Is goLance the Next vWorker?
Why vWorker? Does anyone even remember vWorker? What was so special about vWorker? Do we really need it today?
Here's a simple question to begin with.
Are You Tired of Hefty Membership Fees and Limited Bids?
If you think that the available freelance platforms are perfect, here's what you need to do to get a different perspective. Create a user's account on all major freelance websites. Pretty soon you will realize that you need to pay a membership fee if you want to succeed. In addition, if you want to bid more, you will have to pay more.
That wasn't the case with vWorker back then. That's not the case with goLance right now. Actually, goLance is the only global platform for freelancers where you don't have to pay for memberships or extra bids! That's not all!
On average, vWorker's fees were around 10% because there was a difference between hourly and fixed project fees. goLance charges a flat 10% fee. Some of the major freelance websites charge their users twice as much.
Let's not forget that time is money. Freelancers know this business principle all too well. They have to wait two weeks to get paid. When you work on hourly projects, the clock stops ticking at the end of your first working week. The second week is reserved for reviews and evaluation of your work. You can expect your money in the third week.
Michael Brooks Ain't Ian Ippolito
What happened to vWorker? They were doing just fine. One day they accepted a seven-figure takeover offer. This is how vWorker became a part of freelance history.
Ian Ippolito knew how to launch and develop a successful platform for freelancers. He also knew when and how to sell his business for the price our freelance world has never seen before.
Michael Brooks isn't Ian Ippolito. goLance isn't something that's built-to-sell. Michael wants his name in the freelance history. That's his primary drive.
Sorry Freelance Borgs, But Resistance Is NOT Futile
To launch a new website when Freelancer.com and Upwork dominate this industry with tens of millions of users, you have to be a little bit crazy. Or, you have to have a vision that's not easy to understand and follow at the moment. This is not David versus Goliath, but actually two Goliaths!
The odds are against goLance, but not the freelancers. They're in desperate need of a breath of fresh air. Give them a reliable alternative and see what happens. Freelancers are tired of major freelance platforms, but they don't know where else to look for new clients and projects. That's about to change.
It's GO time!