Designed to help new freelancers break through by building a solid portfolio, Boonle gives freelancers a chance to stand out in the increasingly competitive freelance economy, all while giving anyone seeking digital services access to top-tier talent at little or even no cost.
The freelancing economy has been called the Industrial Revolution of our time. With 50 percent of the American workforce expected to freelance in some capacity by 2020, freelancing platforms represent an astounding percentage of all work performed. With an entirely unique model, much of that work will be performed on Boonle.
That’s 53 million people looking for freelance work.
How does a new freelancer stand out in a crowd of 53 million?
The Experience Paradox
To make it as a freelancer, you need work. To get work, you need experience.
Current freelancing platforms are packed with exceptional talent backed by impressive portfolios. How do you convince a potential employer to hire you when you’ve no work to show?
How can you compete?
Boonle connects people seeking digital services (Project Authors) with freelancers (Producers) eager to launch their careers.
In return, Authors reward Producers with appreciations, reviews, and real money. Authors get the work they need, Producers enhance their skill set, build a reputation and turn a profit.
On most freelancing platforms, a job is posted for a fixed or hourly price, giving experienced freelancers a decided advantage and making it difficult for new freelancers to gain traction.
Boonle caters to new freelancers, tipping the scales in their favor.
When a job is posted, Authors list the project as either “paid” or “free.”
Work Your Way Up the Ladder
Boonle integrates levels into the platform to allow freelancers to build their reputation. To achieve higher levels (“level up”), just keep producing amazing work.
As an Author who needs work done on a digital project, finding the right freelancer for the job is a daunting task. There are 53 million freelancers in the United States alone.
That’s more than the combined population of 25 states.
How can you possibly be sure to choose the right one? Where do you even begin?
Millions of skilled freelancers are eager for work. By leveraging the huge talent pool of new freelancers, you get quality work done, and they get valuable experience.
That’s the Boonle difference.
Boonle is now a fully developed platform. We’re live at boonle.com with more than 700 users, and we’re adding more every day.
We’re actively working with the Director of New Media design at the Rochester Institute of Technology to automatically integrate new students into the Boonle platform, giving us a constant flow of new talent.
Antonio has spent the past four years freelancing, after honing his sales and marketing skills for Groupon and BlueTie (an SaaS email & collaboration platform). He also spent three years with tech startup QuoJax.
Matt has more than eight years of experience designing web and mobile solutions for startups. Formerly the Interactive Art Director at dwaiter.com, Matt is also a freelance designer and an Adjunct Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hull is an Associate Professor in the Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business, where he teaches classes in Strategy and Innovation, Technology Management, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has served as a strategy consultant and a high-technology consultant domestically and internationally for established high-technology firms, those in the pre-IPO stage, and start-ups.