If your company or organization has a website, you may be considering whether or not to outsource your webhosting needs instead of maintaining and operating all of your webhosting functions yourself.
While there are some solid reasons to keep webhosting in-house, your best option is to outsource your webhosting needs.
You can save money and streamline your webhosting workflow as well as keep control of the projects and hire an expert who's going to get the job done right the first time. When you think about it, you can't afford not to outsource this task! Read on for more!
Outsourcing is more economical
Outsourcing your webhosting needs can be more economical. Think of the money you would spend hiring someone, training someone, providing professional development opportunities, benefits, and all the other things that go along with that.
Let's face it, staff are expensive. When you outsource your webhosting needs, you pay only for the time the consultant spends on your website as a project.
There are no hidden expenses (contingent on your contract, of course) and no surprises. It also makes it easy to budget, instead of dealing with unexpected costs like overtime.
You can direct scope and nature of work
If you're worried about losing control, don't. Even if you outsource your webhosting tasks, you are still the boss, directing the overall progress of the webhosting work.
Your outsourcing consultant works according to your needs and your specifications. It's not someone taking over, it's someone taking tasks that you've delegated to him or her.
When you outsource your webhosting needs, you can save time and money by hiring an expert. A professional webhosting consultant already knows the ropes and won't need valuable time and money getting up to speed.
A professional will also be able to handle webhosting tasks correctly the first time around, well worth the money on that score.
Easier to separate if necessary
In the event the working relationship with your webhosting consultant doesn't work out for whatever reason, having outsourced your webhosting tasks will make it easier to separate yourself from the contract, if necessary (contingent on language, of course).
You may not have to pay unemployment benefits or other similar expenses. So you see, there are a number of reasons why it may be most economical to outsource your webhosting tasks. It can be more cost-effective for your bottom line.
You don't have to worry about losing control, as you maintain the authority to direct workflow. And you can feel confident when you hire an expert.
Also, in the event that it doesn't work out, because of the working relationship or because the project is too costly to continue, it's usually easier to separate from a contractor like this than a formal employee, although you'd have to review your contracts to be sure.
While you may not think your company is big enough to outsource something like this, when you run the numbers, you may find you can't afford not to outsource.