By interacting with both our buyers and service providers, it has become clear to us that a lot of people are very interested in being up to date with the latest news relating to small businesses and freelance workers and the latest trends in the industries we operate in.

 As part of our committment to you, we have now introduced a new service to bring you the latest news in the field. We will be writing daily news articles and publishing them on our site; check out our newly launched news section and let us know what you think! 

You can even subscribe to our news using RSS and all registered users (buyers and providers) can add comments on each story and discuss the latest news.

We hope you find this a useful service!

If you get the chance, come and visit our stand at the Business StartUp Exhibition.

 

It’s at Olympia in London, on 2 & 3 November and we’re on Stand 308. We’d love the opportunity to talk to you!

 

Looking forward to meeting some of you there in person!

New Homepage is live!

October 10, 2007

Check out our new home page and let us know what you think. It was launched earlier today and will hopefully address most of the comments you have been sending us.

 As always, thanks to all that are taking the time to write to us – we are listening to you!

A few weeks ago we introduced a mandatory posting fee on the site. This improved the quality of the projects of the site albeit at the trade-off of slightly lesser volume. We have now introduced an option given to the buyer (and visible to the Bidder) that we think reconciles the two:

1. Standard Listing – FREE

        Projects will be screened for approval by our team before going live.
        Buyers can contact bidding Providers via the Private Messaging Board only (ie no access to contact details)  
        Customer Care Support access is via email only  

2. Priority Listing – £4.95 posting fee

        Project will be posted immediately.
        Identified as a “Priority Project” for better visibility and response from Providers.
        Contact details of bidding Providers made available for direct communication.
        Customer Care Support access is via Phone or Email.
        £4.95 one –off fee

With the above, quality and volume are no longer mutually exclusive. And like with everything else we do, we put the decision in the hands of our users. Buyer now have a choice of which way to go and equally Providers can see that choice and factor it in their bidding.  

Look forward to your comments / feedback !