Partnering with a white label web design service is a great alternative to doing all your production in-house. However, part of the process is knowing the difficulties you may encounter in this transition period. Here are 3 points to making sure your digital agency transitions to outsourcing its web services with as little difficulty as possible.
Consider web outsourcing early
If you’ve just started your business and think that it’s too early to outsource, you may want to reconsider.
- For a dynamic company poised for growth, the first years is usually the best time to start looking for outsourcing partners.
- This way, it’ll be easier to build a relationship with a dedicated group who you can count on in times of overflow tasks and looming client deadlines.
- The earlier you can assemble such a team, the earlier you can focus your energies on the core competency of your business such as marketing and product development.
Assess which tasks you want to delegate
- Carefully evaluate which part of production you want to assign to an offshore team and which should be handled directly by you.
- For example, out clients here at DPS are comfortable with a white label contract for coding, design, content writing and SEO.
- Prepare a detailed workflow and guidelines for each so that transition to outsourcing will be as seamless as possible.
Establish a transition management plan.
- Transition management essentially begins once a company makes the decision to outsource.
- Here at DPS, an Account Manager is the middle person in charge of making this transition go smoothly. We make sure that our account managers have the following skills to make sure that our clients are comfortable with our partnership:
- Excellent communication skills as he will be in constant contact with your in-house team members.
- Cross-cultural adaptability is also a must since we work with clients all over the world.
- Efficient project management skills are needed to handle all the details of hiring offshore services.
- Good grasp of technology and processes: You need to be specific on what technologies your remote employees should be well-versed on and what task management tools they need to be familiar with. On the other hand, our account manager will make sure that the team is prepped and ready to start receiving your tasks.
Web outsourcing may seem like an intimidating endeavor at first but once you’ve laid out the process and built a rapport with your offshore team, you’ll be reaping the benefits in terms of saved cost and time. Just remember that being prepared is winning half the battle!