A new site has launched for freelancers who are looking for work, and for businesses desiring to hire freelancers.
TheFreelanceNation.com is a network of “119 city-specific freelance job boards designed to enhance the interaction between companies looking for contract services and those Independent Professionals who provide it.”
The site offers blind bidding, which it says encourages fair pricing, sets realistic expectations for projects, and results in better qualified talent for employers.
Along with project and job postings, the site also allows vendors who sell to self-employed freelancers to post a profile of their offerings.
The number of single-person businesses in the U.S. has grown substantially, to over 20 million according to the latest U.S. Census figures. Many consider themselves freelancers.
The site was founded by Jay Lohmann and Will Morgan. It just launched, so it still needs to be populated by more postings. Check out TheFreelanceNation.com.
Interesting idea. I like that you can even view options in your city seperately. Makes it easy to narrow things down.
Hopefully this site, or something similar, will become an alternative to sites like craigslist, where many requests for freelance work expect to get top-notch work while underpaying the contractor (this can often be seen in postings for design, photography and other creative work).
I like the fact that they DO NOT post the bids. I feel this keeps the ‘STUPID” underbidding from happening.