Revolutionize the Freelancing Revolution

The best freelancing websites out there all have one very large, very damning pitfall
September 1st, 2016
Adam Thornhill
Adam Thornhill
Co-Founder of Slance
freelancing: find student freelancers

Upwork boasts over $1 billion in transactions annually, is close to reaching 10 million total jobs posted and People Per Hour has over 1 million members. Credit where credit’s due – these freelancing websites have paved the way for the global on demand economy. Today, they’re the best freelancing websites out there. But, they all have one very large, very damning pitfall. They all focus on offshore outsourcing. Here’s what we found after comparing the percentage of freelancers from the U.S. on these freelance websites:

freelancing: marketplace comparison

Look closer to home

How do you revolutionize a global revolution? It’s actually quite easy – by encouraging that revolution to happen back home. Home, being the world’s leading economic superpower!

Let’s encourage U.S. businesses, NGOs and individuals to hire U.S. workers. But, not just any workers. We want to help tomorrow’s workers. Students are one of the most talented, innovative and creative sectors of society. Yet, they’re underutilized and face severe underemployment. What we do at Slance is connect U.S. clients with U.S. student freelancers through our online marketplace.

Be a part of something special

We’re at our Alpha stage. Simply put, we’re a newborn in the business world, and are bound to make mistakes as we grow. What we need is guidance on what’s right and wrong, what works and what needs fixing. That’s where you come in. Whether you’re a student, an NGO, or a business big or small, we want your feedback.

Need a new feature to help you find a job? Found a bug that needs fixing? Or, simply tell us what we’re doing well, like how easy it is to post a job! We want to hear from you, so please leave us a comment or contact us directly.

Vote on the next freelancing category

Most freelance jobs are covered by our four main categories. If you’re a freelance graphic designer, freelance developer, freelance writer or a freelance marketeer, it’s safe to say we’ve got your back. But, we’re not finished there. Have your input on which freelance category we add next:

What category should we add next?

    Cheers to the game changers

    To our Alpha members, old and new, we want to say thank you. We’re glad you’ve joined us on this journey to put student freelancing on the map. Keep posting, keep applying, and soon we’ll make Slance the best freelancing website out there.

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