You are probably wondering like one of those company owners who approached me a few years ago with the same question a lot of business owners keep asking:
“Seriously? Are you saying that I can get an employee to work for me at less than a thousand dollars ($1,000) a month?! What kind of business are you running? A sweat shop where workers work like slaves all day only to earn peanuts at the end of each month?”
It’s noble to not take advantage
I totally understand your concern, and I must say I have a lot of respect for company owners who do not want to take undue advantage on other people. For a lot of American business owners, it is really not all about making money; it is all about adding value to life. I am a very strong believer of “let and let live”.
The labor laws factor
But here is the catch: Because many offshore outsourcing nations such as the Philippines, India and China do not have strict labor laws, that is why these countries provide quality outsourcing solutions at affordable costs.
While it is impossible to live below a thousand dollars in United States, especially people who live in large and populous cities like New York and Los Angeles. $300 to $1000 is a lot of money in other countries such as the Philippines. As a matter of fact, many people in the Philippines earn a lot less than this. You will be glad to know that in many developing countries, 350 dollars is a lot of money when converted to the local currency. For example, In Philippines, 500 a month salary can cover the cost of rent, food and other basic living expenses. Trust me, I know… I go there all the time!
It is a fair deal!
You may have watched the music video by Kanye West titled “Blood Diamonds”, where some poor malnourished children slave away in the diamond mines searching for diamonds which would end up getting sold illegally to jewellers in Europe and America. No one with conscience would want to use their money to purchase an item that was produced out of someone else’s blood and sweat. But when it comes to offshore outsourcing in Asia, especially the Philippines, please know that paying an outsourced employee 347 to 1000 dollars a month is a very fair deal. They are happy to work to earn as much.
Check out the workers at 123 Employee, and you will notice that they are happy and work in a clean and positive environment.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.