GetLancer is designed as a platform on which you can create your own freelancer marketplace.Your project creators need a simple and easy way to post their project requirements and manage the bids that are received and that's exactly what GetLancer does. We've made it as simple as possible for your users to post new projects so that they don't get 'bored' or 'confused' half way through the process. Once the bids start coming in an easy to use review system enables the user to discuss the project with freelancers before selecting the chosen candidate.
Once the freelancer has been chosen, the user has the option to transfer all or part of the money in to escrow and both the user and the freelancer can create milestones to ensure the project remains on target. Once the project is completed the user can select to release the escrow payment.
Everything your freelancer will want to efficiently manage their projects and find new projects is included in GetLancer. It even comes with several management systems so the freelancer can keep a track of which projects they have submitted a proposal for, which ones are waiting for escrow, which ones need to be completed and more.
A programmer can view all the projects that have been listed and bid on those that interest them. Preliminary discussions can take place before a bid is made thanks to the Project Messaging Board which allows conversation to ensure the programmer fully understands the project before completing it.
From the programmer dashboard the user will be able to see a graphical representation of all the projects they are bidding on, working on, waiting for feedback on and completed. The interface provides a quick and easy way for the programmer to know what's going on with their projects at any given moment. READ MORE
A provider can create a project and post it for programmers to start bidding on it. The Project Messaging Board allows the provider to filter and select the best programmer for the job based on skills and bid. Once the bid has been accepted the provider and programmer are automatically put in touch with each other so that the project can begin.
The provider is protected thanks to the built in escrow and dispute features which means the programmer only gets paid once the project has been completed and if there is any problem then the dispute process can be used which allows the site admin to arbitrate between the two parties. READ MORE
The script is able to determine the geograpical location of the provider and programmer so that geo-targeting can be used. You can create a local based freelance website where you can connect providers and programmers from the same cities or if you want to run a global freelancer site you can let people see where the project is located.
By using the Google Maps integration a programmer can see the geographical location of the project and zoom in on different cities to find jobs in their area. READ MORE
Both the programmer and the provider are fully protected thanks to the escrow system and innovative dispute process. As the admin you can force anyone to use the escrow system or if their rating falls below a certain level you can enforce the escrow on any project they accept.
The dispute system is designed to be as innovative as possible and reduce your workload and will automatically favour a particular party if they don't respond to the dispute message in time. If you do decide to intervene then a click of a button will refund or transfer the funds. READ MORE
Successful outsourced projects are the ones which have been closely managed using a variety of project management tools. In GetLancer your providers and programmers will be able to make use of the milestones project management tool which will enable projects to be completed successfully.
Your users can tie the escrow payment to certain milestones and when a milestone is reached by the programmer a percentage of the money can be released. This encourages the programmers to continue working on the projec until everything has been completed. READ MORE
GetLancer comes with two of the most popular payment gateways built in as standard. Your providers can fund their account using PayPal or Moneybookers and the programmers can request payment by one of these systems. You can process all withdrawal requests at a click of a button thanks to the mass pay feature that is built in.
You can set a fee and commission on both funding and withdrawals since both payment gateways will charge you a fee for receiving the money. You can also charge the programmers a fee to process the withdrawal which should discourage them from requesting payments too often. READ MORE