Can anyone recommend a web site designer from the Philippines?

by troy23
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I need some amendments made to an existing site.

Also a brand new site needs to be made.

Both use Wordpress.

I'm looking for someone with a good track record from the Philippines who can do the work.

Many thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Whyte
    Hi Troy23

    Do you have a reason that it has to be a designer from the Philippines? Is this a language issue?

    Just curious about your location requirement.

    Thanks,

    Richard
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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Crim
      Originally Posted by Richard Whyte View Post

      Hi Troy23

      Do you have a reason that it has to be a designer from the Philippines? Is this a language issue?

      Just curious about your location requirement.

      Thanks,

      Richard

      Probably has to do with money more than anything, I don't know but that is big reason countries like that are promoted.

      I worked with several programmers from the philippines and they didn't really have the skills to do any really big projects. Wordpress themes and plugins would probably be ok, I don't know, I wasn't really impressed with the output. One of them was supposedly a teacher of programming with a bachelors degree, I sort of feel sorry for the students because his skills really weren't all that great.

      I have also worked with the sweatshops there as well, actually got more freelance work via the employees in their off hours than from the company itself. Apparently I paid better than their day job.

      The people are great there in the philippeans but the work ethic and actual skill level isn't all that. You have to really know what you want and be able to coach them along or they won't do anything. If you want more independant I would go with India if low cost workers is something you must have.

      No matter where or who you end up working with if you find someone good, pay them more and keep them as long as they can be focused on working for you.

      If you have a budget between $700 to $1500 USD per month you will have 2 to 3 fully dedicated workers that are college level students, or one advanced level person in pretty much any field you want. My experience maybe different than yours or others but for 5 years I had some reasonably good work come out of those areas of the world. The more you spend the better results you get, because you can hire a more experienced person.

      If you want it done right the first time and not have to baby sit anyone then I would go with the USA, Canada or UK like in england area, wales or similar locations. You will pay more but it will be done correctly the first time, which after paying again for the work to be redone somewhere else, the cost is about the same paying someone in the USA once.

      That is my experience outsourcing over the last five years, your experience may vary.

      - T
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      • Profile picture of the author prtt75
        Thanks for that great post about us. I am a Filipino too, a web developer and SEO contractor. It seemed that you are referring to all Filipinos in general. If you have a web development or SEO project (the more complicated, the more fun), let me know and I'll show how we, Filipinos work. I'm based here in California. My skype: always217 , email:neilng117 @ gmail.com or PM me.

        Originally Posted by Terry Crim View Post

        Probably has to do with money more than anything, I don't know but that is big reason countries like that are promoted.

        I worked with several programmers from the philippines and they didn't really have the skills to do any really big projects. Wordpress themes and plugins would probably be ok, I don't know, I wasn't really impressed with the output. One of them was supposedly a teacher of programming with a bachelors degree, I sort of feel sorry for the students because his skills really weren't all that great.

        I have also worked with the sweatshops there as well, actually got more freelance work via the employees in their off hours than from the company itself. Apparently I paid better than their day job.

        The people are great there in the philippeans but the work ethic and actual skill level isn't all that. You have to really know what you want and be able to coach them along or they won't do anything. If you want more independant I would go with India if low cost workers is something you must have.

        No matter where or who you end up working with if you find someone good, pay them more and keep them as long as they can be focused on working for you.

        If you have a budget between $700 to $1500 USD per month you will have 2 to 3 fully dedicated workers that are college level students, or one advanced level person in pretty much any field you want. My experience maybe different than yours or others but for 5 years I had some reasonably good work come out of those areas of the world. The more you spend the better results you get, because you can hire a more experienced person.

        If you want it done right the first time and not have to baby sit anyone then I would go with the USA, Canada or UK like in england area, wales or similar locations. You will pay more but it will be done correctly the first time, which after paying again for the work to be redone somewhere else, the cost is about the same paying someone in the USA once.

        That is my experience outsourcing over the last five years, your experience may vary.

        - T
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    • Profile picture of the author prtt75
      Hi mate!

      Just to let you know, even the street vendors and strippers in the Philippines who did not finish primary grades can speak and understand the English language.

      You should go there and see for yourself.



      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      Some designers in the phils charge a lot and think they can charge 1st world prices so just because they are filipinos doesnt mean they are cheap.
      work ethic is a bit strange sometimes,

      they are very good designers, but not that good of programmers
      my programmer is from india
      the schools in the phils, far as I know, do not even offer degrees in computer programming

      its more like/////////computer science"
      which is BS like learning windows
      Originally Posted by Richard Whyte View Post

      Hi Troy23

      Do you have a reason that it has to be a designer from the Philippines? Is this a language issue?

      Just curious about your location requirement.

      Thanks,

      Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I don't have any preference, but from my experience over the years in terms of service, pricing and quality the results are as follows:

    Australia - Poor
    Pakistan - Excellent
    India - Average
    Romania - Excellent
    Phillipines - Excellent
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    • Profile picture of the author webpeon
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      I don't have any preference, but from my experience over the years in terms of service, pricing and quality the results are as follows:

      Australia - Poor
      Pakistan - Excellent
      India - Average
      Romania - Excellent
      Phillipines - Excellent
      Why not just use someone you have worked with in the past that you have rated as excellent. seems a better option than taking further risks to find something you already have.

