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Rent A Coder
What is Rent A Coder?
Have you ever had that tough programming project that you just couldn't complete yourself? Do you have a ton of website business ideas but feel limited by your lack of knowledge on PHP, HTML, MySQL, etc.? Getting stuck in web design issues and website challenges is frustrating- I know because I've experienced it plenty.
Or maybe you're a programmer looking for work. Do you need to expand your portfolio and make some money at the same time?
There's hope! Rent A Coder is a website that specializes in matching freelance programmers with anyone who needs customized programming. They also offer services for graphic design, translations, writing and other services.
In this article I'll provide a review of rentacoder com.
How does Rent A Coder Work?
Here's how Rent A Coder Works for buyers:
You sign up for their FREE account, then simply post your project or question. According to their website, each program request receives an average of 12.4 bids within the first 24 hours! In other words, once you post your need, 12+ people (on average) will respond with price quotes, comments, questions, etc! And the beauty of it is that there are no obligations! In fact, you could reject all bids if you wanted.
Each freelance programmer that posts a bid doesn't get to see competitors bids, so they will price it as low as they can to win your service.
When you've found the programmer that you want to go with, you simply put the funds of the project into an escrow account and the programmer is paid after the job gets done. It's a safe, effective way for both parties to not get burned.
What Services does Rent A Coder Offer?
RentACoder offers a ton of freelance programmer services for buyers / bidders. Here's a short list of what is offered:
- PHP Coder services
- Freelance Programming services
- Freelance Web Design
- Outsource Programming
- Flash Programming
- Program Modification
- Custom Software Design
Since the programmers are international, the project possibilities are almost limitless. With jobs I've posted, I've seen bids come back from Denmark, Romania, India, U.S. and elsewhere across the globe. (As of right now, there are over 260,000 coders in the coder pool!)
RentACoder: From a Buyer's Perspective
Rent A Coder also has lots to offer programmers. Here are some of the perks:
- Funds are put into escrow so you won't be left "high and dry" for a project
- Free arbitration / mediation services in case something goes wrong
- Rent A Coder . com only takes 15% from income, but they also recently rolled out a new program where they only take 12.5% if your buyers pay into the escrow account via a bank-to-bank wire transfer or a check sent via snail mail
- Great opportunity to build your portfolio, resume and experience (and while earning money along the way)
If you program flash, PHP, Java, C, C++, Perl, etc, give Rent A Coder a try. Right now there are several thousands of open bids waiting to be won!
RentACoder.com offers a wide variety of services and is a great way to either find an offshore or domestic coder or to earn income creating custom software programs.