Do you outsource to the Philippines?

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Hi warriors,

Does anyone here tried to outsource to filipinos?
Did you love it or hate it?

I'm a filipino and I wanted to know.

Thank you for all the comments in advance.
Good day!
#filipino #outsource #philippines
  • Profile picture of the author nextgeneration
    Yes, i have been looking to hire a few filipinos and have in the past. I typically use odesk to hire them however, I'm looking to cut the middleman out which I still haven't been able to find out a good way of finding exceptional workers.

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    • Profile picture of the author kaizenifyinc
      Originally Posted by nextgeneration View Post

      Yes, i have been looking to hire a few filipinos and have in the past. I typically use odesk to hire them however, I'm looking to cut the middleman out which I still haven't been able to find out a good way of finding exceptional workers.

      -Nextgeneration
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    • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
      Originally Posted by nextgeneration View Post

      Yes, i have been looking to hire a few filipinos and have in the past. I typically use odesk to hire them however, I'm looking to cut the middleman out which I still haven't been able to find out a good way of finding exceptional workers.

      -Nextgeneration
      It's quite easy to cut out the "middleman", once you have found a suitable person. Just deal with the person on a direct p to p basis. Simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author HN
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    I have hired a singer from Philippines and she was perfect. I absolutely loved the result.
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  • Profile picture of the author DesmondTan
    yes i did try to outsource to the philippines, people there are honest and work loyally. I definitely would try it again:-)
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    • Profile picture of the author kaizenifyinc
      Originally Posted by DesmondTan View Post

      yes i did try to outsource to the philippines, people there are honest and work loyally. I definitely would try it again:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    Sorry, I have not personally hired filipino outsourcers but I've know of others who successfully outsource their work their for many tasks - from call center service to web design etc. Yes, many can be found on freelance websites like freelancerdotcom or odeskdotcom. I know most I've spoke with have been happy (in general) the work arraignments set.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shayne Formoso
    I've found quite a few good Filipino workers on oDesk that have done many smaller projects for me. The only problem that I found was the time difference and live chats, but it's really not too big of a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    filipinos, indian, and indonesian is good worker with high quality plus cheap price
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    • Profile picture of the author kaizenifyinc
      Originally Posted by bamstk090 View Post

      filipinos, indian, and indonesian is good worker with high quality plus cheap price
      Indeed, they are! Filipinos are very honest, smart and harworking
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  • Profile picture of the author wordpressmania
    I worked with some filipinos and they were good to work with....
    I have a webdesign company and I sometimes need to outsource some little works when there is lots of work that my team can not handle.....
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    is this true?
    i use cloudflare at my sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    Yes, I hire Filipino through Odesk. I had a positive result with the outcome of their work.
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  • Profile picture of the author damoncloudflare
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi warriors,

    Does anyone here tried to outsource to filipinos?
    Did you love it or hate it?

    I'm a filipino and I wanted to know.

    Thank you for all the comments in advance.
    Good day!
    I actually have some friends that run an outsourcing firm in Makati (used them at one company I worked at). The results were generally very good, but the time zone difference can be problematic relative to things like training and the like.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I have hired people from the Philippines from oDesk in the past and have never had a problem at all. They always turned in good work and always on time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi warriors,

    Does anyone here tried to outsource to filipinos?
    Did you love it or hate it?

    I'm a filipino and I wanted to know.

    Thank you for all the comments in advance.
    Good day!

    It is something I am definitely considering at some point when I start my Real Estate wholesaling business back up. I am looking at getting a Virtual Assistant from the Philipines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nics
    I did have a full time worker that I hired from onlinejobs.ph. It was working out quite well while it lasted. I would do it again if the need arose. I got a lot of articles written and it was definitley a learning experience.

    I followed a very specific hiring process that I learned from someone else who has success outsourcing and the result was that people who would end up giving me trouble most likely got filtered out. I think that was the key to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    I have posted about 5 jobs via Philippinos and the work was done satisfactorily. Your mileage may vary. I did have one occurrence where a language barrier was experienced (nothing too problematic), otherwise I would recommend
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  • Profile picture of the author OutsourceFactor
    I'd have to say a big YES! I've outsourced people from the Philippines and they've always proved to be professional, flexible and loyal.

    There's a good list of hard working Filipino Freelancers in OutSource Factor too, and not just oDesk.

    I have definitely hired a few people (still on board) from the Philippines and I'm going to do it again in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreabolder
    I've outsourced to the Philippines for blog graphics and ebook/info product covers typically from fiverr and odesk. After going through a few different people I found one that I've built a great working relationship with and use for most of my projects. Professional, fast and affordable.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    I have some people writing for me from there - .003 USD per word.

    Also, virtual private assistants are available for as low as $100 a month - depending on work load.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

      I have some people writing for me from there - .003 USD per word.

      Also, virtual private assistants are available for as low as $100 a month - depending on work load.
      Maybe yes for 1 hour per day. No way for full time as $100 is 2 times lower than minimum wage.
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      • Profile picture of the author OolongMedia
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        Maybe yes for 1 hour per day. No way for full time as $100 is 2 times lower than minimum wage.
        I agree. I think minimum for a Filipino va is $250.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhaddyness
    Of course we are.. We always make sure you get your money's worth by providing top-notch service..
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  • Profile picture of the author syda
    I have a filipino VA who has been working with me for over a year now. She's the best - very hard working, never has excuses like a lot of other providers
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  • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi warriors,

    Does anyone here tried to outsource to filipinos?
    Did you love it or hate it?

    I'm a filipino and I wanted to know.

