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  1. Sam Addison
    December 22, 2016 @ 12:20 am

    Interesting model.

    Even aside from the inappropriate social-media-esque ‘hearts’ and so forth, the traditional PPH approach has an obvious flaw in it – once you’ve made contact with a client / employer, why would you continue to pay use the service? PPH and Freelancer seem to be constantly paddling upstream with artificial ways of enforcing ‘loyalty’. There is no avoiding the fact that while it’s reasonable for a freelancing site to want to make money, it’s also frustrating – as a freelancer, at least – to have to hand over chunks of hard-earned cash for every hour worked, despite the fact that the marginal cost of your labour to the freelancing site is basically zero.

    This model seems to accept and embrace that reality, presumably in the hope that it will generate revenue via its Hubstaff software. I’ll be interested to see how it does.

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  2. Vasil Yordanov
    December 22, 2016 @ 8:41 am

    I have been in the freelance business ever since I started working, three years ago.

    It never really even occurred to me to find a job in an office, or one which would involve me getting up at 6:30am each morning, returning at 6pm in the evening, half-dead and unable to even pay the slightest attention to my family.

    As such, I have learned to pay great attention to all sorts of freelancing websites which offer opportunities for people in my line of work, especially new ones which perhaps offer something which hasn’t been offered yet.

    I had a good look at Hubstaff Talent, and I can say that it’s much cleaner and reliable than some other websites which are full of scammers and fake posters, which often results in lost funds or simply lost time (both might be equally important, to be honest). I recommend to anyone to have a good look at it and judge for themselves.

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  3. Dave Hilditch
    December 22, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    The clear advantage that Hubstaff Talent have is that they don’t need to get paid for their talent software. They already have a great product which is sold on two factors – the ease of tracking remote workers hours and the automatic paying of remote workers.

    That leaves them in this enviable position of being able to make what looks to be – on tech, UI and philosophy fronts – a world beater in finding and hiring remote talent.

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