Witmart claims to be the best crowdsourcing solution. Is it?
Autonomy, flexibility, workload control, zero office politics, zero commute, full credit – these constitute some of the many advantages of freelancing. That said, it’s no surprise a lot of folks are taking the freelancing route these days. If you’re one of them, neophyte or seasoned pro, I’m sure you are aware of freelancing platforms like oDesk, Elance or Guru.
And if you haven’t already heard, there’s another crowdsourcing website called Witmart.com that, along with its more established and widely known peers, is working high and low to deliver the best possible experience to both clients and service providers. Together with its China-based sister website, zbj.com, Witmart boasts of a registered user base of over 7 million.
For clients, Witmart provides a full suite of services that include graphic and logo design, ready-made logo store, translation services, web design and development, writing services, sales and marketing and miscellaneous services like voice recording, video editing, naming or branding, et cetera. Depending on the type of work you want done, whether you need an immediate deliverable or not, Witmart offers two job types to choose from: contest or contract.
Much like PickyDomains and 99designs, with a contest, you specify the job requirements and reward amount, choose the best entry and pay the winner. If none of the entries matches your needs, you get a full refund. With a contract, on the other hand, just like oDesk and Elance, you choose a service provider based on his/her qualifications, negotiate contract price, discuss details, deadlines and everything else pertinent to the job. Payment may be released in stages, depending on the job’s progress.
Aside from its 100% money-back guarantee, Witmart’s Provider Profiling and Identity Verification procedures ensure you only make reliable choices when selecting a provider. With Provider Profiling, you get to check a provider’s level, recent transactions and feedback from previous employers. With Identity Verification, Witmart conducts e-mail and phone verification on all its providers. Topnotch providers, or coined in-house as “elite providers,” are invited for provider certification.
[Via - NicheGeek.Com]
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