My wife nearly died laughing when I read that applicant's self-description to her the other day.
Must be a *Google Translate* situation...
As I mentioned previously, I'm experimenting with outsourcing the creation of some info-products to the Third World.
My first attempt(s) were, well, horrible.
Without rehashing them directly, here's what I learned:
- Don't work with anyone who doesn't respond RIGHT AWAY.
- Give PRECISE, easy-to-do tasks only.
- Don't offer to pay anyone on an hourly basis - not at first anyway. Pay on a per-task basis only.
- Use Dropbox (or Google Drive) to monitor their work.
- Fire anyone the instant you get a bad vibe.
- Have a sample of work that applicants can do to demonstrate competence before hiring.
- And, so far, I would say,....HIRE WOMEN only.
Right now my first female hire (a Filipino) is finishing up making 100 math worksheets similar to the one above...
And I'm only paying her $18, total.
Guess what....I think I could have done it even cheaper too.