Outsourcing - What Country has the Cheapest Labor?

Profile picture of the author The Oilman by The Oilman Posted: 04/29/2009
I was jut wondering where the US dollar is worth the most in other countries?

Or -- in other words, which country has the cheapest labor.

Are those two sentences the same or different? I dont know.
#cheapest #country #labor #outsourcing

  • Profile picture of the author ChrisJamesG
    ChrisJamesG
    hmmm...labour for what (if you don't mind saying). This one might need to be questioned ethically...
  • Profile picture of the author Cackle
    Cackle
    well, you might be able to get cheap work in countries where their English isn't great - and you'll have many more communication issues which will end up costing you more time and probably money in the long run. So, I don't know about going for the cheapest is necessarily the smartest. Where you can get a lot of bang for your buck though...are places like the Phillipines and
    sometimes India, though I've noticed a dramatic increase in prices lately.
  • Profile picture of the author hangtimenino
    hangtimenino
    I know for sure that 1US$ in Vietnam, is somewhere around 17,800.00 VND. and if you got a 100US$ instantly you become a millionare. :-)
  • Profile picture of the author FreelanceSally
    FreelanceSally
    If you want to outsource writing to someone in a third world country, good luck with that. My only advice is that you get what you pay for. Cheap price, cheap quality.
  • Profile picture of the author yasky
    yasky
    Really depends on what you are looking to outsource. I have had some good luck with articles and blog posts with India. You have to be very picky with them and explain exactly what you want. If they don't deliver you have to fire them immediately... Keep doing that and you will find some good outsourcing people.
  • Profile picture of the author cassidywilliams
    cassidywilliams
    I have been outsourcing from Bangladesh with great success. The standard of living (=prices) are cheaper there than India or Pakistan.
  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    OmarNegron
    not to sure on the country...but Scriptlance has some great deals as to what I have seen.
  • Profile picture of the author jamesleepro1
    jamesleepro1
    I would recommened Bangladesh
    They are good and cheap also
  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    J. Barry Mandel
    I would say India has the least expensive going rates, but buyer beware.
  • Profile picture of the author rika_downunder
    rika_downunder
    I'd support what primeoutsourcing said. Not that I have done it yet myself, but I am learning heaps about IM and Philippines has been repeatedly mentioned as the best place for outsourcing - their level of education is very high and English skills are great.
  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    petevamp
    indonesia is pretty cheap over at elance but everyone there hikes everything up outragously I paid over 200 for 15 500 word post on adsense just last week then the week prior I had to pay another 1200 for a new site of mine since I look at it this way why do the work myself when i can pay someone to build it for me with out the hassles
  • Profile picture of the author TheCren
    TheCren
    I just read a post on here about outsourcing to New Zealand: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-students.html
  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Thomas
    Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

    I was jut wondering where the US dollar is worth the most in other countries?

    Or -- in other words, which country has the cheapest labor.

    Are those two sentences the same or different? I dont know.
    Do you mean what is the buying power of a U.S. dollar in other countries? If so, that's a bloody hard question to answer, as it depends on so many factors.

    If you're looking to pay someone outside the U.S. to do IM-type activities for you, it would be an easier question to answer if you mentioned what country they are in?

    In much of Europe, a dollar will buy you less than it would even in the U.S. but in, say, Sub-Saharan Africa, it might buy you an amount of goods or services that might cost $10 or $20 or even more in the U.S.

    The best answer is: it depends.

    Tommy.
  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    edpudol1973
    Well I guess Philippines is one of the best and cheapest place to outsource
  • Profile picture of the author Ciaran Doyle
    Ciaran Doyle
    I definitely agree that the Philippines is probably your best bet. Try searching for people to actually work for you instead of just hiring them from elance or RAC.

    Look on actual Philippines job boards.

    Hope this helps
  • Profile picture of the author alambains
    alambains
    I would recommend phillippines too!!!
  • Profile picture of the author morwanneg
    morwanneg
    My copywriter is from Philippines. I must admit her english is excellent. Far better than mine. Ironic isn't it? LOL.
  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    tyroneshum
    Hi everyone,

    I think the question to ask is what is the best value of labour for your money?

    Cause as people have pointed out, there are going to be cheap labour throughout the world, India, China, Philippines and so forth.

    In my personal experience I've personally been only hiring from the Philippines and it's because yes their labour is cheaper in comparison to 1st world countries, but their ethics, loyalty and their English, especially is of high value. Which means that the work is done properly and on time.

    I've been able to hire full-time staff for $250 per month as well and they do an exceptional job. Though I know you can hire people for less from India, but from personal experience, the work has not been of the same standard.

    In saying this, I recommend seeking people in the Philippines and finding people with good English verbal and written skills. With this you should get good value out of your money and in return great work completed.
  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontent
    uniquecontent
    I think Philippenes
  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontent
    uniquecontent
    I think Philippenes has least.

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