3 Reasons To Hire A Remote Software Developer For Your Next Tech Business
Advances in technology over the last decade have made possible revolutionary ideas. Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix – to name but a few – rode the new millennium’s technological wave to achieve success. You can do the same in a few simple steps:
- Have a great idea for a new business/business model
- Hire a programmer to execute
- …wait, a programmer? Aren’t those, like, super expensive?
Well, yeah. But the world of today and tomorrow runs on the code weaved by the fingers of these tech wizards. If you build it, they will come – but if you don’t know how to code, you need someone to build it for you. Hence, hire a developer.
Of course, they are in high demand these days. I mean, the world runs on the stuff they build! So what’s a savvy entrepreneur to do? Hire a remote developer. Here’s why:
You Save A Lot Of Money And Get The Same Quality
Most people have no problem accepting a smaller paycheck if they can get the luxury of working from home. And a lot of remote developers live in South America or Eastern Europe. These countries have programs that deliver some of the most exceptional computer geniuses in the world. But they are far less expensive to live in than the US. So, you can hire developers on the cheap, while still enabling them to have a very high standard of living.
Worried about communication? Don’t be. It’s almost impossible to learn to program well without a good grasp of the English language. Most top international developers have excellent English skills. And there are simple tips you can follow to ensure great remote team communication.
It’s Easier To Scale Up
When your new business is a smash hit, what will you do? You’ll start going into a panicked frenzy thinking: “OMG how am I going to be able to keep all these users happy and engaged?!”
How do you ramp up development? By adding a new developer, of course. And the beauty of hiring remote is that you’ll get close to zero competition from big companies. The hiring pool is much broader once you go international, after all.
So if you have a surprise hit on your hands, you don’t need to lose momentum. Hiring an excellent local employee can take months, but a great remote developer? With a proper process, that’ll take a couple of weeks.
And since your first developer was remote from the beginning, coordination should prove easy.
You’ll Get Better Work – Remote Devs Are More Focused And Productive
People gain a new appreciation for their job once they start being able to do it from the comfort of their home. Remote developers save time on the commute, and they rarely are clocking out on schedule. Most remote developers report going on for longer until they finish a task or piece of code. Their relaxed, more personal workspace enables them to focus and get “in the zone.” And you know what they say about “the zone” – once you get there, you feel like staying for as long as possible. This is part of why remote programmers are the best in the business.
Now, an important caveat. I’m not talking about hiring a freelancer developer or about outsourcing. I’m talking about hiring a person that works from home – but only for you. Yes, yes: freelancers and outsourcing companies are cheaper, but you know what? They don’t care enough. For most, you’ll be just one more client they have to juggle in their schedules and project priorities.
In a final analysis, if you hire a developer remotely, you may pay a bit more than if you outsourced. But you’ll still save a considerable amount when compared to hiring a local person. Consider also what you save from not having to maintain the office space for them to work. And you’ll be sure that they are working only for you, and prioritizing your stuff. That’s as awesome as it gets.
Sharon Koifman believes every company, from the biggest enterprise to the newly-launched garage startup, should have access to world’s top talent. That’s why he used over 10 years of experience in tech industry recruitment & HR to create DistantJob. His unique recruitment model allows DistantJob’s clients to get high quality IT experts working remotely at a fraction of the usual cost – with no red tape and within two weeks.