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Productized startups come with a load of benefits. They're an opportunity to outsource huge parts of the business to trusted partners at an affordable rate, giving smaller businesses access to resources they would otherwise not be able to dream of having.
In today’s remote working, innovation-driven working world, many small businesses are looking to productized services to handle various aspects of their business operations, and for good reason. There are an enormous variety of awesome startups performing specific, key functions for businesses who don’t have the capacity to take on the same volume of work in house.
Productized startups come with a load of benefits, for example:
- They're an opportunity to outsource huge parts of the business to trusted partners at an affordable rate, giving smaller businesses access to resources they would otherwise not be able to dream of having.
- Their affordability, and the added functions they bring to the table mean that small businesses can scale much more quickly than they might be able to do on their own.
- They are usually very specifically defined in scope, giving businesses the ability just to pay for what they need, and cutting out on waste and inefficiency. Most of all, they are driven and guided by experts in their field, again giving smaller companies access to abilities and expertise that would otherwise be extremely difficult to acquire.
However, the variety, diversity and sheer volume of productized startups on the market today means that there are challenges when it comes to finding a suitable partner. There is an inherent risk to outsourcing, trusting an external partner with your product or brand, so it is essential to find people and startups to work with that you can really trust. Partners need to be able to truly get under the skin of your brand, so they can genuinely and accurately reflect who you are and what you do, as if they were an actual member of your team.
There are also issues more generally with the gig economy. Many productized services rely on cheap freelance resources, which can often result in low quality work, and has a hugely negative impact on the rest of the freelance economy. It is really important for freelancers to be paid properly for their work, and valued for it, something we take very seriously at Scribly.
As a result, it is vital to take your time and do your research when choosing a productized service for your small business to work with. There are a few key things to look out for in particular:
- Their location - working across different time zones can be tricky, and you’ll want to ensure that your working styles and processes match up, regardless of what time it is.
- Their team setup - it is important to be certain that you know (and trust) your contact at your partner, and that you are able to have the level of interaction and involvement that you need at critical times.
- Price - while it might be tempting to go for the cheapest option, low prices ALWAYS come at a cost, so think carefully, and weigh up the benefits of how much you can afford to invest.
- Their tech setup - you’ll want to know exactly what sort of tech they’ll be working with, what integrations they allow, and what sort of interaction you’ll have with them, technology-wise. Do they have a client dashboard? Are day-to-day questions handled by AI? What processes are automated?
- Will they fit into your workflow - perhaps the most important consideration when choosing a partner, as it is imperative that their timetables and ways of working fit with your existing workflow.
In order to help you in your quest to find the perfect partner for your small business needs, we have put together an enormous, completely comprehensive list covering all your potential productized service needs. We’ve picked out our favorite providers and discussed the pros and cons of the various options, depending on the specific service you are looking for. So take a look below for all the answers you could ever want when it comes to finding a productized services partner, and take the next step in making your business a hit.
Design services are one of the most popular productized services out there. Freelance design as an industry is a tricky one, as it is often hard to find the right designer to complete a job. Good design is subjective, making recommendations harder to trust, and the requirements of a job are often hard to set out succinctly. Thankfully, there are a lot of services that have sprung up to address this, some targeting some extremely niche requirements and offering exceedingly bespoke service.
Design Pickle is one of the most famous design services, and also one of the best. They offer unlimited graphic design as a subscription service, with access to your own personal graphic designer. This allows you to work more closely with your partner than many other options, and results in design that suits your needs perfectly.
Design Pickle offers monthly, quarterly and annual prices, starting at $319/mo for their standard service, and $833/mo for their pro service, if you pay annually.
Design Pickle is a great service for anyone with the design needs that justify the cost. They don’t offer logos and branding as these are more specialized projects, but whether you are a solo entrepreneur or a small business, just starting out or established, if you have the work to fill up a design queue and can adequately put your design needs down on paper, then Design Pickle will work for you.
Kapa99 offers a graphic design subscription service, with unlimited requests and revisions as part of their basic package. Each subscription is assigned a team of two project managers, two art directors, a customer success manager and a supervisor, providing a full design team for a fraction of the price.
Kapa99 offers a fixed rate of $399/mo, with a 15 day free trial.
For organisations looking for a fast turnaround and unlimited requests and revisions, Kapa99 is a good choice. As with any subscription service you will need to have the work to justify the expense, so at least one design job a week, but if this is the case then Kapa99 could be a good option.
Design Buffs is a productized design service, offering unlimited graphic design for a flat monthly rate.
Rather than searching job boards and the web for a talented freelance graphic designer, Design Buffs give you access to high-quality design on demand.
Examples of work offered include ads, banners, branding, brochures, digital marketing assets, illustrations, packaging, print, sales material, and eye-catching social media posts. To ensure quality, they have a strict quality assurance (QA) process in place.
Design Buffs is great for in-house marketers and founders who need high-quality visuals on an on-going basis. For example, if you need a header for a blog post or creative assets for an upcoming advertising campaign.
Pricing is simple. For £350 per month, you get:
- A professional graphic designer
- Unlimited design requests and revisions until you're happy
- 24 - 48-hour turnaround
- Authentic stock photography included
All their plans come with a 15-day 100% money-back guarantee and you can cancel at any time.
Undullify offers a service that is based more around revisions and improvements than strict graphic design. They offer a fixed price graphic design subscription service for smaller, less time consuming products that take less than 30 minutes to complete, aiming at a larger volume of smaller jobs.
Undullify’s prices start at $149/mo for their Starter service, and go up to $399 for their Agency service.
Undullify is perfect for small businesses who have lots of smaller jobs they need doing, banners, graphics for blog posts etc, but not enough work to justify having a full-time designer.
GDPCIC offers a specialist bound book and brochure printing service, offering short run printing packages for independent publishers. They design, print and bind books, brochures and pamphlets, with ISBN registration and barcode creation included.
GDPCIC prices start at £150 ($194) for a run of 20 b&w books, and go up to £550 ($710) for a run of 100 books in colour.
