GetLancer

Introduction

freelancer.com, guru.com, elance.com, odesk.com, scriptlance.com, peopleperhour.com, microworkers.com, redbeacon.com, workinstartups.com, startuply.com, behance.net, dribbble.com authenticjobs.com & coroflot.com

GetLancer is a software that helps you to run your own programmer site/bidding site and job portal similar to Freelancer.com, Guru.com, elance.com, oDesk.com, ScriptLance.com, peopleperhour.com, microworkers.com, redbeacon.com, workinstartups.com, startuply.com, behance.net, dribbble.com authenticjobs.com & coroflot.com. Some of the important highlights of GetLancer are

  • Complete freelance bidding & job portal system
  • Actively under development with customer suggestions and requests
  • gzip and file based caching for high performance and high traffic sites
  • Integrated dispute module along with activities tracking page. Will reduce support requests.
  • Supports PayPal and Moneybookers

Revenue Model

A getlancer website can bring revenues through following means

  • Project Listing Fee collected from provider when listing the project
  • Job Listing Fee collected from provider when listing job
  • Site Commission collected from provider and programmer on projects
  • Urgent Listing Fee for listing a project or job in “urgent” section
  • Featured Fee for listing in a project or job “featured” section
  • Commission on Escrow - When Provider add greater than project budget amount to escrow, commission will be taken for additional amount
  • Subscription Fees collected from freelancers when adding subscriptions
  • ExamFees collected from freelancers when adding skills test

Example

  • Listing Fee: This is the variable fee that you take for each project/job posting. Charges can be changed for Urgent Project/Job and Featured Project/Job. - for example you may charge $5 for listings fee, $8 for Urgent Project/Job and $6 for Featured Project/Job.
  • Commission : This is the variable fee that you take from both Provider and Programmer when provider selecting the programmer. - for example provider may take a programmer for a project you can charge 10% from provider and 5% from the programmer. The commission amount is calculate from the project development cost.
  • Commission on Escrow : This is the variable fee that you take from each payments. - for example provider may take a programmer for a project. When he paid the amount via Escrow you can charge 2% or 3%.

How it Works?

Features

Getlancer has lots of features and additional features compared to other freelancing sites.

  • Login with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google, Google+, Linkedin and OpenID account
  • Inside user profile, Users can deposit money on his/her account
  • Wallet system for programmers and providers
  • Social networking feature - which can be turned off
  • Supported payment gateways:
    • ZazPay
  • Allowing dual user type (Provider & Programmer) – which can be turned off
  • In Getlancer new modules are available. They are Jobs listing(Jobs), Portfolios and Quote Services.
  • Providers can view & manage all the applications received for his own jobs.
  • Programmer can apply for the jobs post.
  • Provider can view portfolios and hire them.
  • Programmer can upload multiple portfolios.
  • Freelancers post services & send quotes to requests
  • Employers post requests & hire services / freelancers for their requests
  • Employers can add more skills test to review freelancers skills and it will provide more opportunities for freelancers
For more information about the features of the Getlancer, see the Getlancer Features

Modules

  • All unexpired and not closed projects are listed for bidding
  • Ability to post new projects (by the provider and administrator) with following info:
    • project info (type, description and project category)
    • project budget
    • bidding days
    • required skills for the project
    • location
    • options of project (Featured, Hidden bid and Mark Project Urgent)
  • All unexpired and not closed jobs are listed
  • Ability to post new jobs (by the provider and administrator) with following info:
    • Job info (type, description and project category)
    • Salary range for the job
    • required skills for the job
    • location
    • Company details
    • options of job (Featured and Mark Job Urgent)
  • All unexpired and not closed services are listed
  • Ability to post new services (by the freelancer and administrator) with following steps:
    • Payout step: connect any one payment gateway or skip to next step and fill later
    • Service Summary step: Basic Info (Title, Business Name, Description
    • Required Service Types
    • Location & Travel Details
    • Pricing Details
    • Privacy Options
  • Ability to add more and more new skills test to review freelancers skills and it will increase the freelancers opportunities
For more information about the modules of the Getlancer, see the Getlancer Modules

Change Log

For more information about the changelog of the Getlancer, see the changelog

Important Notice

Payment Gateway Fee

You should be aware that most payment gateways will charge you a fee for processing each transaction made by your customer. The fee may vary from 1.5% to as much as 5% of the transaction, so be sure to factor in this cost when you set your commission percentages!

Getting Started

Installation Guide

For more information about the Getlancer installation guide, see the Installation guide page.

How To...

For more information about the how to configure various site settings, see the How to... configuration page.

Special Instructions

For more information about the special instruction of the Getlancer, see the Getlancer special instruction page.

FAQ

  • what is an escrow?
    • An escrow is:An arrangement made under contractual provisions between transacting parties, whereby an independent trusted third party receives and disburses money and/or documents for the transacting parties, with the timing of such disbursement by the third party dependent on the fulfillment of contractually-agreed conditions by the transacting parties
  • I've forgotten my password. How can I retrieve it?
    • If you navigate to the Forgotten Password page you can enter email address used for the account and we will send you instructions for resetting your password.
  • How do I select a programmer?
    • Go to Find Programmers, pick a programmer, who is match for your desired profile.
  • How long do I have to accept a bid?
    • You have until your self-specified bidding expiration date to accept a bid .

Troubleshooting Guide

Getlancer Screenshots

Getlancer Work Flow

Trivia

Questions?

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