Outsourcing - Bestjobs.ph Open Again

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Hey Warriors.

Just a FYI for those who outsource and could not access bestjobs.ph

They have now opened there doors again for people outside the Philipines to join.

This is where I go for my hires first, I LOVE the website. I suggest to go fast because people realize its open and good quality people and better salary are gone.

Cheers,
Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Harley101
    Thanks i got in..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Glad, this is good info, but most wont notice, oh well better for us
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Thanks, it came at the right time.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author AbbyJustin
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    thanks for your information,I got it
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  • Profile picture of the author Vic Chan
    Are they still opening their doors to company outside Philippines?

    I'll head straight there now.. thanks for this information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
    thanks for the heads up! been waiting for this to happen!

    Stuart
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyS
    Thanks for the tip.... Good to have it back.... I'll check them out later.....
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Thanks for that great info. Welcome back bestjobs. However, if you can't hire someone at bestjobs there are few websites though to hire writers and VA's:
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  • hi, thanks for the heads up on this. it came a time looking for outsourcing.
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  • Profile picture of the author REW72
    Good to know. I have been registered with them for 2 years, but my last 2 posts they rejected although they were 100% legitimate and met their T&C's as far as I can tell.

    I've since used onlinejobs.ph and have to say that they level of skill specific information it provides by comparison is a lot better than bestjobs.ph - the only downside is the $47 a month cost (which I just forgot to cancel and got rebilled).
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  • Profile picture of the author Bujuk
    thank for the update. definately better than using the craiglist.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I went there some time back and got the closed to my country message. I couldn't for the life of me understand why they would be closed to the US but it turned me off to the site, so now it's like ... meh ... so what? Plenty of outsourcing sites around that didn't turn me away.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vic Chan
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I went there some time back and got the closed to my country message. I couldn't for the life of me understand why they would be closed to the US but it turned me off to the site, so now it's like ... meh ... so what? Plenty of outsourcing sites around that didn't turn me away.

      As I understand it from thorough reading throughout Warrior Forum.. BestJobs.ph are among the best place to find good high quality candidates. But this is still a subjective matter.. you could very well encounter the worse of them all in BestJobs.ph while finding a better ones other places.

      But if you are looking for a new outsourcer it won't hurt to have a look there.


      Vic
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
        I noticed that in their job advertising rules is this:
        " The following types of adverts are prohibited:
        Work from home jobs."

        Yet "work from home" desired is clearly listed when browsing resumes?

        huh?


        Brian
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        • Profile picture of the author AnneRose88
          Originally Posted by balaway View Post

          I noticed that in their job advertising rules is this:
          " The following types of adverts are prohibited:
          Work from home jobs."

          Yet "work from home" desired is clearly listed when browsing resumes?

          huh?
          What they mean is that you can't post *adverts* trying to sell your "work from home" stuff or linking to some stuff for them to buy that would get you affiliate commissions.
          They want you to post real jobs. You are not allowed to sell them stuff.
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          • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
            Originally Posted by AnneRose88 View Post

            What they mean is that you can't post *adverts* trying to sell your "work from home" stuff or linking to some stuff for them to buy that would get you affiliate commissions.
            They want you to post real jobs. You are not allowed to sell them stuff.
            Thanks, that makes sense.

            Got an account. This will be my first stab at outsourcing. Wondering if posting a job or contacting posted resumes would get better results? Someone tried both care to comment? Thanks.

            Brian
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            • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
              Originally Posted by balaway View Post

              Thanks, that makes sense.

              Got an account. This will be my first stab at outsourcing. Wondering if posting a job or contacting posted resumes would get better results? Someone tried both care to comment? Thanks.

              Brian
              Hi Brian, that really depends on your goals and what you would like to achieve (I got a WSO that may help you on outsourcing). I have tried both and in most cases I am in favor of a job over a contract, but again it depends on your goals and how much work you have.

              Cheers.
              Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author TheChanger
    Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

    Hey Warriors.