GDPCIC is perfect for individuals or organisations looking to self-publish, or for independent publishers with very small printing run needs.
Rocking Book Covers is an even more specialist service, offering book and ebook cover design for authors. They offer a range of services, from bespoke design to premade templates, as well as advice and support on recognizing good design.
Design work starts at $350 for ebook design ($450 for print and ebook), and goes up to $750 for a pack of 3 ebook designs. They can also offer marketing materials alongside the cover design. Template designs come in at under $200.
Rocking Book Covers is designed for self-publishing and indie authors.
Web Canopy Studio offers a comprehensive website design, development and inbound marketing service to help brands scale up and generate leads. They can work on messaging, strategy, analytics and research, as well as more traditional development and design.
Web Canopy Studio’s prices are completely bespoke, and dependent on the size, scope and scale of your website design project.
Web Canopy Studio is suited to businesses of all shapes and sizes, whether in need of a completely new website or just a redesign. They can also help to grow and scale smaller businesses with inbound marketing and lead generation.
Fairwinds uses open source technology, automation, best practices and Kubernetes to help organizations adopt cloud-native infrastructure, offering dev-ops as a service to help software companies develop, test, and deploy their products.
Fairwinds pricing is bespoke, and available on request.
Fairwinds is best suited to SaaS businesses who do not have the time or resources to combine expertise in their product with expertise in cloud infrastructure, and are looking for development support.
Page in a Day offers a super-fast website design and build service, creating custom websites in just 24 hours.
Page in a Day prices start at $995, plus an additional $49/mo for hosting and security.
For businesses that need a new website fast, and don’t want to deal with the long, drawn-out process of design and development or the associated costs, Page in a Day is perfect. It is perfect for smaller businesses who don’t need immensely complex web pages, and for software companies on a tight development schedule.
ManyPixels provides unlimited, on-demand graphic design solutions for a fixed monthly fee. Quick turnarounds and unlimited revisions make this a great service for great, simple design work.
ManyPixels’ plans start at $399/mo for the basic package, rising to $549/mo for the premium package.
ManyPixels is great for smaller businesses with a decent load of design work who can’t afford to splash out on a full-time in-house designer.
Sketchdeck offers 24/7 access to a personal team of designers to fulfill your design needs and make your brand shine. They automate a significant amount of their administrative tasks to free up time for their team to be more creative. They work with an iterative, collaborative process to ensure high quality design that fits your needs.
Sketchdeck offers ad hoc design services at $115 per hour, and a monthly subscription service starting at $2,500/mo which includes 30 design hours.
Sketchdeck is more expensive than its design service competitors, and is more suited to businesses with more complex design needs, looking to rebrand or create more holistic marketing design, rather than individual design projects.
PizData offers unlimited design on demand.
Rather than interviewing and managing designers, PizData offers a web app that lets you create a design task and receive a completed result from their in-house design team within just 24 hours.
Their clients are predominately startups, product teams, and marketing agencies, including Microsoft and Y-Combinator graduates, such as Outtalent.
Graphic design tasks offered include logos, branding, presentations, pitch decks, sales decks, case studies, POS materials, ads banners, SMM and blog images.
UI design tasks offered include Web & Mobile UI Design, Landing Pages Design, 5 sec GIFs and web or mobile graphics.
Their pricing plans include:
- Graphic Designer - limited to one graphic task at a time for $399 p/month
- UI Designer - limited to two graphic and UI design tasks at a time for $899 p/month
- Enterprise - custom plans available on request
At the time of writing, they are offering a generous discount on your first 7 days on any of their plans.
Meet Anders offer a design team on demand, who complete unlimited design tasks on your behalf.
Instead of trying to find a freelancer, Meet Anders will assign you a designer from their in-house team. You'll also be assigned a senior designer, who oversees the quality of the work.
They offer a list of over 100 tasks that can be outsourced, including lead magnets, brand assets, documents, print design and many more.
Meet Anders is great for teams with a continuous need for high-quality visuals. They've worked with an impressive range of companies, including Thomson Reuters and the Asia Law Network.
Pricing is straight forward. For $288 per month, you get unlimited design requests and revisions. For $497 per month, you can upgrade to same-day delivery.
UX design services are a niche category of design services, aimed at analysing and providing expert advice on the actual user experience of websites and software, and ways to improve. UX design improves usability and client engagement, and ensures that products are engaging and functional from day one.
The User is Drunk provides a UX Review of your website from a drunk guy. The concept is that a website should be simple enough to navigate and interact with that a drunk person could use it. TUiD reviews the website and provides a full analysis of where improvements can and need to be made.
The User is Drunk is closed for open orders, and only accepts a few on request. Email for prices and turnaround times.
The User is Drunk is a hilarious and surprisingly useful way of getting solid, expert advice about the usability of your website. For organizations who need a no-holds barred evaluation of what they are getting right and wrong, it can be incredibly useful and perceptive, and is a lot of fun to boot.
From the same slightly warped brain behind The User is Drunk, The User is My Mom offers another take on UX reviewing of websites, this time from the drunk guy’s mother. The service is designed to offer a different perspective on a website’s UX, this time from a non-internet native.
Pricing and availability are available on request.
For organizations looking to target a less internet-savvy audience, getting first-hand testing from the drunk guy’s mom can offer an interesting and surprisingly effective perspective.
Goby Savvy provides expert UX reviews & UX optimization for websites, designed to improve user experience and influence user behaviour. Their services are designed to increase conversions, improve usability, and improve the perception of a brand.
Goby Savvy offers a standard package at $325 and a premium package at $675, as well as custom prices for bespoke projects. They also offer a revenue booster service at $2,000/mo.
Goby Savvy is a useful way for small organisations to get expert advice on the usability of their website, and support in improving and optimization.
Website Teardowns provides a comprehensive website evaluation service, including UX & SEO reviews, to allow companies to tweak their UX and target their audience more effectively. With advice from experts, Website Teardowns is designed to show companies how they appear from the outside, to the people who use their websites.
Prices start at $99 for the essential review, going up to $899 for the complete package.
