GoLance is an online workforce platform that connects employers with freelancers based all over the globe.
Based in Delaware, US, GoLance has been in business since 2015. Their mission is to, “Make life better for all online workers with a flexible, fair, efficient, and transparent virtual workplace.”
The company head office is in Delaware, US, and they have a number of staff at this location providing support and carrying out day-to-day operations.
The company does not carry out any of the client jobs themselves or employ virtual assistants.
They provide the platform for freelancers and employers to connect and handle the payments and contracts between the two parties.
GoLance also provide some tools to make finding freelancers easier, as well as monitoring your tasks being worked on and providing support when needed.
They have developed their own tool called goMeter Time Tracking to enable clients to monitor activity, a work diary summarizing monthly gigs and communications, and a smartphone app so you can stay connected on the move.
How GoLance Works for Employers:
You can use the GoLance platform as either an employer or a freelancer. Here’s how it works for employers.
1. Post a job
After posting your job you will be provided with a list of recommended candidates based on your requirements and the skillsets of freelancers in their database.
2. Invite freelancers to apply
You can then send invitations to a short list of the freelancers you think are best suited based on their profiles.
3. Set milestones/ pay per hour
You have the option to either set milestones and make payments when they are met. Or, you can set an hourly rate.
You can filter workers by their rating and the number of hours worked on the platform. If a worker’s profile looks strong, you can reach out to them directly without posting a job and going through the application process.
How GoLance Works for Freelancers:
- Build your profile – Fill out a profile with all your skills and experience to find jobs that are suited to your skills.
- Search and apply – You can browse the available jobs and send applications.
- Work and earn – Once you’ve had a successful application you can start working and earning.
You can post just about any remote task on their marketplace and expect to find a freelancer willing and able to complete the work.
To give you an idea, some of the more common remote tasks include:
- Web development
- Graphic design
- Technical web related work
Their target customers are business owners and entrepreneurs too busy to handle their workload, or businesses not in a position to hire full-time assistants.
Plans and Pricing
GoLance is an interesting platform in that you as the employer have the option of setting the hourly rate for each job. That way you make sure you stay within your budget and can theoretically attract better talent with higher rates. Or, you could end up overpaying 🙂
GoLance take a flat 10% commission fee from every payment. Like Upwork, the platform is geared more toward short-term projects rather than ongoing relationships. (Though some of the freelancers on there have thousands of hours under the belts!)
Upwork is the largest online marketplace connecting employers with freelancers. GoLance point out that they do not offer bidding for jobs like Upwork, rather set fees across the board.
|Location||Worldwide, w/ concentration in USA and Philippines||Worldwide||Worldwide||Philippines|
|Size of Talent Pool||Thousands||12 million||830,000||250,000|
|Platform Fee||15%||5-20%||20% + processing fee||$69 a month|
(w/ Fiverr Pro)
|Best For||Quick hires, e-commerce||One-off projects||Smaller jobs||Affordable full-time help|
|Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
Also check out FreeeUp for pre-vetted workers with an e-commerce focus, and TopTal if you’re looking for designers or developers. If you have an ongoing roll to fill and are on a tight budget, you might consider OnlineJobs.ph.
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