The rise of smartphones has seen social media platforms and sites like YouTube flooded with amateur footage of everything from concerts and sporting events through to random events on the street. These videos are becoming increasingly valuable to brands looking to cash in on the next viral video or build a buzz around events but, let’s be honest, social media is full of shaky videos shot in portrait.
Perth startup Buzzy looks to take on Airtasker by building a sense of trust and community between users
Thanks to the internet, we are living in an age where there is almost no chore that can’t be outsourced to someone on the internet, no matter how boring – from lawn mowing to kitchen cleaning to doing laundry, someone will be willing to do it for some extra cash. Though Airtasker and Gumtree seem to have the task outsourcing market sewn up, a Perth entrepreneur has launched a new platform called Buzzy.
According to a report from The Forum Corporation, employees / contractors aren’t as engaged in their work as they should be; in turn, employees aren’t holding themselves accountable to complete work to the best of their ability.
Last year the podcast SERIAL took the world by storm. It is the most listened to podcast in the world at the moment with an average of 1.26 million downloads per episode. When you really think about that number for a second, that is more listeners than an Australian commercial radio station.
This morning Freelancer made an announcement to the ASX that it has acquired the assets of Donanza, a similar services marketplace based out of Israel.
So, how would we go about selecting an outsourcing partner for ourselves were we in the shoes of a technology business that doesn’t have too much money to burn, but is poised for action for the fear of getting into a dodgy arrangement with an out-of-the-country outfit, unable to deliver as expected?
Exploitive wages, poor quality and time-wasting nightmares are all common words people use to use to describe online outsourcing; and whilst dealing with outside service providers will inevitably bring about its challenges, the continual evolution of outsourcing technology has re-invented the concept.
oDesk are setting up their Aussie HQ and are holding two panel events in the coming weeks to kick things off!
Human resourcing for small and medium sized businesses is broken. As a business owner, how many times have you been in a situation in which you need something done but you simply don’t have enough staff or the right people to put your plans into action or to keep your everyday operations on track?