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By Tony Hall, Managing Director, Navigator Consulting

I just had such a great experience designing a new logo for our unique Recruitment Summit@Sea and Navigator’s Best Practice Certification.

Previously I used a local designer and paid hundreds of dollars and the process took weeks of frustrating edits. I think I even paid for the agency account management team to fly in from another state.

Then I recently discovered freelancer.com.  Ok so this Australian listed (ASX:FLN) success story has been around for quite some time  but you know how it is when you have heard of a good tech solution but have never had time to try it.

It was so easy. Simple registration, post the project and within minutes bids for the project flooded in from all over the world.

You can even post a cash prize for the best design and award it to the winner.

For less than $200 I chose Divya from India based on his good communication and excellent reviews other customers gave him. There were designers from every country imaginable.

Divya was a joy to work with – took a clear brief, communicated well patiently made changes and delivered outstanding work on the two logos above. He is the perfect staff member – never complained or took sick days and was always happy to help.

Also added to our virtual team is Ilian from Bulgaria – a very talented web developer who is extremely skilled, communicates in perfect English and provides first class customer service at a very reasonable price.

Our business has now outsourced:

Accounting to Xero

Graphic Design to Divya in India

Web Development to Ilian in Bulgaria

Marketing to Jane in the Philippines

Marketing comms to local interns

… all of which enables are senior people to spend more time building relationships and helping recruitment business leaders.

I cant help but think this is the future of many types of work – outsourced and offshored – high quality, great service and low cost.

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