For organizations looking to use their website to convert more visitors into customers, improve their SEO and drive more traffic to their site, and engage visitors more with site content, Website Teardowns is a no-nonsense, blunt and useful service.
Logo design services focus exclusively on creating logos for brands and businesses. While plenty of more general design services offer logo design as part of their packages, it is a more specialized undertaking than you might expect, and a specialist logo designer is often worth approaching.
FairPixels design custom made logos with unlimited revisions for startups and small businesses. They are a small design boutique focused on high quality, fairly priced logo design, with a team who have worked on projects with high profile companies from around the world.
Pricing is flexible, designed to fit individual budgets, and available on request.
FairPixels is brilliant for small organizations on a tight budget, as their flexible pricing structure allows anyone access to beautiful logo design. They even open source unused logo designs for free for anyone to download.
Presentation design services provide high quality, professionally designed presentations, aimed at engaging and persuading audiences. Some offer just graphic design services, while others provide a more comprehensive package including audience research and skills training.
24slides designs custom presentations to help organizations be more impactful, organize and showcase data and narrative more effectively, and attract and engage audiences better. They work with Powerpoint, Keynote and Prezi, as well as a range of other platforms.
Pricing starts at $7/slide for a fix-up, $19/slide for a full redesign, and $29/slide for turning ideas, sketches or images into a fully editable presentation.
24slides is perfect for small companies who want to improve the look, feel, design and impact of their presentations, and pricing by the slide makes it affordable even for smaller presentations.
HighSpark provides bespoke presentation design services, creating more engaging, effective and successful presentations, as well as skills training for delivering better presentations. They cover everything from audience research and storyline to captivating, professional presentation design.
Prices are bespoke and available on request.
HighSpark is designed for rising companies looking to make more successful pitches and presentations in a crowded and competitive marketplace. It is perfect for companies looking to differentiate themselves from their competitors, and persuade audiences.
Repurposing content is essentially recycling old content and reusing in a number of different ways, to boost SEO, reach new audiences or provide new social media posts. It is far more cost and time-efficient than creating new content (although new content obviously has a number of significant benefits and plus points). Repurposing content services can identify and repurpose existing content that is currently lying dormant on your website.
Repurpose House turns all your existing old, dormant content into videos and images designed specifically for social media, aiming to transform your social channels and organic reach. Companies are paired with a personal Content Hacker who mines your existing content, and adds bells and whistles designed to make it shine on social media.
Repurpose House has three packages, starting at $179/mo, and rising to $279/mo and $479/mo.
Repurpose House is perfect for businesses that have loads of existing content, and produce new content on a regular basis, but have a low social media presence and reach, or are not well-equipped to design social media-specific content.
WordPress and CMS
Wordpress is one of the world’s leading blog and website design CMS platforms. Its basic functions are simple enough to use, but to create truly outstanding websites using the platform takes time and skill. Wordpress design services fill this role, with companies providing design, customization, plugins and full site design and build.
A web design service specifically for restaurants, Restaurant Engine designs and builds mobile-ready websites that are tailored to the needs of restaurants, and designed specifically to address the customer experience.
Restaurant Engine starts at $199 for the design and development, with monthly costs from $49/mo for support and online ordering.
Restaurant Engine is specifically for restaurant businesses without an adequate website or looking to improve their online presence.
Speed Kills provides lightspeed WordPress hosting and management, speeding up websites, reducing bounce rates and achieving better search engine rankings.
Speed Kills is priced at $97/mo.
Speed Kills is useful for organizations with slow, laggy websites and poor bounce rates, and those looking to outsource hosting, management and security.
WP Theory takes the hard work out of building a Wordpress site, providing a service that uploads all content, fully customizes the theme, configures all plugins, and launches the site, in one day.
WP Theory is priced at a flat rate of $999.
WP Theory is great for solo entrepreneurs or smaller businesses who don’t have the time or the Wordpress skills in-house to fully customize their Wordpress theme.
CloudOptimus provides WordPress hosting for professional blogs, including backups, security, SSL and support, as well as free migrations and a personal server. This provides fast, safe and simple websites for those who need them.
Pricing works on a per server basis, and starts at $35/mo, rising depending on page views and storage needs.
WP Theory targets professional bloggers and writers who want bomb-proof security, no downtime and great support for their sites.
MemberFix is a small team of tech wizards who provide a comprehensive tech support service for online businesses, taking all the burdens off your hands and solving tech problems while you sleep.
MemberFix offers three price bands, $127/week, $397/mo and $597/mo.
MemberFix is a wonderful option for online businesses, membership organizations and online communities who need tech support 24/7.
WP Quickie carries out small, one-off WordPress tasks for websites, offering the services of a professional WordPress developer to take care of changes, updates, maintenance and other back-end tasks and small fixes.
WP Quickie starts at $50 per 30 minute task, with an additional $7 adding full website offline backup for one year.
WP Quickie is perfect for companies with WordPress sites who need occasional assistance and small fixes but don’t have the in-house skills, or time, to carry out routine, repetitive changes and tasks.
Lightspeed WP supercharges your WordPress site, optimizing every aspect to improve load times, increase security and accelerate performance. Buggy sites hurt brands, and Lightspeed WP aims to fix this.
Lightspeed WP offers one-off and monthly pricing plans. Single tune-up services start at $599 per site, rising to $999 per site, while monthly plans start at $299/mo rising to $599/mo.
Lightspeed WP is designed for websites that need to improve sales or marketing, and suffer from slow load times, buggy pages and low SEO rankings. It is particularly useful for online sales, reducing cart abandonment and improving retention.
A comprehensive design, development and maintenance service, Mayven helps growing teams scale quickly through design, engineering and content, helping with everything from design strategy to CMS migrations to content creation.
Prices are bespoke and project-based, and available on request.
Mayven works for small companies looking to scale up quickly, and aiming to dramatically increase their development, content and design output.
Theme Valet offers a beautiful professional website without the cost or the effort, providing WordPress website setup services to take the burden of uploading and customizing your chosen theme off your hands.
Theme Valet offers a standard service for $99, and a premium service for $249.
