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Outsourcing is the act of obtaining goods or services from outside suppliers (especially, in place of one or more internal sources).

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Underage Freelance working

As a Teen, I can say I would like to participate, learn and most importantly, work as early as possible. But here comes a dilemma. In freelancing or even outsourcing, most company pays using credit ...
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Are there any intermediary companies in Netherlands that allow you to work with your existing clients?

I'm a freelancer working with a US company. I want to move to the Netherlands, so I started looking for a job, but my client suggested another solution: to find an intermediary company in Netherlands ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

Do clients ask for proofs of certs and education or your portfolio is enough? I'm a net developer with a couple of years of experience, I never bothered to do beyond high school because where I live ...
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Import / export license for software development outsourcing

If I am based in the united States and outsourcing a software application development work to a individual in India. Do I need a import license or does he need to have a export license for me to be ...
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A client asked me for a “Doordash” kind of app, I feel like I am making the whole business

I had a client come in the other day and he presented his app idea. It is kind of a "Doordash" app where people choose a store, they buy things, and get notified of when they can pick it up. As you ...
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Is it a good idea to hire an outsourced freelancer directly?

I want to hire an 'outsourced' freelancer for my project - this is: a freelancer from an underdeveloped country who can work for much lower rates. Of course I see many websites for finding such ...
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outsource.com - anyone believe this isn't a scam? [duplicate]

outsource.com - anyone believe this isn't a scam? outsource.com charges candidates to apply for jobs, then forces them to under-bid each other. I would welcome anyone who can provide the names of ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

I have been doing part time freelancing for that last 3 years. I generally work 2-4 hours daily as freelancer. I have another full time job in professional company. Now some time I feel that I should ...
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Are there platforms to find partners for a startup project? [closed]

I'm starting to ride their own little project, but I would do it with someone else who could like him. Now I would be doing myself Frontend/ Backend and design, but in many of these things I'm a mess,...
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Is Slack the best program to manage small teams?

I would like to know your thoughts about Slack. I have a small outsourcing team and I have heard good things about this software. Just now I am using Gmail, Google Drive, Dropbox, Skype and Private ...
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I have seen lots of ads for outsource.com on facebook. I signed up, input my skillset (php, wordpress, front end technologies), and now I am getting lots of emails about new job offerings that fit my ...
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Intellectual Property/Contract Protection for Overseas Developers?

I am going to be working on a software product and I want to use overseas developers to help build, however I am not sure how/if I can make a real agreement with them with regards to protecting IP. I'...
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Managed online outsourcing companies [closed]

I just stumbled upon a company called ZIP-Task. That company claims to realize online outsourcing projects in a different way than I have seen before. In conventional online outsourcing companies (e.g....
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How to find clients/companies with long-term projects and/or steady flow of work

My question is quite simple, how to find a company which wants to outsource a long-term project to someone? Maybe there are some special websites for that? We are a small team of web developers. We ...
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How do I compensate a freelance blogger that I want to hire?

For our eCommerce business, I'm writing a series of cosmetics tips & trends blog posts that tie into our products. Once I have a few up (about 8), I want to hire a freelancer online, ideally a ...
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How do I manage a remote freelance writer?

For our eCommerce business, I'm writing a series of cosmetics tips & trends blog posts that tie into our products. Once I have a few up (about 8), I want to hire a freelancer online, ideally a ...
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How can I spot a talented freelance blogger?

For our eCommerce business, I'm writing a series of cosmetics tips & trends blog posts that tie into our products. Once I have a few up (about 8), I want to hire a freelancer online, ideally a ...
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Finding freelance bloggers in specialized field

For our eCommerce business, I'm writing a series of cosmetics tips & trends blog posts that tie into our products. Once I have a few up (about 8), I want to hire a freelancer online, ideally a ...
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Should your client know that you intend to outsource several parts or the whole project

I have always wondered that people who outsource their work, meaning pay someone here or someone in another country. Do their clients need to know that it was outsourced even if they take a look at it ...
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Does an American business need to have a foreign office to employ foreign workers?

Not specifically freelancing, but this list fit the bill better than any others! If an American business wants to employ someone in, say France (who is French), for example, do they need to have an ...
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How to find Web Development work outside the freelancing sites?

I am freelancer from over 2 years but I can't get the projects more than 7, from various freelancing sites. I want to know that which are other ways through I can directly contact the clients, who ...
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Am I charging my clients too much?

I recently did web development work for client in UK (I am from India). Before giving the quotation, I did detailed research about the charges for web development in the UK and for a medium-sized ...
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Shall I count my management work hours if I outsource the project?

The questions is simple. I am outsourcing a project which I cannot handle. And I am taking percentage on every hour my contractor worked. I am closely monitoring this project and do all project ...
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How to properly set tasks for a freelancer who will talk to clients only?

Based on my previous post, we decided to hire part-time freelancer who will reply to all emails and do all non-technical correspondence with the client. Now, I am not sure how to train this person, ...
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Finding a freelancing partner for small business

I'm currently freelancing doing mostly front-end development and design; things are going very well, sometimes a little too well... Lately I'm finding myself overbooked, if they are and hold ups along ...
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Is there any difference between outsourcing and subcontracting?

Just what the title states. How does outsourcing differ from subcontracting? Is it merely terminology that is different?
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Will crowdsourcing impact the freelancer business in SW development? And how? [closed]

Looking at Outsourcing in SW development & maintenance (mainly given to large service providers) and the current trends in crowdsourcing (e.g. SW testing) I am keen to understand whether ...
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Too many projects and no one to outsource them to - how is this possible?

For the last 3-4 years I have been both a freelancer and the client. I'm the client mainly when I outsource projects I cannot handle myself, or when I seek a specific expert as a part of a project (...
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What is good share ratio when you outsource projects due to lack of time?

Many times in past I had more projects that I could handle myself. Most times the clients are so pushy that you simply cannot tell them that you don't have time. They like your work and they want to ...