      Hi 5 on Australia's poor performance, they cant really play rugby either
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  • Profile picture of the author DOMINO214
    Hi Troy
    Take a look at a site called Witmart they are a large crowd sourcing company with over 6.8 million freelancers. I have used them and they are great, they really look after you from start to finish after posting a job on their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Hey domino 214

    Thanks for that

    Will check it out
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Why not just use someone you have worked with in the past that you have rated as excellent. seems a better option than taking further risks to find something you already have.

    Hi 5 on Australia's poor performance, they cant really play rugby either

    Because the main guy is now busy creating WSO's and other commitments and the other good ones have increased their prices significantly.

    They can't play cricket either right now - Go England
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    Indonesia and Phillipines Designers are excellent. Great price and great quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author ClaireDavids
    Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

    I need some amendments made to an existing site.

    Also a brand new site needs to be made.

    Both use Wordpress.

    I'm looking for someone with a good track record from the Philippines who can do the work.

    Many thanks
    Hi,

    I think you can check out John Jason's Philippines outsourcing site for some good employee profiles at really reasonable rates.

    There's also a ton of training to get the best possible result out of outsourcing to the Philippines.

    onlinejobs [dot] ph
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    • Profile picture of the author troy23
      Hi,

      I think you can check out John Jason's Philippines outsourcing site for some good employee profiles at really reasonable rates.

      There's also a ton of training to get the best possible result out of outsourcing to the Philippines.

      onlinejobs [dot] ph


      Do you have the URL of John Jason's Philippines outsourcing site ?

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author johnpaulgrant
        Hey Troy! Nice decision to hire from the Philippines. If you're still looking for a web designer, send me a pm. I run a VA management site and I can help you. We also have put together a new virtual assistant recruitment service and we are looking to test the service out with a few select people for free in exchange for a testimonial. Thanks buddy.
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      • Profile picture of the author ndaustin
        Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

        Hi,

        I think you can check out John Jason's Philippines outsourcing site for some good employee profiles at really reasonable rates.

        There's also a ton of training to get the best possible result out of outsourcing to the Philippines.

        onlinejobs [dot] ph


        Do you have the URL of John Jason's Philippines outsourcing site ?

        Thanks
        I think he means John Jonas... philippines outsourcing

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  • Profile picture of the author Richarddn
    You can find in oDesk
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Some designers in the phils charge a lot and think they can charge 1st world prices so just because they are filipinos doesnt mean they are cheap.
    work ethic is a bit strange sometimes,

    they are very good designers, but not that good of programmers
    my programmer is from india
    the schools in the phils, far as I know, do not even offer degrees in computer programming

    its more like/////////computer science"
    which is BS like learning windows
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    • Profile picture of the author prtt75
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      Some designers in the phils charge a lot and think they can charge 1st world prices so just because they are filipinos doesnt mean they are cheap.
      work ethic is a bit strange sometimes,

      they are very good designers, but not that good of programmers
      my programmer is from india
      the schools in the phils, far as I know, do not even offer degrees in computer programming

      its more like/////////computer science"
      which is BS like learning windows
      How many programmers did you work in the past to make a conclusion like that? One? Two? I got an Indian programmer I hired to do a thesis conversion for me when i got swamped with a lot of projects, he came back to me and said he can't do it. After 2 providers abandoning the same job (the next person I hired was a Filipino), I gave up looking for help and do the work myself which I have finished in 24 hours (my first project on thesis) but i understand, people try to overrate themselves sometimes, but one or two people who failed to do what you asked them to do, does not give you the right to judge anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flippmate
    Funny to see a room full of unconscious racists, lol.

    Don't use afro-americans because I met a black designer once and he wasn't very good, so never outsource your work to a black person!!!

    People we are individuals, stop being racist! They have good designers and bad designers everywhere WORLDWIDE! Don't write in post's that Australia is bad and India is good. I'm a designer and I like to think I'm ok, but I'm English, Live in Italy grew up in Los Angeles and have lived in many other countries in between... what does that make me???

    Designers are individual, some good, some bad. Usually when you want cheap, you get cheap because that is what you're looking for!
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    I would agree with you Flippmate.

    If you look for top quality designer/developer expect also for a higher price.
    We as human have different capabilities in terms of designing and developing.
    Maybe some is very good and some are not really good and you can find them all over the world even in the same country, state, region, and city.

    So don't just say (e.g Cebuano's are poor in designing) because in some people perception they see it unethical specially the Cebuano who are doing good in designing.

    We are team of web designer/developer based here in the Philippines.
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  • Profile picture of the author prtt75
    Hi,

    Would love to talk to you about your project. PM me for details or you can talk to me on skype: always217, I'm online now.

    Thanks.

    Jossie

    Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

    I need some amendments made to an existing site.

    Also a brand new site needs to be made.

    Both use Wordpress.

    I'm looking for someone with a good track record from the Philippines who can do the work.

    Many thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Avidhuman
    I can recommend my best friend. I count myself lucky to have a friend like him because of how good he is with webdesign. I get most my graphics and stuff done for free. I just have to wait for it since he does my stuff on his offtime. His company is Visuex. You can look him up and check out his services and portfolio. He has done alot of work for people in Australia. I don't know what all other countries he's done work for.
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