Theme Valet is perfect for individuals or small companies who want a beautiful, professional-looking website but don’t have the time to wrestle with customizing their WordPress theme.
Drupal Aid maintains and supports Drupal websites for busy business owners. They provide monthly maintenance and unlimited one-off small jobs, support FAQs, and back-end repairs, to keep Drupal websites running smoothly and effectively.
Drupal Aid offers a basic service for $99/mo, a standard service for $199/mo and a pro service for $299/mo.
While WordPress is the more popular CMS, Drupal is often seen as more logical, and retains a following. Drupal Aid is perfect for small organizations running their website off Drupal who don’t have the appropriate tech support or expertise in-house.
If you run a WordPress website, you know how time-consuming it is to get started. WP Bellhop offers a full range of WordPress services, including building entirely new websites, making edits and configuring plugins.
Their pricing starts from $99 per month, which includes 1 edit or site change per week and general WordPress management. They also offer an unlimited edits plan for $199 per month.
An edit is defined as a task they can complete in under 30 minutes. Examples include uploading a blog post, changing a font or color, adding a new staff member, editing an about page or adding a product to an eCommerce website.
For a complete website build, they charge a one-time design fee of $1000.
WP Bellhop also offers a refund policy, with 50% refundable before your website launching or within 14 days from when they began the design, whichever comes first. After the website is launched, the fee is non-refundable.
Outsourcing customer service can be a tricky business, and comes with some negative images of vast call centers packed with low paid foreign workers. However with new technology, innovation and AI a new breed of more bespoke customer service products are now available, providing outsourced support and customer management on a far more personal level.
HelpFlow provides a team of agents available 24/7 for live chat support and sales. Their team of trained professionals help eCommerce businesses boost sales through customized chat engagements and quality customer service. They are always updating their knowledge base with each interaction, and can provide regular reports and analytics as well.
Pricing is available on request.
HelpFlow is aimed at eCommerce stores and online businesses looking to boost their sales and conversion rates.
LTVPlus offers comprehensive customer service support, putting together a dedicated team of agents specific to your needs including live chat agents, customer support staff, moderators, back-end support and translators.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
LTVPlus offers a great array of customer support services, and is an excellent option for businesses with a diverse range of needs. It is particularly good for companies looking to do business internationally and in a variety of languages.
Offering customer service support as a service specifically for WP plugins, wpSaaS uses trained WordPress pros to iron out kinks and deal with tricky fixes while you get on with scaling your WordPress business. They offer a scalable service, so support grows alongside your business.
Pricing starts at $599/mo for the starter plan, rising to $1399 for the Business plan.
wpSaaS is a good option for smaller organizations based on a WordPress CMS who need WordPress-specific customer support.
Ongoing coaching and expert advice and support is a boom area for productized service businesses. They offer access to experience, expertise and support across a range of fields and areas, from leadership and strategy to UX/UI and web traffic.
Draft Revise provides a full teardown of an organization’s marketing pages, fine tuning analytics and making relevant changes. They then reassess every quarter to ensure progress, and design a strategy to help you run ongoing A/B tests and keep your site in a state of constant optimization. They also provide ongoing training, courses and learning resources, and access to expert advice and support.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Draft Revise is perfect for online sales companies who don’t have the time to optimize and test their own sites, and need help and support in improving their business.
Superfast Business provides bespoke, productized coaching for businesses looking to expand, and includes business strategy, help with web traffic and online sales, advice on productivity, support and mindset, and support building a team or scaling a business.
Plans start at $199/mo for the standard membership, rising to $599/mo for the intensive membership.
Superfast Business is a useful service offering great returns on investment for solo entrepreneurs looking to work less and earn more.
Kai Davis offers 1-on-1 business coaching specifically designed for consultants and freelancers, as well as daily advice and support on improving marketing and developing more leads.
Prices start at $400/mo.
This is a great option for freelancers and consultants either just starting out or looking for help and support in growing and expanding their business.
Virtual assistants can provide an almost unending array of services, taking on a vast amount of administrative tasks and remotely undertaking jobs from diary management, data entry and website updates to social media management, content creation and even design work.
Fancy Hands is a team of US-based, remote personal assistants providing a personal assistant service for tasks from making appointments, tracking packages, finding special products for sale or canceling subscriptions. Each request includes 20 minutes of working time and 10 minutes of chat.
Fancy Hands starts at $29.99/mo for 5 requests a month, going up to $149.99/mo for daily requests.
Fancy Hands is perfect for busy solo entrepreneurs or one-man-bands who need help carrying out small, administrative jobs or day-to-day tasks.
Boldly offers a remote staffing service, matching organizations with remote talent from virtual assistants to marketers, and doing away with the hassle and cost of the hiring process. They discuss your staffing needs with you and provide the perfect fit for whatever role or project is required.
Boldly works on a monthly subscription basis, starting at $1290/mo and going up to $2520/mo.
Boldly is a great option for small organizations with regular staffing needs, and those reliant on hiring freelancers and short-term staff.
FreeeUp provides a large pool of high quality, pre-vetted freelancers, virtual assistants and small, boutique agencies to help businesses find the best remote talent quickly and confidently, without the need for hiring and interviewing processes. As they interview and vet freelancers weekly you can find the right fit for your project immediately.
The platform itself is free to use, with no startup or monthly fees. Freelancers set their own rates.
Freeeup is a great platform for any organization or solo entrepreneur looking to hire high quality freelancers and remote talent.
Content services are varied and plentiful, from bespoke content agencies to one-man-bands to individual freelancers. The key to finding good remote content and copywriting is ensuring that it is working for you, and targeting your specific needs whether that’s driving traffic or boosting SEO, rather than just taking up space on your website. Obviously we are biased, and think there’s only one choice when it comes to productized content marketing (cough...SCRIBLY...cough), but we’ve pulled together a long list of other great options as well.
Scribly.io helps B2B and B2C businesses leverage the power of content marketing to drive more traffic and generate new leads.
