In designing Git Work, I must analyse other relevant services.
I’m publishing this article as a draft so it’s out there and I can get feedback from you guys, perhaps I missed something?
- “Marketplace for pull requests”, so focused on pull requests
- Integrated with GitHub
- Requires sign in to see the available work
- “Pull work” approach, the Worker is in control
- Nothing about disputes
- Has an alerting system
- Charge per piece of work
- 10% commission
- “[…] elastic, scalable, on demand and pay-as-you-go development power […]” source.
- “Bountysource is the funding platform for open-source software”
- No support for private projects
- Unit of work is an Issue, with a link to a PR
- Bounties offered by users
- Bounties potentially from multiple users
- Not ties to a specific workflow
- Comprehensive integrations including GitHub, and it’s open source
- 10% commission as of 20 April 2017.
- “Work with someone perfect for your team”
- Unit of work is a project
- Bidding and proposal process (write a cover letter!)
- Reputation and reviews
- Work is mostly large, per-project
- Freelancers offer free consultations during bidding
- Act as Escrow, has complex dispute resolution
- Hourly charge, estimate number of hours
- 2.75% + 20%/10%/5% commission as of 20 April 2017.
- “Hire the top 3% of freelance talent”
- Hiring is based on passing their tests and interviews
- “interview […] 40 hours of your time” source.
- $500 deposit
- Charged per hour/week/etc, looks per-project
- Unclear how work is agreed upon
- Dispute process is unclear
- “ProFinder helps you hire top local freelancers”
- Proposal driven process, similar to Toptal
- Pricing: after 10 proposals, requires LinkedIn Premium Business account
- Beyond software development, they mention accountants for example