U.S. Business Professionals Deal with Recession by Turning to Rent a Coder

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As layoffs mount daily, the economic downturn has been a difficult period for many professionals with full time jobs. However, at Rent a Coder, an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of services like programming, writing and design, the outlook for these professionals is just the opposite.

? I ask myself these questions while I watch CNN’s doom-and-gloom reports and while I fill my work agenda with sustainable job opportunities.

As layoffs mount daily, the economic downturn has been a difficult period for many professionals with full time jobs. However, at Rent a Coder, an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of services like programming, writing and design, the outlook for these professionals is just the opposite.

"Those businesses who laid people off still have enormous backlogs of work that they just cannot do themselves. So they are posting them on our website, which is allowing a whole new class of independent professionals to spring up," says Ian Ippolito, founder and CEO of Rent a Coder.

Alishan Patel of Wilmington, Delaware is an Information Systems Manager who has earned over $125,000 working on Rent a Coder. He says, "I had been busy with personal things and didn't work on the site for the last 5-6 months. Suddenly I realized I needed to get some sales and fast. As always it provided me with new projects...even in this recession! Rent a Coder is one of the backbones of my business."

Nicole Miller of Sacramento, California is a copywriter and artist whose work has appeared on PBS, several nationally distributed magazines and art galleries across the country. Miller starting working on Rent a Coder in 2005 and says "Freelancing through Rent a Coder pays my rent, my utility bills, my insurance co-payments, and a portion of my family’s food budget. It also pays for my family’s clothing bills and my household expenses.“ “What’s even more interesting,” adds Miller, “is that despite our country’s slow economic growth, Rent a Coder jobs keep coming. They come so often and so fast, I cannot keep up! I actually have to turn down jobs just so I have enough time to complete the work I’m fortunate enough to attract. Where are these jobs coming from? How can people afford to hire workers during a “deep recession”? I ask myself these questions while I watch CNN’s doom-and-gloom reports and while I fill my work agenda with sustainable job opportunities."

Luke Richey of Liberty Lake, Washington is an Information Systems Manager and programmer who has earned over half a million dollars working on the site. "Customers that suddenly needed to belt tighten turned to Rent A Coder for savings - and we are still taking part in that upswing." says Richey. "Over the past year, Rent A Coder has enabled us to remain in front of a global audience with practically no marketing costs and their escrow system ensured we weren’t tying up resources on non-committed clients."

Robert Davis of Phoenix, Arizona, is a software developer and former Intel employee who now works on Rent a Coder. He summed up the current situation succinctly by saying, "Recession? What recession? If company budgets are tight they tend to outsource work instead of handling it all internally. That is a boon for people like me who provide quality services without the overhead which a typical employee has."

About Rent a Coder

Rent a Coder is an international marketplace that connects buyers with sellers of custom software, writing, graphic design, marketing and other services. Buyers can find the best talent locally, or go offshore to save as much as 80%. Sellers have the ability to be freed from a 9 to 5 corporate job and work for themselves from anywhere in the world they have an internet connection.

Rent a Coder is unique in that is the only site to offer a guarantee of completion (called the "Expert Guarantee"). It is the only site where every buyer and seller is protected by escrow, the fastest arbitration process of any competitor, all without charge. In addition, unlike competitors, Sellers are not required to pay a subscription fee, which results in lower costs for all.

Learn more at: http://www.RentACoder.com

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