Earn from offshore web design and development

If you have some experience in website design and want to make good money, you can try acting as an IT outsourcing partner. Learn more about what you need to know and how to get started.

Why offshore web design and development?

Offshore website design and development help keep prices at least 3-5 times lower. For example, the average hourly rate of web development services in the US is $35-75; in the UK – $ 25-50, in Ukraine – $ 5-20.

How it works?

Typical plan is as follows:


Result – you have a satisfied customer and benefit from the higher price.


How to start?

The first and most important step is to analyze the market in your area and decide whether it is worth starting this business.

If you already have your own web design business, it will be easier for you because you already know the situation in the market, gain a certain reputation, have a client list, etc.
But if you are new to the web design industry, have no fear. Believe in yourself and work hard and eventually, you will be rewarded for all your efforts. As with any type of business, starting with the web design field, ask yourself some general marketing questions:

  1. Who will your customers be?
  2. Why exactly do they order the web design services from you?
  3. Where and how will they get to know you?

Without clear answers to these questions, you should not try to start anything.

The second step is to find a reliable and trustworthy partner – offshore web design company – who will act as a “development center” for your company. This company must have good experience in web design and development, a good reputation, customer service and communication of the highest standard. There are many resources on the internet where you can find the necessary information – search engines, web design directories, outsourcing portals.

For example, you can try searching search engines for the right keywords “offshore web design”, “offshore website design”, “offshore web development” and analyze sites of your potential partners.

How do you choose the right offshore web design partner company?

There are 2 important factors that determine your choice:  cost and quality of web design.


Based on the average web design prices in your local market and your competitiveness, you set prices that you charge to your customers. There are several methods for calculating the price of web design, the most commonly used are the fixed price for fixed website packages and the price based on man-hours. Most web design companies work with both and choose one depending on each project type and rerequirement

Then you determine what profit you want and narrow your search by choosing companies with the right price range.


Think of the company reputation, portfolio of previous works, testimonials from previous clients, level of communication. Pay attention to payment policy and method, terms of turnkey projects, guarantees, support and maintenance after development.

When all the details are agreed, you can start a partnership. Sometimes the first project is quite simple to test the capabilities of both parties and if all goes well, the collaboration will be mutually beneficial.