Working online has become very popular in recent times, giving many the flexibility to work from wherever they like. As a result, opportunities for online freelancers have risen drastically in the past few years and an increasing number of people are looking for methods to gain temporary employment on the internet.
XBTFreelancer.com is a website which matches freelancers with employers whilst providing payment in the form of bitcoin. The site is designed to be easy to use so the entire spectrum of potential users can access the lists of projects available and bid on them. Freelancers using the site have an internal chat option to converse with their employers to get details of the work and find out any additional details required.
Bitcoin has been chosen by the company because of the safety and speed of its payments, although prices are listed in USD to clarify value to users who are not familiar with the current bitcoin exchange rate. In addition to this, XBTFreelancer.com stated that removing the middle men from the transaction payments allowed it to maximize the profit available to freelance users, whose only fee is a 2% charge on each successful contract. Withdrawals are supervised and handled manually in an attempt to lower the chances of error or fraud. The site secures deposits from employers on cold wallets and will also act as a mediator between parties if a dispute arises. Employers are not charged for listing tasks, something that XBTFreelancer.com claims sets it apart from other sites, along with the simple process of listing the project, awarding it to a bidder, and paying when the work is complete.
With a very clear layout, the site is quick and easy to use and understand (it took me about a minute to set up and browse projects). As it claims “The usability on this site is excellent, this user friendly approach not only guarantees success but also enhances the idea of ease of business and transactions in your daily routine”. At present, the site has over 4000 registered freelance users, including graphic designers, writers and translators, and there are around 60 projects currently listed as available.