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Using crowdsourcing as an alternative to hiring to give your business an edge

When it comes to crowdsourcing, this new wave of thinking can be an innovative way for companies to get a headstart while not spending too much on a certain talent pool of employees. Crowdsourcing is the outsourcing of company directives to the public at large. It is great for small businesses because there is no need to worry about employee hiring or certain demands in higher compensation and wages. Crowdsourcingdoes not require any pension plans, unions, 401ks or other potential issues that will provide a distraction as companies are debuting to the public. A small business can focus on serious business matters while being able to expand and enhance their brand.

Opportunity for Individuals to Assist Businesses
Outsourcing jobs to the public also gives people a chance to do some extra work while not having to go through a rigid hiring process. Individuals can make money by giving opinions, brainstorming, or voting and companies that contract the public to do work for them are providing a new way that people can be earn. It is a simple and direct way of getting work accomplished while being able to give quick job opportunities and money to the larger population. More companies are realizing that it is cheaper to outsource their jobs and projects to people who otherwise may not have had a chance if they went through a normal hiring process.

Outsourcing can be done both offline and online, but with online crowdsourcing also comes a wider array of talent. People who accomplish certain projects for companies may soon realize their full potential when working on projects. These will also benefit companies because they are out not confined to the drawn out hiring process and now have the chance to use skilled people who can end up being a great asset to the company. Outsourcing can also lead to more stable job opportunities and a chance for people to gain a new form of self-employment. Since more companies are outsourcing, many people in the public can have a chance to earn full time income. This means freedom to manage one’s own time, and this is great for those who are struggling to pay bills or are out of work.

Companies can provide this service to the larger public because it is a wider pool for businesses to tap into. There are drawbacks with outsourcing since companies cannot fully control the work that contractors do on their own watch, but it is still a way of getting a project done quicker while giving people a chance to prove themselves. In a way, outsourcing is like a test; businesses can give a project to someone who has the chance of proving they are capable of handling tasks and meeting deadlines. It is a way for workers to prove themselves instead of simply talking about how wonderful they would do during a job interview. Companies can give jobs to local individuals and do not have to outsource jobs to other countries. This gives a chance for businesses to get work done faster while still employing and tapping into the talent of a local populace.

Our three translation services guarantees to reach next level of customer satisfaction

As an owner of over 7 million registered users on the top crowdsourcing site on the Internet, nothing brings us more joy than to announce three solid guarantees for our expert translation services that we offer to the employers of small businesses. This includes no-questions asked refund, guaranteed employer satisfaction, and a less than twenty-four hour turnaround time.

We have recently launched a revolutionary translation services model as part of our commitment to offer a one-stop shop of solutions in effort to eliminate the need to request quotes from translation agencies. With over 100,000 highly skilled translatorsin over 10 languages throughout the world, we possess all the necessary talent to handle translation needs through our state-of-the-art website. Nowadays, employers are recognizing through the safe handling of all of their small business needs, we can also be relied on to address their translation requests which includes three main guarantees.

These strong guarantees relate to each translation job posted in our marketplace. If a provider is not found or the one found produces unsuitable results, the employer’s prepaid money will be completely refunded with no extraneous fees. Our 100% money back guarantee is part of each translation job posted on our site.

Secondly, each employer receives personalized attention from one of our dedicated Account Managers to ensure their unaltered success and help employers feel comfortable with the job posting process. Our goal is for each user to have a successful experience on our site, free from confusion resulting in a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Lastly, we have instituted a twenty-four hour guarantee, ensuring each translation jobcontaining less than 300 words will receive multiple final translations in less than twenty-four hours. For jobs that contain more than 300 words, each employer will receive multiple sample translations in twenty-four hours or less to help decide on a provider.

“Seeing results within 24 hours is important to our clients and we made it our priority as well. It is in our guarantee as we firmly believe speed and efficiency will strengthen our relationship with our client base,” says Zhou Lei, Witmart CEO. “We offer this 100% guarantee so clients are comfortable coming to us for translation needs as well as other jobs they need completed.”

We stand uniformly behind our three-tier guarantee and advise any employer to our Contact Us form or toll free phone number to expedite any concern they may have. Our expert translation service is one of many features that we offer to small businesses to help them complete all of their needs under one roof and we take pride in each job we receive.

