How Does AOC Compare to Hiring
For startups, hiring freelancers is an attractive option as developer rates are extremely competitive. The below top 3 results were
taken directly from Upwork.
Freelance developers can be found and hired for $10 an hour which is far less than what AOC
charges. So why are we showing you rates that are less than ours?
Because, we not only started out as an e-commerce furniture company using freelancers, but employ several former freelancers who also no longer found it as a viable long term option.
Freelancers are great for short term projects or if one person can do the job. For starting, building, and growing an e-commerce business, an entire team is needed.
The tried and true outsourcing model is a dedicated staff who work directly for one company
throughout the life of the contract.
This is great for large Enterprises as the cost savings vs. hiring in-house is substantial. However, SMB’s still cannot afford to hire
multiple full time positions even at outsourced rates.
The below rates were provided by a reputable BPO in the philippines for junior level positions.
While this is not a fair apple to apple comparison as the workload of the
dedicated staffing model is far greater than AOC’s hybrid staffing model.
This is a great example of how we save SMB’s money as we distribute
your work to multiple skill sets which allows your staffing cost to scale
with your business.
Our hybrid staffing model is the result of 8+ years of trial, error, and by
learning through our own e-commerce business that we manage every
day. It’s called a hybrid as it provides SMB’s the best.
We give you a team to start, build,
and grow your e-commerce business.
It is not feasible for a SMB to hire one experienced skilled position for anything less than $3,000 USD a month before taxes. Hiring on a part-time basis is even less practical.