Web designing is among the most popular and commonly outsourced functions to India, the hub of outsourcing in general, and IT outsourcing in particular. Those involved in online business or those whose organizations also have a major online presence, know the importance of a great website. It can actually make or break a business.
Obviously, outsourcing something so significant as website design to experts who can guarantee success and help you conserve finances in the process is a carefully thought out decision. But, there are certain crucial questions a company needs to ask itself before it outsources web designing.
What are these questions?
- Who should I outsource to?
Perhaps no other decision can be as crucial because the person who will be handling this work for you is the one who will directly impact the success or failure of the project. Which brings us to the next question?
- Do I go for a freelancer or approach a reliable outsourcing vendor who will provide me with a dedicated, full-time employee?
Consider the freelancer who will be handling web design services for you. They usually work from home, alone, and unsupervised. Accountability for work and professionalism are often lacking. Freelancers are also notorious for abandoning projects midway and handling multiple clients and projects simultaneously.In contrast, the outsourcing vendor provides you with a dedicated full-time virtual employee who works exclusively for you in a proper office environment. They will be totally accountable and answerable to you and you will feel in control of your work.
- Is my employee experienced or a fresher?
Web designing calls for certain expertise, experience and a talent for troubleshooting. A freelancer may often supply fake credentials and experience but if you have hired a virtual employee, then you know exactly what you are getting, thanks to the outsourcing vendor’s thorough dual screening process of selecting candidates.
- What about data security?
Data security can be a prime concern when it comes to contracting with a third party to do your work. A freelancer can hardly provide the kind of data protection that you are looking for. A virtual employee, on the other hand, works under constant supervision and is monitored at all times by the vendor’s Hr managers. Many vendors get their remote employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements at the time of joining, in addition to having physical security systems and checks in place as well
- What about the software and hardware and other necessary infrastructure?
Reliable infrastructure, the latest software and hardware and high speed internet connection are vital for the success of any outsourcing work. Website designing is no exception. Can a freelancer have the same access to excellent facilities which would be available to a remote employee? Would my work be better handled and in less danger of being stalled with a full-time virtual employee rather than a freelancer.
Since the design of a website plays a very significant role in attracting the right traffic to the website and generating revenues, it is essential that the right kind of person handles it.