Staff Augmentation: The Best Solution to Inexpensive MVPs in 2022

  • Building an MVP with an in-house team offers the most transparency and control but is rarely financially feasible.
  • Outsourcing, especially offshore outsourcing often comes with poor communication, slow turnaround times, and an overall lack of structure in operations.
  • The gig economy is flourishing and is often the cheapest way to an MVP but evaluating technical candidates is a challenge for non-tech founders. Additionally, the managerial overhead will be too much for most.
  • Staff augmentation matches the control and transparency of an in-house team and the cost of a freelance team, enabling companies to build a moderately-sized MVP quickly and for a fraction of the cost.

Breaking Down the Cost of an MVP

What is Staff Augmentation?

Staff Augmentation vs Outsourcing

Staff Augmentation vs Freelancers

Startup Incubators and Staff Augmentation

How Moonlight Labs Helps with Staffing

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