Searching through the web, you can find numerous discussions dedicated to the topic. Many share the opinion that “if you want job done right do it yourself.” Many professionals share the negative experience of working with people overseas. Comments like “incompetence”, “trouble”, “miscommunication”, “language barrier” flood the forums. Thus many would prefer to do it in-house.
And we get it – you are an architect, builder, developer with a project at hand, deadlines coming up and a client who demands perfection. There is no room for compromises nor mistakes. But it is not only one project, it is not only one client, is it?
What if the project requires something that is not your core expertise? What if your client demands quick and high quality results?
Saving time, hustle and stress, and obtaining even higher quality results are worth spending money on.
The frustration experienced by most of the professionals that chose to outsource have a common denominator – most of them were being burned not by outsourcing itself, but by choosing the wrong company to outsource to! Most of them were being tricked by seemingly qualified companies offering attractive low prices, but at the end “You get what you paid for.”
Saving money on something valuable to you and your clients, while saving time that you can spend accomplishing something else. You do not need to go as far as China, Korea or India to outsource.
A good 3D rendering or 3D printing professional artist will be able to understand, work with, and develop the ‘story’ you’re trying to tell. They can intelligently translate your ideas and convey them in a way that will be true to your design intent.
When quality and attention to detail matter (which they almost always do, even when you think they don’t), you should hire an artist or a company based on the quality of similar work they have done – particularly if you can get a recommendation from someone else they’ve worked for – and then pay them what they’re worth. You should know that 3D rendering and 3D printing are powerful applications and conceptual tools, but also labor intensive!
Why try to shortchange such an important aspect of a project?
Depending on your vision and purpose, outsourcing can help you gain access to new markets – by lowering the projects time while bringing you clients more value. The bottom line is that running a successful business at some point in time you will have to either outsource or hire more talents. For the big enterprises outsourcing has become a key component defining growth, maximizing profits and leveraging global knowledge.
Which way will you go, let us know in the comment section!