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Outsourcing To The Philippines: 3 Reasons To Get Involved
Years ago, only big companies were able to outsource work. Thanks to advances in technology, however, small businesses also have a shot at doing so if they want. When you think of where to outsource your work, the Philippines immediately comes to mind. There are a number of benefits to sending work to this small country.
1. They speak English
For nearly half a century, the United States of America controlled the small island population of the Philippines. As a result, Filipinos understand English quite well and can generally read and write it in a proficient manner. Therefore, if you decide to outsource work to the Philippines, you do not have to worry (as much) about your instructions being misinterpreted, which is a common complaint for business owners.
2. It does not cost a lot of money
If you are struggling to get your business off the ground, or even if you are established but just don’t have a lot of discretionary income, outsourcing could be the answer to all of your problems. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to get someone on your payroll there; in fact, a job that would command about twenty dollars per hour in the United States could be completed in the Philippines for just five dollars an hour. That price may rise if you want someone with a specific skill set, but it is still quite affordable.
Once common concern that business owners have is that quality will suffer as a result of the low price they are paying. Keep in mind that Filipinos generally make much less than citizens of the United States. While someone here may be insulted if you offer them seven dollars an hour to complete a task, a Filipino may be quite excited about the opportunity and work hard for you as a result.
3. Work is completed while you sleep
Although some view the time difference between the U.S. and the Philippines as a negative, it can actually be a good thing. At the end of your work day, send the tasks that you need completed to your Filipino worker. While you are enjoying an evening with your family, the worker will finish the job at hand and send it back to you while you are sleeping. In many ways, this allows you to be more efficient with your day, particularly if the worker is attending to a task that you need access to during business hours.
If you find that you need the worker’s schedule to coincide with your own for some reason, simply ask the person to stay up for the night shift once in a while. Most will be happy to comply with your request.
Outsourcing to the Philippines can be a great way to help your business’s efficiency without breaking your budget. If you have work that you need completed, try out the service to see what you think. Remember, you can interview and select your employee, which gives you some control over the situation. You may find that you are pleasantly surprised by the results.