Online Platform for freelancers.

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Patrick Dogbatse, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Patrick Dogbatse

    Patrick Dogbatse UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Does anyone know which software drives or is at the heart of freelance online platforms or marketplace?

    An online platform for freelancers or consultants.Any ideas?

    Many thanks.
    Posted: Oct 18, 2020 By: Patrick Dogbatse Member since: Jul 30, 2017
  2. WebshopMechanic

    WebshopMechanic UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Hi Patrick,

    These are usually complex systems so it's likely they are custom-built. I am not aware of any off-the-shelf package but some of the devs on here will be able to shed some light on it.

    Posted: Oct 18, 2020 By: WebshopMechanic Member since: Apr 27, 2017
  3. Paul Carmen

    Paul Carmen UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Most of the big ones are bespoke custom platforms, you could build this with anything from WordPress upwards though.

    If you want to check specifics then this site is useful:
    Posted: Oct 18, 2020 By: Paul Carmen Member since: Jan 27, 2018
  4. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Posted: Oct 18, 2020 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
  5. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Ace Full Member

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    The big one's are custom, as are most big sites. Its probably worth looking at what stack they do use: it might be completely from scratch, they might use a framework or libraries.

    You might find something off the shelf, or that is near enough to be adapted to your needs. I do not know of one though.

    You could, but Wordpress is a terrible platform for something that is going to be mostly custom code - its a customisable CMS, you should be using a web framework.

    Unless there is already a plugin that does what you want.
    Posted: Oct 19, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
  6. IWW Limited

    IWW Limited UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Are you talking about Fiverr sites or ones like Ework/PPH?

    There is an abundance of 'gig themes' for Wordpress but the ones whereby money is held in Escrow, jobs are posted and slightly bespoke angle to it; may need adapting or creating from scratch.
    Posted: Oct 20, 2020 By: IWW Limited Member since: Oct 16, 2020
  7. Emre Eldar

    Emre Eldar UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Online marketplace for freelancers that I always heard is Fiverr, Upwork, and Dribbble. There is more that you can search.
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: Emre Eldar Member since: Nov 6, 2020
  8. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    I think that you have misunderstood the question. The op is looking for software to drive such a platform, not use one.
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
  9. Emre Eldar

    Emre Eldar UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Ohh then I'm misunderstood it. Regarding software, I've no knowledge on that. Sorry couldn't help.
    Posted: Nov 30, 2020 By: Emre Eldar Member since: Nov 6, 2020