Lime Exchange Helping Freelancers
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With the recent economic downturn, more and more professionals are looking to do freelance Jobs to add to their current income. Jobs are not stable in these times and you need to market yourself. Using a site such as LimeExchange, can help you locate people and businesses looking to hire freelancers to complete freelance jobs for them.
Working with a freelancer gives you more of a one on one connection with the person working on your project. This makes for better communication to make sure your freelance project is completed the way you want it to be. With the unique community features available you can build a long lasting relationship for repeat business and success.
If you are a freelancer or looking to hire an expert for a freelance project, you might want to check out LimeExchange.com. With a community covering over 150 countries and skill areas such as web developers, writing and translation experts, graphic designers, software programmers, and audio/video specialists, you are sure to find a match for your project.
If you are a freelancer who is looking for a freelance job then they have a Basic Plan that is free. They have Online Certifications and Skill Tests, a Project Message Board, Certifications highlighted on Profile and Enhanced Profile and Portfolio Features. All of that and more is included in the Basic Plan.
The site offers multiple payment methods such as:
c.. LimeExchange Mastercard
d.. Check (US Only)
If you are looking to have a freelance project completed by a freelancer they offer options such as paying by fixed price, hourly or per task. I think this is great! Some freelance sites only offer hourly. I think you may be able to find a better value using this method instead. They do not charge any fees from a buyer to hire a provider. After you post your project you can search and invite providers to bid on the project.
LimeExchange also offers a buyers reward program. You can earn the reward points from every project you complete through them that are worth up to 4% of the project value! The reward points you earn can be used as easily as using cash. You can use them as cash towards future projects, free LimeExchange services and special discounts or to shop from the product catalog (including such items as iPods, iPhones, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Gift Vouchers and more).
Another great feature of LimeExchange is their 1099 tax form service! LimeExchange issues 1099 Tax Form to the Service Provider and the IRS on your behalf. All you have to do is to opt in when you post a project on LimeExchange. They will also send you a consolidated receipt of all the 1099 Tax Forms that were issued on your behalf in any financial year. One less thing for you to keep track of.
In my opinion, the site was very easy to understand and navigate. I was not lost at all while checking out the available features. Like I mentioned, there is a free plan available which will give you what you need to get started and try it out for yourself without much commitment.