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Re: [webdesign-18] Reducing our web labor shortage

From: Scott R.
Sent on: Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:43 PM
On Sep 14, 2007, at 6:28 PM, Anita wrote:

> 2 points:
> 1.  Scott, I am very interested in working with you on this
> 2.  We have a web design meetup of over 280 people and we resort to  
> going to meetings and asking if anyone knows someone who can do a  
> php project?  Why don't we have a forum or bulletin board where we  
> can post what we are looking for?  Also, I look through the  
> profiles and most don't list skills or whether they want to be  
> approached for jobs or piecemeal work.  Personally I would love to  
> line up a few php programmers whom I can call every now and then  
> for small jobs.
> We must have dozens of members who could set one up at the drop of  
> a hat - plus it would be good exposure to do so.
> What do you say?

The Digital Media Student Group at DU has something similar listed as  
one of their projects:­

So that may be a good project for collaboration.  But I wonder why  
these jobs aren't already being posted to Craigslist.  Do people  
prefer to keep them semi-private?  As a freelancer, I don't really  
want to be getting a lot of job offers that have little to do with my  
areas of expertise, so I really only advertise that I do freelance  
work near work I've previously done.  As someone interested in hiring  
freelancers, I'm hesitant to give money to someone whose work  
experience I know little about and haven't met.  That said, I'd be up  
for helping out with some sort of help/work wanted board if others  
are interested.


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