Sunday, June 03, 2007

Phrase of the day: Personal offshoring

When David San Filippo decided to create a tribute video in honor of his sister's wedding, he could have gotten a recommendation from a friend or looked up video editors in the phone book. Instead, he did what big corporations have been doing for more than a decade: sent the work offshore.

On the Internet, Mr. San Filippo located a graphic artist in Romania who agreed to do the whole thing for $59. The result was a splashy two-minute video with a space theme and "Star Wars" soundtrack. It won raves at the wedding.

From this fascinating article by Ellen Gamerman in WSJ. It's early days, but it points to some interesting entrepreneurial possibilities.

Here's an earlier post about a different kind of personal outsourcing.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Any idea if that video is on the internet anywhere?