At Siftery we’re tracking over 10,000 software products, and hundreds of thousands of real companies that are using them. Below are the hot products that have added the most customers in the month leading up to January 2017.
Using Upwork, Guru, Outsourcely, Mechanical Turk and the like is a good way to find a remote worker for that projects you need to outsource. Without careful selection, though, your freelance hire could end up costing you much more than you planned. Here are some tips for getting a quality worker for your project.
Don’t Be Cheap
This is the biggest thing you need to remember when hiring freelancers through marketplaces: You get what you pay for. You may think you’re saving your company money by hiring someone with a low bid, but you never will.
At Siftery we’re tracking over 10,000 B2B software products, and hundreds of thousands of real companies that are using them. Below are the hot products that have added the most customers in the 30 days up to December 1, 2016.
The results are based only on data collected directly from product users and verified by company e-mail addresses. Data collected through vendors or programmatic web scraping are not included in the report unless they’re verified by company users.
Stephen DeWitt has had the kind of career that used to end with a gold watch, a comfortable retirement, and a slow decline into old age. He’s held senior positions at HP, Cisco, and Symantec, and took Cobalt Networks through one of the highest flying IPOs of the late 1990s. But instead of retiring, in early 2015 he took the position of CEO at Work Market, a fast-growing platform that is reimagining the relationship between labor and business.
Backed by legendary investor Fred Wilson, New York-based Work Market helps large enterprises create “labor clouds” that connect skilled workers with tasks companies need to complete. The platform integrates all types of workers — contractors, full-time employees, and vendors — and parameterizes tasks and workflows against any number of data points and business rules. In short, Work Market hopes to instrument a wholesale rethinking of how work gets done in our society — from a world of traditional corporate employment to a world where every skilled worker can act as an enterprise of one.
Adding a new online solution to the lineup your company already uses can be a challenge. After all, how do you know they’ll all work together? It used to take a time-consuming combination of research and trial and error to answer that question. That is, until Siftery came along.
Siftery is a unique beast. One-third web crawler, one-third data warehouse and one-third a set of useful tools, Siftery is really the only spot where you can easily discover which online solutions play well together. Here’s how:
Signing up with Siftery is free. Once you do so, you’ll be prompted to add the solutions you already use, your “stack,” to your company profile. Once you’ve done so, you can view the list via your profile:
So, you’ve taken on the lead system implementation role, and finally your retail business has made the decision to make the leap to a more robust cloud-based point of sale system. Everyone is excited about the move, but hold on, are you missing something —how sure are you that the new application will play nice in the sandbox with your other applications?
Sounds funny right? But it’s unlikely anyone will get a chuckle out of a scenario where employees are left dealing with incorrect data or orphaned records passed from one system to another…if passed along at all.