Recently, there have been lots of commotions on the subject of outsourcing. These commotions and varying opinions are probably fueled by President Donald Trump’s campaign against outsourcing jobs overseas. Well, amidst all the commotions and varying opinions, outsourcing is waxing stronger than ever. And, the process has become increasingly easier with online outsourcing.
Wait a moment. Before you rush off to leverage internet-based outsourcing, you should pay attention to these measures that would help guarantee successful outcome.
#1: Look out for the Tell-tale Signs of Scam
The internet has made life easier in every aspect and outsourcing parties (the provider and the employer) are among the great beneficiaries. However, just like every other activity carried out online, you can also run into outsourcing scam whether you are seeking to outsource or want to provide outsourcing service.
Therefore, you should look out for the tell-tale signs of outsourcing scam. If it sounds too good to be true, you should rather think twice. And, most importantly, be careful about upfront payment as an employer, especially if you are not sure of the outsourcing agent’s reputation. And, as a service provider, strike a deal that would ensure you get your payment as the work is in progress and when it is completed. A win-win deal will be favorable to both parties.
#2: Use Trusted Platforms when Outsourcing
Also, to be sure that an outsourcing contract will end up as desired, both the employer and the online outsourcing provider should go through a reputable platform. These include reputable outsourcing websites, reputable freelance site, or even via reliable referral. This will help give you peace of mind that the outsourcing relationship will progress excellently and end in a desirable manner.
#3: Ask for Proof of Expertise, Experience and Reputation
Don’t be so fast to soak in everything an outsourcing provider is claiming without solid proofs. For instance, if the vendor claims to have provided satisfactory service to clients in time past, you should request for such clients’ references so that you can confirm the claims.
Other proofs of expertise, experience and reputation include feedback provided by previous clients on an online-marketplace, Better Business Bureau website or other independent platforms. The portfolio of the service giver can also reveal a lot about what to expect with the contract. In similar manner, the outsourcing provider should also ensure that the client/employer is reputable and would keep to his own side of the bargain.
#4: Adopt Strict Measures when You Hire
Hiring an online outsourcing provider is not different from hiring a full-time employee. So, do not water down the standard when hiring a freelancer for your business functions. Carry out proper and rigorous scrutiny of all claims – certifications, experience, reputation and quality delivery.
Indeed, you can look forward to a result-oriented online outsourcing with these measures.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of the premier global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.