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Odesk changes name to Upwork

Odesk Re-brands as Upwork

Odesk changes its name to Upwork in a very suspicious manner. Why not take your user base into confidence beforehand? Why the secrecy? Why the name change? Is the merger with Elance in trouble?

Is Odesk in trouble

Is Odesk in trouble?

Talk about a falling star – Odesk, once the hard charging outsourcing portal seems to have fallen into decay. Is it safe to do business on Odesk anymore? Critical article.

What can you outsource? A lot

When you get stuck – Outsource

Time and again you hit the wall. You get stuck. You know the subject but can’t make yourself do it. That is when outsourcing becomes such a life saver. I share my experiences …

What can I outsource?

Pay to cover your weaknesses – not such a bad deal

For various sites, quite often we need content. Sometimes it is a product analysis, sometimes a review, a comparison or an article. I have a full To Do list. Many a times I keep postponing them till tomorrow and some of them never get done. Of late I have discovered a novel way of getting […]

Learn about outsourcing

All about outsourcing

Do you think you need to learn more about outsourcing? Do you think you may benefit from outsourcing some of your tasks, lower your costs and improve your profitability? Let’s get you started.

Outsourcing Best Practices

Outsourcing Best Practices

For best results, approach outsourcing with a plan. Then adjust your plan as your experience grows and you establish relationships with freelancers and outsourcing companies.

Disadvantages of outsourcing

Disadvantages of outsourcing

Outsourcing is not all a bed of roses and has it’s pitfalls. The key disadvantages of outsourcing are: Security concerns: If you are handling your customers personal information, you have to be very careful about maintaining the confidentiality of such data. You must make sure that your outsourced partner understands and upholds this confidentiality.Confidential information […]

Offshore-Outsourcing

Growth of offshore outsourcing and small business

Offshore outsourcing refers to moving jobs from high wage countries to lower wage countries. Some companies outsource entire departments while others follow a more scaled down version. They have a team lead in their home office and his team is offshore, at times spread across several countries. They meet via web conferencing and they follow […]

The growth of outsourcing

What is outsourcing

Outsourcing as we know it is obtaining goods and services from outside sources instead of internal sources. In this article, we will talk about outsourcing white collar or office jobs. The industrial / manufacturing jobs have been outsourced since the 1960s to lower wage countries. Outsourcing white collar jobs is a more recent phenomenon. In […]

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