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TopTal Review – The Divided Future of Outsourcing

Despite what people might say about UpWork, 99designs, Fiver or any other freelance marketplace… the current outsourcing model isn’t broken. Each platform certainly has their flaws, but both businesses and freelancers can certainly navigate around them. I’ve talked about this before on my in-depth post on UpWork: It’s not like these companies started with the

Upwork Review: Why It’s a Battle YOU Won’t Win

Update: 8/11/2017 – Updates to reflect the current marketplace status in 2017. Also checkout our latest post on 50 Freelance Websites to Hire Freelancers or Find Online Jobs. Upwork will always have it place, but now there are a lot of other marketplaces that can say the same. I wouldn’t say better, just different. Update: 12/11/2015 – To summarize the

Crowdsourcing: 99Designs vs CrowdSpring vs DesignCrowd

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.com: Pros + Cons and 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

DesignCrowd Review: Should you crowdsource your design?

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