Where to find outsourcers who work on commision?

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Hey Fellow Warriors,

I'm looking for an outsourcer to work on a commission basis but have no idea where to look. Elance doesn't allow you to hire on commission basis. I need someone to do cold calls for me. Thanks in advance for your help.

Best,
Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    You're better off recruiting from people you know. Very few professionals will work on a commission basis if they don't know you already. ESPECIALLY for something as annoying / potentially demeaning to do as cold calling.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Godfather
    Yeah, I'd say trust would be a large factor for the outsourcers. You only choice if you want to use elance or oDesk is to pay a small flat fee and ask them for a test job.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by IM Godfather View Post

      Yeah, I'd say trust would be a large factor for the outsourcers. You only choice if you want to use elance or oDesk is to pay a small flat fee and ask them for a test job.
      this is very smart advice.

      We have found a team of outsources this way.

      When you find gold, keep them close and even reward them, so the quality of work remains the same.

      Always do small test with outsourcers, that way you know you if you are getting a gem or a peice of cow dung LOL.

      I have had more success with elance, but Odesk is pretty good too.
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      • Profile picture of the author IM Godfather
        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        this is very smart advice.

        We have found a team of outsources this way.

        When you find gold, keep them close and even reward them, so the quality of work remains the same.

        Always do small test with outsourcers, that way you know you if you are getting a gem or a peice of cow dung LOL.

        I have had more success with elance, but Odesk is pretty good too.
        This reminds me of something I think I heard from Howie Schwartz ages ago: "Hire Slow and Fire Quickly" ...

        Don't expect people you don't know to bend over backwards for you no matter what you call them. Treat them as though they are in your office, honestly and fairly and you'll find good people.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    Originally Posted by ChrisBentley84 View Post

    Hey Fellow Warriors,

    I'm looking for an outsourcer to work on a commission basis but have no idea where to look. Elance doesn't allow you to hire on commission basis. I need someone to do cold calls for me. Thanks in advance for your help.

    Best,
    Chris
    Why would any one work with you on comission basis? Maybe you are not providing a reason that's really compelling.
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  • Profile picture of the author DominiquePrentiss
    Chris, in this economy, it's going to be tough to find freelancers willing to work solely based on commission.

    We've all got bills to pay.

    People will want to know what kind of track record the product you are promoting has?

    They'll want to know about the company's stability and more important how and when they pay out.

    You could start out by placing ads on places like craigslist to see if anyone is interested in what you are offering.

    I'm not sure about the posting rules on craigslist so be sure to read their terms and conditions first.

    In fact there are a lot of free classified ad sites that you could post on.

    Who knows...you might get lucky.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Outsourcers work for paychecks.

    If you want someone who will work for free until you can pay them, look in the mirror.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Outsourcers work for paychecks.

      If you want someone who will work for free until you can pay them, look in the mirror.
      HAhaha! I now there is something I can laugh at before going to bed.

      Any time someone asks this question, it's almost like they don't have their stuff together. No disrespect meant, but with a good plan, and a solid product you can actually find somebody to do a joint venture with you. Rather than getting frustrated with someone who has no motivation to commit their time and skill to your cause.
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    • Profile picture of the author Psst
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      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Outsourcers work for paychecks.

      If you want someone who will work for free until you can pay them, look in the mirror.
      Don't look in the mirror; I'm here for you.

      I worked on a couple of contracts on a commission basis. But those contracts were lead and sales generation type contracts. So if you want to contract me for that types of jobs, feel free to ask me. You can also post a job on Elance or oDesk in the category of "Sales & Lead Generation"

      But if you want to hire someone to write an article for you and pay them a percentage of the profits, then ya, look in the mirror.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    I found people to do it before by advertising in my local version of Craig's list. What you are looking for are commission based sales staff.

    Most of the people who will go for that type of deal will be useless though, as I found out. If they weren't, they would look for a better deal.

