Sometimes when you need something for your blog or website and you are thinking about hiring freelancers to do the work, maybe you can find more suitable, simple and cheaper solution. Instead of outsource freelancers, outsource products!
The process of using outsourcing can be long and exhausting until finding the right freelancer for the job and if you need some complicated work it may be necessary, but when you need something more “simple” like a blog theme, unique plugin or personalized pattern, it might be better to search in marketplaces for digital goods.
There is a great network for these kind of marketplaces by a company called Envato. There you can find everything from background music for your site to special Flash templates. Here’s the full list of their network marketplaces for digital goods:
Activeden – Mostly Flash products and Flex (development and deployment software based on Flash).
Audiojungle – Music packs, sound effects and all kind of audio tools.
Themeforest – Website templates, WordPress themes and eCommerce designs.
Videohive – All sorts of motion graphics from simple effect to full videos.
Graphicriver – All sorts of static graphics like backgrounds, photos, buttons and icons.
3docean – 3d models and advanced 3d textures.
Tutorial Marketplace – Tutorials for online businesses like web development, designing and mobile businesses.
Tips and Advices:
– These are marketplaces and therefore don’t afraid to negotiate.
– Note which license each product has (resale, changing it code, etc.).
– Read the product description carefully, to know exactly what are you getting.
– I suggest you to compare the total cost of buying a product and hiring a freelancer.
– You can sell your own products and earn 50%-70% which is pretty fair.
By The Way…
This network is a great example for a home business model that developed into a multi-million earnings model, just something to think about!