If you are a solo entrepreneur or small business owner looking to outsource a project or specific task here are the best options for you.
These solutions help bring the global marketplace to within your reach. These companies all offer some very unique tools to help recruit, manage and pay outsourced employees. Many of these services are inexpensive to use and have a low learning curve.
ODesk is the global leader when it comes to matching the global workforce with global suppliers. It has 2.3 million contractors available for hire. These contractors capabilities range from data entry to high end software programming.
The key advantage of ODesk is how easy it makes the managing of your remote workers. With randomly timed screenshots and keystroke recording you know exactly what it is your team member was working on.
Personally I have used ODesk since 2007 to grow my businesses and have worked with over 300 contractors. They have some of the most talented and hungry employees I have ever worked with.
It is important to make sure you start slow with any outsourcing option to learn how things work and not end up 3 months into a project before you realize it has gone off the rails.
Learn More – http://www.odesk.com
ELance is similar to ODesk but is also focused on providing enterprise solutions. If you need to rapidly grow and aren’t looking at any of the large outsourcing firms then ELance’s enterprise solution may offer you what you require.
Learn More – http://www.elance.com
V Worker has recently re-branded itself and is focusing not just on programming. However, because of its roots as a marketplace for top programming talent a large portion of its 383,313 worker database are computer programmers.
Learn More – http://www.vworker.com
If you are looking to outsource small unique jobs than Fiverr is a great option. You can get lower quality logos designed, some “ok” quality content written and a surprising number of other unique offerings.
If you are a small business owner looking to do some unique advertising than Fiverr is a great place to get ideas.
Each job on Fiverr costs only $5 and the average turnaround time for completing the work is under 48hours.
Learn More – http://fiverr.com
Most people are familiar with Craigslist as a classifieds website however, there is a also a job board which many people utilize.
If you are looking for a full time employee to become a part of your team and you have not had luck with the other options than posting a job on Craigslist in a country of your choice you may be able to find the talent you are looking for.
Learn More – http://craigslist.com
These 5 small business outsourcing companies can be the answer to your staffing needs.
If you are looking to start outsourcing work it is important to start slow and remember that no matter what tool or service you are using your human management skills are still required.