    You will need to provide them with scripts and training if you hope to get any results. I found that students suited my purposes at the time. Really though, you would do much better to use one of the call-center places that outsource their staff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek S
    Things will become a lot more easy for you when you start calling them affiliates instead of outsourcers.

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  • Profile picture of the author mickmccrory
    The best bet is to spend a few dollars and hire someone with good ratings on odesk and see how it works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    This wasn't specifically asked, but thought I'd clarify for anyone that is using or considering using offshore outsourcers...

    Here in the Philippines, the importance of a steady paycheck cannot be overstated. So much so that you'll find there are agents that would MUCH prefer to make $200/month than to take a commission or payment option that would REALISTICALLY provide them with $300-$400/month...no joke.

    You might be able to find a struggling outsourcing company OR a good, smaller outsourcing company that thinks your idea/plan has merit. It would take a bit of time on your side to build up that relationship, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author uumair
    Did you visit warrior for hire section ?
    you can try other hiring services too, like Odesk
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    It might actually take you more time looking for a person willing to take this offer up than winning one customer if you start making your own diligent calls
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  • Profile picture of the author BeenThereDoneThat
    I have friends that are looking for that kind of work, but I tell them to stay away from anyone wanting to just pay commission because it shows that the employer has no faith in their own business model. In other words, if you were 1000% certain you would gross $6 per hour off of an out-sourcer, you would be happy to pay $3-4 anytime. But if you're not sure, then you'll want to go 100% commission to lower your risk and increase theirs.
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  • Profile picture of the author thewpguide
    You can try advertising on forums such as this, digitalpoint etc and also classified ads sites (Craigslist etc). I think you may struggle to find many people signing up just to work on commissions.

    I'm not sure how much you are offering per sale but perhaps you could lower that and offer to pay a small wage too. That way they are getting the best of both.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mena Jo
      Hi Chris

      Not sure which part of the world you're in but here in the UK it's not uncommon for sales people to work on a commission basis.

      Check out a site called peopleperhour[dot]com, tons of posts on there for people looking to outsource commission sales people. And yes, there are contractors who willingly bid on these projects.

      I'd suggest paying at least a basic as well as the commission to attract better candidates.

      All the best!
      Mena
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by ChrisBentley84 View Post

    I'm looking for an outsourcer to work on a commission basis
    I think you're looking for an outsourcee, really.

    An "outsourcer" is someone who outsources, i.e. finds someone else to undertake specific tasks for him - just like "employer" and "employee".

    But more than anything else, you have to ask yourself why anyone whose work was of high quality would be working on commission, rather than not working on commission and therefore not needing to share with you the income derived from his work, and not to be so dependent for his daily income on your skills at utilising it successfully.

    I know some copywriters who'll work partly on commission, if the client's very well known and very reliable, but that's in addition to a downpayment, of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    Sales people work for commission. Outsourcees don't.

    What are you trying to get this outsourcer to do?
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    • Profile picture of the author Psst
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      Originally Posted by Chris Thompson View Post

      Sales people work for commission. Outsourcees don't.

      What are you trying to get this outsourcer to do?
      Sales people? Can't they be outsourcees?
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  • Profile picture of the author synergyxtr
    well usualy there is a fixed wage and a minimum number of sales per day that we should accomplish. that is how we do our telemarketing projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny125
    I am always looking for workers on odesk, but I am searching there only for people to easy works, since I don't want to show anyone my tactics
    The "fat" and most important work I am always doing personally
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  • Profile picture of the author dame016
    I guess you can browse blogs. You can contact the blogger if you can see him/her as a potential worker for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author redfieryheart
    I am a VA and yes, it's so hard to work on commission basis. Trust is the main factor here and we need to be paid immediately after work is done. Twice a month is okay as I am working per hour but really, I can tell in my position that I will not grab a commission based job. Odesk.com, onlinejobs.ph and bestjobs.ph have thousands of freelancers who are willing to work for as low as $3/hr. Does it still hurts your budget?
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