Launching soon: Gig Board 26 Sep 2006
61 comments Latest by Dave Rosen
We’ve been really happy with the response to our Job Board. Over 500 jobs have been posted in just a few months, and job posting volume has grown every month. Lots of repeat customers posting new jobs too.
We launched the job board because we were getting tons of emails asking if we know where to find a designer or programmer to hire. The job board was the answer to that question.
But we’ve been getting just as many emails asking if we can recommend a freelancer, contractor, or design or programming shop to help with a project. Not a full-time hire, but a project hire. A gig hire. So it’s time to address another need: The gig.
In a few days we’ll be launching the Gig Board. The Gig Board will allow people to post their projects and find designers, programmers, or writers to help them out with those projects. For example “Need design help for our web site” or “Looking for programming help on a client project” or “Seeking copywriter to write and edit our newsletter,” etc. These are project-based gigs. The Gig Board will let you find your match.
So we can launch with some gigs in place, we are offering 20 free gig listings. The first 20 people to email in a gig will find their gig on the Gig Board when we launch. Here’s what we need from you:
Your company name, the headline for your posting (60 chars max), the full description of your project or what you’re looking for help with (500 characters max), category (design, programming, copywriting, other), budget (optional), time frame (optional), location (your city or anywhere if location doesn’t matter), and an email address so people can get in touch with you. Note: If your category is over 60 characters, or your posting is over 500 characters, it will not be considered. You must follow the posting rules. We reserve the right to deny a posting if we don’t think it’s appropriate.
If you’d like to submit your gig, please email it to [jamis at 37signals dot com]. Thanks again! We’ll announce the launch of the Gig Board here on SvN when we go live.