    Just a FYI for those who outsource and could not access bestjobs.ph

    They have now opened there doors again for people outside the Philipines to join.

    This is where I go for my hires first, I LOVE the website. I suggest to go fast because people realize its open and good quality people and better salary are gone.

    Cheers,
    Mukul
    Sweet! Thanks for the information.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Collins
    I see that onlinejobs.ph has some mentions of replacemyself.com which is a John Jonas site. With links to articles on his site and also sending finders fees to replacemyself.com. If you use the prefound $350 (finders fee) or pretested $800 (finders fee) or the Done For You option at $800 for each person they recruit for you. So I guess this is one of his sites too. I didn't see the $47 a month fee "REW72" mentions. Is that hidden or am I blind.

    I noticed you can list yourself as an employer for free at bestjobs.ph which allows prospective people looking for work find jobs your listing. If you want to be able to search resumes there is a fee of 3 months - 5000 pesos or about $110 USD. So should the need arise I signed up at bestjobs.ph

    I have listened to John Jonas talking about replacemyself.com and that the only way you could access bestjobs.ph at the time was if you signed up at replacemyself.com. As if it was the prime source or you could go to onlinejobs.ph if you didn't want to join replacemyself.com. The replacemyself.com option is more expensive monthly but it does have additional stuff. Some kind of project management software and drip feed training videos for your employees which I believe he let's you choose one task from a list each month. I decided I'd remember his site as an option and bookmarked it but didn't feel it was what I wanted when I was looking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
      Originally Posted by John Collins View Post

      I see that onlinejobs.ph has some mentions of replacemyself.com which is a John Jonas site. With links to articles on his site and also sending finders fees to replacemyself.com. If you use the prefound $350 (finders fee) or pretested $800 (finders fee) or the Done For You option at $800 for each person they recruit for you. So I guess this is one of his sites too. I didn't see the $47 a month fee "REW72" mentions. Is that hidden or am I blind.

      I noticed you can list yourself as an employer for free at bestjobs.ph which allows prospective people looking for work find jobs your listing. If you want to be able to search resumes there is a fee of 3 months - 5000 pesos or about $110 USD. So should the need arise I signed up at bestjobs.ph

      I have listened to John Jonas talking about replacemyself.com and that the only way you could access bestjobs.ph at the time was if you signed up at replacemyself.com. As if it was the prime source or you could go to onlinejobs.ph if you didn't want to join replacemyself.com. The replacemyself.com option is more expensive monthly but it does have additional stuff. Some kind of project management software and drip feed training videos for your employees which I believe he let's you choose one task from a list each month. I decided I'd remember his site as an option and bookmarked it but didn't feel it was what I wanted when I was looking.
      Here is some helpful info:
      • BestJobs.ph has a fee per 3 months, as you said.
      • John Jonas owns OnlineJobs.ph, a competing site, which I personally find better because of the way it targets skills rather than resumes.
      • Members of "Replace Myself" get access to BOTH job sites included in their monthly fee.
      • There is an upsell on Replace Myself that gives you perpetual access with no recurring fees ever again - that's what I bought.
      • OnlineJobs.ph is innovating. BestJobs is not. For example they are now allowing job seekers to upload videos of themselves.
      • OnlineJobs.ph is free to register, however if you want contact information you have to pay (again, unless you join Replace Myself).
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    is it similar to rentacoder? or, I missed something?


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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by John Collins View Post

      I see that onlinejobs.ph has some mentions of replacemyself.com which is a John Jonas site. With links to articles on his site and also sending finders fees to replacemyself.com. If you use the prefound $350 (finders fee) or pretested $800 (finders fee) or the Done For You option at $800 for each person they recruit for you. So I guess this is one of his sites too. I didn't see the $47 a month fee "REW72" mentions. Is that hidden or am I blind.

