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    Outsourcing Work

    When looking to outsource work where would you guys go for these categories?

    - HTML/CSS/Design
    - PHP
    - Ad revenue optimization
    - SEO

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    All could go...

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    I usually try to find someone through a forum.
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    Not now, I'm kinda busy. pdxi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lajkonik86
    When looking to outsource work where would you guys go for these categories?

    - HTML/CSS/Design
    - PHP
    - Ad revenue optimization
    - SEO
    You can advertise on your trusty local Craigslist site, or any local publication that you can find. I think most major US cities have a local free computer magazine.
    Jeffrey Hunt, freelance PHP & MySQL developer
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    I generally look around on forums like SitePoint.

    I have found some highly skilled people that I outsource work to, by browsing the forums.

    Once I find someone that looks qualified, I send them a PM to introduce myself.
    Now Hiring
    Looking for (x)html coder/ php programmer/
    WordPress expert for project work. PM me with
    your rates and work samples if you're interested.

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    I have a guy that does alot of oursourced php work for me. Hes really good.

    Pm me and Ill give you his info.

    Dave

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    I usually use one company now. I had tried Craig's Lists and the forums, but way too many people either did not understand my needs or just disappeared on me.

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    yeay i could use monsterboard.nl

    forums is also an option

    but not sure these will find me very qualified companies

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    I found a guy through freelancers.net (British based I think) and after checking the quality of his code, some recent projects and trade references out, he proved to be a critical tool in offloading some work. He was slightly higher priced and a little over qualified for the work I wanted but I think it's better over than under as he did the work to schedule and met my quality expectations very well (which was important as I have my company reputation on the line if he/my company aren't up to sratch).

    I have heard several times that forums and Special Interest Groups (related to the work you want done) are good places to find high calibre programmers and at one of the Special Interst groups I came across an absolute gem. He was without a doubt a programming guru - he worked for a company that I regard highly - and offered project consulting to help define project goals, plans/proposals/contracts, assembling the crack team, project management etc. You can meet him for a 'session' - oi stop the giggling in the back! - where he will consult with you to give you his pearls of Wisdom on the project you are to carry out.

    hth

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    Why not use a freelance site

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    SitePoint Enthusiast leesteadman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamsiejay
    Why not use a freelance site
    www.Freelancers.net for instance

    No experience with them but the following seem to have a lot of activity:
    www.elance.com
    www.freelance.com

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    I, on the other hand am a freelance web designer and developer and find it hard to actually get work.
    I could get work if I wanted to go as low as some of the template and script kiddies go, but I believe that quality comes first...

    If anyone is interested in logos, websites, php programming, whatever... i'm open to suggestions But keep in mind I don't make websites for 20 dollars, like I've seen on some of those freelance websites. hehe!

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    I say it depends on the type of relationship you want with your sub-contrators. If you're merely commodity shopping and looking for the cheapest guy for the project at hand, then these freelance sites will fit the bill nicely.

    On the other hand, if you don't mind paying a little more, and you want to build some solid relationships with trustworthy sub-contractors that you know will be available at the drop of a hat (and maybe won't even require you to pay them until the project's over), then I suggest you find people in the same manner that clients find you and I - through a trusted referral.

    Personally, I won't use freelance sites. I value the relationships I've built with people who do SEO and programming work for me. I see them as experts who can help me determine the best solutions for my clients and can help me implement them as well.

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    Yes, but those just starting in the freelance world don't have too many good freelance-ish references, so it's also a bit of a gamble, right?

    I've been looking for some sort of steady sub-contract work for quite some time and cant seem to land anything. So, it's sometimes just as hard for the freelancer as it is for the contractor.


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