Businesses that outsourced development in their early days

8 Successful Companies That Were Built Using Outsourced Developers – by John Rampton on Startup Grind

New businesses have little money to pay full-time developers, especially since even entry-level programmers command more than $60,000 per year on average. By outsourcing development work, startups can save money while still gaining access to skilled programmers. In fact, some of today’s best-known businesses started with outsourced developers.

“Even the companies that have the money often spend four to eight months finding the right talent and if they don’t use freelancers as a stopgap, they burn through their capital without building their product,” says Michael Solomon, CEO of 10x Management, “This is frowned on by investors and not good for business. By comparison, it makes even the highest level freelancers a great deal.”


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