Alternative for Odesk Outsourcing?

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Is there a credible reliable alternative for Odesk for hiring Philippine outsorcers, as Odesk now sets hour prices for freelancers?
Anybody having good experiences elsewhere? Good Advice?
#alternative #odesk #outsourcing
  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    elance
    bestjobs.ph
    fiverr

    all the three above are good for outsourcing for quality work.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you are looking for RESULTS instead of merely paying for people to 'try' to do things within a given block of time, try Fiverr. Alternatively, try the warrior for hire section here at WF. Granted, there are certain situations where it makes sense to pay for effort instead of results. For the most part, however, outsourcing on odesk and other time-based platforms doesn't produce a high enough RETURN ON INVESTMENT to be worth the bother.
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  • Profile picture of the author DBMEDIALLC
    bestjobs.ph and easyoutsource are good places for hourly workers. I'd say here at Warrior is good for guaranteed services when you need SEO/content writing.
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  • YOu could check out the warriors for hire section or Onlinejobs.ph
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  • eLance is good if you're not worried about going through a lot of trial and error.

    virtualstafffinder.com is the best if you want to be sure you'll get someone good. They screen everyone so they only recommend good VAs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel J
    I am constantly amazed at the quality of work I get done on fiverr. This site has really developed over the years. I highly recommend it. I use it for almost everything. I've also tried elance and easyoutsource and have had SOME luck, but also some really bad experiences. On elance, I've paid over $200 for some services that people have done faster and better for $5-$20 on fiverr. Try it out
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    • Profile picture of the author dvduval
      Originally Posted by Daniel J View Post

      I am constantly amazed at the quality of work I get done on fiverr. This site has really developed over the years. I highly recommend it. I use it for almost everything. I've also tried elance and easyoutsource and have had SOME luck, but also some really bad experiences. On elance, I've paid over $200 for some services that people have done faster and better for $5-$20 on fiverr. Try it out

      I find I muddle through a lot of stuff that I'm not sure will really help me. Then I tried buying a few things and it didn't really do much for me. I'd be interested on some specifics.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidsotto1810
        Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

        Originally Posted by Daniel J
        I am constantly amazed at the quality of work I get done on fiverr. This site has really developed over the years. I highly recommend it. I use it for almost everything. I've also tried elance and easyoutsource and have had SOME luck, but also some really bad experiences. On elance, I've paid over $200 for some services that people have done faster and better for $5-$20 on fiverr. Try it out
        I find I muddle through a lot of stuff that I'm not sure will really help me. Then I tried buying a few things and it didn't really do much for me. I'd be interested on some specifics.
        You are right. Actually Fiverr and other such big names are just going on the reputation which they built in the past. The present position has very much degraded. All sort of newbies and rookies have flooded these sites for making some easy money and unfortunately they are making money at the cost of people who go for their false and inflated reputation.

        Presently, I find that SEOClerks.com is the best place to outsource all your web authoring, SEO and all other digital tasks. The prices are low and quality of service is high.
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    • Profile picture of the author dvduval
      Originally Posted by Blog2Show View Post

      fIVERR
      ELANCE
      GURU

      guru is one of the best freelancing sites
      The best writer I ever found was on Guru.com. It was a few years ago, and wondering if that is still the case that they have good writers there.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Elance, Fiverr or go to warrior forum for hire.
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  • Profile picture of the author randy8
    I would recommend Content Master | World's largest list of content writers! you can find writers who specialise in practically anything you would want.
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  • Profile picture of the author SportsMarketer
    The 3 I have used with the best results in order of how I would rate them:
    1) Warriors For Hire
    2) Fiverr
    3) Elance

    GL finding the right fit for your project.

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    • Profile picture of the author John Emdat
      Originally Posted by inyourway View Post

      I recommend SEOClerks.com. Mostly because of the affordable prices but also because of the talented sellers. Fiverr is a good option too but I mainly use it whenever I need video testimonials or something similar.
      Agreed. I use SEOClerks exclusively now.
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    some fiverr spin offs...

    fourerr (very original name)
    seoclerks
    fivess
    i-will-do
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  • Profile picture of the author znan
    Fiverr
    Warrior Forum (warriors for hire)
    Elance
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  • Profile picture of the author Perfect Sidekick
    Of those mentioned here, I prefer Elance over all. There's a seriously large pool of talent on that website and yes you'll need to go through an interview process (via Skype, usually) but it's worth it in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zayne
    Originally Posted by newspirit View Post

    Is there a credible reliable alternative for Odesk for hiring Philippine outsorcers, as Odesk now sets hour prices for freelancers?
    Anybody having good experiences elsewhere? Good Advice?
    It depends on what you want to get done?

    Do you want one of projects, or consistent work on projects that are coming through?

    I use Fiverr for all my one off stuff, and Warriorforum of course!

    For consistent jobs that I need done (full time employees) I use onlinejobs.ph.

    You can hire a full time graphic designed for $300 a month or so, depending on skills or expertise.

