19 Oct '12, 2pm

Online #freelance work: the next #BPO trend in the #Philippines

Online #freelance work: the next #BPO trend in the #Philippines

Filipinos are increasingly taking to the Internet to find freelance work. Is this the next big trend in the local BPO industry? There’s a storm brewing in the technopreneur ecosystem in the Philippines. And it’s not made up of teams wanting to build the next big thing. Rather, it’s a slew of independent contractors offering their services online to employers around the globe. A report by Reuters’ Jeremy Wagstaff speaks of online freelancers remaking the outsourcing industry . Jeremy writes that this commercial crowdsourcing of content is “already disrupting traditional outsourcing – from preparing tax statements to conducting research on pediatricians.” A World Bank researcher says “[n]ow you can farm out your work to anyone in the world.” The enablers are the usual suspects: services like oDesk, Freelancer.com and Elance. Armed with a capable computer and a decent Interne...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/10/19/independent-online-work-the-next...

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