Best country to outsource to...

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In what country do you find the best prices and easiest people to work with for outsourcing? I'd predominately be seeking technical assistance/support.
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfire
      Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

      Philippines, Philippines, Philippines.
      I second this, i've had some brilliant workers from the phillipenes. Ever so easy to get a long with

      Regards,

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    • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
      Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

      Philippines, Philippines, Philippines.
      My sentiment to, but I lived in the Philippines, travel there frequently,
      speak the language and understand the culture, and married a girl
      from there

      I've had nothing but great work hiring virtual employees there, but I
      also know people who weren't so satisfied. I think part of the difference
      IS that I understand the culture.

      Willie
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        Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

        My sentiment to, but I lived in the Philippines, travel there frequently,
        speak the language and understand the culture, and married a girl
        from there

        I've had nothing but great work hiring virtual employees there, but I
        also know people who weren't so satisfied. I think part of the difference
        IS that I understand the culture.

        Willie
        What website or service do you use to find workers in the Philippines normally?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Depends on what you mean by easiest and how you generalize it.

    Let's look at it from a broader perspective and categorizing it into two:

    U.S is number 1 followed by other top developed countries like Canada, U.K among others though their job is generally over priced but definitely good quality.

    While India, Philippine, Pakistan takes the second place for cheap labor and averagely ok jobs based on your choice of candidate.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackrabbit
    I have to agree with TrafficMaster101. I have moved towards native english speaking countries for my outsourcing. The reason in simple - the costs of outsourcing to none native countries seem to be rising and when you factor in having to explain every aspect of the project in detail to make sure that you are going to get what is expected it is simply much cheaper to outsource to the UK/US etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spree Ads
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    Well i think every seasoned outsource knows the answer to this.
    It would be Native English Speaking country better yet Philippines.
    Hired and worked with a few dozen of them hired them as technical support and virtual assistant and i must say Communication Wise - Top Notch, Working ethics - Much better and much cleaner rather than all those tier 1 countries ( no offense) and Money wise they are cheap and professional at what they do and does the job for that cheap XXX amount.
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  • For technical support, the Philippines would be your best bet. The number of BPOs and tech support people here are proof enough that this is the best place for outsourcing
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    I don't think you can specify this by country - there are talented guys in that arena in every country.

    The trick is finding them
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    • Profile picture of the author Meharis
      Originally Posted by MatthewWoodward View Post

      I don't think you can specify this by country - there are talented guys in that arena in every country.

      The trick is finding them
      MatthewWoodward

      That's the point!

      And they are around our own country...
      Excellent quality, faster communications, less problems and cheaper in the long run.
      However, that's the way worked for me.

      Meharis
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    Indonesia...
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Thio
    I don't think it has to do with the country but the person. If they person can speak english and understand your instructions, it doesn't matter what country they're from if they do an awesome job. I would look at worker ratings and not their country, to be honest.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Phillipines from my experience. There are MANY hard-working people who are fluent in English and in the Phillipines the American Dollar and the Euro carry a lot of value so their rates are very cheap and competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    well, basically for outsourcing.. skills and experience are important!!

    you have to count previous work, work quality, pricing, efficiency etc.

    And for country?! I can say: it depends of pricing!! you will be able to get same product/services from different countries but there pricing will not be same :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    If you want cheap labor go for Philippines

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  • I would also recommend you find workers from the Philippines. Most f my technical support people are from the Philippines. They have good work ethics to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lena Williams
    You have got opportunities to work with people from different part of the world and different people have got different experiences with outsourcing. Some people founded Indians very good others may prefer Pakistanis. Some will go for Philippines too. I think people from Asia are hard worker and they are very happy with lower payments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donimo
    If you take into consideration value for money, I find people from the philippines are really good workers, yet don't charge a lot. Many from oDesk are great.
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    Best places to outsource is home. Wherever home is
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  • Profile picture of the author Dorian Anthony
    Anyone used payments.ph

    A marketer on Warrior forum recommended it and he seems to know his stuff. Just wanted to get some other opinions. Odesk also looks good.

