Having a website is essential for most businesses or individuals nowadays. However, designing and building a website isn’t fast, easy or cheap. To be fair, there are many sites that sell domains and offer templates based on which you can create your websites, but that’s nowhere near enough for a reputable company.
A reputable company needs their own website, and a website like that must be built from the ground up by a team of skilled web designers.
However, web designers aren’t cheap and not many people can afford to pay a web designer from the US or any other “first-world” country. However, what you can do is outsource talent from other countries. Web designers can be found all over the globe, and some of them are just more affordable than others.
To be fair, money isn’t the only thing you should be worried about when it comes to outsourcing. You need skill and knowledge, as well. On that note, we’ve prepared you a list of countries that are great for outsourcing affordable yet highly skilled web designers so that you can give them a try. Let’s check them out!
India is a country with more than 1.3 billion people and is most probably the first country you think of when someone mentions “outsourcing”. Unfortunately, India is a poor country, with many people living on the brink of existence. However, they are historically known to be great at things like mathematics and, recently IT.
The financial situation India is in, paired with their love of knowledge and informational technologies, makes them the number one destination for outsourcing web designers, as well as many other IT experts.
You won’t be able to find better value-for-money web designers anywhere else in the world, and that alone is one of the most significant advantages India has over everyone else when it comes to outsourcing IT experts, including web designers.
Although it is true that most people think of Asian countries when they think of outsourcing web designers – that’s not the only place where you can find them. Serbia has become one of the world leaders when it comes to outsourcing IT talent.
Once again, the most significant advantage lies in the financial situation in the country. You could pay Serbian web designers a fraction of the price you’d pay a web designer from a Silicon Valley and still end up with the same product – sometimes even better.
Furthermore, another thing that plays a significant role when it comes to outsourcing Serbian talent is the fact that Serbia lies in GMT +1 zone, making it ideal for collaborating with western countries such as the US. A client in the US could start their workday, and their web designer from Serbia could already be finished with the project, leaving the client with more than enough time to review everything, get back to the designers in Serbia and move on with their day uninterruptedly.
Thailand has been making serious progress in becoming one of the most desired locations to outsource talent from. Once again, we’re looking at a world-class talent that’s willing to work for a lot less money than you’d pay someone with similar expertise in your home country. A Thailand based web design agency could do the same project as the one from anywhere else in the world, but they would charge less.
Another thing that makes Thailand so appealing when we’re talking about outsourcing web designers is the fact that many experts are actually moving to Thailand to work from there. Thailand is a very affordable place to live at, and web designers are usually paid quite well, so it would make a lot of sense for them to live in a tropical paradise and not spend a lot of money on their apartments, food or anything else for that matter.
Once again, we’re sticking with Asia. China is arguably the greatest force in the IT world, and it has been for quite some time. A country with almost 1.4 billion people has to produce some web designers, right? Correct.
More than 4.5 million IT experts graduate in China every year, and not all of them can find work in their native country.
Now, unlike most of the other countries on our list, China’s web designers and web developers actually earn quite a decent living, so if you’re outsourcing from China, you’re not actually looking to save money as much as you’re looking at finding world-class talent.
Now, the only reason we’ve put China so low on our list is the language barrier. Less than 1% of China’s entire population speaks English, and that could be an issue for many. But, if you can get past the language barrier, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a world-class web designer for your project.
5. The Philippines
Another Asian country that’s making splashes in the IT world are the Philippines. Although not many think of Filipinos as the crème-de-la-crème of the web design, they’re actually quite close. In recent years, they’ve almost completely reorganized their education system, and many Filipinos have turned to studying IT. That has led to a great number of designers just waiting for a job.
Unlike China, almost every person in the Philippines speaks English, and unlike China, the annual salary of a web developer in the Philippines is relatively low. In fact, web designers in the Philippines make less than web designers in India, making them more than suitable if you’re looking to outsource some talent.
Now, we can’t guarantee the same level of expertise you’d get from Serbian, Thai or Chinese web designers, but we’re sure you would be able to find a great web designer if you take a good look.
There you have it. Those were our top 5 countries to outsource web designers from in 2023. Naturally, these aren’t the only countries you could outsource talent from. In fact, there are world-class web designers in every country in the world, only these five give you a greater chance of finding one. Hopefully, you’ve found this helpful and are now sure where you’ll look for web designers next time you need one.