The world’s first global freelance marketplace launched today. WhichLance.com aims to enable businesses and individuals interested in outsourcing projects to make informed choices as to which marketplace will provide them with the best vehicle to promote their freelance projects for maximum effect.
Online PR News – 03-May-2010 – – WhichLance.com, the world's first global freelance marketplace comparison site launched today with the aim of enabling businesses and individuals interested in outsourcing projects online to make informed choices as to which marketplace will provide them with the best vehicle to promote their freelance project opportunities for maximum effect.
Businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals that want to outsource services or recruit freelance talent can now use WhichLance? to identify the leading freelancing marketplaces and compare features to help them make an informed choice about which website most closely meets their needs.
With over twenty established global freelance marketplaces already listed and reviewed in the directory, the site intends to expand its listings to incorporate more of the niche freelancing websites, together with a range of the most popular crowd-sourcing marketplaces in the weeks ahead.
Speaking of the WhichLance? launch, Saif Bonar, the website’s founder said “WhichLance.com is a unique concept which fills an important knowledge gap. My own experience of using freelancing websites as both a buyer and provider of services has demonstrated the need for a site like this. It enables people to be more aware of what's available and can help those new to outsourcing an opportunity to avoid some of the potential pitfalls.”
The site includes a search facility which enables results to be narrowed by cost, number of providers, available skills or safety and security features. Handy comparison charts make it easy to get an at-a-glance overview of all the main marketplaces side-by-side, while the directory listings offer more in-depth information and an independent review of each site.
The WhichLance.com Directory
Other features of the WhichLance? Website include the ability for users to rate and review the marketplaces which are featured and the opportunity for buyers and providers to access a range of unique resources and articles aimed at helping them improve their outsourcing experience and avoid common problems.
"I am excited about the potential for WhichLance? and I have plenty of ideas to help enrich our visitors experience in the weeks, months and years ahead."
The freelance marketplaces are gaining traction all the time, spend is increasing across the industry as more buyers enter the market. A study by WhichLance which will be released in the weeks ahead, shows the first quarter of 2010 has been the strongest ever for all the market leaders.
According to Bonar this is the tip of the Iceberg, he says "The sector as a whole is still in its infancy. Less than one billion dollars has been spent on freelancing marketplaces in over a decade. This is a tiny amount compared to the potential. I predict this figure will increase ten fold in the decade ahead and I am pleased that WhichLance can become a small, but important, cog in this process"
Saif continued “As a buyer or a freelance worker, it’s easy to get into the habit of using the same website, without scouting the market for better options; for example, those with lower costs, more suitable candidates or better levels of buyer protection. WhichLance? aims to make it easy for both buyers and providers to compare the freelance markets and identify alternatives which are better suited to their specific requirements”.
WhichLance.com is free to use as a buyer or provider of services. It is 100% independent and has no backers or investors. This gives it carte blanche to be totally honest about the merits or lack thereof, which can be attributed to any particular marketplace.
The WhichLance.com website is now live and can be accessed at http://www.whichlance.com