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What a difference a day… and clarity… makes!

Category : outsourcing

Yesterday I complained about the results received when I posted my first, somewhat vague post on outsourcing websites. I determined that I needed to split my one post into three separate posts, each made more specific. I uploaded those posts, and wow… what a difference it made.

I received six bids on GetaFreelancer.com for one of the posts, selected one provider (for just $55!) and I’ve already started to see results. Yes, that fast.

For my second post, I received 2 responses on eLance.com and 3 on GetaFreelancer.com. I already have my eye on one respondent (from the US, no less at $25/hr), and I’ll probably settle on her shortly. The bids on GetaFreelancer.com were a bit lower, but we’ll have to see about quality.

On a final note, I received three bids on Guru.com (yes, they finally posted my original request) for my original, vague request, but the prices are much higher than I received on the other two sites. Perhaps that’s because of the vagueness of my post, but perhaps that has something to do with the sort of respondents on Guru.com as well. I’ll have to find out when I post my next request online.

So far, this is working out well. I’ll let you know about quality of the workers soon!

Moral of the story: breaking down large projects (or even seemingly small projects) into smaller projects and defining them in great detail leads to more qualified responses at more favorable prices, with hopefully better results. Perhaps this should be called micro-sourcing?

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Comments (1)


You can’t imagine how happy I am to read these last two posts! Great to see that you are getting some results.

Thanks for mentioning me – much appreciated! It’s a journey that we are on together – may it be long lasting!


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