What Are The Best Outsourcing Sites Now?

by Terry Kyle 50 replies
Hey Warriors,

What are the best sites for outsourcing IM tasks at the moment?

Many thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    What do you mean "at the moment"?
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  • Profile picture of the author zjroland
    Terry,

    I suggest that you go to this website - outsourcexp , it's a free Freelance marketplace, all free for freelancers and buyers. It's the only one free for all outscoucing website I have found.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Hey terry,

    I use odesk all the time. Though you should screen your applicants carefully as some are really hard to understand and doesn't know how to do the job posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azzurro
    Try Craiglist.ph, services then computers

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  • Profile picture of the author Riz
    Any site you use for outsourcing make sure you do your due diligence on all applicants. There is good and bad on all sites.

    I have used rentacoder for web development and found someone that i now work with regulary. I have outsourced other tasks and got complete lemons. I've learnt to do proper due diligence now. Work with people that have positive feedback and you should be good to go in the majority of cases.

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  • Profile picture of the author JakeThePeg
    I've tried rentacoder, guru, odesk, elancer, random people from forums (such as digitalpoint.com)...and just like in the 'real' world of client services, I have had some good experiences, and some bad.

    To be honest, the best way to actually establish a good long term relationship, is to actually physically meet the people you are thinking of dealing with. For example, a mate of mine recently flew from Australia to India, for 2 months, with the full intent of finding a long-term coding partner during his travels. He probably spent about $1,500 on flights, and his holiday around India was very cheap, so if you think about it in the whole scheme of things, $1,500 is a small price to pay for reassurance that you are going to be dealing with the right 'out-sourcer' in the long term.

    I've wasted probably hundreds of hours battling with the links of the Rentacoder arbitrators to try and get my money back on projects gone bad, believe me, putting in the hard yards to find some one good is worth it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Getafreelancer and Odesk, i get lot of work done there.
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  • Profile picture of the author c4rves
    Quote” To be honest, the best way to actually establish a good long term relationship”

    Yes I believe that this is the best way to outsource you workers, how ever you have to start some where.

    Make sure that you test your outsourcers before giving them to much work to do, make sure that you vet them.

    As this post states there ups and downs for all the sites that I use.

    Scriptlance.com
    Elance.com
    RentAcoder.com
    Designoutpost.com
    Odesk.com
    outsourcexp.com
    Guru.com
    Getafreelancer.com

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author automated_atty
    Try odesk and getafreelancer...
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  • Profile picture of the author lynzki
    Also, you can add us on your list: timetooutsource.com, reliable and affordable outsourcing help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi Terry,

    As with others - I've tried all of the public options and many of the Warriors offering services.

    You never really know what you're going to get and it largely depends on your niche. There are many great warriors offering services which are great for a one-man show, but just don't cut it as far as being really professional or technically comprehensive are concerned.

    I have a new web design needed right now and although I have 'go-to' people for most of my usual site graphics, I don't actually have anyone I think can do what I need for this particular job and will probably end up at a bricks and mortar design firm to get it done.

    I've tried a LOT of programmers too and for some things Elance, Rentacoder etc. event he WF are fine for that - but often I end up having to go around getting referrals and find someone who has a track record of being able to actually finish work that takes more than a few weeks to do.

    Many of the people offering services are just trying to pay their bills each month and get bored very quickly if they have to work for any length of time on one job.

    My advice - speak to friends, find people that have a good track record and be prepared to pay for someone good.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alohatom
      Hi Terry..have one pf your products...personally I have tried

      Freelancer.com
      Elance.com
      RentAcoder.com
      Designoutpost.com
      Odesk.com
      Guru.com

      and have been generally happy with these..I try to deveop long-term relationships with outsourcers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie B
    I used to use elance but not any more for the following reasons:

    1. They screwed up security and my personal data was posted on other sites. They then ignored my emails asking what they were specifically doing about it. When $$ is concerned, Idon't expect a company to hide behind bland statements such as "we're taking steps".

    2. The people on elance tend to be more expensive (and quite a few are simply outsourcing their work to cheaper resource!).

    I now use several different resources and keep changing to avoid possible security issues.

    Kind regards

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  • Profile picture of the author mike52683
    I've always used scriptlance in the past and have been very happy. I've heard that odesk is very good too.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author jpaissa27
    Hey terry. I like using getafreelancer.com and yea it does depend on the work you are looking for. I found pretty good article writer on this site.
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    • Profile picture of the author eswari
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian John
        hired several times from elance, guru, and scriptlance...i prefer elance. i've also had some luck on fiverr for small tasks.
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      • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
        Originally Posted by eswari View Post

        Outsourcing refers to a company that contracts with another company to provide services that might otherwise be performed by in-house employees. We are into this outsourcing business for the past 7 years with approved 1350 plus LIVE sites from our development centre for our clients all over the world. We challenge, every 1 of 2 outsourcing clients will return back to us for more business with more gain. We have 125 developers who have constantly worked and having 7 years experience in the field of Joomla, drupal,wordpress and Magento.This is our success mantra. Company that can be trusted to offer website design and website development outsourcing solutions with good expertise, skills, and attention to details.

        Our Guranted Benefits:

        60% Reduction In Development Cost, 25% Reduction In Development Time.
        NO Delay, We have 125+ Engineers To Execute The Project.
        Demo Of The Project Status On Daily Basis.
        Discussion On Project Status Daily.
        Unlimited Number Of Design Reviews.
        Unique Design Of Your Website. (Your Site Look Unique On Internet).
        All The Rights Of The Source code & IP Will Be Owned By You.
        Our Engineers Are Having Minimum 5 ~ 7 Industry Experience.
        Your eMails Will Be Responded With-In 3 Hours. (Assured)
        No Hidden Cost Or NO Surprise Invoices.
        Our main objective is to satisfy client with a creative website to meet his business goals.

