IFreelance is a membership site for freelancers. That means freelancers have to sign up and pay a membership fee to use the website. It is different from other sites that charge certain % for each project. IFreelance earn through membership fees rather then amount of projects completed. Freelancers only have to bare the membership fees and keep all the revenue earn from the projects completed. There are 3 types of memberships and each of them varies in terms of price, number of listings and samples. Basic membership cost $3.91/month, silver membership is $5.25/month and gold membership is $6.58. That is definitely a fair price if you consistently taking projects through out the year. Besides getting the full revenue, there are 2 other benefits that you can get from a membership site. Freelancers are able to contact directly to buyers and that makes it easy for project discussions. This enables buyers to know exactly who you are. Work can be done effectively without going through a third person. Unlike sites that charges commissions on each projects as direct contact between buyers and service providers will exclude the sites from getting the commissions. Freelancers also able to promote their unique service offering by uploading logos and head shots, reveal selected contact information and even promote their own website. If you are considering doing freelancing for a long-term basis, this site might be right for you. It’s not just the projects that you’ll get. You’ll also be able to promote your own brand or sites. If you continue to provide good services for 1~2 years, you might be able to graduate from the site. Your site or blog already well known among the freelancers as people will come to you directly for your services without going through any sites. Putting your brand or name out there is the biggest benefits you get from being a member of IFreelance.
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January 27th, 2008 Kumo