    Do you like to pay for one time jobs or pay one person over the long-term?
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    • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
      Originally Posted by Dorian Anthony View Post

      Anyone used payments.ph

      A marketer on Warrior forum recommended it and he seems to know his stuff. Just wanted to get some other opinions. Odesk also looks good.

      Do you like to pay for one time jobs or pay one person over the long-term?
      I haven't used payment.ph. I pay most often using Xoom if it's to the
      Philippines.

      I hire people long-term to do tasks that need doing over and over
      again, often train the on exactly how I want the job done, and
      then keep them busy.

      For one-time jobs, I often ask for recommendation from friends.

      Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I think the OP is asking in general. Based on statistics, Philippines is the most competitive, fluent, has excellent work ethics compared to other non-English speaking countries. A lot of Japanese, South Koreans, and Chinese go to Philippines to study English and I think that is another reason why the country top other Asian countries...
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  • Profile picture of the author rleejr
    It depends. I honestly think great workers are everywhere. I second the comment above, the trick is finding them. Here are some factors which you have to consider though.

    1. Experience - though it's great to give newbies a chance, if tasks are critical and hard, you have to find someone with experience related to the tasks. Examine their experiece well to make sure they are not bluffing or are over-exagerrating.

    2. Rate - most countries from India and Philippines bids really low rates. This is because their lifestyle is not costly as well. However, newbies from native-speakers also start with similar rates, so you'd really have to check.


    Find someone with experience and a low rate and you're good to go!


    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author rleejr
    It depends on the tasks. I honestly think great workers are everyone. And like the comment above, the trick is finding them. Here are some factors which you have to consider though.

    1. Experience - though it's great to give newbies a chance, if tasks are critical and hard, you have to find someone with experience related to the tasks. Examine their experiece well to make sure they are not bluffing or are over-exagerrating.

    2. Rate - most of those who come from India and Philippines bid really low rates. This is because their lifestyle is not costly as well. However, newbies from USA, Canada, and UK also start with similar rates, so you'd really have to check.


    Find someone with experience and a low rate and you're good to go!


    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vic Smith
    I have a corporate background in outsourcing large IT deals all over the world.

    Check out my linked in profile to see what I have done.

    Hands down for small business oriented work I would go to the Philippines.

    If you really want to scale over the million/year in contractor spend, you should spread you work across countries including the U.S.

    This will protect you from localized issues in government and acts of nature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    It depends. I used to use one American guy, who helped me a lot while fixing my wordpress website and it was not expensive. I found him at Fiverr. I also get one employee from Philippines and she performs well.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Eddie
    The Philippines, for value for money, in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    I'll just share here a discussion that talks about which country should you hire from when outsourcing comes to your mind. I just found that blog shared over in different social media websites. Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    I would say Philippines. They are good in english and their price are very reasonable.
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  • Profile picture of the author SoniaB
    I find that freelancers from Germany provide quality work, at a relatively lowered rate. Its as good as it gets for outsourcing work.
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  • Profile picture of the author infoway
    Originally Posted by Dorian Anthony View Post

    In what country do you find the best prices and easiest people to work with for outsourcing? I'd predominately be seeking technical assistance/support.
    Well, it depends. As for me, Asian people, especially Indians are hardworking and laborious as well as technically sound. Moreover they are ready to work in low wages.
    So, I think without giving a second thought you must outsource your work to India for seeking technical assistance or support.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Philippines! I mean...heh I may be biased since I am Filipino (American), but I gotta give it to my people .
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  • Profile picture of the author RockNRolla
    In the past, without sounding like too much of a generalisation, I have found freelancers from the Philippines a lot better to work with than Indians. Again, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind but I just found it a lot harder to communicate with the Indian freelancers based on my personal experience. I have only ever dealt with freelancers from India and the Philippines so far.
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