Our fully customisable packages are designed to empower you and your business to:
✔️ Develop an actionable, SEO-driven content strategy each month
✔️ Build your reputation as an industry thought leader
✔️ Generate low-cost leads through effective content marketing
✔️ Free up your marketing resources to focus on more business critical tasks
✔️ Make sure you only ever invest in the *right* content for your business
So, what can you expect when working with Scribly?
We're a team of highly experienced, native English writers and editors who've been published in the BBC, Bloomberg and The Guardian among others 🤓 so you can count on us for quality!
📈 However complex your niche or industry, we'll write content that drives results, every time.
Scribly is perfect for organizations of all shapes and sizes looking for high quality content that delivers results. Whether you need ads, SEO blog posts or high converting landing pages, Scribly has you covered.
Content Pros offers high quality written content allowing creative teams to delegate their content production needs. They provide written content in any form, focusing on blog posts, website copy, white papers, press releases and newsletters. Simply submit your brief and wait to receive, review and approve your content.
Pricing is a subscription based on a fixed rate per word depending on your monthly needs, starting at $0.21/word when paid annually.
Content Pros is a good option for businesses with a fixed idea of their content needs but insufficient resources in-house to deliver them.
ContentFly offers fast turnaround white label writing for lean businesses, delivering SEO-optimized blog articles at the click of a button.
Pricing starts at $250/mo for up to 4,000 words of content.
ContentFly is ideal for companies with smaller content needs who want SEO-optimized blog articles fast.
Express Writers provides high quality written content including blogs, web copy, email content and ebooks, on demand when you need it. Express Writers don’t work with locked-in contracts, and businesses order on-demand based on their content needs.
Prices are bespoke for each project, and are available in the Content Shop.
Express Writers is a useful resource for companies who have fluctuating content needs and don’t want to be locked in to a contract.
Ghost Blog Writers offers a blog ghostwriting service delivering bespoke, tailored blog posts for businesses.
Ghost Blog Writers charge $165 per blog post and are best suited to individuals just starting out with limited content requirements.
Audience Ops provides done-for-you content creation and promotion services designed to grow your audience, your email list and your customer base. They offer blog posts, case studies, customer reviews and podcast creation, as well as research and planning services.
Prices start at $850/mo (paid quarterly) for the Lite plan, and $1700/mo (paid quarterly) for the Standard plan.
Audience Ops is perfect for busy founders who don’t have capacity to blog, and any company with a bigger budget.
Content Refined is a content marketing solution a range of services including publishing on your CMS.
Pricing starts at $429/mo including 4 posts/mo, and goes up based on number of posts required to $1117.50 including 12 posts/mo. Prices are also available without keyword research.
Content Refined offers a huge variety of services and packages, and can be a great resource for eCommerce businesses and Amazon affiliates.
Copify delivers quick, quality copywriting, sourcing quality copy and content from web pages to blog posts from a network of approved copywriters, and delivering in under 48 hours.
Copify’s pricing starts at $0.06/word for any type of content, and from $89 per month for their blog packages.
Copify works for customers who need short copy, fast, for web pages, emails and social media posts.
Remote editing services take the most time consuming and stressful elements away from creating great video and audio content. Whether producing podcasts or editing video for social media, these services allow filmmakers, producers and podcasters to concentrate on being creative, and leave time spent in the editing suite to others.
Freedom Podcasting helps professionals produce high quality podcasts for global distribution. Taking raw audio files they edit and produce to create everything you need for a world class show. They can publish for you, design art and graphics, work on launch strategy and provide coaching in production.
Pricing is bespoke depending on the needs of each project.
Freedom Podcasting is the perfect service to help beginner podcasters get going, and for more established pros who don’t have the time or editing skills as well.
A podcast production agency specifically designed for interview-based podcasts for B2B marketing. Their services aim to create industry-specific content to build relationships, improve marketing and drive sales.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Sweet Fish Media provides a great service for anyone looking for new, innovative ways of carrying out B2B marketing.
Podcast Motor provides a comprehensive podcast production service, including editing, products and training, designed to help your business produce better podcasts. They will edit and produce shows with just the raw audio, help launch a podcast in its entirety, and provide help and support to create a successful show.
Prices range from $75 for basic editing of a single episode to $999 a month for a full production package for weekly episodes.
Podcast Motor offers a great range of services from the very basic to the complete, comprehensive package, and is a great option for podcasters of all levels.
Cashflow Podcasting provides editing and production services specifically for thought leaders aiming to grow an audience and a customer base. They also provide help and support for those planning to start and launch a podcast.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Cashflow Podcasting works well for thought leaders in need of editing and production support, and specific advice on launching a thought leadership podcast.
Content Creator’s Lounge is a subscription-based audio and video editing service focused exclusively on crafting audio and video case studies for brands to help them win more business. They work using referrals and storytelling to create powerful marketing content. They also provide a blog-to-video service, creating visual content from your existing blog copy.
Pricing varies from project to project and is available on request.
Content Creator’s Lounge provides an excellent service for anyone wanting to improve their video marketing game, or reuse existing blog content in a more engaging format.
Video Husky offers unlimited video editing to produces great video content for your business, including fast turnaround, free stock footage, 100gb of cloud storage, a dedicated video editor for your business, and collaborative proofing.
Pricing starts at $412.50/mo when paid annually.
Video Husky is perfect for small businesses with no in-house editing skills, and regular video content requirements.
Adding Youtube to your marketing is a great way to find new customers online. But editing your raw footage into a professional video can take days.
YT Cuts take your raw footage and produce an edited first draft within 48 hours. You can then request edits to the video until you are satisfied.
Their plans include:
- The Cut - $499 p/month for 4 videos edited per month, with a maximum length of 20 minutes
- The Upper Cut - $699 p/month for 12 videos edited per month, with a maximum length of 20 minutes
YT Cuts offers a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied.
Outsourced, remote digital marketing agencies work alongside their clients, providing a bespoke package of services, and can often be far more efficient and cost-effective than in-house teams. There is an array of businesses and startups offering a variety of specific marketing services for small and medium businesses.
Kudu specialises in digital advertising to build quality leads for your business. Bringing skills from a digital ad agency, they are experts in targeted Google ads, and will build an online presence for any company.
