It’s amazing how some people think they can save money by taking certain shortcuts, but then it turns out that they are actually saving a few dollars in the present just to add many more dollars in the future. For example, they will try to cut costs by relying on machine translation, volunteer crowdsourcing or internal workers.
At the time, it may seem like these are clever moves, so they continue to do it until they figure out what is actually happening. By cutting these corners, they end up stacking significant expense and extensive time spans dealing with project management, quality processes, and data handling that has to be done by another set of workers or the companies themselves. Therefore, rather than saving money, they are actually increasing the cost of a project by stretching out project deadlines and hiring additional help—all while sacrificing the quality of the results.