Web design outsourcing is the process of hiring a professional web design company to design and build your website. There are many reasons why someone might want to outsource web design work.
A common reason is if you need a website but don’t have the skills or time to build one yourself. Another reason would be that it could be cheaper than hiring a web designer in your country, or if you’re looking for something more niche.
Web design is one of the most common jobs outsourced across borders due to its low cost and fast turnaround times and has become much more accessible, thanks to the internet and the proliferation of freelancers
Why you might need to outsource your web design work.
You’re probably running your business as a sole trader, so it’s not feasible to employ a full-time web designer to build a website for you. Outsourcing has many benefits that make it preferable for entrepreneurs. Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider web design outsourcing in Kenya.
Value for Money
Web design outsourcers in Kenya charge a fraction of what you would pay in the U.S., and they often provide much more value for money compared to their U.S counterparts. Rather than pay an hourly rate, you will likely pay on a per-project basis which has proven to be far much cheaper in the long run.
Customer service is arguably much better when you outsource your web design projects to Kenyans. This is especially appealing to those who are running online businesses that need instant assistance from time to time.
If you’re considering outsourcing your web design work to Kenya, here’s what you need to know before making any decisions.
When to outsource your web design projects
The first question you need to ask yourself is what exactly you want to achieve with the project. If the web design job is very personal and will likely involve too many back and forths with the designer, it might be better to consider having an in-house web designer to work on it. This will save you a lot of time that you would otherwise spend iterating with the designer.
However, if your web design job is a bit more involving in terms of expertise and requires a lot done within a tight deadline, outsourcing the work is your best bet. Companies like Qodewire exist to work with web design clients struggling to complete huge projects within a very short time and for cheaper. The best part? Our pricing model is on a per-project basis rather than an hourly rate.
If you have any particular design style you prefer, be sure to hire a designer who shares that in-house style to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
What to expect when you outsource your web design work
When looking for a web design outsourcing company, you’ll be looking for certain qualities. Most likely, the company/freelancer you work with will be able to produce high-quality websites that are reliable and meet your needs.
All web design outsourcing companies are different, and that’s the beauty of outsourcing. Your requirements might change from project to project, and you may need to adjust the amount you spend to get the work you need done. You’ll need to do some research to determine the right price for your project, and also how much you can expect to pay.
At Qodewire, we are fairly cheaper than most agencies and can complete projects fast enough (our record is 6 hours for a WordPress website!).
How to find the right web design outsourcing company for you
Finding the right outsourcing company can be tricky. This is because you don’t want to work with someone who treats you with condescension.
Unfortunately, most outsourcers are so busy working with customers, their attention can be swayed. Don’t let them get to you. When looking for a web design outsourcing company, take your time to interview several companies and pick then one you feel you can relate easily with.
While some companies/agencies might produce quality work, they might not be easy to work with. You need to find a healthy balance between quality work and a good attitude. You can ask for sample websites the company has done be for to judge the quality of their work.
Here are a few tips to guide you in your quest:
Check reviews on Google
A good first place to start when looking for a web design outsourcing company is Google (or other search engines). A simple query like “web design outsourcing in Kenya” will yield some relevant results. Naturally, Google will rank these results based on past customer reviews.
Using the Google reviews you find online, you can filter some of the top outsourcers in Kenya and engage them before finding the perfect match. Here you can compare the quality of their past projects, prices, etc.
Ask for referrals from friends and forums
Just like your family doctor, you can ask around from friends and forums like Reddit and Facebook. You’re bound to get a few positive recommendations for outsourcing your web design projects.
Getting recommendations from people who have worked with outsourcers in Kenya can go a long way in avoiding unnecessary risks by making more informed decisions.
Use Google search and price comparisons
Search engines are one of the easiest tools in your book when it comes to finding a web design outsourcing company. Google in particular will go an extra mile to make price comparisons for you so you can get the best value for your money.