So good I had to show it to you again.
This past Tuesday, I was part of a segment on the CBS Early Show on personal outsourcing called “Average Joes, Janes Outsourcing Tasks.” Check out the video, one of the best I’ve seen on the topic, here. It includes case studies.
One big question still remains for most:
Where the hell should I go to get started?
All personal outsourcing companies are not created equal…
Some only do research, while others do actual work, and still others screw up everything you give them. I haven’t seen a good ranking of customer satisfaction for different services, hence the following survey for readers here, who have more experience than most in personal outsourcing.
If you have used any of the following services and been satisfied, please vote for them here (multiple services is fine). There are dozens of new upstarts, so I only included those I’ve used or heard good things about. If you have other recommendations or questions, please leave them in — you guessed it! — the comments. If you haven’t used personal outsourcing yet, what’s holding you back?
The competitors are:
American Express Platinum Concierge
Get Friday (Your Man in India)
Do My Stuff
Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Workaholics for Hire
Agents of Value
Tell us about your experiences (or reservations) below — ideally focusing on what has worked so others can duplicate it — and don’t forget to vote here for your favorites!
Results will be posted next Friday. [Update: Here are the results]
Posted on: December 6, 2007.
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