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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

Growth Hacking for eCommerce Startups

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,