We’ve covered Microlancer pretty extensively and are big fans of the idea. Recently, we were introduced to a somewhat similar service that exists as an alternative to Microlancer and provides some other great services and it’s always worth sharing alternatives and even competitors as everyone profits from competition.
It may or may not be for you but it’s worth taking a look if you’re in the market to provide WordPress services – and sometimes it’s better to join a “smaller” service than a big one, depending on where you are in your WordPress contracting/consulting career.
Doublelinx reached out to us and introduced themselves after reading our posts on Microlancer. They’ve been working on their idea and site for about a year, and are finding some definite success. Doublelinx offers both marketing freelancers and those looking for marketing freelancers a mutual place to connect and explore working together.
Freelancers list their services on the site, and then prospective clients can browse and contact those who they think would be a good fit for their particular project. They even offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee which is pretty awesome in an age where fraud and scams run rampant.
To get started as a freelancer, you can simply sign up for an account to list your services and list the categories of service you offer. Then people looking for services can browse the available categories and the freelancers who work in those categories. It’s a very easy way to get connected and begin the conversation towards getting work done.
There are great policies in place to protect both buyers and sellers, with all communication and project tracking done right in a Dashboard on the Doublelinx site. This allows for transparency across the board to make sure the seller understands the project and the buyer gets exactly what they need.
Feel free to check out Doublelinx whether you need some of these types of services of you offer them. Let us know how it goes!