This discussion began last week and has fostered some great comments and resources…
Offshore resources/Europe company for U.S. web development projects.
I’m a startup growth consultant who started a digital marketing + web development agency due to such high demand from my startup clients. I’ve used some local and some offshore resources and avoided larger outsourcing companies. I’ve found the best way to do this is to manage the projects daily.
I’m looking for suggestions on how to scale this using people in europe without adding too many “middle men”.
1. Work directly with engineers, no company involved.
2. They start by demoing their skills on my project at no cost for 1-2 days.
3. Hire them 8 hours at a time and review daily by skype, g hangout. I’ve been acting as project manager/dev manager.
4. work is mostly drupal, wordpress, seo and php/lamp.
People in the Philippines or India or eastern europe are very low cost – $7-10/hour.
I’d like to build a europe based high quality partner agency, but not sure how to build the trust required for both sides. I had a company in europe in the past and was very happy with the quality software we created.
Let me know what you think of this, and please feel free to connect.