Nov 23 2009

Lime Exchange Helping Freelancers

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.

Lime Exchange

Lime Exchange LogoIf 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:

a.. Paypal
b.. MoneyBookers
c.. LimeExchange Mastercard
d.. Check (US Only)
e.. ACH

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.

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  1. Minnesota Attorney said:

    It’s amazing to observe the growing freelance industry that was never possible before the internet. In the old days, freelancers had to advertise with business cards on bulletin boards at city hall, churches, and community centers. In the old days, a generalist found a lot of work but an expert in one area might struggle because her target market was much smaller. These days, it’s easy to find an expert in a small niche simply by searching on the internet. It’s an exciting time for freelancers.

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:13 am
  2. marcus@make money online said:

    This is a great resource for freelance writers. I saw a job there which a writer can make $850 for writing 250 seo articles.

    November 24th, 2009 at 5:21 pm
  3. Used Tires said:

    Is this website somehow related to limewire? I mean their logo is pretty much identical to their logo.

    Till then,

    Jean

    November 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  4. Mack RVS said:

    I don’t think so hard about LimeExchange but now i’m looking for some freelancers for some seo works, may be this helpful to me.

    November 25th, 2009 at 3:18 am
  5. PPC Search Engine said:

    My suggestion without knowing people don’t enter in to online data entry, many of the sites are scam. better you search the sites is offering information about online income opportunities.

    November 26th, 2009 at 7:26 am
  6. PPC Search Engine said:

    I am planning to open up a website for freelancers. In that site people can submit some projects and get freelancers to work on them. We would off course advertise our website in major search engines, forums and blogs etc.

    November 26th, 2009 at 7:27 am
  7. Minnesota Attorney said:

    I wonder how many new websites can open for freelancers before the market gets saturated.

    December 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm
  8. PPC Search Engine said:

    Is it safe to trust lime exchange web site? i’m looking for a textile service job.?

    December 3rd, 2009 at 2:07 am
  9. Sikat Ang Pinoy said:

    Lime Exchange is a good site or network. Never had any deal using their network but looking forward to try it this time.

    December 9th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
  10. Donanim Haberi said:

    My suggestion without knowing people don’t enter in to online data entry, many of the sites are scam. better you search the sites is offering information about online income opportunities.

    December 18th, 2009 at 4:38 am
  11. Codrut @ Blog Post Ideas said:

    That’s good to know. I like when new sites emerge, keeping up with the big dogs, Guru and Elance dot com…

    December 19th, 2009 at 2:43 pm
  12. pinoy said:

    Eversince I love the concept of sharing just like this post. Limewire its all about sharing

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  13. kyle said:

    I really love the concept of sharing that leads by limewire

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
  14. Quick Sale said:

    Hope, My search of finding a legitimate freelancer service provider is now finished. I am in the service of writing so hope this will help me.

    February 1st, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  15. Software Company said:

    Hey there! I use LimeExchange, and I find it really helpful. I have undertaken many projects while at college. It helped me getting practical knowledge about the corporate too. Furthermore, if you have not been active for some time, the network regularly reminds you with some related projects that you may find helpful!!

    March 8th, 2010 at 10:43 pm
  16. PHP Tutorial said:

    In that site people can submit some projects and get freelancers to work on them.

    May 6th, 2010 at 10:57 am
  17. Christopher Ross said:

    Thanks for posting this, I’d heard about Lime Exchange but keep forgetting to check it out.

    May 11th, 2010 at 10:26 am

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