Freelance Archive

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

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

12/11/2015 – To summarize the last few updates to this post, the biggest freelance marketplaces Elance and oDesk, merged into a new company named Upwork. oDesk already redirects to Upwork, and Elance will soon follow. This post has been updated to include the next biggest competitor, Freelancer.com. Update 10/28/2015 – Elance has started limiting job posts and will eventually merge