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,

5 Unconventional Tips to Boost Your SEO with Fiverr Gigs

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

Breakdown of Web Development Costs

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

Startups: Don’t Outsource SEO

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

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

How to Outsource Web Development

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

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