Outsourcing, Freelancing, Offshoring – What Is The Difference?

by | Nov 13, 2016 | Feature, Outsourcing | 0 comments

There’s a common misconception that Offshoring is the same thing as Outsourcing & Freelancing. While they can work together, separately, they mean different things. Offshoring means your work is getting done in another country by trained and skilled people, whereas Outsourcing means you’re contracting work out to a third party, and sometimes that third party is a freelancer that is highly skilled working from home.

All three processes can take advantage of specialised skills, lowering costs and getting work done faster. Why do you need to understand the difference, you might ask? Because employing one or another could easily make or break your business.

So let’s put it all into perspective. Outsourcing, or subcontracting – is when a consultant or a freelancer comes into your business, and without being fully integrated into your company’s culture or everyday running of your business, they can help you with either one process or another. When it works, it works, when it doesn’t, it can easily turn into a horror story. More often than not, you end up paying more money than anticipated, and realise you were better off without it.

Offshoring, on the other hand, is when a virtual team becomes an extension of your company that is being trained to follow the same daily processes that your local team does. It allows you to become more efficient in providing your services faster, and at the same quality levels, but at a lower cost, resulting in a higher ROI.

When the Offshoring and Outsourcing come together though you can benefit from the skills and the productivity combined with lower costs and specialised skills.

In the Website Design and Online Marketing Industries, BossTech does exactly that. While run and managed by upper management in Brisbane, Australia, with over a decade of web development and online marketing agencies. The BossTech staff are hand picked and selected from top technical tertiary institutes, and come with in-office team management and project managers.

When surf is up and the freelancer cannot be reached on the phone, or he/she shares your top secret project with others, that is when you wished that you have a co-managed solution like BossTech

Feel free to contact us for more information