Outsource your web development

Onboard an experienced team to outsource your web development to help you achieve your goals faster and better.

Outsource your developers

You may consider outsourcing work to web developers mainly in different phases:

1. MVP launch

You want to launch an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or a fully-fledged product, and need expert guidance and support to help you achieve your goal faster. In such case, we focus on delivering key features and establishing a roadmap.

For example, we've helped retailmediatools, a Berlin-based 5 people startup in retail marketing launch the MVP.

2. Established infrastructure

You already have an infrastructure in place and you either need help with maintenance and current tasks, or with a new topic you're about to tackle (e.g. headless CMS integration with Sanity, page speed optimisation, etc.).

For example, we've joined forces with Zego, a London-based insurance with a 50+ engineers development team who requested support from Sanity experts for a headless CMS integration.

3. Outsourcing a specific project

You need to build a new website or online store and don't want to spend time researching best practices and tools, and need a team to help you with both design and development. In this case, you can count on a design and development agency like Tinloof to guide you through the whole process.

For example, we've helped Heavybit, a San Francisco-based VC who counted on Tinloof to help them redesign and develop their website, including features like site-wide search and authentication.

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Regardless of the situation, we work closely with you and act as one team. If you already have a development team and need support, we act as an extension to the team and contribute with GitHub Pull Requests and participate in your rituals.

Outsourcing web developers often has a bad rep, and that is the case because it's often not done right.

Below on this page we'll explain a vetting approach that would allow you find the right development team.

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Our web development outsourcing process

When you outsource web development to an agency like Tinloof, it is primordial to:

- Align on your business goals

- Properly establish project requirements

- Agree on a budget that both parties would feel comfortable with

- Get to know the development team

When we first speak with a potential client, we like to receive a brief with as many details as possible, that way we understand what is the the most suitable architecture and best tools for the project.

If we get to work together, we:

- Invite you to a Slack channel to have a direct communication line with your project manager and development team

- Invite you to the tasks board to keep track of progress and address inquiries on specific tasks

- Send you a weekly report to keep track of progress

It is worth noting that while the client may look to outsource the work to an agency, the agency itself also assesses if it's worth engaging in a relationship with the client, considering how projects often take a certain time to achieve and often result in a multi-year relationship based on a retainer agreement.

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What development can you outsource?

As part of our web development services, we mainly help companies build the following:

- Marketing websites that are fast, optimised for search engines, and easy to manage

- Web applications that solve a specific problem in an industry

- Shopify ecommerces to help you increase conversion rates

- Mobile apps (including PWAs to be available on the web as well)

Since Tinloof is also a web design agency, we also help with the following:

- Branding to help you create a logo or a visual identity to help you grow and connect with customers

- UX/UI to create beautiful and functional interfaces

- Design audits to find improvement opportunities across your website or ecommerce to improve retention and conversion

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Frontend development

Enterprises and startups trust frontend developers at Tinloof to deliver performance-focused and usable interfaces for the web and mobile apps.

Backend development

Tinloof develops robust backends using a modern microservices architecture that automatically scales based on storage and usage.

Page speed optimization

We test, audit, and improve the performance of websites and apps, making sure both users and search crawlers are satisfied.

Headless CMS

The content "backend" of a site, allowing for a superior content editing experience, with key features like previewing content while editing, and the possibility to reach peak frontend performance.

Frontend consultancy

The amount of possibilities and technologies in frontend is overwhelming. With our years of experience in the market, we're able to support businesses with architecture, research, and strategy.

Technical SEO

We conduct SEO audits and implement the necessary changes on websites and ecommerces to rank higher on Google and other SERPs.

Why work with an outsourced web development company?

The list is of reasons to work with an outsourced web development company is lengthy. Let's focus on the top reasons outsourcing web development (or design) is worth it:

1. Achieve your goals faster

You do not need to setup a whole department to help you build a website or online store. You can outsource to a team who would complete the work in a matter of weeks or months, and then keep them on a retainer for maintenance only.

2. Save on costs

The point above leads to cost efficiency. When you outsource web development, you can keep budget under control. You agree with the web development agency how much the project will cost to be delivered, then keep them on a retainer agreement for maintenance and new features only. You don't need to hire a team and keep them empty-handed after a project is completed.

3. Save on administrative paperwork

Speaking of launching a new department and payments, you can avoid administrative hassle when you outsource web development, because that is taken care of from the agency side. All you have to do is agree on the terms of work and scope of work.

4. Enable flexibility

You unlock flexibility. Say you need 2 months to launch a new website. After it's completed, you can put the agency on a retainer agreement, and if you decide to launch new features in the future (say site-wide search and authentication portal), then you can get back the agency back to a full commitment.