        We provide following Outsource website design services :

        Custom Website Design
        Custom website development
        CMS Website Development
        Joomla(CMS) Website Design
        PHP and MySQL Website Design(Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Concrete 5)
        Web Application Development
        Web Hosting
        Flash Animation
        Logo Design
        Banner Design
        Website Re-designing

        contact:
        Mr.Tom
        Adodis Technologies Pvt ltd,
        No:5, First Floor,
        Saraswathamma Complex,
        Akshay Nagar, TC Palya Main Road,
        Dooravani Nagar Post, Ramamurthi nagar ,
        Bangalore - 560016
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Warrior is one of the best. You can also have oDesk, Elance, Guru. Easyoutsourcing, Bestjobs, Onlinejobs.... you can hire from these websites no matter what outsourcing you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddy19
    For me Odesk is best outsourcing site, i have earned allot from there. There easy to get work according to your skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author nthmarketing
    One of the best ways to get good people to outsource to is find other people using them part time and share the cost to get a full time outsourcer. I only hire full-time but I know a lot of people don't need full time help and they have basically already done the homework of finding the right person.

    Aloha,
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    • Profile picture of the author SparringMind
      Big stuff? Elance and ODesk.

      Little stuff? Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    You can use freelancer, lot of people use them to outsource their work.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWrites
    It all depends on what you are needing. Different places have different types of specialties. I agree though, for the little stuff Fiverr works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author KamauAustin
    I've had as many as 9 outsource firms working for me at a time. I use RentaCoder (RAC) because they eskow the money and help manage the freelancer to get the job completed. I wouldn't use someone off the RAC platform unless they prove they can deliver.

    I hired a project manager to manage the RAC platform and I had a good size virtual team that worked like clockwork. I only hire people on RAC with a very high rating over 93% success rate even if I have to pay them considerably more because they - GET Things Done!

    My Project manager has a masters degree in coding. She is a soft architect so she writes the specs. The biggest problem in outscoring is communicating exactly what you want. Also over state your needs.

    There is an adage in software development which applies a lot to other fields: if you think something will take a certain amount of time - it will actually take 3 times that long. So if you need a project completed in 3 months tell the developer or freelancer their time frame to complete the task is 1 month. This way if there a any stalls or glitches (which there always are) you are ahead of the game.

    I've heard clients rave about ODesk as well. But I never used them so I can't speak with authority on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
    If you want a logo designed - 99designs is BRILLIANT.

    OK - it's more than vworker, fiverr, etc: but I got 150 submissions for my logo design in just over a week.

    Brilliant. The keys are: give a clear specification: and give quick feedback when someone submits a design which does not quite hit the nail on the head.

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I have had the most success with

    1) Fiverr

    and

    2) Elance

    Those sites are gold mines if you know how to use them. Takes a while but they are great. The best IMHO.
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    • Profile picture of the author isee
      Overall I use Elance, but don't overlook a UK based site called People per Hour. Tend to be a bit more expensive but in many cases definitely worth it.
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    I use odesk for outsourcing and work like a charme
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    Odesk is my first port of call when it comes to outsourcing... Love that site.

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    • Profile picture of the author Netafile
      ODesk and Fiverr of late.

      If you're just getting your feet wet outsourcing, hire on oDesk by the hour, they have screen capture software and "activity meters" to monitor your workers, so you can outask smaller projects hourly and scale up as needed.

      If looking for a team player, hire 5 - 10 people to do a 2 hr. test project similar to what you want done in the longer term, and you'll find 1 - 2 superstars out of the lot. At $5/hr x 2 hrs x 10 workers, for $100 you can find your team player(s).

      This is assuming you have first filtered them out by feedback and buyer comments.

      Then you can negotiate a lower rate to hire them full time.

      I don't use elance anymore, workers are higher priced, and $50 minimum makes it too expensive to test using method above.

      Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    Outsourcing sites really differ by style. You're either hiring freelancers or you're hiring virtual staff to act as employees in your business, working for you and you only.

    The former (freelancers):

    - Elance
    - oDesk
    - Fiverr (for very small tasks)

    For VIRTUAL STAFF who work for you and are paid directly by you, try:
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    I am using fiverr.com for basic stuff like posting classified ads, posting up flyers etc
    Having pretty good results
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    • Profile picture of the author Cartellian
      Originally Posted by JohnJonasVA View Post

      ...i recommend you watch the free outsourcing webinar at replacemyself.com. It basically teaches you what you need to know about outsourcing BEFORE you do any outsourcing. That way, you can avoid some of the common mistakes.
      Pretty sure that video is a 'pitch' for their $97/mo or $797 program to learn to outsource... Which I was able to do by simply starting to outsource tasks... lol.

      Find the things you cant/don't do (even though you need to)... Explain EXACTLY what you need them to accomplish, and what you expect to receive for their compensation and start interviewing people....

      For me, I have a few virtual assistants who help me from time to time, but the graphics guy I connected with has proven to be an absolute god-send for me and at $5 per hour, I'm saving $45 per hour vs. the last US based designer I used.
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    i will obviously recommend odesk.it is simply awesome!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author CaliGuy
    Terry:

    Great question. I have a VA (virtual assistants) firm based in Los Angeles with overseas operations. We work specifically with IM and help them with all their backend work. Everything from social media to bookmarking and SEO. We pretty much do it all.

    If you'd like to chat further, feel free to PM me or find me on Skype.

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