Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
It's a tough economy and a tough job market. Internet website pro-Bids.com is putting people to work by connecting people who need local services with people who can do the work. Originally a community internet newsletter helping people find local handymen and home services, pro-Bids.com is now a highly visited website for connecting any local service professional who wants to work, and the people in their community who need work done.
Until now, people really had to search for small or independent local service professionals, such as yard or pool care, contractors, tutors, house cleaning, bookkeepers, pet services, or any of the sites other 250 categories. People were limited to a few ads in the yellow pages, or blindly resorting to tedious internet searches, only to find they had to disclose all their personal information, fueling relentless phone calls, spam and email from strangers.
Unlike other “service” sites, pro-Bids does not receive a referral fee, commission, compensation or "channel" business to specific service providers for listing, publishing or bidding on these requests for work or services. And, pro-Bids.com has made it simple. Pro-Bids is free to list, view and bid on job listings. They simply want to get people, and keep people working.
Created by in 2008 by Craig Crosby, pro-Bids now maintains a Service Provider registry of over 250,000 small and independent service professionals throughout the United States, offering services to their local communities. The site's main function is to provide a unique online venue to connect any Service Provider with any local community member in need of work or services through their simple web interface.
“pro-Bids is taking the internet to the next level by actually connecting service professionals and the people who need their services through their simple, fast and free online venue. Regardless of the service a company provides, or the service the consumer is looking for, one internet visit meets the needs of both parties. By simply listing the work you need done, or finding the work you can do, you get results immediately,” said Crosby. “And the great news is that it the pro-Bids™ website is putting people to work and allowing communities to support their local neighborhood service providers and economy,” added Crosby.
The value comes from the simple design and the information the website provides its users. Pro-Bids.com makes it simple to list the work you need done by category, or find the work you can do. Local service providers have an option of immediately being notified by email or text of new and relevant listings for work or services. Service Providers can respond online, providing an estimate for the work listed ("a bid"), or ask any questions necessary to clarify, qualify, or determine additional job requirements.
Recently, pro-Bids added Service Provider and Customer ratings ("a reputation") for the parties in the transaction. When the job is done, each party receives a rating that provides the pro-Bids member community a review of the quality, communication, value and timeliness of the service provider’s work, and the customers overall rating.
Test the site out;
Are you in need of local professional services? It’s easy. List any work you need done, and pro-Bids.com publishes your listing, notifies the relevant local service providers of your new listing, while you remain completely anonymous.
Service providers view your listing, and can ask questions through a unique private messaging system that keeps your email private. Service providers submit their bid for the work right online for you, and everyone else, to see. No annoying phone calls or emails, and no disclosure of your personal information until you are ready to do so. You see the competitive bids, their reputation, and you contact only the service professionals that meet your criteria. It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s free.
Are you a Service Provider looking for local work or service jobs? Check the online listings in your local area, and receive email and text notifications when new local listings are posted in you service category. Pre-screen and qualify customers for reputation, time and price. Place a bid, or ask questions right from your computer, and get back to work. Fill in your “down” days, and choose the jobs you need. pro-Bids also offers a personal business web page to post your specific business details, specials and contact information.
“We all recognize the tough economic times. Everyone knows someone who needs a job and most people need something done around their home or business requiring professional services. We see how pro-Bids.com is helping sole proprietors and small companies connect online and find work in their local communities,” added Crosby.