I tried outsourcing to some Bulgarians once and it was a nightmare. The last straw was when, during a critical phase of a project, the team informed me they would be out of touch for the next three days due to a party they would be attending. Since then I’ve never tried outsourcing to other countries, despite the lure of cheap labor. I’m not sure it works out well for smaller companies with highly customized work requiring lots of decisions to be made by the people doing the work. Offshore developers seem to do better when they have explicit instructions of what to do, and the kind of work MWI does doesn’t lend itself to that model.
But aside from that, this recent email I received is one more reason why I haven’t tried outsourcing again…
Hi sir We are an internet Marketing and Web Development company based in india and we are currently looking for our clients.We will be obliged if you plz us an chance to work with you .We have our expertise on Seo,Link Building and other internet marketing aspects.By working with us you can save ur time and money as india has very cheap labour and infact we can complete ur projects at a very quickly with full dedication.Hoping to seek a positive response from ur end. Regards Rohit Sharma (Marketing Manager)
I’m not sure why they would think we know where their clients are, or how they lost them, but maybe I can outsource our copywriting to them.