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					CA VIRTUAL SERVICES
 Freelance Outsourcing in the Philippines
Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................

         What is Freelancing? .............................................................................

         What is Outsourcing? ............................................................................

Freelance Outsourcing.....................................................................................

         Individual Outsourcing ..........................................................................

         Team Outsourcing .................................................................................

Freelance Outsourcing in the Philippines ........................................................
Introduction
Given the latest online trends, more and more businesses are utilizing and
benefitting from the significant advantages of freelance outsourcing – especially
to the Philippines.

Employees, teams or even a whole company no longer have to physically work
together as one unit. It’s the era of freelancers, virtual assistants, work-from-
home, and Skype conference calls. Telecommuting has become an efficient
alternative in today’s highly technological world, allowing varied individuals
across the globe to do business each day.

Why limit yourself to applicants in your area, when there could be a greater pool
of talent elsewhere? The Philippines, for example, offers an abundant source of
world class professionals capable of any administrative work; as well as
intelligent, creative and passionate writers, designers, online marketers and web
developers with college degrees from outstanding universities, and exemplary
work experience in their chosen fields.

Explore the other side of the world and discover better ways of managing your
business.

Gather a stronger workforce. Outsource.



What is Freelancing?
Freelancing pertains to the business relationship between a self-employed
professional (the freelancer) and a client. Freelancers are individuals with a
particular skill set and expertise, but have no long term commitment to a
particular employer, and can therefore service different clients and work on
varied projects at a time. The main benefit for both parties involved is flexibility –
in terms of time and rates.

As freelancers have the freedom to create and adjust their own schedules, clients
or employers have the added benefit of agreeing on a deadline that can even be
before or beyond regular office hours. Rates are also cheaper, as opposed to
rendering the service of someone from an agency. Each freelancer has his or her
own pricing standard and may choose to charge per word count, piece, project,
hour, day or month; or according to the value he perceives the project to be to
the client’s customers. Either way, such rates are often negotiable.

Freelancers either thrive on referrals or by registering to so-called freelance
marketplaces such as Freelancer.com, ODesk, Elance, Guru and so on. These sites
serve as a venue for clients for outsourcing projects and scouting for the most
qualified freelancers to work on them. Clients like yourself can view resumes and
sample works of individuals with your desired skills. You may also choose to bid
out your project requirement and choose the freelancer that offers you the best
price and turnaround time.

These days, freelancing is common in varied types of work such as writing and
content management services, virtual assistance services, online marketing
services, social media development and web design and development services.



What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing is the process of hiring a third party provider to work on certain tasks
or projects that are usually performed within your company. This often involves
rendering the services of a firm overseas, such as in the Philippines, where people
are regarded for their high competence and professionalism, on top of low
production costs.

Where outsourcing excels is in the time and resources saved for your company to
focus on the most crucial aspects of your business. Some projects, if attempted to
be performed in-house, may take weeks or even months just to hire and train the
necessary people; whereas an outsourcing firm already has an available and
capable pool of professionals ready to get the job done.

From mundane clerical work, to tedious administrative tasks and specialized
creative services, outsourcing helps you streamline your business structure and
maximize the time and talents of your current workforce. Overheads are
significantly reduced – Get the additional help that you need, only when you need
them, from experienced professionals specializing in the specific task at hand.
Although outsourcing projects became a widespread trend in recent years, most
especially in the BPO industry, it has eventually grown to affect various fields of
work from engineering and accounting to photography and internet marketing. A
global and even virtual taskforce has become a convenient business set-up for
many companies and continues to prevail for a reason: It works.

Freelance Outsourcing
Simply put, freelance outsourcing means outsourcing a certain part of your
business to freelancers. A freelance website or outsourcing agency can help you
find the most qualified individuals to meet your specific requirements.
The next important thing to consider is whether to outsource it to an individual or
a team.

Individual Outsourcing
Outsourcing to just one freelancer is ideal for simple and specific piecemeal
projects. Opting for this gives you more freedom to compare rates, skills and
sample works between different applicants. Individual outsourcing also involves
project-based deadlines and results, making it easier for you to supervise and
monitor the freelancer’s performance.

