When I sit down with the owner of a web company, marketing firm, or ad agency, I hear about their past experiences with an offshore team. These stories generally range from devastating project derailment to positive interactions that turned into long-term trusted relationships. We get it. There are risks involved in outsourcing, but Your Virtual CTO minimizes those risks in many ways.
Many firms understand there's a lot to gain from outsourcing. They simply need to determine when the benefit makes it worth looking into the dynamics of working with an outsourced team. Are you considering outsourcing as part of your company's strategic growth plan? Here are 10 common reasons to hire an offshore team and at the end I add 5 reasons to hire that team through us.
There are similarities and differences between each of the reasons listed below. Overall, hiring an offshore team will allow you to expand your business. Each company handles incorporating another team into their business growth differently due to different visions. What follows are the 10 reasons CEOs of web and advertising companies are seeking offshore teams and 5 reasons they should hire them through Your Virtual CTO.
Why Hire Offshore Teams?
Extra business means extra revenue. What if you don't have the capacity to handle the extra business? You don't want to turn away the work. When you face this influx of business, access to extra capacity gives you an opportunity to scale your business while avoiding hiring full-time resources. You could even hire them through a full-time equivalent model. You would then have a project team without having to hire any other employees in-house.
Every company has its technical strengths. Focus on those and let the team handle everything else. How might this look in the real world? You could keep all design work in-house and send all PHP work to the offshore team. This keeps you from stretching your own technical reach too thin. You focus on doing what you do well and you bring in a team to add more tech skills.
Many tell us that their clients have countless questions. If this is you, take that as an opportunity to utilize an offshore team as your tech resource. Your team will be able to develop the scope of the project for the clients and draft the proposals. You become the expert consultant while your team backs you up with project reviews and proposal drafts.
If you have a tight budget, this is the way to pull in quality service at an affordable rate. You are not required to provide benefits, paid time off, or taxes.
Moving to SaaS Model
Are you moving to a SaaS (software as a service) model sometime in the near future? You should use your in-house team to build out your SaaS and the offshore team to manage existing clients or new projects. This gives you the freedom to focus on growth in this very specific area.
Scaling Your Business
As you consider expansion, look into the low-risk growth strategy. Outsourcing is one of the most effective and cost-conscious ways to scale your business. It gives you a safety net and spares you from having to fire additional employees should business slow down.
When you consider expanding your business, take the
Focus on Business Development
The CEO of the business should be focusing on your strategy, growth, and team development. Handoff the project management and technical details to a trustworthy partner.
Finding a Certified Team
At times you must have developers certified in certain technologies. Save money by bringing in an offshore team that is already certified.
Support Your Team’s Skillset
As mentioned, keep design work in-house and let the offshore team manage the framework behind the scenes. Keep the aspects you like and are good at and hire a team to fill in the gaps. This will improve employee morale and overall product.
Have you been putting off rolling out a new initiative? Hire an offshore team to get you started.
5 Reasons to Hire Through Us
When you hire your team through Your Virtual CTO, you take away the risk involved. We are responsible for keeping the team full and running. We are responsible for all the training. You sit back and enjoy the benefits while we take on all the risks.
We have team members who are already trained in our methodology and that makes them stronger in the long run. They are able to hit the ground running.
Built-in Project Management
Hiring your team through Your Virtual CTO means that you don't have to pay extra for project management. All of our teams include a project manager at no additional charge to you.
Our team is well-versed in all technology platforms. Over the years, we have hired people for each new technology that arises or we have trained our staff on that technology. This gives you a depth to your team that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Your Virtual CTO has been hiring and managing offshore teams for almost 20 years. The approach we have developed is extremely effective. That sheer knowledge that we bring gives you a massive edge.
Did any of this resonate with you? You have to choose your partner wisely. Your Virtual CTO brings two decades of experience.