It’s a constant wrestling match to discern if a needed skill should be hired for internally or outsourced.
No matter how you slice it there are advantages and disadvantages.
At BlockStep we’ve worked to create a solution that is the best of both worlds. We want agencies and experts to be able to focus on their core competence, keep their fixed overhead as low as possible, AND have on-demand access to some of the world’s best technical talent.
Here is a helpful grid that explains how BlockStep stacks up against other solutions:
|Internal Team||Freelancers||Outsource (e.g. Upwork / Fiverr)||BlockStep|
The full scope of knowledge and experience to accomplish tasks with excellence
|Might be good at some things but not others||Might be good at some things but not others||Hit or miss…||A full stack of deeply experienced technical talent.|
How soon can they start working?
|High availability (if they aren’t too busy already)||Fingers crossed!||The best are never available||1-2 Business Days|
|Communication & Responsiveness|
Do you have to ask for updates or is there transparency and proactiveness in communication?
|Good||Hit or miss||Usually not great||If you have to ask how it’s going we aren’t living up to our standards.|
|Easy to work with|
Skilled professionalism and experience, great processes, and excellent communication, and you don’t have to micro-manage.
|Easy to work with but should focus on your business’ core competencies||Maybe||Maybe if you are lucky||YES – use our quote builder for projects or let us help you design a fixed price implementation plan for your offer.|
Will they do what they say will do
|High reliability||If you’ve found a unicorn||Hopefully||High reliability|
|Cost||High fixed cost||All over the place||Get what you pay for||Fixed pricing to remove the guesswork from your gorwth. (Our clients typically charge 2-5X our costs).|
Ready to get off the treadmill?
If you’re tired of high overhead expenses or being ghosted by freelancers, schedule a meeting to see if BlockStep is a good fit to power your hassle-free growth.