How does EasyOutsource work?
EasyOutsource is a site where business owners and freelancers can browse, interview, and hire highly skilled workers in the Philippines. Filipinos work over the Internet part-time or full-time from their own location, performing a wide variety of tasks such as search engine optimization, content writing, website management, research, and personal assistant work. Employers communicate with their employees using our internal messaging system as well as outside services like Skype and Google Chat, and payment can be easily sent via the international money transfer service Ko-Kard (worked out between employer and worker).
EasyOutsource was founded in 2009 by Michael Eisenwasser and Matt O’Brien, two web developers from Chicago. Like many Internet professionals, Matt and Mike have long incorporated offshore outsourcing into their business methods, and over the years they gained a wealth of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t in outsourcing. They formed EasyOutsource with the mission of consolidating the best and most effective practices in outsourcing into one easy-to-use service.
EasyOutsource is modeled after the natural hiring process and is intended to be as flexible as possible. Registered members can post jobs and apply to jobs, contact each other through our internal messaging system, or use outside services like email, Skype and Google Chat. Get started
Why Should I Outsource?
Many small business owners and freelancers believe that outsourcing is only for large corporations. For many years this was true, as big business alone was able to afford the investment and overhead necessary to establish offshore offices and capitalize on low labor rates and improved business flexibility.
Within the last few years, however, the outsourcing revolution has begun to take shape in the small business world. As infrastructure in developing countries improves, more and more job-seekers are turning online to make their living. At the same time, a major shift is occurring in the thinking of small business owners and freelancers in places like the United States. Professionals are coming to realize that it is now possible to hire enthusiastic workers in other parts of the world at a fraction of the cost of domestic rates, all without leaving one’s office. The upside to this is twofold: professionals can spend more of their time doing what they want to do, and they can make more money.
Using EasyOutsource, small business owners and freelancers can hire friendly, intelligent, dedicated employees in the Philippines at 10 to 20 percent of the cost of domestic labor. Outsourcing thus opens the possibility of adding a long-term, full-time employee to assist small businesses and freelancers in their operations. This leads to increased productivity and income, and frees the business owner to focus on higher-level tasks or to simply spend less time working.
For Filipinos, the prospect of working online for an American company is very appealing. Most importantly, these jobs pay very well. The average online virtual assistant makes $400-600 (PHP 20,000-28,500) per month, significantly higher than most domestic jobs can pay. This is even more appealing given the current depressed labor market and the shortage of good jobs. In addition, many people love the comfort of working from their own home. Online work allows one to save on commuting, clothing, and eating expenses.