Pricing starts at $500/mo and rises according to monthly ad spend up to $1000/mo.
Kudu is great for small businesses looking to improve and fine-tune their digital advertising, without the expertise in-house.
Growth Ninja is a scalable targeted Facebook ad service, designed to take businesses to the next level with genuinely effective Facebook ad campaigns.
Pricing is 100% tied to performance, coming in at 15% of revenue attributed to their ads.
Growth Ninja works well for companies looking to expand advertising on Facebook, particularly for smaller campaigns or businesses looking to scale quickly.
Growth Mentor is a platform offering mentorship and support for startups looking to grow their marketing potential. Growth Mentor offers a drawing board to bounce ideas off, strategy discussions, disaster management and quick-fixes, essentially providing a board of mentors on hand to help cut out trial and error for startups.
Membership is $49/mo.
Growth Mentor is a great service for startups, founders and product managers who need help, advice and mentorship in order to grow their business.
A totally outsourced digital marketing team designed to grow businesses, boost SEO, build attractive, usable websites and carry out a variety of bespoke marketing tasks and campaigns. Providing dedicated staff for each project, it feels just like having an in-house team.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Shortlist offers tailored marketing packages and is a wonderful addition to a small company looking to up their marketing potential and grow their business.
AutoGrow offers an unlimited digital marketing service taking on projects and tasks across the board, through an easy-to-use app. Select as many tasks as you like and monitor your dedicated marketing team in real-time. From copywriting and ad campaigns to conversion strategy and retargeting, they offer a comprehensive selection of marketing tools.
AutoGrow’s pricing starts at $599/mo and scales up to $2999/mo.
AutoGrow’s service works for companies large and small, and offers a great way to build successful marketing campaigns and grow a business without the hassle.
AvenueHQ builds websites focused on generating leads, and develop and deliver targeted digital advertising campaigns, for businesses in the real estate sector. From website to social media to online ads, they take care of everything leaving you to concentrate on making sales.
Pricing starts at $99/mo for a simple website build, rising to $339/mo for the comprehensive digital marketing package.
A great choice for estate agents and real estate professionals looking to outsource the marketing side of their business and create a more effective, attractive online presence.
HubSnacks provide inbound marketing and unlimited HubSpot tasks to allow companies to get the most out of their investment in Hubspot. With a team of professionals qualified and adept in all HubSpot tasks, HubSnacks can complete an unlimited number of HubSpot tasks for your business every month.
Pricing starts at $595/mo for the Snacks plan, with the Snacks+ plan coming in at $995/mo, and the Concierge plan costing $1895/mo.
HubSpot is a great option for any business needing HubSpot support, providing agency-level service for less.
Mass Campaigns is a productized digital marketing service, who sets up and manages Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora, Bing, and Yahoo paid campaigns for startups and small to medium-sized businesses.
Effective paid advertising can make or break any new business, but finding the time to set up and maintain effective campaigns can be impossible.
Mass Campaigns handle the entire process, including creating advertising assets, campaign planning, keyword planning, writing ad copy and setting up conversion tracking.
They've worked with an impressive range of businesses including Hiver, CustomerLabs and the University of Leicester.
There are two pricing plans - River and Sea:
- River: $499 p/month which includes marketing on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
- Sea: $799 p/month which includes marketing on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google Ads (Includes Search, Display), Bing Ads, Yahoo Native, and Quora.
At the time of publishing, they offer a 20% introductory discount if you enter welcomesearch20 when subscribing.
All plans include a 10-day money-back guarantee.
Digital marketing optimization services are designed to ensure that your existing marketing channels work properly, and are delivering to the full extent of their ability. Most businesses do not get the most out of their channels, for reasons ranging from lack of time to lack of expertise, so outsourcing this area of marketing can reap big rewards.
Brass Tacks is an analytics auditing service, exploring the data your analytics software provides and reporting on what the information is actually telling you. Brass Tacks helps businesses get more out of their analytics, and respond effectively to the data they have at their fingertips. They will set up reporting structures to ensure that you can understand and mine your own data more effectively in the future.
Brass Tacks has a one-time cost of $999
Brass Tacks is a good service for businesses who collect loads of data but struggle to analyse it effectively or derive useful outcomes from it.
Data Stories is an augmented data analysis tool and consultancy for businesses without data analysis experience. Their team of data scientists and software developers offer training in data science and advanced analytics, and help you crunch your data to improve performance and help you make better business decisions.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Data Stories works well for companies who want to be more data-driven, and want to increase their understanding of analytics and data science to improve performance.
Custora is a Customer Intelligence platform, providing companies with greater intelligence and insights about their target audience, and helping online retailers better understand and market to their customers. Offering end-to-end solutions from audience research to execution, their platform improves marketing, sales and decision-making across an organization.
Pricing is available on request.
Custora works with some of the biggest names in online retail but can provide huge benefits for online sales teams and businesses of any size.
A professional SEO service designed specifically for small businesses, SEOak takes the hassle of optimizing SEO off your hands, and help drive more leads, more sales and more revenue.
Pricing is available on request, according to yearly revenue.
SEOak is perfect for busy digital marketing companies, eCommerce businesses and service-based companies looking for more leads.
System.ly provides a range of automated marketing services and tools, helping businesses save time and manpower by using marketing funnels and automated systems that make sales without the need for human intervention. From automated email marketing to landing pages and funnels, they make it easier to connect with and convert potential clients, as well as offering training and advice.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
System.ly is a great way of learning how to grow a business quickly, and provides expert access to some of the best productized marketing services around.
Tribe provides a range of done-for-you eCommerce growth services, including day-to-day marketing, site maintenance and technical “to-dos” for eCommerce stores. Their expert developers can provide fixes for technical issues on online stores, optimize stores to boost conversion rates and improve speed, and scale traffic using automation.
Pricing is available on request.
Tribe helps startups and eCommerce stores scale quickly and make the most of their resources using marketing, design and technology with a data-driven approach.