5. Leverage combining multiple disciplines

If you outsource web development to an agency like Tinloof, you tap into a full-cycle agency that can support you with design, SEO, and conversion rate optimization as well.

6. Adjust to the industry's fast pace

The tech industry is moving at a fast pace. Every other day there's a new frontend framework. If you outsource your web development to a team like Tinloof, you'll be certain to use battle-tested tools that fit you use case and help you achieve your business goals.

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Of course, this does not mean that you shouldn't hire a web development team at all.

Depending on your business plan and industry, it may make total sense to have in-house developers (or designers).

If that's the case, you can also request support from an agency like Tinloof to help you with technical interviews and sourcing new talent.

Happy clients

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Tinloof helped us build a new version of our website that is completely customisable from a Headless CMS called Sanity.
This saved us months of engineering work and helped us rank number 1 on Google for certain terms.
We were also able to benefit from their web development expertise to launch a referral program and a live chat.
They are true experts in their field and more importantly kind human beings that are great to work with.

Tinloof are absolute magicians when it comes to web development.

Having worked with them for the past three months on a big project all leading up to a key event day with thousands of attendees, they exceeded all expectations, delivered everything on time and went above and beyond to ensure we delivered a top quality product. Which means: happy clients!

Along with being extremely knowledgeable, and professional Omar and Seif are also just genuinely lovely and fun people which makes working with them insanely easy!

I’m looking forward to working with them again and would absolutely recommend them if you are looking to build any sort of web product.

Can’t wait for the next project together.

Frequently asked questions

How does outsourcing web development work?

First, you prepare a brief that outlines all the project requirements. The more details, the better.

Second, your source the top agencies you think would help you best with your project.

After you receive answers, you will be able to compare proposals, ways of communication, and pick the right agency for you.

We recommend that you inform other agencies you haven't selected for the project that you'll not be working with them. You'll set the right expectations and avoid receiving followup emails and calls.

Once the engagement starts, it is a normal practice to have a kick-off call with the agency, agree on tasks and timeline, and start the work.

How much will it cost to outsource my project?

There's no "one-size-fits-all" answer. Depending on your project type, complexity, and timeline, the prices will vary.

Does the project involve design? Do you need a new logo? Are you starting from scratch? Do you need to get the project live in a hurry? There are dozens of questions to answer before assessing the price.

Also, if you outsource web design as well, that would require extra effort from the agency.

Here are some indicative ranges based on our experience:

- Website: between $10,000 and $50,000

- Ecommerces: between $50,000 and $250,000

- Web and mobile applications: between $25,000 and $500,000

Can I outsource my web design as well as development?

Yes, in fact, it's recommended to outsource web design services (like UX and UI design) alongside web development, because both teams have experience working together on dozens of projects, and the handover process can therefore be smoother and uncomplicated.

When a web design team has experience working with the same web development team, the handover process is streamlined and communication is easier to handle.

How to pick the right vendor to outsource web development to?

This can seem tricky, but there are many ways to limit the risk of outsourcing web development to the wrong vendor. Here are some tips:

1. Look at the agency's website. Is it fast? Is it well structured? Is it well optimised for search engines?

If you answer no to these questions, then most likely it'll be the same for your product.

2. Look at their work and read the case studies.

Do they know what they're doing, or is it some baloney content aimed to please those who only skim through the pages?

We recommend checking the legitimacy of the companies showcased on the case studies, by checking on LinkedIn or the local Chamber of Commerce.

3. Checking testimonials. This can be difficult, because testimonials could be self-generated by the agency to trick clients and browsers. However, there are third-party providers like Clutch where there is a verification process for reviews to appear.

Of course, the caveat of such platforms is that no agency would ask a client with whom a project went wrong to put a review.

That is why end up mostly with Clutch profiles who have 5/5 rating.

4. If the testimonials are not convincing enough and the budget of the project is large, it is worth requesting one or two referral calls with the agency's previous clients.

5. On the call itself with the agency, you can assess professionalism and get an understanding if you can work together. You can ask about the latest and current projects.

Outsourcing your web development can lead to a multi-year partnership, so it's worth spending the right amount of time picking the right partner.

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Ecommerce app development

We build custom apps for ecommerces to solve specific solutions related to order and inventory management, checkout, and content management.

Web applications

We have years of experience designing and developing user-friendly, fast, and reliable web applications using modern technologies.

Branding

From logo creation to visual identity, we establish brand guidelines to help you grow and connect with your customers.