Startups: Don’t Outsource SEO

Disclaimer: I am the founder of SEO Company SorianoMedia, 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

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

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

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

What’s the best press release service after Google’s latest update?

Last week, we discussed whether or not it’s still worth it to send out a press release, but with a myriad of press release distribution services, which should you use?  Especially now that Google has recently updated

Are Press Releases Still Worth Sending Out?

It’s 2013 for crying out loud, are press releases still worth sending out? Like with any other form of advertising, you expect a return on investment. And GOOD press release services (PRWeb, PRNewsWire, etc.) aren’t cheap, but are

99designs Review: How to Make the Most of 99designs.com

Before 99designs, logo design was expensive. You’d have to shed a couple hundred bucks for a few logos that you wouldn’t even like. 99designs sought to change that paradigm and since it’s launch in 2008 they’ve grown

Freelance Scams to Watch Out For on Online Job Marketplaces Part II

Editors Note: This is a continuation from last weeks piece, part one can be found here, “Freelance Scams to Watch Out For on Online Job Marketplaces“. This guest post has been submitted anonymously. Quality contractors can be

Freelance Scams to Watch Out For on Online Job Marketplaces

Editors Note: This is a continuation from last weeks piece about oDesk vs Elance: Why It’s A Battle YOU Won’t Win. This guest post has been submitted anonymously. Quality contractors can be found on either, or all

oDesk vs Elance: Why It’s a Battle YOU Won’t Win

On the surface, Elance and oDesk look like they’re great places for quality contractors to make money. They also seem like they’re great places for businesses to save money and get the services that they need.  Yet