So I guess it’s time I discuss my biggest competitor, Elance. The website is designed as a way for freelancers to find jobs and for freelancers looking to hire. I know it’s a great idea, because I thought of it too. After the fact, of course. That is why my idea is a little different, and it will appeal to a different group of people.
My point of my idea is for people to quickly and concisely find someone to collaborate with. Whether its an employer, a freelancer, or just someone working on a new project, my site will attract those people to create a hassle free profile, and find someone in an efficient way.
Users on my site can easily put themselves into a category based on their profession, skills, work position, and geographic location. That will filter all of one’s matches, similar to the mobile app, Tinder.
Also, as I mentioned in my post about sneezers, my main audience of employers will consist of small or privately owned companies versus large corporations. In that case, the users will need a quick find and a quick reply from someone. Elance is more geared toward people looking for either large-scale freelance positions or corporations looking for employees.
Those differences will definitely allow my idea to attract a different audience looking for more efficiency and smaller-scale projects.