"Genealogy Freelancers is an affordable way to connect you to a genealogist, researcher, translator and other genealogy specialists in any country of your ancestral roots. Let the specialist come to you rather than lose time searching for them so Post your project today! For the specialist; we offer freelance professional genealogists, researchers, translators, publishers, village photographers, and more the opportunity to work independently in their genealogy field. Choose from posted projects that suit your specialty and bid NOW!"
This site is sort of the eBay of Genealogy Services - if you need a research job done, you can post it to the site and researchers will bid on it. If you are a researcher, you can bid on jobs and if you are the accepted bidder than you do the work. An interesting concept. Here is a screen shot of the top of the web site:
And a screen shot of the middle of the web site page, with the latest projects being bid on.
For the Genealogy Seeker: "Just post your project, compare the bids you receive, then choose the best specialist for the job. Let us help you to connect to a freelance genealogist researcher, photographer, translator or people locator at rates you can afford."
For the Genealogy Specialist: "We can help you find clients from all walks of life. Just browse the right project for your expertise and place your bid. Sign up for free and start working full time or part time in the field you love."
What's interesting to me is that, in the screen shot above, all of the "Latest Projects" listed are not in the United States! They are in Europe and Mexico.
I signed up, for now, as a Seeker. You have to agree to the Terms and conditions before submitting your information. The T&Cs are very detailed - you can see them at https://www.genealogyfreelancers.com/index.php?action=register - scroll to the bottom of the page.
For Genealogy specialists, the registrant needs to the categories in which they have expertise, their location, their language translation capabilities (source>target), and their membership level (free, silver or gold).
It seems to me that this web site business plan is very well thought out, and that the terms and conditions cover many, if not all, potential problems. It would be useful for an attorney to review them to determine any problems for seekers and specialists.
It will be interesting to see how this web site expands, and succeeds or fails, in the genealogy marketplace. The concept is novel, and might be a welcome alternative to the classical methods of seekers contracting with a researcher and for specialists in finding clients.