Freelance Archive

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

Is the Outsourcing Model Broken?

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

The Top 7 Best Business Gigs on Fiverr

We’ve went into detail with our Elance/oDesk review… but what about Fiverr? We touched on them briefly as they’re one of the companies trying to disrupt the freelance marketplace: There are new companies aiming to disrupt the freelance marketplace, Fiverr is one example, recently allowing services up to $500 (up from $5). Fiverr differentiates by