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This Week’s Best In Beta: E-Commerce And Freelance Work Made Easier

This Week’s Best In Beta

Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!



1. Boxtiq

In what online storefronts should I sell my stuff? How do I link to social media to raise brand awareness?


Know what’s better than figuring out the answer to these questions? Having them answered quickly with minimal effort and speeding right to the part where you make money.



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If you’re looking to sell goods, Boxtiq might be able to help you accelerate the process. This mobile app snaps pictures of products and lets merchants begin selling them wherever they like.


Simple editing tools help show goods in their best light. Boxtiq then whisks products off to multiple stores, the likes of Etsy. And – Boxtiq helps you promote your business on social networks like Twitter and Instagram.


Inventory syncs across channels, so you can conquer without bookkeeping hassles, on the device of your choosing. Attractive photographs and mobile readiness speak the language of modern commerce.


Integration with Square, Shopify, Storenvy, eBay and others are in the works. Smart! Start selling wicked fast.


2. JobBliss

Even for the freelancer who’s been there, done that a million times, finding work can still prove an exhausting chore. Existing platforms that connect workers with projects remain unsatisfactory. Too many fees, inefficient communication threads, payment and performance uncertainties, tiresome searches, to name a few lingering headaches.


Does JobBliss have a better formula?






They aim to play a more efficient matchmaker between freelancers and employers. A pool of quality professionals spares companies recruiting hassles. Meanwhile, talent (copywriters, art directors, developers, etc.), can choose their work and schedules. JobBliss helps the two parties find one another without so much back and forth communication, eliminating the middleman.


Find work without trying so damn hard. Find flexible, capable freelancers without fuss. Sounds like an easy and winning idea, but we haven’t seen it executed flawlessly yet.


Let’s hope the JobBliss indeed delivers bliss and leaves no one job less.


Photo Credits

Boxtiq | JobBliss | Torley Olmstead

Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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