So, may be you can give me some advices about it? What you want to see in outsourcing company? If you will hire remote people, how you will find them? freelance sites, google, forums, something else? Can you know another websites full of IT people, where I can talk about it as well?
May be you are an outsourcer? Can you write your success story? What you did on start?
Hi, I'm not an IT expert so I would be the wrong person to give you any technical advice, but I do have a beauty shop and have successfully created an online business
Currently I am selling around 40% of my products online and that number is increasing month by month. I wasn't always successful with my webshop though, I failed quite badly on my first try. At first I had problems with my webhost, didn't really have a very good website and didn't rank very high on search engines so my shop just wasn't generating enough visitors. So after about one year I decided to take my online shop down and give it a completely new try.
The second attempt worked much better. Looking back, one of the simplest but most important factors was that I did an extrensive keyword research and managed to register a domain name on here that exactly matched one of the most frequent search terms for my product line. Another factor that was really important on being successful online is knowing your audience. I decided to contact my loyal regular customers, told them about my project building an online shop and asked them what they would like to see included in it. What I found is that I had to keep the shop and the website design neat, simple and easy to navigate. I also only included around 10% of my most popular products in the store into the webshop in order to keep it simple and managable.
I'm aware that you are working in a very different field, but maybe you will find some of my experience useful. As for getting found in search engines, I would suggest you to focus on a maximum of 5 or 6 frequently used search terms in your field and try getting a matching domain name beacuse they tend to rank almost automatically on search engines.
Also being stationed in Moscow it would be better to focus on the Russian market since from my experience most clients like to hire a local company. And since Moscow is a huge city with over 12 million inhabitants, you have a huge potential customer base in Moscow alone.
Hope you find some of the advice useful, eventhough I can't give you any IT and web dev specific advice
I don't think there are very capable people on those sites. Most of the projects I was passing on due to my own work-loads were big projects and never completed because of the lack of professional experience by the applicant.
And two, I think most people who use those sites looking for work, are also not as professional as they so astute make themselves look. To me, it is a site for those who want to make a quick buck by doing a half-ass job.
A professional job posting system would and should test your authenticity of your qualifications before allowing you to apply to job positions. There are many job postings offering good pay for professional contractors.
I have had mixed results (as a vendor) using services from companies like Elance, and I agree with your assessment here.
Elance, specifically, was purchased by Upwork not too long ago, and I see that Upwork introduces features for testing and validating the authenticity of freelancers' qualifications. Do you see this as a step in the right direction?
Do you think it will have a measurable impact on the quality of freelancers (and/or vendor experience) using this platform?
It is because for Big projects needs to work in teams, So it can't be given to individuals and also communication problems etc.
It is a fact that many business projects fail either partially or completely. Many studies demonstrate this. And I suspect that many of those failures are attributed to project management failures.
Thus a project manager probably isn't the best source to evaluate why a broad category of projects fail.
Below is one stat for Apache server, which is a public domain and open source server. From it 60% usage from the top (usage) 10 million web sites in the world. How do those "project managers" explain that success? (There are a vast number of addons for apache.) There are many more examples of this.
One reason individual projects fail is just due to lack of interest when there are very few participants. An initial project needs several dedicated enthusiasts who spend years actively supporting a project until many people start using it. If the first doesn't happen then the second wont.
I am not going to research it in detail but I know for a fact that there used to be a free shopping cart system written in perl. There might be something now in a different language. You can try googling for that.
i am a software developer in Visual basic 6.0. i want to know that may i need any licencee from microsoft to develop any application in vb 6. if yes, please let me inform that from where i can can purchase this paper licence, because microsoft has already stopped the services from vb 6.
VB 6.0 is long dead so I doubt that Microsoft would care what you developed with it. You should also be aware that no business is likely to want to buy applications developed in such an old and unsupported language.
I've working alone in my web business for quite long, and I'm willing to start a bigger project that will need to involve more coders.
I hire frelancer from time to time, but I will need now more than one coder and designer working together in the same project. What could be the better way to manage this team of remote workers? is there any web solutions to manage that? How can I do it knowing that they will not steal the project?
Check out CloudForge. It supports both svn and git for scm. The basic version is free and allows unlimited users and private repos. The paid version has access control and permissions. It sounds like that is what you are looking for? It also has an Agile tracker and other tools for project management. Hope this helps.
well you need to find people who are into this as much as you are i am also in same kind of trouble i am also starting an e commerce startup but i am also short on work force if you like you can give me an email on email@example.com so we can see if we can help each other