All businesses do, from micro to macro, at some stage if your business is growing you will need to consider taking on additional staff. Outsourcing is an alternative option to consider instead of hiring a person in-house, especially if you only need a person for a one-off project.
It’s cost effective, and provides you with an opportunity to work with Freelancers that have the right skills & experience you need but are finding difficult to source locally. Outsourcing provides you with an opportunity to build your own “A Team” without having to provide them with office space and all that goes with that.
If it can be done on a computer, it can be outsourced!
You may decide that you just need help on a one-off project or indeed someone to take over day to day tasks. If you think about it, you may already be outsourcing some business tasks e.g. bookkeeping, accounting,graphic design, IT support, marketing, social media, website design etc, but if you’re not and feel it’s time to off load some of these time-consuming tasks so you can concentrate on growing your business then Outsource2day can help you.
With the advancement in technology and various software programs it's never been easier to share information remotely with your Freelancer.
To ensure that you get the most of outsourcing a project/task to a Freelancer, it’s important that you have a clear and concise plan of what your objectives are. Being prepared will assist you in finding the right Service Provider/Freelancer with the right skills required to work with you on your project. By providing clear guidance on your objectives, this will assist a Freelancer to provide a clear and concise proposal on how they can work with you to ensure the project is completed on time and within the agreed budget.
You must first register with Outsource2day where you will be allocated your own account details for you to manage.
You then choose the service option you require for each project which then allows you to create the project or have us create it for you. Prior to posting your project, we highly recommend that you have a clear idea of the skills required to complete the project and tick those that are relevant. This will allow us to connect you with the right Service Provider/Freelancer for your project based on their registered skills.
At Outsource2day we’ve worked hard on your behalf to ensure that all Service Providers/Freelancers accepted onto this website have been vetted. We’ve done the hard work for you. Based on the content of the project/task you upload, Outsource2day will connect you with the Service Providers/Freelancers that meet your skill requirements. Both you and the Service Providers will receive an email. You will receive a link to the profiles of those we believe have the skills your project requires,while Service Providers will receive a link to the project you uploaded.
Alternatively,you can review the profiles, choose those you believe have the skills and experience that you feel best fit your needs and send an invite through the website messaging option for them to put forward a proposal.
Feel free to use the Messenger option to communicate with Service Providers requesting further information if required. Once you are satisfied with their proposal, inform them of your decision and you are good to go.
For now, once you have awarded the project to the Freelancer you will work with them off this platform directly. Once a project starts, remember that the best way to ensure a successful outcome is to communicate openly and clearly, be sure to agree with your Service Provider/Freelancer how you wish to do this.
In the future we plan to incorporate a service through the website that will enable you to liaise directly through this platform providing a historical backup of all online interaction as well as providing the service of managing financial transactions.
A Freelancer is a self-employed individual who provides business services to multiple clients at any onetime. Most Freelancers work “virtually”with clients i.e. they work from home or use “hot desk” facilities and not on the clients’ premises. The advantage of this is that they can work for clients worldwide and not just within their locality.
Example of services provided by Freelancers provide support in areas of administration, customer service, finance,graphic design, marketing, social media, web design to name a few.
You must first register your interest in becoming a Freelancer at Outsource2day. Upon receipt of your application an initial check will be carried out to confirm you are registered as a business here in Ireland. You will then be invited to arrange a Skype call so that we can speak with you in person.
You will also be required to complete a "Personal Profile" statement for internal use only which can be referred to when matching your skills with projects. Once approved your application will be amended from “pending” to “approved”.
It is at this stage you can then begin to build your professional online profile.
Outsource2day is setting the standards for outsourcing work from Business Clients to Freelancers. Our USP to our Business Clients is that we do all the hard work in finding the right Freelancers with the right skills, knowledge and expertise.
We are about connecting the RIGHT Freelancer with the RIGHT project. This takes time, and the best time to do this is from the very moment we receive an application.
But it not only benefits the Client, it benefits you the Freelancer too, because you know that if accepted you are regarded as a highly sought-after Freelancer who is tendering for projects based on your skills, knowledge and experience and not just on price.
There are many benefits to you in working through Outsource2day:
- You no longer need to spend hours trying to market yourself, we will do that for you.
- You will be seen by businesses nationwide that would not normally have known you existed
- Your profile will be matched with projects specific to your skills and expertise
- You no longer need to trawl through websites tendering for projects and competing against hundreds, we will bring them to you
- You choose whether you want to tender for the project
- Share you knowledge and become a Blogger for Outsource2day and use our Social Media Platforms to expand your reach.
There is a chance this may happen, that is why we are offering you a 60-day cooling off period. If after 60 days you have not received details of a suitable project we will refund your fee and you can choose to unsubscribe. However, if you do receive links and you choose not to put forward a proposal, no refund will be applied but you can still unsubscribe.
The choice is always yours to tender for a project or not,Outsource2day is here to provide you with an opportunity to do so.
Before you tender for a project/task be very clear on how you work and the process you would like to engage with your Client. It is very important that you and the Client agree to this from the start.
Remember you do this line of work every day, you understand how to get the best out of you. It is in your interest and the client that you both have an understanding on how to work together.
To a certain extent you need to be in control, the client will be relying on you to complete the project/task on time and within budget. If issues arise along the way you must always communicate these as and when they happen.
It is up to you to gain the trust of the client and to do this you must be upfront at all stages.
Gaining the trust and completing a project on time, within budget and meeting their objectives will result in an excellent review that will be added to your profile.
At Outsource2day we will do ourbest to match your skills with the skills a project requires.
We would ask however, that if youfeel you do not have the right skills, knowledge or even time to take on aproject please reconsider. You could domore damage to your reputation if you are awarded a project knowing that youmay not be able to deliver.
For now, once you are awarded a project by a client, you will handle all payment arrangements directly.
We are working to develop a process through the website that will enable us to manage the financial transactions for you should you wish to avail of this service. We will keep you informed as to when this will be available to you.
For now, as you will be providing the service directly to the Client you will be responsible for issuing invoices directly.
We envisage through our integrated payment system that we plan to add to the site at a later date, the option of Us issuing invoices on your behalf will be made available.
Please note that at no stage are you registered as an Employee of Outsource2day, you are responsible for your own self-employed assessments and dealings with Revenue.
The fees that relate to a Service Provider/ Freelancer are those relating to the registration fee only.
Where at a future date you use our integrated payment system, a commission rate will be charged to manage this service on your behalf. We will keep you informed when this is being introduced.
Outsource2day has the right to change/add/remove fees at any stage going forward. Notice will be provided to business owners of such changes should this occur.