How to Run a Remote Business

by Nomadic Matt and Liam Martin

 

Liam Martin chats with Nomadic Matt of www.nomadicmatt.com about running a remote business.

Matt, who has recently wrote a book 'How to Travel the World on 50 Dollars a Day', which is available on Amazon, has been traveling the world since 2004. He maintains a blog that aims to help people travel cheaper, better, and more often.

 

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The Future of Crowdsourcing and Online Work

The overall market for online work was over $1 billion in 2012 and the top companies in the space (Upwork, Elance and Freelancer.com) are growing at 60-100% per year. As this market evolves, it’s fragmenting into different types of online work, each with a specific purpose and value proposition.

Let’s take a look at the different types of online work:

Crowdsourcing (micro-tasks)

(Market leaders are Amazon MTurk and MicroWorkers)

Amazon Mechanical Turk MicroWorkers

The concept here is that multiple people work small tasks. The payment for an individual task can be as little as 1 cent. Some examples include: finding company contact information, transcription or really any task that can be done by multiple people at the same time.

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CALIFORNIA IS DOOMED! – Infographic

Problems run amok at all levels in the government. Years of outrageous healthcare benefits, pensions and salaries have made municipalities so broke that they cannot afford to pay for police, firefighters or even garbage collectors. It's been voted the worst state to do business by CEOs for 7 years now.

It is evident, California is doomed.

Are your projections as bleak as ours? Check out our infographic and tell us what you think!

CALIFORNIA IS DOOMED! Infographic from Staff.com

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List of Applicant Tracking Software

 

We prepared this list of applicant tracking systems that you can use in your organization. The most popular software are Taleo and the free Linkedin tool but we have over 30 alternatives on this list.

This list includes details such as the Alexa rankings that indicate how popular a site/tool is, the number of customers, the pricing and if there is any free trial available.

We hope you find the list useful. Feel free to let us know if you would like to add a tool that is not listed. Let us keep the list as updated as possible.

 

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