      I noticed you can list yourself as an employer for free at bestjobs.ph which allows prospective people looking for work find jobs your listing. If you want to be able to search resumes there is a fee of 3 months - 5000 pesos or about $110 USD. So should the need arise I signed up at bestjobs.ph

      I have listened to John Jonas talking about replacemyself.com and that the only way you could access bestjobs.ph at the time was if you signed up at replacemyself.com. As if it was the prime source or you could go to onlinejobs.ph if you didn't want to join replacemyself.com. The replacemyself.com option is more expensive monthly but it does have additional stuff. Some kind of project management software and drip feed training videos for your employees which I believe he let's you choose one task from a list each month. I decided I'd remember his site as an option and bookmarked it but didn't feel it was what I wanted when I was looking.
      onlinejobs.ph is owned my John Jonas

      Originally Posted by AverageGuy View Post

      is it similar to rentacoder? or, I missed something?


      david
      David, this is for full time workers, rent a coders more projects and I think software.

      Cheers,
      Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    Been outsourcing my work to my fellow countrymen for over 2 years now and it took me another year to figure out I was sitting in a gold mine!

    Just a few tips you need to remember.: This will separate success from failures in outsourcing.

    1.) Make sure you ask for sample works 2-3 days before hiring someone on a monthly basis.

    2.) Avoid burnouts - Wonder why so many people are left by VA's?

    3.) Pay in local currency - Its a lot cheaper that way. You will be saving up to 40%.

    4.) Hire only experienced ones.

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    -Yan Kirby
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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by YanKirby View Post

      Been outsourcing my work to my fellow countrymen for over 2 years now and it took me another year to figure out I was sitting in a gold mine!

      Just a few tips you need to remember.: This will separate success from failures in outsourcing.

      1.) Make sure you ask for sample works 2-3 days before hiring someone on a monthly basis.

      2.) Avoid burnouts - Wonder why so many people are left by VA's?

      3.) Pay in local currency - Its a lot cheaper that way. You will be saving up to 40%.

      4.) Hire only experienced ones.

      Hope this helps.

      Best,
      -Yan Kirby
      Tip 3 is a pretty good one

      Tip 4 - my experience is different. New people are sometimes easier to train.

      Cheers,
      Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
    I noticed you can list yourself as an employer for free at bestjobs.ph which allows prospective people looking for work find jobs your listing. If you want to be able to search resumes there is a fee of 3 months - 5000 pesos or about $110 USD. So should the need arise I signed up at bestjobs.ph
    So it costs $110 to search for resumes on bestjobs.ph for 3 months? I couldnt find any fees on the site? I was wondering how they made money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Wayo
      Originally Posted by rockstarinlife View Post

      So it costs $110 to search for resumes on bestjobs.ph for 3 months? I couldnt find any fees on the site? I was wondering how they made money.
      That's right.

      3 months - 5000 pesos
      6 months - 10000 pesos
      12 months - 20000 pesos
      Once you're registered and logged in, you'll be immediately eligible to choose the level of service.

      From my experience, I've never needed 3 months to hire a great team member. One month is more than enough. As an alternative, you can sign up for OnlineJobs.ph - that's what I did. They charge $49/mo or $105 for 3 months.

      There're no such options for bestjobs.ph.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joshua Uebergang
        3.) Pay in local currency - Its a lot cheaper that way. You will be saving up to 40%.
        Can you expand on this please? How do you pay in local currency? A 40% saving has me curious.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
          Originally Posted by Joshua Uebergang View Post

          Can you expand on this please? How do you pay in local currency? A 40% saving has me curious.
          Just fly to the Philippines, exchange your cash there, and then fly back. Then you can pay them online. lol.. jk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
    Cool thanks.

