The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.
I recently came across GetHired.com and love some of the functionality they included, like the ability to record a video or audio introduction for your profile. You can also schedule interviews through the site, streamlining the process for candidates and hiring managers alike.
- Kelly Azevedo, She's Got Systems
eBay allows you to reach a very large market place for testing new products. Given the way eBay works, you can even create multiple variations of your product listings to sell at different price points and marketing features to see how your product is perceived by the market.
- Raul Pla, SimpleWifi and UseABoat
While Gumroad is not a marketplace, it makes selling digital things really easy. Upload your file, write a description and set the price and you have embeddable sales forms in seconds where you can sell on social media, blogs or just about anywhere.
- Nathan Lustig, Entrustet
Fiverr is a great marketplace where you can hire people to do things for five bucks. It's great on both sides of the coin! This is also a good site for entrepreneurs who need to outsource non-crucial or unusual projects.
- Nicolas Gremion, Foboko.com
The latest one I've really found fascinating is 99designs. There are super talented people on that site that meet branding, merchandising and design needs. Also, it's cost-effective and quick, which is great for entrepreneurs.
- Jordan Guernsey, Molding Box
Even though many new marketplaces are popping up, Craigslist is still one of the best places to list products or services. It has millions of visitors and is used by those who may not be familiar with newer sites such as Etsy and oDesk.
- Bhavin Parikh, Magoosh Test Prep
oDesk is a great marketplace for services. If you have found a great way to automate or streamline an in-demand process, you can sell that for a service and do it very well.
- Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches
I'm a fan of Envato marketplaces -- VideoHive, AudioJungle, ThemeForest -- a place to market and sell and digital media that you create. Envato offers a great opportunity for freelance musicians, programmers, videographers and other creatives to sell their products without the expense of a full-scale web marketing effort.
- Nick Reese, Microbrand Media
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