Contracting Work Out vs Hiring New Employees

by Andrew Larson
Published 11-3-2015

Today’s business owners are faced with so many different challenges especially since the latest technologies are driving how business owners are managing their operations. Though some of these new developments tend to make management difficult, others make great resources for getting the job done. One awesome resource that many business owners have access today is their own official website. When a business owner launches their own site, they can benefit greatly in numerous ways including letting large groups of people know exactly where they can be contacted and the type of products and services that they offer.

Though a business website is ideal for many different reasons and purposes, getting the site ready may not always be as simple as some owners may think. This is because there are a wide variety of decisions that must be made including who will complete the development of the site as well as who will be responsible for publishing it online. When the owner makes their decision, they may decide to follow one of the two following options:

  1. Employ one or more website designers to handle the job internally or
  2. Outsource it to an expert that already works in the field.

Many business owners today are choosing option #2, outsource it to an expert, because it has at least 3 exceptional benefits. Specifically, when this option is being compared to hiring new employees to fill this position.

Outsourcing Saves Money

Many new and seasoned business owners have strict budgets that they are required to work within. Hiring an employee full time or even part-time on a regular basis can consume these budget allowances quickly. Since these employees are often paid top dollar for their web development and search engine optimization expertise, this personnel can demand tens of thousands of dollars and more for their efforts on an annual basis. On the other hand, when this kind of project is outsourced to a technical agency that supplies the expertise on an as need basis, the business owner can save huge sums of money in both labor costs and any associated benefits.

Saves Business Owners and their Staff Time

One of the main reasons why many business owners outsource certain activities is to save time in the right places. Ideally, the latest concept in the business world today is focusing all of their permanent employee duties on the company core business activities instead of responsibilities that’s used to support the business efforts. For example, if the company is in the business of manufacturing athletic shoes, everyone that works for the company should spend their time making shoes instead of building the company’s website. So, these activities are normally farmed out to a professional agency that creates and deploys website startups as their primary business activity.

Access to the Latest Software and Technological Advances

In addition to saving both time and money, business owners can also expect to benefit from a wide diversity of technological advances. Since independent contractors normally keep up to date with the latest technologies used in website design and logo design tools, they can also use them make sure the site that is built is compliant with numerous Internet standards. For instance, Google is currently requiring successful websites to meet both desktop and mobile friendly designs if they want to reach the top of the major search engines.

Successful business owners are required to meet and exceed certain specifications if they want to be profitable in their business. In some situations, part of the process is to make sure the owner knows how to manage their business operations effectively. This is why so many of today's business owner's are outsourcing a wide variety of their activities like website development and publications to third party agencies.