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How To Choose A Bidder For Outsourcing Your Project? - Articles Surfing
You have taken the decision to outsource your writing job to a freelancer in a far away land. It seems that this freelancer can write in the language you prefer and the initial impression is favorable. The bidder has given a reasonable cost and time span within which you should receive the content. So far so good and you appear to be satisfied! Now you wait for the results to come back at the stipulated time span, thereby enabling you to implement your much cherished goal of having a web site that will become the envy of others!
Days go by, even a couple of weeks have passed and you have heard nothing from the bidder you so carefully chose to write your web content. You are frustrated and know that nothing can be done since the distance that separates you from your bidder is no easy deal. No replies to your desperate emails and no way you can find out what happened! You now wish that you had first learn how to choose a bidder in this business!
The Seven Steps to the top of the Outsourcing Ladder!
We all wish there was a fool proof method of doing business on the Internet but there is not! We have still to rely upon the "word of mouth" as a means of realizing an outsourced deal. There are many agencies dealing with outsourcing, bidding sites, and freelancers who strive to make it big in the business world. It is therefore good to think of the seven golden rules for choosing a bidder from the multitude of freelancers who reply to your project query. It is like climbing the 7 rungs of the ladder to success, knowing fully well that each rung could give way and you would fall all the way down like in the game of "snakes and ladders"! How do we keep climbing this proverbial Outsourcing Ladder?
* When you choose a bidder to your project, do look at the profile a bit more carefully than just a cursory glance. Read between the lines and try to get into the shoes of your bidder - and what you would do if you were the bidder in this project. In short - know your bidder as you would love to know your client!
* It is a very luring world in the outsourcing field as several bidders will give you attractive propositions. You must remember that it's the "meat" in their bids that is important and not the number of words they write to win your bid. Few words that say a lot is the cue to making a good deal with outsourcing bidders.
* India, Pakistan, China, The Philippines, and other South East Asian countries have made a mark in freelancing due to their lower overheads and cost of living. This is one of the reasons why outsourcing has become such an attractive alternative for the developed nations of the world. Understanding the criteria that guides these freelancers or companies can give you a more viable outsourcing of your project.
* English is a language spoken in many parts of the outsourcing world. If you are in the western hemisphere like US, Canada, or UK - or in Australia where English is the medium of conversation, it is necessary to hire or outsource to freelancers who are proficient in the language. Check out this point before you decide on the final bidder.
* The financial aspects are most important as a fallout in this context can lead to misunderstanding and breakdown of the outsourcing concept. Escrowing funds, PayPal, Moneybookers, fund transfer medium are points worth clarifying prior to sealing the outsourcing deal.
* Check out the credentials of the freelance bidders as that gives valuable information.
* Last but not the least; try to have a direct contact with the freelancers. This is now viable through Instant Messengers, Skype, Google Talk and other cheap communication means!
Nothing is more frustrating than a outsourced project collapse and we must all try to avoid this by taking the right steps in processing our projects.
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