Who We Are
The Freelance Project is an online outsourcing marketplace catered to New Zealand small businesses and freelancing professionals.
The Freelance Project officially launched on the 11th of July 2012 and intends to help New Zealand entrepreneurs, businesses and skilled professional freelancers in project categories such as software, mobile application, web design, content writing, graphic design, video production and data entry.
The process is simple. Clients post a project on The Freelance Project website, which is completely free of charge, and then receive bids from freelancing professionals. To mitigate client concerns of experience of service providers, the site provides a feedback and rating system for clients to evaluate these skilled Freelancers. In addition, an online payment platform and a messaging system have been set in place to allow clear communication between both parties. For more detailed information on how it works, click here.
Founder of The Freelance Project, Kevin believes that “The word recession has become a very good excuse for almost everything now. There are those who cling on tighter to what they own, and then there are those who see the opportunity to change for the rest of the world to follow. Turning traditional employment methods into a digital outsourcing marketplace not only means saving money for businesses but also providing skilled professionals with more income opportunities in the so-called recession and a self-managed lifestyle.”
Kevin started his career in technology then stumbled his way to Tokyo where he worked with Tier 1 technology vendors in the recruitment sector. He left Japan in 2010 to continue his recruitment career in Auckland as well as his family business – he then soon discovered the necessity to establish The Freelance Project, based on the figure of unemployment and job market demands.
"There is a signifcant change in the employment trend where more and more individuals are focused mainly on contract work as well as a big increase of unemployment rate", says Kevin, "People are forced to think outside the square and not just for those unemployed, but we all need to understand that it is time for a change".