Freelance Site Helps Firms Find Creative Pros for Multimedia Projects

AVGigBusinesses that plan to create multimedia productions have a new resource for locating and hiring freelance audiovisual professionals. allows businesses to post job listings at no charge and receive bids from AV freelancers such as web video creators, video editors, voice talent, animators, graphic designers, live event technicians, actors, and other creative professionals.

“What makes unique among freelance job sites is the ease with which businesses can post projects,” says Tim McLaughlin, founder and president of “Completing audiovisual projects often requires a variety of creative professionals – a videographer to shoot and edit video, a graphic designer to provide logos and other visual elements, an animator, a voice talent to record narration.

With a company can post one project and list each type of creative they need to complete the project. They can specify the budget, details of the project, starting and ending dates, and the number of bids they want to review. Once a business has reviewed the bids received through it can contact the creative freelancer directly, discuss additional project details and make payment arrangements. Unlike some other freelance job sites, we don’t stand in the way of negotiations and don’t collect any project fees from either the business or the freelancer.”

McLaughlin notes that many creative freelancers have more than one specialty. “I know people who shoot and edit film and video, but are also writers, voiceover talents and on-screen or on-stage actors. We allow people with multiple specialties to advertise all their talents on their profiles and bid on any projects for which they feel they’re qualified,” he says.

Once a business has created its profile, it can post an unlimited number of audiovisual projects at no charge. Creative professionals can also post their profile on the site for no charge. But in order to bid on projects, you must pay a yearly membership fee of $299.

The freelance job market is booming because many companies are looking for specialists to work on short term gigs. The number of people becoming freelancers continues to boom as well. It’s been estimated that one-third of Americans earn some or all of their income through freelance projects. By 2020, that number is expected to increase to 50% or more. 

McLaughlin created to better serve creative professionals whose skills were being lost on the ultra-large freelance job sites or under-represented on or smaller freelance sites that cater only to a single specialty such as voiceovers.


New Freelance Job Marketplace for Experienced Writers

Logo for All Freelance WritingWRITERS. All has launched a new freelance writing marketplace designed to help clients find highly qualified, experienced professionals without having to sort through countless profiles or bids from unqualified individuals. Clients who are uncomfortable posting higher-paying gigs can browse the profiles of experienced professionals to find the right individual for their projects.

Jennifer Mattern, the freelance writer who founded,
wants to distinguish the job marketplace on her site from job sites that are
saturated with extremely low-paying gigs. She believes that setting a minimum compensation level for jobs will help accomplish that goal. The job board also prohibits ads from content mills (also known as content farms) which famously underpay their
content producers.

Maintaining professional standards for writers allows serious buyers to separate themselves from the negative reputation that many freelance marketplaces have earned by focusing on ultra-low-paying jobs.

“The race to the bottom mentality behind freelance bidding sites often makes them a bad deal for the most qualified freelancers” says Mattern. “Many of the best freelance-writing jobs are never publicly advertised because clients fear being bombarded with unqualified applicants who jump at any higher-paying opportunity.”

There are two sides to the new freelance marketplace: Clients can either post ads about specific gigs or browse through the profiles of professional writers.

Clients can place a standard 30-day job ad for $14.95 or opt for a featured 30-day ad for $24.95, and get better ad placement on the site.

Writers can purchase a permanent professional writer profile on the site for $14.95. Users can edit their profiles as their experience expands. Writers are not required to purchase a profile in order to apply for any of the jobs posted on the job board. But if you want your profile to be seen by companies who prefer not to publicly advertise higher-paying jobs, consider buying a profile.

In order to post a profile, writers must agree to charge a minimum rate. The goal is to enable professional writers to market their services in an environment free of hobbyists and candidates without professional writing experience.

The types of job categories featured on the site include: business writing, freelance editing, print writing, technical writng, web content writing/blogging, web content writing/other, and freelance writing/other.

For more information, visit AllFreelanceWriting. com. In addition to a job board, the site includes a freelance writing blog, writer’s markets, rate calculators, a keyword density analyzer, writing forums, e-books, a virtual book club, and more.



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