How to stay safe and successfully get content from freelance marketplaces.
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Freelance Marketplaces — Part 3: Staying Safe

In the last two installments of Freelance Marketplaces, we talked about what you can get for five dollars, and some of the dangers that lie ahead in your journey to find a good freelancer through Fiverr and other freelance marketplaces. Even though there are some things you have to deal with, there are still good folks…

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Google Chrome to enforce SSL by July.
Hosting

Is Your Website Secure? — How Google Chrome is going to Change your World, and what you can do, Now!

If you run a website, you have probably heard of securing your website with SSL/HTTPS as opposed to just HTTP. From a high level, this would mean that when folks navigate to your site, they use https://<yoursite> instead of http://<yoursite>. You've possibly also read that you don't need to bother with a secure website if…

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Big Merch

The Big Guy shop is open! We're a little slim on designs at the moment, but if you have any thoughts, shoot them my way. Also, anyone who is interested in winning a WyzeCam may want to join up on the mailing list for giveaway promotion we'll have next week surrounding the store and a…

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Freelance Marketplaces — Part 2: Welcome to the Blog Jungle

In the first post on Freelance Marketplaces, I wrote little about how the buying and selling process work on Fiverr and if you should reasonably expect good, quality work for five dollars (spoiler: no). Fiverr is a very robust platform, but with the addition of the gig extras and custom orders paired with the sheer number of people…

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What can I get for five dollars?
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Freelance Marketplaces — Part 1: Just What CAN I Get for five dollars?

This one is going to be released in a few parts as I am trying to keep from posting novels every time I post something like I did in Big Hosting Problems. I've talked about Fiverr before. In Big Guy on Fiverr, I had someone from Fiverr write on what it is like working through Fiverr. I…

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The WyzeCam
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Big Camera. Low Price!

I don't normally do this, but I love this little camera so much that I decided to re-post about it. Hurry before they are out of stock again! The WyzeCam is now back in stock on Amazon! Don't miss out on your chance to pick one up. They go fast every time they get them…

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Mister Buttons!
Editorial

Big Guy on Creative Writing

First off, I want to start this post off as an apology to my readers, and the site. I've been remiss with my posting for a few weeks now, and I have no one to blame but myself. The truth is that I went all out when we were getting the site started, and I…

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Shared Hosting Reality
Hosting

Big Hosting Problems: Why Shared Hosting is Bad

You may recall when we first got setup, we were using Namecheap, and things were great. Well, after a while, we started having issues with their managed WordPress service, EasyWP. After we had suffered enough outages with them, we moved to Dreamhost on the recommendation of Big Guy Damien. You may remember the  Big Guy New Digs post…

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GoDaddy
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Big Guy on Hosting: GoDaddy

I am convinced that the most common abusive relationship is the one between a consumer and a technology company. Here's my take on GoDaddy. Need support? Here's a sale pitch. I recently had a problem. CloudFlare was dealing with some pretty intense DDOS action, and my podcast's website (alansmitheereview.com) was knocked out. The nameservers weren't…

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Big Blogiverse - Introductions to the Blogging Community
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Big Blogiverse: Dnyanesh Bodhe and Smartest.Dan.Alive

Today on Big Blogiverse, I'm actually going to introduce two blogs. Both of these are run by Dnyanesh Bodhe, who is a behavioral economist among many other things. In the first of his blogs, Dnyanesh Bodhe takes on a more professional form where he writes about many of his passions, including Design Thinking, Innovation, and…

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