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Some interesting innovations at vWorker
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Some interesting innovations at vWorker

vWorker is one of the top three freelance job boards. Like oDesk and Elance, they’re matchmakers between people with work that needs to be done and freelance workers that can do it. Ian Ippolito, President and CEO of vWorker wrote to give us a heads up on two innovations they’ve developed: 1) Trial Sourcing They surveyed people who hire online and found that the #1...

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A Declaration of Independents
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A Declaration of Independents

The results of online surveys conducted around July 4th were released today in a report by MBO Partners that showed 16 million people in the US are independent workers. Another 28 million, the study projects, are likely to be independent within the next two years. But online survey questions such as these tend to produce strong positive responses, and the number is probably closer to...

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Yet Another Record Setting Quarter At Elance
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Yet Another Record Setting Quarter At Elance

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Yesterday’s post about Elance’s Q4 findings was old news, given that they announced their Q1 2011 results today. But the news is about more records: demand for freelancers grew 32%, with more than 135,000 jobs posted. And people who found work through Elance made 12% more than the previous quarter. And, they point out, while unemployment is still...

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Undress For Success Review From Down Under

Image by Long Zheng via Flickr I’m prejudiced, and I admit it. Now that’s just not right, you should judge each person on the own merit regardless of race, color creed, or national origin. And I really do believe that. Except when it comes to national origion. Sorry, but if you’re from Australia I have a knee jerk reaction, and I just like you. And...

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Networked people are changing business

When people in networked markets can get faster and smarter information from one another than from the companies they do business with, businesses need to work differently. They need to understand that their customers are living, breathing creatures who want a one-to-one relationship, not just one-way rhetoric. People are not ‘seats’ or ‘eyeballs’ or ‘end users’ or ‘consumers’. They are human beings that are the...

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