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  • Profile picture of the author garmahis
    Originally Posted by newspirit View Post

    Is there a credible reliable alternative for Odesk for hiring Philippine outsorcers, as Odesk now sets hour prices for freelancers?
    Anybody having good experiences elsewhere? Good Advice?
    Can you elaborate on Odesk setting pricing for freelancers?
    Some of my applicants mentioned some kind of a beta program but not much details.
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    • Profile picture of the author teresarothaar
      Originally Posted by garmahis View Post

      Can you elaborate on Odesk setting pricing for freelancers?
      Some of my applicants mentioned some kind of a beta program but not much details.
      What they're doing is really crappy: they're performing "beta tests" wherein some--but not all--freelancers are prohibited from bidding below $3.00/hour, and in some cases, $4.00/hour.

      What's crappy about it is that this "minimum wage" is not universal; while some contractors are forced to abide by those minimums, other contractors are free to bid whatever they want. Being as most clients will award their projects to the lowest bidder, this gives an unfair advantage to the contractors not being forced to abide by the "minimum wage."

      My feeling is that if they are going to run these "tests," or officially establish a "minimum wage," it should be universal. Everyone should be made to play by the same rules. That is what is equitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author mooble
    I'd recommend fiverr for cheap stuff, but be careful in what you pick. A lot of it has absolutely no benefit at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Originally Posted by newspirit View Post

    Is there a credible reliable alternative for Odesk for hiring Philippine outsorcers, as Odesk now sets hour prices for freelancers?
    Anybody having good experiences elsewhere? Good Advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Just a heads up! Elance and Odesk are merging. Just came across my email about an hour or so ago. If you are looking at them as an alternative, you might want to reconsider.

    However, there are a number of alternatives, such as PostJoint (premium) to even Craigslist for finding qualified buyers for your services. The number of job boards for marketing services is growing. Do a Google search and see which one fits your needs.
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    • Profile picture of the author sal64
      Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

      Just a heads up! Elance and Odesk are merging. Just came across my email about an hour or so ago. If you are looking at them as an alternative, you might want to reconsider.

      However, there are a number of alternatives, such as PostJoint (premium) to even Craigslist for finding qualified buyers for your services. The number of job boards for marketing services is growing. Do a Google search and see which one fits your needs.
      Hopefully it's elance taking over oDesk.

      Biggest problem I found with oDesk is that there was a massive pool of freelancers who were just looking to make extra income and not serious business people.
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      • Profile picture of the author williams5678
        Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

        Hopefully it's elance taking over oDesk.

        Biggest problem I found with oDesk is that there was a massive pool of freelancers who were just looking to make extra income and not serious business people.
        I agree with you. I have hired a few guys in oDesk and most of them said they are doing it beside their Study as a part-time basis. Also I have worked with some professional guys, they are really cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author teresarothaar
    Sal - conversely, many of the clients on oDesk and Elance aren't serious businesspeople. I'm hoping the merger will ultimately attract larger and more stable client companies looking to build long-term relationships with freelancers, instead of people posting one-off, nickel-and-dime gigs.
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    • Profile picture of the author sal64
      Originally Posted by teresarothaar View Post

      Sal - conversely, many of the clients on oDesk and Elance aren't serious businesspeople. I'm hoping the merger will ultimately attract larger and more stable client companies looking to build long-term relationships with freelancers, instead of people posting one-off, nickel-and-dime gigs.
      I was just finding that credentials were massively over stated and spent all my time teaching them.

      Most annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    You can get same services at Fiverr, beside this I recommend the following platforms :
    1) Elance
    2) Freelancer.com
    If you can tell me for which service you need the freelancer, I can suggest you more specifically.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    Elance and fiverr are better
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  • Profile picture of the author obms
    I have used Elance.com a lot and am overall happy with it. Today I heard that Elance and ODesk are merging together.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldclubmember
    I like odesk. Found some good writers there.

    What i do is ask the writers to fixed nos. of words per hour so i can control the my budget easily
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaJane
    Try Fiverr. It's a great place to outsource work from. But then, you really can't tell..because the place is open to everyone - including people who found a great opportunity to earn money, even if they lack skills and talent. I suggest that you look at customer testimonials and work with people who have excellent customer ratings. Then, start with a small order only, so you can test the service first before working with the person with a long term project. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author goldclubmember
    Odesk is good. Look for those with english level 4.5 and above.

