Pleasant experience with overseas hire

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FRx
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Pleasant experience with overseas hire

Post by FRx » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 am

I don't remember how I came across this but I followed the usual breadcrumbs to get to onlinejobs.ph. It's a website where Filipino workers are hired for virtual work. That's the best I can describe it. Seems that the shtick is that they charge less per hour and can therefore offer comparable work for far less money.
I've contracted work out on Fiverr before and the old odesk or upwork - whichever is which. The experiences weren't that good but that could have been my lack of experience.
I've now had work done by 2 different people in the same month on OJ and I am very impressed. The first was to fix a database issue on my website which cost me $20 - or 4 hours of work. It ended up being some optimization and some caching issues.
The next was a tutorial video I created which I just needed cleaned up and sexified. Hired another person who used a time tracker and it came out to 15 hours or $70. Done within 5 days and spectacular work (by my standards).

I should mention that the site has a monthly subscription which is $99 and the vetting process with their background check is pretty confusing. I reached out to their customer support and I suppose they were a little helpful.

You can also hire people full-time or part-time. Like this woman I'm considering hiring would cost me $350/month at 20 hours a week. She would do some social media work and some graphic design etc.

Thoughts on outsourcing work to another country?

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