Member Up provides a fresh set of eyes for membership sites, providing coaching, consulting and skills training to increase conversions & upsells, and decrease churn. They identify areas where changes can be made, and work with businesses to implement them, as well as optimizing, refining and improving your overall site.
Member Up provides an intensive 6 month consulting service for $25,000, or individual coaching sessions starting from $1,500. They also provide a coaching retainer, price on request.
Member Up works best for membership sites who need fresh eyes and a different skill set to help optimize their site and offer.
Providing an alternative to a complete website redesign, Website Rescues diagnoses underperforming websites and Shopify stores, and helps make small fixes that will optimize your store for more conversions.
A Website Rescue is priced at $3,000.
Website Rescue is a great option for underperforming Shopify stores that need to tweak and redesign their page, rather than completely overhaul it.
PPC Landing Pages designs and builds done-for-you custom landing pages aimed at increasing conversion rates. They look to provide an all-in-one package designed specifically to create high converting sites, without the need to hire separate developers, coders, designers and copywriters.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
The PPC Landing Pages service is perfect for small businesses looking to up their conversion rates, or for organizations with great design skills but little marketing experience.
Whole provides a range of eCommerce marketing services for Shopify sites, including Google Shopping ads management, SEO services, automated email marketing, social media and Google ads management, and speed and conversion rate optimization.
Whole has a range of pricing options for each of its marketing services.
Whole is a great option for eCommerce and Shopify sites of all sizes, as its extensive shopping list of services provides possibilities for projects from one-off to fully comprehensive.
Specializing in workflow automation and process systemization, Connex Digital uses powerful tools to take the repetitive tasks off your hands, and free up hours of staff time. They bring all your data together into a single dashboard giving you greater control over your KPIs, and provide skyscraper SEO and dialed in PPC services.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Connex Digital is the perfect partner for small companies with limited staff who need to find a way to maximise their manpower.
Smash Digital is an SEO service company which provides fully managed SEO services and link building to create high quality links for your content. They design solutions to drive organic traffic to your site, and help audit your site to analyse the most important areas to improve.
They provide bespoke quotes for managed seo services starting from $2,000/mo, and link building packages starting from $1,199/mo.
Smash Digital works for organizations looking to optimize their SEO, and particularly for sites with good content for link building.
Rep Checkup provides software designed to manage and improve a business’s online reputation, from monitoring and aggregating online reviews to enhancing profile and encouraging positive customer feedback.
Rep Checkup software is free of charge.
Rep Checkup is an immensely useful tool for any online organization, and as it is free of charge is worth using for anyone.
Funnel Engine creates done-for-you, highly optimized marketing, sales, and e-commerce funnels, which improve site conversions and boost sales. They provide funnel templates, as well as advice and support to create the best solutions for your site.
Funnel Engine provides 9 funnel templates for free, as well as a free 14 day trail of Click Funnels, a funnel creation program.
A great choice for eCommerce companies looking to increase their conversion rates.
SEO Bros is a white-label SEO support service designed to boost your search engine rankings, drive organic search traffic to your site, and increase your revenue from search services without the need for an in-house team.
Pricing starts at $375/mo, rising to $2,400/mo.
SEO Bros is perfect for freelancers and agencies in need of increased web traffic and revenue from organic search services.
Online transcription services are huge, taking a time-consuming and exasperatingly slow job off the workload of companies who need the time to get on with growing their business. From interviews to phone calls, and even video transcribing, there’s a load of productized transcription services on the market these days.
Rev provides a range of transcription services, from basic transcribing of audio or video to text, through to captioning videos and providing foreign subtitles. They even offer an automated transcription service for fast turnaround jobs.
Pricing is simple, with transcription and captions at $1.25/min, foreign subtitles from $3-7/min, and automated transcription at $0.25/min.
A great transcription service for any organization, particularly for anyone targeting videos at non-English speaking markets.
Fast, easy and high quality transcription services offering an excellent workflow process for large or multiple jobs, delivered in multiple formats to suit you.
Pricing starts at $1/min, rising depending on turnaround time.
Well-priced transcription services for any organization with transcribing needs. Simple workflows make this a great option for bigger, more complex jobs.
Scribie provides an easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go transcription service offering incredibly speedy turnaround times for people in a rush using their automated transcription software, and higher quality transcribing services as well.
Pricing starts at $0.1/minute for automated transcription and $0.8/minute for manual.
Scribie offers incredibly good value for money, and is perfect for people with urgent transcription needs.
Research services allow organizations to outsource their research needs and get access to trained researchers and research resources they otherwise would be unable to find.
The Ravenry specializes in business analysis and research, making consulting and analysis services available to everyone, finding data and generating insights for their clients and customers. They work on-demand, with a turnaround time of 48 hours, across global markets.
Pricing starts at $40/hour, with monthly packages of $300/mo and $600/mo also available.
The Ravenry democratizes business analysis and is a great option for smaller startups looking to understand their sector.
Get Steward conducts accurate sales research and builds lists of new leads for their clients every day. They can source contact info and carry out cold emailing campaigns, as well as putting together great customer profiles.
Pricing starts at $1 per contact.
Get Steward is a simple, easy way to build client lists and carry out emailing campaigns, and is great for any sales startup.
Financial and bookkeeping services work perfectly as outsourced subscription services, particularly for smaller businesses. Services like financial advice, accounting as a service and financial protection can be expensive, and the subscription model makes perfect sense for startups and small organizations.
Bench offers monthly bookkeeping services at a fraction of the cost of a bookkeeping firm, taking away the stress of combining keeping up with your accounting with growing your business. They offer reliable bookkeeping services with powerful accounting software, which takes the hassle out of tax season.
Pricing is based on average monthly expenses, starts at $139/m and rises to $299/m.
Bench is perfect for smaller organizations needing to keep on top of their accounts, as well as organizations of any size with no in-house financial expertise.
3 Wise Bears offer specialist freelance, small business & contractor accountant services, including tax advice, small business accounting, contractor and freelance accounting, and eCommerce accounting.
Prices start at $115/mo for sole trader packages, with most prices bespoke and available on request.
