FreelanceEngine – a WordPress project bidding theme.
“A freelancer is a person who is self–employed and is not committed to a particular employer long–term”. Together with the development of the Internet, work is no longer a place, the number of freelancers therefore is increasing days by days, and of course, this opens up a lot of opportunities for you to increase your income.
Have you ever heard about Freelancer, oDesk, Elance or 99Designs? Have you ever wanted to build your own freelance marketplace like that? The chance has come. In order to help you obtain your dream site, we’re excited to introduce a new EngineThemes product – FreelanceEngine, a WordPress project bidding theme.
FreelanceEngine is a WordPress app theme which provides you with a beautiful and professional platform to set up your freelance marketplace website. With the equipped features, you can build a site where any types of service can be offered.
Let’s take a look at the main features.
Creative design with Page builder supported
“First impressions are lasting impressions”. Understanding this, we’ve always tried our best to catch user eyes in the first 3 seconds.
Right in the first look, the theme’s header is not just some passive “hero image”. Instead, you can include a background video to put life into your site. Simply leave a trendy & professional impress on your visitors!
For the menu, different from normal menus you usually see, we support a full screen menu giving your users a complete new experience navigating the site. Much more focus!
In addition, just like our recent products, FreelanceEngine also includes a premium page builder for more customizability. Staying away from complicated processes, you can save tons of time building up your site, right in the front-end.
All you need to do is dragging the content blocks to the position you want and order them properly. With this release, we support six different blocks for you to build up the most suitable structure for your site. Put together any custom pages you need easily.
Monetize your site right away
With FreelanceEngine, you can create different payment plans charging employers to post their projects as well as featuring them. Using this way, you can generate revenue from your freelance marketplace. However, you can still create free plans to increase your site’s traffic. Even better, you can limit the times an employer can use free plans to post projects.
Besides, FreelanceEngine supports the most popular payment gateways such as PayPal, 2CheckOut, and also by manual bank transfer, making it easier for your users to complete transactions and for you to collect your earnings.
Optimize on-site user experience
We help you experience simplicity creating the site and make sure you can also share this experience for those who are using your site. Right from the first steps, especially with the “Switch” button, users can quickly sign up according to their need, no more confused process needed. After having successfully registerred, users can experience all features of the site.
For the employers, we offer “Post a project” option with tons of great options such as project title, budget, needed skills, category and description. They can specify all qualities they expect from the freelancers.
For the freelancers, they can access to the member areas to build up their professional profiles. All needed details are offered. They can insert their personal information, their hourly rate as well as adding their portfolios.
Besides, users can use the focus search to find their suitable partners. Simply insert the keyword and the system will give all detailed results including project title, posted date, budget…
Project bidding and user interaction
The main mission of FreelanceEngine is to become the link connecting employers and freelancers. Therefore, you can enjoy the power of communication using the contact system. Once a freelancer feel interested in a project, he can “bid” for it.
Contrarily, an employer can “invite” a freelancer to bid for his project. And they can use the contact form to send each other private messages afterwards.
Moreover, the Email notifications system also helps admins, employers as well as freelancers keep up with the activities in the site. Of course, they can change the email content based on their needs.
And much more….
All above are just the tip of the iceberg, you can visit our demo site to directly experience all other great features.
With this early release of FreelanceEngine, there are still some features we haven’t covered yet and will be continuously updated during the next few weeks. To prevent you from panic & doubt, we want to keep you updated with what we’re implementing for this great freelance marketplace theme:
Version 1.1: Include a dedicated Mobile version
– More pricing plans for freelancers
– Social login
– Notification system
Since this is a special occasion for us, we decide to host a little event for all our dear supporters. For the first introduction week, you can get a 10% discount when using the code “GIVEME10” to purchase FreelanceEngine.
The event will end before Oct 11 so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity.
Finally, as usual, let us hear your voice. What do you think about this theme? What are your suggestions for the next updates? Share with us in the comment section below!