ServiceLance.com enables services such as construction, plumbing, gardening, household, carpentry, engineering, architecture, and services of similar physical nature to be exchanged between Service Seekers and Service Providers, without any fees
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(PRWEB) July 6, 2010
A start-up website has just opened its doors to individuals and self employed professionals via a unique and interactive online platform. It allows all professionals to offer services in their local geographical areas and establish temporary part time careers (frequently referred to as Contract Careers), for free.
There are new tools and creative websites coming up to facilitate part time earnings and ServiceLance.com hits that mark at a global level.
“Employers are moving towards a temporary and part time vacancy model. Employees are therefore choosing short term contract careers or going self employed to maintain livelihoods. Workforce unemployment is rising while job security is declining, thus surviving recession unemployment is becoming a major challenge.” says ServiceLance.com director Amber Huss.
ServiceLancing is an attempt to reduce recession unemployment and draws its influence from the already successful freelancing sites and systems.
“As opposed to Online Freelancing, ServiceLancing enables service-based offerings such as construction, plumbing, gardening, cleaning, carpentry, engineering, architecture and services of similar physical nature to be exchanged in local geographic locations. This facilitates a whole range of skill categories to access opportunities for part time earnings and going self employed, using the internet as a platform for seeking and providing services,” clarifies Amber.
ServiceLance therefore goes beyond the online freelancing model. It not only includes making of profiles, posting of jobs, job alerts, bids / quotes and rating etc, but also accommodates several features that are unique to facilitation of offline services. Due to the physical nature of services being exchanged, ServiceLance excludes the need for processing payments through its website. This allows money to change hands in whichever way Service Providers and Service Seekers prefer – no extravagant commissions are therefore involved either. This not only eliminates security concerns, it also makes it possible for countries with limited or no access to modern payment systems to participate in service exchange. Further, there are also no restrictions placed on Service Providers and Service Seekers for publishing their direct contact information.
“There must be opportunities created for people to utilize their skills and talents in times of recession unemployment. Businesses are encouraged to utilize online tools and platforms to look for talent to fill their part time vacancies, since there are free and effective online tools accessible today – and believe me, there is a massive displaced talent pool available, the problem is tapping into it and making it accessible to seekers of services – and ServiceLance offers this to businesses at no cost,” explains Amber. "The site is currently free for everyone and we will be leveraging advertising in order to keep it free for everyone, so we can facilitate long term part time earnings and alternate jobs for everyone.”
ServiceLance in essence, is a free online platform for individuals, businesses and self employed, which enables exchange of offline services in your local area. You can get started by setting up your Service Provider profiles and / or by posting your Jobs at http://www.servicelance.com. More information and details are available from the website.