Traditional generic freelance marketplaces face certain challenges in controlling the customer experience. Providing industry specific work tools or weeding out the best workers is just not feasible.
To solve the challenge, Weblance narrows their focus to building apps and curates the entire process. Weblance steps in to act as a middleman, managing adherence to best practices, screening work, and reviewing projects. “We are transforming the freelance marketplace model from being a human resource solution to a quality product solution” explains Jeff Williams founder of Weblance.
Another common characteristic of the curated business model is the technology platform developed to control the user experience. Weblance developed a technology platform that helps freelancers speed up and streamline their work processes for rapid deployments. “Controlling the experience also means empowering users to build correctly” Jeff explains, “Remaining focused on best practices allows us to deliver a better project experience. We even partnered with Basalmiq.com because wireframing is so important to planning a quality app product.”
Curated freelance marketplaces are transforming traditional online match making to a more product-focused solution. Select membership, enforcing best practices and providing a streamlined work process for freelancers seem to be what define the term “curation” in this new freelance marketplace model.
Weblance is an evolution of the online freelance marketplace model. Weblance remains focused on Web Development, Design, Testing, Marketing and Support services so they can provide real tools that clients and providers need to deploy successfully. Project management, ticketing, channel management, design iteration tracking, wire framing, budgeting and deliverable predictions tools to name a few.
Weblance has tackled issues of quality and best practices head on through providing greater transparency, stronger communication, superior project management for users (compared to competition). This results in more successful project completion and greater satisfaction among both customers and providers.
Weblance’s work platform goes beyond just payment guarantees. They are dead set on ensuring that web development projects are managed and completed seamlessly from start to finish.