A new freelance job search engine called giantGator launched today, aggregating job postings for freelancers from a number of sources including Freelancer.com, eLance, UpWork, Guru.com, and others.
A spokesperson for giantGator tells WebProNews, "Thanks to the Freelancer's Union study, we know that an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing - but how many freelance jobs are out there, and how easy are they to find?"
The estimated number of posted freelance projects giantGator has aggregated since February is 1.36 million, and the average number of projects posted daily is 8,245. The typical lifespan of a posted project is about four days, it says.
"These new numbers demonstrate how extremely fast-paced the freelance marketplace is operating," the spokesperson says. "giantGator aims to streamline the daunting search process for freelancers by aggregating opportunities in one place."
The interface is simple, and certainly nothing fancy, but it's useable, and to the point, which is really all you need when you're looking for a job. No need to overcomplicate things.
It gives you a couple of sliders that let you indicate what kind of wages you're looking for (see image above), which helps you refine your searches.
The running count of how many new projects have been added in the last 24 hours is nice too, as it can give you an idea of how much the job pool is being updated. You can also set alerts for specific searches.
GiantGator can be used to search for jobs in writing, application development, database administration, design, sales, SEO, data entry, ecommerce, video services, marketing, lead generation, research, etc.
Image via giantGator