More and more the concept of hiring website designers that are not in your native country is becoming quite popular. The trick is to know where to look. For example, is web design from Nepal better than web design from Japan? It is also important to know what the benefits are and what to expect with an offshore web development company. That way you will not be disappointed.
What Is Offshore Web Design Company?
An offshore web design company is one that is based in Eastern Europe, East Asia and Nepal. Because of its location, website design company owners can keep the costs low. Therefore there is less expense for office space and lower salaries for hiring employees. As a result offshore companies that offer small business web design can also offer low cost web design as compared to web design companies in America, Canada or Western Europe.
Why Hire Offshore Web Company?
When you hire an offshore web company you are investing in expert web design at a low cost. For example, the average rate per hour for a web designer in America can go as high as $75.00 and in Europe upwards of $50.00 an hour. The web design cost in a place like Nepal can run a company from the United States around $10.00 an hour. This is a very cheap web design company when compared to more local web designers. And, you will not sacrifice expertise for the cheaper price.
Finding the Perfect Offshore Web Design and Development Company
So how do you find the right design company with the cheapest website design rates? The trick is to do your research. Begin by using a search engine such as Google to search for an ‘offshore web development company’. Take a close look at all the offshore website design companies listed on the fist 3 pages of the search engine. Pay attention to the design of the company’s website. If you do not like it then move on to the next site. Determine the web design cost and make sure it will fit into your budget. Ask to see examples of the web design company’s work. Check out references from previous customers and make sure they are satisfied.
Determine what you are getting for your web design prices. Find out what type of extras the company will add to your website. Will they include a Flash intro, shopping cart or website management software to maintain and update your site on your own? Find out if their prices include an online marketing strategy campaign. Ask how many web pages are included for the price. Determine if the company charges by the hour or by the project.
Careful research will help you find a very affordable offshore web development company. Remember you will be saving from $40.00 to $50.00 an hour and perhaps more by hiring an offshore web design company. This allows you more money for an advertising campaign, or inventory purchases or simply reinvesting in the company.
June 15, 2010 ISSUE #54