Yes, Mark Zuckerberg wears the same shirt everyday to minimize decisions that don’t have anything to do with Facebook. Whether you’re a consultant, salesperson or CEO; you’re constantly meeting people to generate more business. Take Neil Patel for example, before dropping a few dimes on clothes he mentioned he closed business deals at a rate of about 25%.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelancer, or looking for a full-time job, the first thing a prospective employer is going to do is Google you. On any of the freelance marketplaces we’ve extensively covered (99designs, Upwork, DesignCrowd, etc.), employers flip through of profiles in a matter of seconds. At least a resume is at
Thus far, we’ve reviewed nearly freelance marketplace: oDesk vs Elance: Why it’s a Battle You Won’t Win and How to Hire on Elance without Losing Your Sanity 99designs Review: How to Make the Most of 99designs DesignCrowd review and comparison to 99designs The Best Business Gigs on Fiverr and the Unconventional SEO Gigs on Fiverr That Actually Work.
Most outsourced projects fail, or at the very least businesses settle for “good enough” out of business necessity. I talked about this in-depth in my review of Elance and oDesk. I’ve seen it first hand. I’ve seen it with friends. Clients. Business partners. You name it. But, remote work is the future. It’s an industry poised to reach
I’ve been an entrepreneur and digital marketing consultant for about eight years now, and throughout that period I’ve been meticulous on cultivating and curating the best sources on growing a business. Today, I’m opening up almost a decades worth of knowledge – broken down into the exact order of operations you need to start a
Last year we reviewed 99Designs, a crowdsourced marketplace that I was a huge advocate of. In short, you pay a fixed price (prize pool) which designers compete for, the designer you select wins the prize pool. When designers compete, we win. Conversely, it provides an opportunity for designers to find work, and designers confident in their ability have an
Many aspiring entrepreneurs love the idea of eCommerce – no infrastructure, little overhead, etc. But becoming even moderately successful in eCommerce is a herculean task for the average person. Let’s put this in perspective: Amazon is #1 in eCommerce Sales, They Outsell Their Next 12 Competitors Combined And we’re not talking about eCommerce businesses we’ve never heard of, we’re talking Walmart,
WARNING: You won’t find recommendations for link wheels or tiered links over here (it’s 2014 – please don’t tell me that’s what you were looking for?). As a matter of fact you won’t find any “black hat” recommendations at all. How’s that possible if paid links aren’t allowed under Google’s Webmaster Guidelines? Keep reading… With Fiverr’s exponential growth
So you need a website? You don’t want to hire a new employee to build one. Of course. Makes perfect sense. Just outsource it to someone locally, your friends neighbor… Your cousin… or the infamous “brother in law”, and spend just a few thousand dollars to get a reasonable project done. Typically that’s how it
Disclaimer: I am a SEO Consultant, but this won’t be a veiled pitch. As a matter of fact, I’m going to tell you outright that outsourcing your SEO to me, or any other company could be a big mistake, especially if you’re just starting a business. I was watching ABC’s Shark Tank the other day, a show
I caused quite a stir when I wrote the post oDesk vs Elance: Why It’s a Battle YOU Won’t Win with related followups here and here. In total, we’ve seen over 130+ comments with freelancers and businesses telling their side of the story. Some have failed, and some have succeeded. Instead of commenting, reader John D. decided
With many cities lacking technical talent, outsourcing web development has become the popular choice for businesses around the world. We’ve touched on the challenges of oDesk and Elance, the most popular outsourcing marketplaces on the web. And while the sentiments of that post, as well as comments from our readers, echo that web development is