Marketing basics for small business

It’s the goal of every business, big or small, to attract customers and make as much money as humanly possible. It’s a very basic premise, but one that can generally only be achieved by some solid marketing. While the end goals may be the same, themarketing strategies of big and small business are completely different. It goes without saying that a small business simply doesn’t have the advertising budget of the big names, which means they have to find ways to get the word out without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways that the small business can effectively market their products and services to the consumer.

marketing basicsMany small business owners start their company after many years with a larger entity, but the first thing they have to understand is that they can’t market like big companies. Often times, bigger businesses advertise in order to build name recognition, but as a small business owner you have to be concerned with attracting customers immediately. The best way to do that is to offer a discount or promotion of some sort within your ads.

The same rules apply if your business offers a service as opposed to physical products. A good way to attract new business is to offer your service at a cheaper rate than your competitors. For example, if you own a carpet cleaning business, you might consider throwing in a free room in the price. On the flipside, you might also consider offering a premium version of your service. To use the carpet cleaning again, an idea of a premium service might also include steam cleaning drapes and furniture.

If you are sticking with traditional methods of marketing alongside your social media efforts, you might consider sending out a small postcard to homes in your surrounding area. Direct mail marketing is still an incredibly effective way to advertise and can be used to provide offers, discounts, or even just information about your website. You might just be very surprised at the traffic boost your site receives by using this particular method.

marketingSocial media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are now an essential part of any marketing strategy. It’s the perfect way to “talk” directly to your customers to find out how your business can improve. The great news is that social media marketing is free for the most part and can actually lead to a viral word of mouth campaign that can really provide a huge boost to your bottom line. This is in effect a way of setting up a partnership with your customers, for which they should be rewarded. Businesses often make the mistake of catering to new customers and somewhat forgetting about the old. Let your regular customers know that you care about them by offering discounts that will only benefit them. That could be in the form of a discount or frequent buyer card. It’s a small token of appreciation that will keep them coming back for more and get them talking about your business to their friends.

Our proud announcement in reaching more than 7 Million ZBJ and WITMART users

At ZBJ Network, Inc., we’re excited to announce an exciting milestone this week as we’ve reached a combined 7 million registered users between our two freelance services websites, Witmart.com and ZBJ.com. This achievement makes us the largest online crowdsourcing service market for freelance experts skilled in logo design,website design, writing and translation services, and more, which is certainly something we are very proud of.

Together, Witmart and ZBJ provide employers and providers with the most reliable crowdsourcing marketplaceto post and find jobs. We have over 7 million users with skills from varying industries willing to provide and bid on jobs daily through our unique and innovative platform. Our two freelance sites focus on individual and business users for both professional and everyday services and provide the best solution to securely and easily complete work while coordinating transactions with our advanced internet-based technology.

We have made it easy for employers to post either a contract or contest job for providers to compete on. Through a contest job, employers have the luxury of getting multiple bids and choosing the one that fits their requirements best. Through a contract job, employers can narrow providers based on the qualifications they possess, including feedback, job history, and job completion date. Employers only pay when the job has been completed to their satisfaction.

“Both the functionality and amount of provider knowledge made evident through Witmart’s website made it extremely easy to post a new job and get a result that worked wonders, including added cultural elements weaved into our presentations. This was very well accepted by our Chinese hosts,” says a small business owner Jeff W. of Fort Bend, TX. “We felt very confident from beginning to end and we weren’t let down.”

We work hard to go the extra mile and put everything on the line to be certain each and every employer is satisfied with their efforts. At no time is your money at risk and is 100% refundable if the job does not meet the expectations you initially set forth. Searching for providers is simplified through our well-established Provider Profiling System, which helps you determine if a provider is ideal for your job. Each provider is required to participate in Identity Verification by phone or email to assure his or her standing.

Our goal is to offer extreme value and competitive pricing to receive solutions to meet your individual and business needs. With now over 7 million registered users, the talent pool has made us one of the top crowdsourcing solution firms available for all your outsourcing needs.

Reported first on MSNBC.com

Paying for high quality content through an article writing service

Across all walks of life the idea of throwing as few dollars as possible at a job or service to solve your issue has been contemplated. You cross your fingers and hope you will be fortunate enough to have everything work out in your favor. Truth is, sometimes it does but more times than not if you continue paying with pennies instead dollars, the percentages will not be on your side. This logic holds true for creating your very own website and purchasing content through article writing services. There’s the notion that some of the content you order using a cheap content provider will work out if you’re lucky enough to rope in a half decent writer. But in the grand scheme, it’s only a matter of time before you become disappointed in the work being delivered and realize it’s time to step up to the next level.

