Web & Programming

Charting the Way for Social Networking 3.0

42-year old Rohan Hall, an Elance buyer, is a seasoned tech executive with experience from PeopleSoft and Oracle, who has turned his experience into his new vocation of tech entrepreneur.

For his new venture, Rohan followed his hunch on the next wave of technology trends and is now charting the way for online social networking v3.0.

PickrPres.com Makes “Super Tuesday” Easier to Navigate

A number of states are holding presidential primary elections today, hence the nickname “Super Tuesday.”  With the help of a provider on Elance, Chris Siglin, a music industry veteran, found a unique and powerful way to impact the political process.

Instead of getting in his way, we’ll let Chris tell the story:

Starting a Successful Blog

Have you thought about starting your own blog?

We've asked Patrick Bennett, a WordPress guru since 2006, to share his expertise on how to create a successful blog using WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platforms on the Internet today.

Could You Sell a New Product…Worldwide?

Let's be more specific: Could you design a new retail product in the U.S., manufacture it in Taiwan, begin selling it in Holland… and then across Europe and North America? While you live in, say, the U.S.?

With the help of Elancers, Matthys Van Leeuwen can.

Meet Campus Joe: A Young Entrepreneur

Joe Colasuonno isn’t your ordinary twenty-something:  he’s a recent college grad, current graduate school student in Biomedical Science, Medical School applicant and entrepreneur.

Joe started two businesses targeting college students, and is using Elance to build his latest venture – CampusJoe.com.

CampusJoe.com is designed to be a one stop platform for campus students.

Golfgal Turns Woman Entrepreneur

Susan Hill is a professional golf trainer by trade, an Elance buyer, and with 13 e-commerce and blog websites, she is also a burgeoning Internet mogul thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and the help of several Elance providers.

Susan’s venture into the online business world started when she realized that her golf fitness teachings to her offline clients could also serve a wider online audience. “I started posting projects on Elance to get help translating my golf techniques into illustrations, articles and eventually websites.”

Rockers, Launch Your Garage Band

19 year-old Daniel Kessler is a Research Analyst Project Manager by day, but a rockin' garage band member at night.  He is also an Elance buyer.  Here's his story:

One of the problems Daniel faced as the band leader of Friggin' Guavas was a way to promote and market his band and their music.  He knew that without the backing of a record label, his band would not have much exposure.  He also knew this was a similar problem faced by thousands of so-called garage bands.   Using his research skills, Daniel came up with the idea to use the viral marketing power of the internet instead of trying to get signed by a record label. 

And that's when he turned to Elance to bring his idea to life.

Casting a Wider Net for Talent

I had always been enthusiastic to live in a world where finding human capital reaches beyond my home in Silicon Valley, beyond California, and beyond the United States. 

Start-ups are built upon people and when you increase the pool of talent, you increase your likelihood of success. 

Today I am not only enthusiastic, but reliant on tapping into remote human capital.

Kevin Hartz

As we exit 2007, Silicon Valley is once again teeming with eager new entrepreneurs and established Internet giants alike, jockeying for talent. As an investor in start-ups as well as Internet entrepreneur, I feel the pinch. So much so that the same candidate will float between four or five different start-ups I’m personally involved.

What Comes After Web 2.0?

I recently attended an event at the headquarters of LinkedIn where Dan Nye, CEO, and Allen Blue, VP and Co-Founder, spoke about their company.

One of the most interesting parts of the event was when Allen Blue shared his thoughts on Web 2.0.  He defined Web 2.0 as a set of learnings from Web 1.0:

  1. Distribution – Web products should distribute themselves
  2. Content creation – Websites are valuable when they have content, especially content created by users
  3. Monetization – Monetize from the beginning

These comments got me thinking about Web 1.0, 2.0, and beyond.  What do you think is next?


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