3 Wise Bears gives freelancers, contractors and sole traders access to high quality accounting services and is a superb option for solo entrepreneurs.
ZenKeep offers accounting as a service, and is a fully cloud-based bookkeeping firm helping businesses streamline their finances, implement good invoicing practices and get rid of paper backlog.
Pricing starts at $300/mo, rising to $750/mo.
Zenkeep is a great option for smaller businesses, particularly those looking for flexible solutions and for those trying to go paperless.
You didn't found your business so you could do bookkeeping. Get back to doing what you love by outsourcing your Xero bookkeeping and financial reporting to Bean Ninja.
Bean Ninja keeps your financials up-to-date and trains you so you can understand how it all works.
All their plans include categorizing transactions, receipt and expense management, reconciling your bank accounts, preparing financial reports, BAS/VAT preparation, and end of year tax reviews. For an additional fee, they can configure Xero and update old transactions.
They offer three pricing plans:
- Launch - quarterly bookkeeping for $259 per month
- Growth - monthly bookkeeping for $459 per month
- Established - weekly bookkeeping for $659 per month
They have no contracts, meaning you can cancel and leave at any time.
Getting legal situations straight is often a tricky prospect for online entrepreneurs, which is where Destination Legal comes in. They help entrepreneurs protect their online business, providing legal advice and support, as well as providing contract and agreement templates.
There are a variety of templates and bundles to choose from, starting at $199.
Destination Legal is ideal for coaches, course creators, membership site founders and online business owners looking to protect their company and clarify their legal situation.
Generating leads is a vital part of any online business, and the lifeblood of sales and eCommerce startups. Lead generation services generate leads and drive traffic to your site for you, so you can get on with the business of selling.
Clicks and Leads is an expert PPC Agency specializing in Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads & Twitter Ads, as well as creating and implementing comprehensive digital marketing strategies to drive clicks and boost site traffic.
Pricing starts at $960/mo.
Clicks and Leads works perfectly for small business owners who want to take their organization online but don’t have the skills to generate sufficient revenue in-house.
LeadFuze is a top-of-the-funnel lead generation service, designed to find leads, business contacts and potential customers in specific industries, who use Adwords, who use specific software, who are hiring, and more. They can provide full contact details for all leads, and also use AI to stay on top of the market in an unprecedented way.
Pricing starts at $132.30/mo, rising to $447.30/mo.
LeadFuze works brilliantly for individual sales reps and entrepreneurs, as well as for recruiters or founders looking for new talent.
Double Your eCommerce is a Shopify consultancy and traffic generation service for eCommerce businesses. They use SEO and email marketing to drive traffic, boost sales and turn customers into repeat customers.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Double Your eCommerce provides bespoke solutions for eCommerce and Shopify Store owners, and is a good option to help business owners grow their online sales.
LinkedFire is designed to help B2B companies get the most out of LinkedIn, and generate leads and contacts everyday with a constant flow of high quality, actionable leads. They help grow your LinkedIn presence and network, and engage prospects to provide new connections and contacts.
Pricing starts at $699/mo and rises to $999/mo, depending on the number of prospects.
LinkedFire is perfect for B2B companies looking to grow their LinkedIn networks and build quality contact databases.
Spaceship provides a lead generation service that goes into a remarkable amount of detail. They analyse your business, explore and research your target market, and put together lists of quality leads and prospects. They also provide assistance in crafting messaging, and putting together email campaigns to convert contacts into customers.
Pricing is available on request.
Spaceship provides a great service for businesses in need of more targeted prospects, and can help organizations of all sizes drive sales through high quality contacts and lead generation.
Lead Cookie works with businesses to generate LinkedIn leads and contacts. They provide support in identifying your target audience, writing targeted emails and optimizing your company’s profile, before following up with quality outreach. Leads are then organized, so that you can focus on closing the deal with the right connections.
Pricing is bespoke and available on request.
Lead Cookie provides a comprehensive lead generation and prospect development service, and is a great choice for businesses unable to commit the time to growing their LinkedIn networks.
Social media products cover a variety of startups and online services, from digital marketing, targeted ads, and lead generation to comprehensive social media agencies. For digital startups and small organizations without digital comms or social media marketing expertise in-house, outsourcing this vital aspect of a business can be a lifesaver.
100 Pound Social creates bespoke content and custom social media posts, undertake LinkedIn lead generation, and develop targeted Facebook advertising campaigns designed to grow online followings, identify incoming prospects and drive traffic and sales to your business.
Pricing starts at $128/mo.
100 Pound Social can take care of a variety of social media marketing needs for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs, and is a great addition to businesses just starting out.
Social Prim is a done-for-you social media management service, providing a monthly content plan of fresh and relevant social posts across your channels and platforms, designed to jumpstart your online presence and grow your social following.
Pricing starts at $99/mo, rising to $249/mo.
A great solution for busy founders and startups who lack the time or manpower to manage their social media presence.
The clue is in the name - Flat Rate Social Media offers social media management for a fixed fee.
They focus on helping small businesses drive traffic, leads, and socials by posting on your social media channels on your behalf. Posts are professionally written and always on-brand, but you can individually approve each post if you wish.
They offer 3 pricing plans:
- Basic - posting 3 days a week for $400 per month
- Standard - posting 5 days a week plus paid advertising for $500 per month
- Premium - posting 7 days a week plus paid advertising for $600 per month
Their client list includes small business owners from across the world, in retail and consultancy sectors.
Even in a digital world, PR and media remain important. However many startups and online organizations do not have the expertise or media contacts to make the most of their own PR, and outsourcing this element of your business can be a savvy move.
Publicize helps startups get the exposure they need by providing fully integrated digital PR and communications services, in a series of prepackaged PR services. They aim to avoid smaller organizations paying high premiums for services they don’t need, instead breaking PR down into core components so startups can pick and choose the right option for them.
They offer four PR packages, all of which are tailored specifically to each project, and priced accordingly. Prices available on request.
For newly launched startups or small organizations with new products in need of buzz and exposure, Publicize is a superb alternative to a traditional PR agency.