Building a Website
To build an engaging blog or website, the number one factor behind the success is the content. You’ve heard the term ‘content is king’. This couldn’t be more true. When you’re posting your content online, envision the first impression you’re making on your community of readers. First impressions are important and the ability to blow them away with off-the-charts content is what will keep them on your site, commit to your content through your RSS feed, or bookmark your site for future reference.

On the flip side, poor content is a dead giveaway and will kill your audience before they have a chance to navigate further throughout your site. Even if you have great content elsewhere, don’t let a smidge of poor content appear anywhere on your site, as readers will disassociate from your site and never return. Engage, engage, engage.

How to Identify Poor Writers

Identifying poor writing skills is fairly simple. If you take a risk on a low cost article writing service, chances are the writing will be shoddy and need major editing.

Major signs include:
– sentences that are incomplete, choppy, or non-sensical.
– run-on sentences and misspelled words
– obvious language barriers commonly seen from writers in countries without a good grasp of the American vocabulary
– receiving content that doesn’t accurately describe the topic you requested and is rushed
– instructions that are not followed, including keyword inclusion and density

How to Find Good Writers

The key is to not fall into the trap of disrespecting the readers of your site by hoping cheap content mills will win over your audience. Finding good writers is not hard, but will cost you more. However, your audience will love you for it and eventually your outsourcing costs will be negated with revenue made from your blog or website. Keep in mind, paying more per article will not guarantee you success, but will certainly give you a better chance of getting high quality work that you deserve.

The top ways to find good writers include:
– getting referrals from other successful website owners
– looking for fresh writers on a freelance services marketplace website
– searching the internet for reliable content providers and ones that will guarantee their work to your satisfaction
– placing an order on a popular crowdsourcing website and small samples of a topic sent to you for approval

You want your website to represent you as a person. You may not have the skills to write top notch content for your website and that is why there are established article writing services out there to assist you when needed. Be sure to build your website with the first impression being the number one priority of yours. Weed through the poor content providers and find the perfect writer that will bring out the words that you desperately want your audience to hear. You’ll know it when you see it and the life will be easier for it.

Behind the scenes: Love letters to be made into short films

(17th June 2013, Beijing time) Less than one out of ten people worldwide writes, or has written, love letters nowadays. This trend is broken by a love letter competition jointly organised by Witmart Group, the Tourism Board of Pengshui County, Chongqing, Time Fragments New Media Co., HKSTV, Chongqing Evening Paper, and the City Paper. More than 1,100 love letters, sent from Europe, America, and Asia, were collected within two weeks of the commencement of the competition. According to sources inside Witmart Group, this love letter competition has not only attracted the attention of the netizens, but also captured the interest of several media companies, including Time Fragments New Media Co.

Mr Zhenquan Hou, Vice President of Time Fragments New Media Co, is quoted as saying that the company’s Board of Directors are impressed by the behind-the-scene stories that led to the creation of those love letters, some of which are considered to be potential candidates for short films. The company has decided that six love letters and the stories behind them will be made into short films.

New media drama, the Board of Beauties, introduced by Time Fragments New Media in 2011, received more than 20 million views online and has garnered critical acclaim from the media industry as well as from the viewers. In 2011, Time Fragments New Media collaborated with Witmart Group to introduce the first Chinese interactive drama about Witkeys,Go Girl!.
Time Fragments New Media is seeking collaboration with Witmart Group again to produce a series of short films based on the love letters collected from the competition, with a focus on the stories behind those letters. The film-shooting will take place at Pengshui Autonomous County, widely acclaimed as the Healing Place for Love.

Pengshui County is located at the downstream of Wu River in southwest China. Among its tourist attractions are the Ayi River, Mowei Mountain, Anzi Hmong Village, and Yushan Old Town. Contestants who submit love letters to this competition stand a chance to win 100,000 yuan (USD 16,000), in addition to the opportunity of having their love stories turned into short films. This competition ends on 10th July 2014. Anyone interested in taking part in this competition can submit their Chinese love letters to http://www.zhubajie.com or non-Chinese love letters to www.witmart.com.

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