What is outsourcing?
The term ‘outsourcing’ as the word indicates means the availing of work that is available far away from the employer. That is, the jobs which lie at a distance can be made available for instant work to any prospective worker to be done at the worker’s very house. In the global world, the people of all sectors mainly business and corporate sectors have become so busy and they have to handle so many paper works that sometimes it becomes totally difficult for them to finish their assigned works single handed. So, what should they do? They have to keep workers to handle with. But is it possible to get worker to do the specific works at a particular moment? For example, a film studio needs people to work with photo editing, data entry, translation, dialogue writing and so on. But it is difficult to appoint so many people from so many sectors at the same time. If possible, it is quite expensive. But if the company can make the jobs done by an employee from a far away location, it becomes fairly easier, cheaper and faster. Here lies the need of outsourcing. Suppose in
USA or in Europe, a business executive needs to write 100 comments on his particular products. If he begins to write them himself, he can’t. If he keeps one secretary, he needs to provide accommodation, food, salary with a local standard. But if this very work can be done from Uganda or , it saves both money and time. Thus the people of different sectors place their prospective work in an 'online market' where the workers around the globe place their bid in a sophisticated way. As a result people of any particular efficiency can view the particular work online and can place his or her bid accordingly. Thereafter the buyer can assess the profile of the online worker and can offer the work. Philippines
What works are available? Who can work?
If we consider about the category of works available online, we’ll be quite surprised. From data-entry to research work, from photo-editing to web design- a hundred types of works are available. So, people from any sector may find his or her suitable works online. But one capacity is mandatory. The workers should and must be sufficiently proficient in English and be a computer literate. In some cases the efficiency can be relaxed. To write an article of 1000 words one needs to be excellent in writing skill whereas to work as a data-entry operator, one may be just good in English language. Again a worker must bear in mind before starting to work is that he or she must keep the commitment. If he begins to work, he must maintain the time limit as per the condition, otherwise the buyer will be dissatisfied and the chance of getting further work will be slim. Thus the people of any sector such as student, house-wife, teacher, businessman, retired officer may work online.
How to work?
To work online, one needs to register with one outsourcing website like www.freelancer.com or www.oDesk.com . Besides these there is a hub of similar websites. It’s easy to register. After registration, the applicant has to upgrade the personal profile. Up gradation is possible by providing academic qualification, work experience and by taking tests online. Then the user has to search for the works available. Then he may place the bid by following the instruction provided. The bid once placed, the buyer can view it. Of course there is a time limit for placing the bid. On the closing day the buyer will assess the profile, the wage demanded, etc. He’ll determine whom to offer the job. If any particular user gets the job, he or she needs to be aware of some facts: must finish the work within the scheduled time, must work attentively to avoid possible errors and must maintain the quality of works given. Once the buyer is satisfied, he ‘ll offer more and more works simultaneously.
How to get paid?
Yes, it’s certainly important to think over the issue. While working online, the user should open an online bank account. Don’t worry, it’s quite easy. You don’t need to deposit any money to open the account or to maintain the account or to make any balance inquiry. You may register with online bank like: www.alertpay.com , www.moneybookers.com , www.PayPal.com . Upon registration, you can view your total account history in the PC monitor. Once you’ve earned money by your works, you’ll have the option to transfer the money to your online bank account what you can withdraw easily.
To sum up, if you’re one intended to earn online, you must have the patience to sit in front of your PC for quite a long time. If you don’t have computer and internet connection and patience, you had better search for any other option other than internet outsourcing.