However, entrusting a whole project to just one person has its risks. Some
employers have bad experiences where certain freelancers suddenly just go MIA,
or worse, stop communication after receiving the initial payment and leave the
project hanging. Also, freelancers are usually limited to only a particular skill set.
So if your project requires a combination of expertise, you may end up with a
number of individual freelancers and have a difficult time managing and
coordinating with all of them. This may ultimately cause delay in the delivery and
quality of their work.

So when choosing an individual freelancer, screen your applicants well, ask for
referrals and read testimonials available on their freelancer website account, if
any. Better yet, simply go straight to an outsourcing agency and let them find the
best fit for you – someone they’ve already screened and can vouch for.
Team Outsourcing
For more complex or long-term projects, team outsourcing is recommended.
Hiring a small group offers you a pool of multiple skill sets, forming a
comprehensive unit to complete every aspect of your project. Research has also
shown that small groups are more productive than individuals – possibly since
they can bounce ideas off each other, creating richer concepts and more diverse
strategies. Camaraderie and teamwork also make work more fun, engaging and
motivating, leading to more inspired results. Such an arrangement also often
entails a team leader to supervise the team on your behalf, freeing you of more
managerial work.

On the other hand, working with a team, even just on small, short-term projects
would definitely prove to be a disadvantage; increasing overhead, staffing issues
and unnecessary costs. This is why it would still be best to employ the services of
an outsourcing firm to determine exactly how many and who are the key
individuals necessary to carry on a project. This way, all recruits are also
guaranteed to be well screened, tested and handpicked by the experts just for
you.

May you be in need of individuals or a team of freelancers to outsource your
projects to, outsourcing firms in the Philippines have got you covered.

Freelance Outsourcing in the Philippines
When it comes to online outsourcing, communication is key. Given the absence
of a physical working environment that allows for clearer discussions, it is crucial
for you to find freelancers who can easily understand your instructions and
requests, and can deliver a high quality output that’s professionally crafted and
easy for you to understand as well.

According to the recent study by the GlobalEnglish Corporation, the Philippines is
the best country in business English proficiency, as published in the prestigious
2012 Business English Index (BEI). Moreover, out of all the countries worldwide,
only the Philippines has entered the intermediate level and garnered a score
above 7.0, even higher than the United States, which didn’t make the Top Ten list.

In the global business arena, Filipino professionals are regarded not only for their
excellent communication skills, but for their work ethics as well. Filipinos are
adaptable, collaborative and extremely hard-working. They are said to be one of
the easiest people to get along with and have no problems working with
freelancers and entrepreneurs from other countries, cultures and religion.
Moreover, they are highly technological-savvy, updated with the latest gadgets,
guidelines and developments in the fields of internet marketing, web design and
development, content writing, data management and so on.

In summary, hiring a Filipino workforce means having a college-educated,
professionally trained, and globally competitive team.

Got a project you need to outsource? Find the most qualified Filipino freelancers
and get in touch with CA Virtual Services now.

Launched in 2011 by Rommel Zieh Almuete and founded on his years of
experience in the Marketing, Advertising, IT and BPO industries, CA Virtual
Services is a young and dynamic outsourcing agency in Manila, boasting of a
strong network of creative, efficient and passionate Filipino professionals.

Catering to the business needs of various companies worldwide, CA Virtual
Services specializes in personalized and customized outsourcing, where
freelancers are chosen and assigned according to each client’s specific needs. To
further guarantee quality of work, all freelancers are monitored and supervised
by their respective Project Managers, with a support team on standby for any
concerns.

CA Virtual Services provides:
    Virtual Assistance Services
    Content Management Services
    Online Marketing Services
    Social Media Development
    Web Design and Development Services

For further information on these and more, kindly visit their website at
www.cavirtualservices.com.

Get that competitive advantage in the global arena. Outsource and contact CA
Virtual Services today!

				
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