I am not going to go on about the benefits of outsourcing, but if you are going to go large, you really should.
Anyway, I posted a new job on odesk.com and got a bunch of applicants. I have a few questions about the whole process that confuses me.
1) Some providers will post, say $6/hour for your job while their history says that they already took an ongoing assignment at $3/hour which is very similar to yours. Do they think you are stupid to pay twice what they're getting now? What's up with that?
2) There are tons of providers in the $1, $2, and $3 range for a whole assortment of jobs/skills. How does one sift through all these people without hiring everybody one at a time to see? (Granted, given $1/hr. @ 10 hours would mean I could test 20 people out for $200, but still...)
3) Point of the OP - Anybody have favorite providers (if you don't want to share on the open forum, shoot me a PM).
Right now, I am working with a group of people here in the USA. I do all the work that requires passwords, access to web hosting accounts, etc. because frankly, who knows what's happening on other people's computers. I really want to offload some of the mundane, time-intensive tasks that eat up my day.