    Sounds like it would be a good idea to split a membership with someone looking to outsource here. 3 people at 110 = 36 each for 3 months. Not bad. Let me know if anyone wants to do this today or this week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Unfair Contract
    Thanks for the update!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon12345
    Are bestjobs.ph open for just contacting people by resume or are you also allowed to place an advert? Have they still got a ban on ads for home based workers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon12345
    That's good to know. I am worried about paying my money and then finding they won't accept my jobs!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon12345
    If you look under their Job Advertising Rules section, it says:

    The following types of adverts are prohibited:

    Work from home jobs.

    So, no advertising for virtual assistants, according to this. Else you risk your account being closed and losing your paid money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by Jon12345 View Post

      If you look under their Job Advertising Rules section, it says:

      The following types of adverts are prohibited:

      Work from home jobs.

      So, no advertising for virtual assistants, according to this. Else you risk your account being closed and losing your paid money.
      I can only share my experience which is have I have hired numerous employee over the last several years from Bestjobs.ph. If you are not happy with what they are saying or posting on it, then I am sure there are other good sites (which I dont have experience with).

      Cheers
      Mukul
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      • Profile picture of the author JanisG
        Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post


        Originally Posted by Jon12345
        If you look under their Job Advertising Rules section, it says:

        The following types of adverts are prohibited:

        Work from home jobs.

        So, no advertising for virtual assistants, according to this. Else you risk your account being closed and losing your paid money.
        I can only share my experience which is have I have hired numerous employee over the last several years from Bestjobs.ph. If you are not happy with what they are saying or posting on it, then I am sure there are other good sites (which I dont have experience with).

        Cheers
        Mukul
        Here is my experience as of today.

        I had a deactivated job listing that was published on bestjobs.ph in summer. In July I hired an outsourcer, so I deactivated it. Now I am looking for another person, so I tried to activate the job listing.

        No luck. It went from 'Unreviewed' to 'Deactivated' every time I tried to submit it.

        Then I emailed them asking for directions. Their answer was that 'home based jobs are prohibited by our advertising rules', followed by 5 paragraphs describing benefits of their paid service.

        I also browsed recently published listings, and I could not find much difference between these listings and mine.

        I am wondering now how Mukul and others got their listings published. I an also checking out onlinejobs.ph

        Cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
          Originally Posted by JanisG View Post

          Here is my experience as of today.

          I had a deactivated job listing that was published on bestjobs.ph in summer. In July I hired an outsourcer, so I deactivated it. Now I am looking for another person, so I tried to activate the job listing.

          No luck. It went from 'Unreviewed' to 'Deactivated' every time I tried to submit it.

          Then I emailed them asking for directions. Their answer was that 'home based jobs are prohibited by our advertising rules', followed by 5 paragraphs describing benefits of their paid service.

          I also browsed recently published listings, and I could not find much difference between these listings and mine.

          I am wondering now how Mukul and others got their listings published. I an also checking out onlinejobs.ph

          Cheers!
          I just hired another 2 in the last month and helped a few outsource guide students hire another 3-4 from Best Jobs. I dont know what the issue is or I would help you.

          Cheers,
          Mukul
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          • Profile picture of the author JanisG
            Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

            I just hired another 2 in the last month and helped a few outsource guide students hire another 3-4 from Best Jobs. I dont know what the issue is or I would help you.

            Cheers,
            Mukul
            I sent you a PM.

            Thanks!
            Janis
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  • Profile picture of the author myrnasy
    Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

    Just a FYI for those who outsource and could not access bestjobs.ph

    They have now opened there doors again for people outside the Philipines to join.

    This is where I go for my hires first, I LOVE the website. I suggest to go fast because people realize its open and good quality people and better salary are gone.
    Great info! I've been looking for great outsourcing sites and it's great that bestjobs.ph is now open for other countries. I want to find jobs that fit my skills. Would you mind if I ask you the average payment for a graphic designer?
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    How does it compare to http://www.onlinejobs.ph?
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    • Profile picture of the author Efryll
      Well, as a Filipino who post resume on those websites. I say OnlineJobs.ph is waaaay better than bestjobs.ph... You'll get direct contact with the employers and you'll have a lot of new jobs.
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