There is a substantial difference between a micro and a normal freelance website. In traditional freelancing, employers post jobs that can have a variety of budget ranges. It can be as low as $10 or as much as $50,000, and in some cases, it’s beyond $50K. Budget for a small project is usually $100-$250. Freelancers have the choice to enter any amount in this range when they apply for it. The employer has to make a decision to choose one or more freelancers to work for him. This is how normal freelance sites work.
Micro or mini freelance sites work in a different way. They use the opposite mechanism, compared to the aforementioned traditional freelance system. Here, employers do not create any online job listings; instead, freelancers are the ones who create them. Each online listing contains information about a particular service that the person is willing to provide.
Another notable difference is that every micro job has a fixed price [base-price] and it is same for all listings; usually, it is below $50.
Micro freelance sites
Similar, yet so different; micro freelance companies allow freelancers to open mini-job-listings; contrary to traditional sites where projects are created by the employers, aka Buyers. Nevertheless, despite offering different services, these two different types of sites share the same goal, which is to provide a secure platform where freelancers and employers can interact.
Freelancers are basically advertising their services in the mini job listings they create; each one holds certain details such as price, service-description, and duration.
Listed below are few titles you can expect to find at these mini freelance sites:
1. I will write 10 articles for $50; will complete work in 2 days.
2. For $30, I will do any typing job for 5 hours.
3. Hire me for simple editing work for only $10 for an hour.
4. Logo design service: $50 per logo.
5. $100 for professional website production.
6. Learn Spanish. $50 per session.
From sophisticated programming to simple teaching, micro freelancing sites host a wide range of job listings. Freelancers can use these sites to make a full-time or part-time income.
Mini online jobs with free registration
Account registration process at these micro freelance sites completes in just few minutes, and there is no registration fee. Listing gigs [another name for jobs] is also free of charge. When a buyer purchases any service, the micro freelance site takes a small commission.
All mini freelance sites now use highly secure, foolproof systems. Back in the old days, no website was providing a platform that freelancers and employers could use to do business, without the fear of becoming a scam victim. They had no choice but to use such insecure medium.
Quite often, freelancers had to face havoc consequences when an employer would refuse to pay money despite receiving the work they demanded.
Fortunately, those days are long gone. Trusted websites are now using sophisticated and secure system that insures that employer always pay money to freelancer after his work is completed.