1. The Language Barrier – It is more difficult to communicate with non-native English speakers and get your ideas across. This can result in taking up more of your time and even development of something other than what you wanted. Spelling and grammatical errors are also common in websites developed overseas.
2. No Recourse – With a local web developer, you have avenues to address problems, such as the Better Business Bureau, State Consumer Affairs Departments, Chambers of Commerce, and the courts. With an overseas web developer, no such avenues exist.
3. Power or Internet Outages in Developing Nations – Recently, major Internet outages in Asia and the Mideast have hampered outsourcing firms in those areas. Some companies lost service to their outsourced websites and others were unable to reach their overseas developers.