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Should Internet Marketers Outsource To India Or Hire Local Freelancers?

Jan 30, 2008
If you're looking to make money online in online jobs such as data entry or freelance writing it won't take too long to notice that there are competitors vying for the same jobs you want but who are willing to do it for much less than what you'd consider a working wage.

There are many companies sourcing overseas to countries like India where English is not the native language. While language seems like a barrier, there is no shortage of people willing to do clerical freelance jobs or data entry programs for what seems like peanuts compared to local wages.

Warning to marketers: If you're an internet marketer, it might be tempting to hire people from other countries to do your data entry work or your article writing but you need to be very aware that it can be difficult to find good quality when you're not dealing with a native speaker of the language. While the rates may appear to make outsourcing overseas an attractive proposition, the quality might not be what you're expecting and this won't help you make your business more profitable. It makes sense to hire the right person for the job in terms of overall return on investment.

Warning to freelancers: From the other side, if you're looking to make money through data entry programs or through freelance writing for the web, you might notice that there is a lot of stiff competition for entry level jobs in these areas as there are many outsourcing services listed at rates that are well below what you might expect to do the work for. While many people looking to make money online look for easy programs like data entry programs, they quickly realize that a) there are a lot of scams to watch out for and b) the rates offered are often not something you can make a viable income from when outsourcing frequently happens.

A lot of type at home program info or offers to help people earn from home are for sale. It's always a good idea to research in depth to find out what the offer entails, what the guarantees are and what the company advertising the product or service is about. There really are no get rich quick schemes on the internet that aren't scams, in reality. Anything that has potential for earning power will require some work, expertise and effort. Type at home scams are rampant so be cautious when considering signing up for or purchasing a program.

While there are many ways to earn an income from home, there are a lot of scams to watch out for for those looking to outsource their easy work as well as those looking to perform work. Many people looking for entry level jobs for telecommuters like data entry quickly realize that there's a lot of competition out there and that they cannot possibly earn the thousands a month suggested as the potential from companies looking to sell you something. Building your expertise in niche areas and learning about internet marketing are better ways to find ways to earn an income online. Because entry level positions can so easily be filled for cheap, better to look for a tighter niche for yourself.

Businesses looking to hire writers or data entry clerks need to look for the perfect balance of quality and cost effectiveness and those looking to make a living by doing work from home need to research the industry and figure out what the going rate for services are. Because entry level jobs can be completed for low pay through countries like India, those looking to earn an income online should consider investing in learning the skills to help them acquire careers that require intermediate to advanced skills. For those who have low end work they need completed via outsourcing, India can be a good option if you find a company or individual with a strong command of the English language. Looking for higher end output will very likely require you pay higher rates because in most cases you do indeed get what you pay for.
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