    Thank you for all the comments in advance.
    Good day!
    Hi!

    Yes, I hire a lady from the Philippines to write articles quickly on any subject at a really reasonable rate

    Her English is absolutely perfect, better than most natively English speaking people I know. She is a pleasure to deal with, so, yes I totally love it, dealing with her.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi warriors,

    Does anyone here tried to outsource to filipinos?
    Did you love it or hate it?

    I'm a filipino and I wanted to know.

    Thank you for all the comments in advance.
    Good day!
    First of all, we are Filipinos and not filipinos.

    At the moment, I have hired 2 Filipino web developers and 1 graphic artist.

    To my fellow warriors, I thought of sharing you these:

    Pay Scale

    Listed below are the monthly rates for a forty-hour week job. These prices are equivalent to the level/type of expertise and experience of the Filipino Virtual employees.

    It is important to note that the cost of living in a particular city is also a basis for the employee's rate. Thus, employees living in Manila are expected to have a higher pay than with those living in provinces especially in Visayas and Mindanao.

    Data entry - $200-300
    Article/Content Writing - $200-1000
    SEO - $300-500
    Web Designing - $350-800
    Web Development - $400-900
    PHP Programming - $800-2500
    Ruby on Rails/Django Programming - $2500-4800
    Mobile Apps Development - $800-1200

    Final Words

    Choosing to venture your outsourcing business in the Philippines can be your ticket to success. To achieve this dream, there are a handful of things to be reminded of.

    Maintain a healthy and happy working relationship with your employees regardless of the nature and level of difficulty of their work. Filipinos are very loyal employees and you can gain their loyalty by treating them fairly. In fact, you can reward your outstanding employees by giving them Christmas bonus or a paid holiday. That way, they will feel that every hard work they give are equally remunerated.

    Respect your employees. Filipinos are sensitive people. So, to avoid any cultural clash, it is important to be very careful with your words especially when you wish to suggest something to them. Never create a bossy impression or you will lose your employee right away.

    In a nutshell, just treat them well and they will do the same to you. Happy outsourcing!

    Cheers,
    Louie Tugas
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  • Profile picture of the author FIERCE IM
    hi

    I have used some workers via odesk but i haven't have any luck. people are nice but when it comes to do the job propely I wasn't that satisfied. Because they said they know how to do the job, and when you hired them you find out that you need to train them and that waste a lot of your time. Because you hired them in the first place to save some time. And then you found yourself adding training on your schedule.
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  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontent
    They are loyal people to work with I enjoyed working with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walsh
    Very good from ELANCE.COM you need to train them so no good asking them to do a task they cant do and you dont know how to do, watched another john jonas video about outsourcing recently very good
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    I have good and great experiences with Philippinos. Never had a bad experience.

    Outsourcing is also an art.Finding the best person to complete the job on time and money worth is art.

    I am really glad i have found people i know i can trust, they are loyal and doing a good job for me

    Thanks Philippinos (guys and girls)

    Dimitris
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  • Profile picture of the author centurion81
    yep - I've had 2 contract works from the Philippines and they were both great.

    Listen and take direction extremely well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnnsonap
    if you want to, you can outsource to any country using the many freelancing sites available . just google "freelance xyz" where xyz is the type of job you want to be done
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  • Profile picture of the author JackCronfield
    I am interested to hire someone from the Philippines with great English to research and write eBooks for me. Can you recommend me someone? You can PM me. Cheers !
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  • Profile picture of the author hbteos234
    I'm wondering what is the general level of english for the VAs? How easy (or hard) is it to find someone with good spoken/written english skills?
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    A friend of mine used to have a great Filipino writer asset named wonder woman who went on to do really well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Nah, i do everything myself. Doesn't take long to market my business.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Nah, i do everything myself. Doesn't take long to market my business.
      incorrect, I would rather be the GENERAL in the army than the SOLDIER in the trenches. THink about that for a second!!

      right now you are a solidier in the trenches. I use to think like that, but now I outsource everything on Elance, and its not only helped me with my business, but given me spare time, while income has increased.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mpresev
    I want to outsource my graphics and my blog.. I will try ODESK now.

    thanks Warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt121
    There are a lot of hardworking Filipinos in Odesk. Very easy to instruct as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author daedhrogon
    I outsourced some times, but it depends on the job, for "stupid" things I now outsource them, for something that require some IQ I do them internally
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    I've outsourced there a few times.
    I'm 50/50 on it - one project i outsourced came back amazing!
    The second one came back not so good.

    I try to do more in-house stuff but when I do outsource it is there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mpresev
      Ok, Odesk I need to figure out how that works.. I couldn't contact this one candidate because I have to be a manager? I need to figure ODESK..

      I did meet some good ppl from Craigslist Manila Philippines though.
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  • A couple of times yes and with good results, but at this stage I dont need to think about outsourcing so much but in the future maybe I will more all depends.
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  • Profile picture of the author swords
    I outsource ALL my graphics/video work to overseas workers. They do amazing jobs on it all, and they are much cheaper than Americans.
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  • Profile picture of the author dodinda
    I have some bad experiences about outsorcing filipines :/
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  • Profile picture of the author vududawg
    I have had good and bad experiences, I have a great graphics guy, yet I got ripped off buy a web designer... He took my money and ran... lol, I will find this one, but I have no problem working with anyone who wants to work. I am looking for some one to do some updating right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Huard
    Yes I have in the past and results were positive.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdVictor791
    I have never outsourced any work to the Philippines. I have however outsourced a fair amount of work to India as there is never a shortage of people there willing to work for $2.00/hr.
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