Freelancers Bite Back!

The Internet has seen an explosion in so called 'lance' sites. Their service are a sort of go between to bring together clients requiring projects with freelancer seeking work. Whilst the client uses the service for free, the freelancer is charge an ever increasing fees just for the priviledge of bidding for the projects. In theory this seems reasonable but in practice the market is being destroyed by lower and lower bids as more freelancers from around the globe bid against each other, which in turn is pushing down the quality of the work.

Some of these job sites can charge up to £175 a month to access their database of projects. This situation has become critical for the freelancer. To add to all these problems there are the students offering to work for nothing just build up their portfolio, little realising that they themselves will leave college and have to compete.

Fed up to the teeth with the freelancers 'lot' John Thompson, a freelancer himself, decide to set up a voluntary run forum / community,(Designcrowd.com), for freelance Designers, Programmers & Web developers. Designcrowd.com. In just 2 months we have been overwhelmed, he says, attracting nearly 800 members.

The ethos of the forum is to find jobs, projects, clients and offer them to the freelancers on the site for NO FEES. John says that the member join up is gaining pace daily and clients are taking a very healthy interest. I feel very happy that at last freelancers are getting a decent deal.

If you are a client or a freelancer and would like more info take a look for yourself. Its all FREE!

www.designcrowd.com

John Thompson - (Liverpool - UK) , Authoring Photoshop book, Teach/Trainer in Digital Imaging

In The News:

Adobe Muse review  Techradar
The Future of Web Development  Business 2 Community
Web Design Trends in 2019  Business 2 Community
Top 5 Web Design Trends  Business 2 Community
Seven web design mistakes that hurts user experience  Business MattersBusiness Matters

Having A User Friendly Website

Let's look at what your user wants to see at... Read More

How to Choose Web Design Company?

Before deciding on which web design company to choose, you... Read More

Web Copy - What You Should Know First

Just what is web copy? Some people think that web... Read More

How To Create A Stunning Drop Capital Effect On Your Web Pages

Drop Capitals are frequently used in many newspapers, books and... Read More

How To Choose A Website Designer

Now that you have decided that it is time to... Read More

Build Web Pages from the Top Left Corner Down

There are two important reasons to build your website from... Read More

Web Production And Design Tips

You have identified that to have an internet prescence would... Read More

Increasing Conversions Through Action-Oriented Copywriting

I do site reviews. Needless to say, I see a... Read More

Drupal Modules

There are plenty of Drupal Modules that you can install... Read More

Choosing Your Web Design

We would all like to have the best looking website,... Read More

10 Nifty Ways to Prolong Your Visitors at Your Website

Increasing the length of time a visitor is on your... Read More

8 Tips for Designing a Great Website

Square buttons, round buttons, flashy buttons ? will they match... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Use Audio on Your Site

Audio can provide an added dimension to your site. It... Read More

Wording Up Your Website

Back to basics. Forget funky design, good copywriting is the... Read More

Give Your Web Site a Small Business Marketing Tune Up

Your web site is like your car. Both are significant... Read More

Elements of Graphic Design for Your Website

We've all seen them. Poorly designed web sites that make... Read More

Its No Good Having A Killer Product If You Dont Have A Killer Website

Read the title of this article over a couple of... Read More

Speed Up Or Lose Out! How To Improve Your Websites Download Speed

So your web site's online and you've got high rankings... Read More

Free Web Design Advice

In this article I will give advice and tips of... Read More

Why a Website Design Speaks Volumes About Your Company?

Whether a business has just got off the ground or... Read More

Business Opportunity for Graphic Designers

As a graphic designer, you are sitting on a gold... Read More

14 Ways to Add Content to Your Web Site - Part 2

7. Create high quality content - make clear points with... Read More

Cascading Style Sheets for Better Web Design

In cascading style sheets you can specify how your web... Read More

Best Web Design And Free Web Promotion Tips

This article gives free tips on how to find a... Read More

Ten Design Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these mistakes and your site will be steps ahead... Read More