This increases cost both directly from hourly wages, but also indirectly by losing time on the market. Second but most important, the quality of your codebase suffers. This might not matter to you much of the bat, but it will make a huge difference in the long run. There will be more bugs and they will be harder to find, making the user experience less than ideal. Adding new features will require more work. Your site might not be able to handle the load once you get popular. With a well architected site, your business can be fluid, adapting to your customers' needs and maximizing your profit. That is why at Quite Hypnotic, we make sure all our code is top quality.
The other hidden cost with outsourcing comes from the communication barrier. They will always have someone who speaks English, but it isn't always the best English. This causes misinterpretations that waste both your time and money fixing things that should have been done the right way in the first place. The time difference doesn't help either because you'll be ready to go to sleep when they are just waking up. That makes it hard to arrange phone calls.
I'm not going to deny that upfront outsourcing will probably be cheaper, but there are a few questions you need to ask yourself to see if it is worth it. Am I planning on making changes down the road? What are the potential lost profits with taking a couple extra months to get to the market? Have you factored in the cost of someone overseeing the project on a daily basis? If you are any bit unsure, shoot us an email at email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions and we can provide you with a free quote so you'll know exactly what the costs are up front.