Nov 2 2013
Buyer and Seller gather together
The internet is developing and many new products and services are adding rapidly. Freelance marketplace is one of them. In freelance market place, peoples and organizations need services and those do the jobs gather together.
The party giving job is called buyer or clients and those doing the job for the client called seller or freelancer.
This place is usually a website by a company which maintains the site and facilitates these two parties to work together in harmony. They set some rules and procedures and act as a media between the parties in exchange for a small fee on each job.
According to wiki
Freelance marketplaces (or outsourcing marketplaces) are websites that match buyers and sellers of services provided via the Internet.
Both buyer and seller need to open an account. Any organization or any individual can be a buyer and seller at the same time. Usually the buyer puts a short description of his work with a budgeted amount and ask for bids. He also gives some criteria that a contractor need to have in profile in order to bid. Like number of hours worked, language skill, time frame, fix or on hourly basis job etc.
The seller need to upgrade his profile based on some treats like adding images, verifying the account, appearing some test and submit the result etc.. When all the criterias are fulfilled the profile become 100%.
Service providers, contractors or the sellers basically provide services in exchange for a fee. Sellers need to create a profile where they need to fulfill many criteria which make the profile 100%. For each criteria there is a percentage awarded. Like adding a profile picture fulfills 15% out of the 100% profile. The other things might be test result both mandatory and optional exams, rates, specialization of work, account verification etc. It is generally a common part of the profile to pass an orientation test which is mandatory for everybody. A result of a certain test (sometimes with a nominal fee) validates the working experience of a seller. Seller also needs to add a portfolio along with hourly rate.
Buyers register with a basic profile and post their project with a brief description. Sometimes they just put an outline and held the details for the interview. The interview can be conducted through Skype, sending e-mails or both. They add a budget for their work and sometimes ask for suggested price. He may hire seller either on an hourly basis or at a fixed price with a time frame.
Services becoming more and more specialized in freelance market places. There are many categories. Some of them are:
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Implementation
- Database Development
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Finance and Accounting
- Interior design
- Internet marketing
- Legal Services
- Management consulting
- Public Relation (PR)
- Sales Telemarketing
- Strategy consulting
- Web Design
There are many marketplaces and are adding.