If you have researched prices for web design and development in your own city or country and got discouraged, outsourcing is the way to go.
But where to outsource to? India and Bangladesh used to be a hype and top outsourcing destinations 10-5 years ago. Unfortunately, there’s a certain business culture – or lack of thereof – that made those partnerships fail in most cases. There ARE great Indian web development companies! There’s no doubt about it. But the problem is – they are so many, that choosing became a game of chance. Outsource to East Asia only if you have a solid lead from some one who “knows a guy, and he is awesome”.
The other destination, that exploded in the last years is Eastern Europe, and post soviet space in general: Bulgaria, Romania, Baltic states, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland – all have very strong IT traditions in our days. Just to give you some buzz words. Skype had and has main development base in Estonia. Romania is the motherland of BitDefender.
Eastern Europe, especially EU states, are not as cheap as East Asia. But considering that you most probably will not waste your money on failed attempts at finding a sane developer, you will definitely gain from going in this direction. You can expect prices ranging from 15 to 70 EUR per hour.
Prowebdesign is truly the only outsourcing partner you will ever need. We have almost decade-long partnerships with companies outsourcing to us. Our outsource clients come from US, Canada, and several EU countries (UK, Switzerland, Belgium, UK, Germany, France, Ireland etc.).
We value long-term relationships and offer substantial discounts to our long-term partners.