Sorry to hear Microlancer didn’t work out for you
I’d love to hear more about why and try and see if we can change that. Can you give me some more information about why it didn’t work out? Feel free to email me directly if you prefer, email@example.com
Apart from Microlancer you might be able to contact an author of WordPress items from ThemeForest or CodeCanyon has marked ‘available for freelance work’ on their marketplace profile. You can contact them through their profile page.
Jordan_M saidI think this is the only platform where I should wait for 2 months to be paid
Thanks for the feedback guys
Like we’ve said in the past, the platform fee is used to support the service – which includes user support, provider marketing and maintaining tip-top infrastructure. It also gives us the ability to continue innovating the product and growing the value we offer users. While it’s true there are other services that have a lower fee, it’s not necessarily an apples for apples comparison (sites like Freelancer or Elance use a different business model – bidding for jobs etc). We have no hidden costs like: the buyer paying to post a project, the provider needing to pay any subscription, the provider needing to pay more to be higher in listings, the buyer paying more to get the work faster. We also review all providers to ensure Microlancer is a quality marketplace, where you can find buyers willing to pay extra for that quality – rather than a free-for-all where quality is not important, or where you as a freelancer do work without even being sure you’ll get a cent for it! This approach costs more to maintain than some other models.
That said, we appreciate your opinion and feedback on this, and are always considering how we can deliver more value for our providers. So keep it coming! You’re always welcome to email me directly with any thoughts too (firstname.lastname@example.org)Jords
We hear ya! That’s been one of the biggest pieces of feedback we’ve gotten since launching. The reason the cycle is long is to catch fraudulent activity, which when it happens ends up hurting everyone on the site. Good news is, we’re working on a way to reduce the payout cycle for trusted providers. Nothing to announce yet, but watch this space for more info.