I assume that you are researching on top outsourcing sites because you want to explore the possibility of earning from home. It really is something that you can venture into.
Well I have good news for you! There are several sites out there that can help you. Some of them cater to a particular profession, like writing or web development, while there are bigger sites that cater to any kind of career that can be remotely done.
When you begin working online, there is one thing that you should be most concerned about: security. It is not even the job opportunity.
Online, the demand for quality talent is endless – believe me. Even when my employer suddenly decides to end our contract, I realized that I can find a replacement immediately. Some of you may think that I have good luck on my side, but I say it is proof that there really is a need for good and talented people online.
So setting aside the demand problem, you are faced with security issues. This issue refers to the assurance that you will be paid for your work.
This is where top outsourcing sites come in.
There may be a lot of sites that will help you get a job but the problem is, are the employers honest enough to pay you once you turn over the finished output?
CHOOSING THE RIGHT OUTSOURCING SITES
I have come across several forums and comments wherein contractors (and even employers) are complaining about not getting what is rightfully due to them. Even the top outsourcing sites have their own share of complaints.
As great as my experience is online, it would be dishonest of me to paint you a picture of green meadows here. There are scammers out there and outsourcing sites are not immune to them. There are contractors being scammed out of their hard work without getting paid. The same is true for employers paying contractors in advance without getting the quality output they are expecting.
The key is to search for the top outsourcing sites that will give you security and a great work platform online. I believe, the best candidate for that are the top 3 outsourcing sites namely: Elance, oDesk (now Upwork) and Freelancer.
These three, based on reviews are considered to be the best platform for remote work to happen. This is where both contractors and employers can transact safely.
I will give you a detailed review of Upwork.com (formerly oDesk) as I have been working with this outsourcing website for almost a year now. For the other two, I want to work with them first so I can give you a review of how they operate and how beneficial they are for contractors. At the very least, I will research on reviews about them and I will post it on this site. Nevertheless, I’ve done enough research to assure you that these two (together with oDesk) are really worth checking out.
Of course, you need to trust your judgement when you are transacting through these top outsourcing sites. Some scammers can still penetrate these sites, but they have the best verification systems in place that will assure you that you are protected. These verification systems will be discussed extensively with each outsourcing site review.
That gives me an idea actually. I should probably write about how I stayed away from scammers all this time.