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Who outsources ALOT of work?

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  1. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    I'm just curious as it seems that I may have to hire some foreign labor. I was looking at the numbers, and I may have to hire about 10 or so initially.

    Who here does this, or had done this in the past? I need ideas on how to manage all these workers!

    Currently I was thinking about writing out a complete handbook (2-3 pages :D) on how to do everything step by step, along with 1-2 emergency procedures. The job itself is super easy.

    I clearly have about 5% of a clue about how this works, but I would appreciate any articles, e-books, or personal experience about the topic!
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just keep detailed notes in a Word file to manage the people I have outsourced at a given time. Is it a cluster f**k? Yeah for sure, but it kind of comes with the territory when you're dealing with multiple outsourced workers ar a time.

    My advice is to start small if possible with 2-3 workers so you can wrap your head around the process of managing them. Oh, and be prepared to hear every excuse in the book as to why the work wasn't completed on schedule. ;)
     
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  3. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    I just switched my niche focus around some (calculated ROI went from 20% to +500%) so I will not be needing as many workers as I thought! 2-3 is perfect to get the ball rolling!

    And I am already took into consideration laziness and poor performance. I will offer the workers pretty good incentives however. Won't be able to tell until I get started!
     
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  4. infoasian

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    You will need at least one or two good supervisors to micro-manage and make decisions. Most workers need to be spoonfed and looked over their shoulder all the time. As far as incentves go, sometimes a free meal works better than a hundred $ bonus. Good luck.
     
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    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    Thanks for your input, I'm checking out sites like jobspinoy.com

    May be a stupid question, but are those salaries in USD or PHP?

    Example: jobspinoy.com/index.php?post_id=24876&action=search
     
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    Those are monthly salaries in Piso. 400 US$ per month is a good starting salary for newbies. In comparison: a sales lady at a 7Eleven store makes around 200 US$ per month.
     
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    Thanks for putting things in comparison! Looking at the wages I already had in place, I am right below your 400 US$/month. Awesome! Too exciting!
     
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    rhinez0rz Newbie

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    This is interesting - can I ask what you plan to do with the labour?
     
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  9. nerfsmurf

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    Complete orders on the computer as they come in, I'm hoping they can do 1 order every 7 mins, or no more than 10 mins :p. But I have to do the process myself first at a relaxed pace to kinda benchmark the time expected. Stuff I can easily do, but not by myself.
     
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    Why you hire 10 People. Hire one COmpany who have People and all 1 Person manage with teams..I can help you in it. I have Teams. You give details to me and I arrange and assign tasks , manage reports , etc. You get reports and regular support.
     
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  11. antonal

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    Try hiring a single service provider then set the terms. That would be easier as you can fire the entire team. On a lighter note, i would like you to hire me. pls PM me we make arrangements.
     
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    Well, if you have the money the best thing you can do is to hire a proper team from a proper company with a proper project manager (I know there are many such "Internet-do it all" small companies in India that will do everything you ask from them online as long as you pay them and as long as it's not illegal)

    Of course, this depends on your budget and on whether or not it's going to give you a good return on investment. Working with a lot of people can be quite tricky especially if they're spread around the world in different time zones.
     
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    What's the average amount of salary you're paying your VA anyway? Is there a standard range?