Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A List of Startup Outsource Designed and Other Virtual Services

So as a follow up to my last blog... I figured I'll put together a bit of a list of my favorite resources from around the web for bootstrap startups that want to get access to some great outsource/virtual services (esp. on the design side).

So I thought I'd share some of my favorite (startup/outsourced design) resources are:
  • - the standard in cheap stock photos)
  • - run by my friend Patrick Lor, formerly of iStockphoto, this is his new gig
There are others of course, and please feel free to let me know.

I have also discovered (and heard great things about):
  • Shoeboxed - which seems like an awesome service to get your recipets and business cards scanned for a pretty reasonable price (and has a netflix like subscription/mail in monthly model).
  • eLance - everything from transcription services (tried putting a bid out) to outsourced developers (no experience yet) 


  1. is a good resource (marketplace for small and medium sized business to hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams).
    Also my company 24-7 INtouch ( is a call center outsourcer that specializes in providing services like ordertaking, and customer service support to online businesses.

  2. You can try Go4Customer, which is an outsourced call center. They also deal with technical support, business process outsourcing, help desk, 24*7 customer support, third party verification and many more