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OFFSHORING SERVICES

We will help you recruit and manage high-quality inexpensive freelancers for any task that can be performed remotely.

What sort of tasks can be offshored?

Cutting your lawn is not on the list (yet!) but the list of tasks that can be performed offshore is vast. Here are some general headings to give you an idea of the kinds of services that can be outsourced globally:

  • Web development
  • Writing and translation
  • Customer service
  • Software development
  • Administrative support
  • Sales and marketing
  • Networking and information systems
  • Design and multimedia
  • Business services

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are offshore resources recruited

If you Google “offshoring” or “outsourcing” you will be overwhelmed by choice.

There are quite literally millions of individuals and firms offering remote services internationally.

Two very popular marketplace sites for offshore resources are www.odesk.com and www.elance.com each of which can boast in excess of 1 million registered available freelancers.

Are offshore resources cheaper than local resources

Regardless of hourly rates, using a freelancer gives you the flexibility to pay only for hours worked and not for vacation, downtime or payroll levies.

Depending on where they are based, the hourly rates charged by offshore freelancers can be a fraction of what you would pay for equivalent skills in North America or Europe.

How can i be sure i am hiring a good quality freelancer

Qualifications: Check and validate academic qualifications. Some freelancers have internationally recognized qualifications. For example, the UK-based Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants admits international candidates who have passed the same exams as those set in the UK.

Test: Create a test project for a freelancer and hire only if they meet your required standards.

Experience: Work with the freelancer for a while until you feel comfortable. You can terminate a contract at any time without cost.

What about security...
Should I give a freelancer access to my network

Work offline, if possible, by exchanging data by email or through dropbox accounts.

You may need the freelancer to work simultaneously on a project with you and have access to certain files on your network. If you do, ensure that you do not give anyone, local or international, remote access to your network without first consulting your IT administrator.

As a hybrid of these two, we can host your project in a secure third party hosted environment accessible to you and the freelancer simultaneously.

How can you help

Recruitment: We can help you find exactly the resource you need. Tell us what you are looking for and what hourly or fixed rate you wish to pay the freelancer for the project. We will interview, test and recruit on your behalf.

Management: You can directly manage the relationship with the freelancer or we will do it for you. We will ensure the freelancer is working to your deadlines. We will manage their time charges and pay them on your behalf if you wish.

How much will it cost

For recruitment, we charge a flat US$250 per freelancer, per project to recruit the resource you need.

Our ongoing management fee is 10% of freelancer cost.