    And state nos. of words per hour and most freelancers are ok with that
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  • Profile picture of the author larry50
    If you have ongoing work you might want to hire someone in the Philippines, my understanding they can be hired starting as low as $270 per month at Hire the best Filipino employees and virtual assistants the Philippines has to offer! and they also have a program to walk you through choosing someone and how to handle the work assignments and payments to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thohir Wijaya
    I found epicwriter.com is also good.
    But, it depends on what you want to outsourcing, if you want an article, I recommended epicwriter.com. It's really good result, the article is SEO friendly, we can determine the keywoard density (1%, 1.5%, etc), pass copyscape premium, editing if the article doesn't meet our criteria.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Odesk and Elance will merge become one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    The latest news is, oDesk and Elance are getting together. Just got 2 emails a few hours back. One from oDesk and another from Elance. Both saying the same thing that they are joining together.
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  • Profile picture of the author williams5678
    Elance can be a good Alternative for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesstinson
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  • Profile picture of the author sam770
    If you need a VA try fiverr.com
    If you need a content writer try contentmaster.net
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  • Profile picture of the author jinex21
    try myraket.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Really really helpful. Will check out content services here at Warrior Forums. Also it's worth trying text broker.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    Freelancer.com i think is the most overcrowded outsourcing site, you'll get tired of receiving bids. don't ignore freelancer, they've millions of freelancers.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    The only other places I would recommend are Freelancer.com and Elance.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoRaitman
    I suggest checking out John Jonas' Hire the best Filipino employees and virtual assistants the Philippines has to offer!. Very reputable and he stands behind his recommendations. Let me know how it goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author jandysolutions
      I've used onlinejobs.ph and found good virtual assistants for very good prices, under $250 a month (full time, 40 hours a week).

      It's always worth to check out all the suggestions other warriors have mentioned above, and see which one works for you, such as ease of use, etc. Good luck!
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  • Fiverr, the Warriors for hire section, Freelancer and eLance are all great.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jammy123
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      In the question of alternative odesk I suggest to go

      01. elance.com

      02 freelancer.com

      03. Fiverr

      If you service is based on package type Fiverr is the best place to sell more.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Often times most of the guys here would suggest Elance, Freelancer and Fiverr.
    However, as for other great alternatives that directly hire Filipino outsourcers, you can try the following:
    Staff.com - they are focused in hiring Filipino staff (Full time/part time)
    Onlinejobs.ph
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    Easyoutsource.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin078
    I'm a complete newbie myself. I researched a bunch into the various platforms. From what I can tell, Odesk seems like an utter joke. I saw various people asking for multiple articles that stacked up into the thousand words range, and the payment was about £2.50 for the lot. To put that in perspective: that pays for one tube journey. Don't make me laugh.

    SEOClerks.com seems like a much better platform, I put up some gigs there and making sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    I have not read through the above posts, so sorry if someone has already mentioned this. I have had a lot of success outsourcing through Easyoutsource. The only job I would not outsource through that site is writing, that said I am sure there are a few good writers lurking on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author toddr
    I use Freelancers Outpost.
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    I have used Fiverr and it's very cheap and very good
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  • Profile picture of the author katsphere
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    I have never been disappointed from the Warriors for Hire section. Just make sure you never pay upfront, as there are people who might want to scam you.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin078
    I suggest you to try SEOClerks.com, they contain all those element which good freelance platform should have and also hundreds of other unique features which I never seen on any other marketplace.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    i like elance and for graphic stuff fiverr

    I have been done for dough a few times, on both, but its a learning curb, once you know the ropes and make a few mistake, you will just sort of GET IT, to put in simply.

    These two are the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author horuk
    i like Zeerk.
    On Zeerk people have done faster and better.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnhossain1971
    Originally Posted by newspirit View Post

    Is there a credible reliable alternative for Odesk for hiring Philippine outsorcers, as Odesk now sets hour prices for freelancers?
    Anybody having good experiences elsewhere? Good Advice?
    Odesk name has been changed to Upwork. I am sure there are two hiring system in the Upwork. There is no doubt. One can hire a freelancer at the hourly rate system or, fixed rate system. So it is really easy for everyone. Beside the Upwork, you can use the Elance. It also the same system. Even you can use the Freelancer or, vworker also. It is not important that you must use the Philippine freelancer, you can use any expert freelancer. Beside the Philippine there are many expert freelancer around the world. Best of luck. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author kennyd3
    Try Guru.com. They have many good offers which are negotiable. They do indicate hourly
    price, but due to high competition, most of them are will to make a deal on a fixed price.

    I used them a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author N8fighter
    Elance and Fiverr are my best bets. But elance has now merged with odesk so I am now using upwork (odesk+elance) and it works well.
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  • Profile picture of the author moravian
    Here are others:

    Elance
    Clickfire
    Guru
    GetAfreelancer
    Scriptlance
    GoFreelance
    iFreelance
    Freelancer
    Fiverr
    Warrior Forum
    GetAcoder

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author itos
    I am currently using freelancer.com. Doing some small jobs to boost my reviews, since it's going to be impossible that someone hires you if you don't have any reviews.

    Just message your preferred freelancer but first talk to them and see if they are a good fit for you before awarding the project.
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  • Profile picture of the author oskaroskar
    Fiverr is better at getting things done quickly and at a price that anyone can afford. Love using it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharfaraz516
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    Fiverr and elancer recommended
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  • Profile picture of the author sharfaraz516
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    fiverr is great.....
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