7 websites for collaboration, networking, and hiring freelancers

Recently, we shared tips on managing a virtual office. Today, we want to share some of the most popular sites for online collaboration, networking, and freelancer hiring. These tools are a great way to keep your small business humming along – whether you’re running a remote office or not!

Small business collaboration and networking tools

  • Google Drive: Collaborate on documents online, keep track of changes, and access your document from anywhere.
  • GroupSite: Social collaboration and networking online. Features a discussion board, group calendars, and file sharing.
  • Ryze: Network online and build relationships with other entrepreneurs, for free.

Websites for hiring freelancers

  • Fiverr: Find freelancers to help supplement your design, marketing, advertising, and other digital services.
  • Freelancer: Hire freelancers to help with anything from marketing to legal services.
  • Guru: Find freelance help with your technical, creative, or business projects.
  • Upwork: Hire freelancers for your projects (formerly oDesk).

What websites or apps do you like for helping your virtual small business be productive? Let us know!

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