In the world of freelancer marketplaces, there's a new player in town, and we’re bringing the heat. We're excited to announce that The Starters, an elite platform for premium freelance talent, has made its grand debut on G2 – one of the world’s leading business solution review platforms. Not only have we earned a spot in the rankings, but we've also been named a "High Performer" in G2’s Summer 2023 Report.
The Freelance Platform Space: Leaders and Core Issues
The freelance platform industry is already crowded, with established giants like Upwork and Fiverr dominating the scene. These platforms have become the go-to resource for businesses in need of freelancers for various tasks. However, they aren't without their flaws.
Often, these platforms face criticism for their lack of rigorous vetting processes, leading to a questionable quality of freelance talent. Additionally, the high commissions and rate markups are less than ideal for both freelancers and businesses, decreasing freelancer pay and increasing business expenses. Finally, no platform has been built to serve the e-commerce industry exclusively, leading to a gap in freelancer experience and what e-commerce businesses need.
The Starters: Standing Out in the Crowd
Enter The Starters: a premium and curated freelance talent marketplace tailor-made for the e-commerce sector. We pride ourselves in thoroughly sourcing and vetting the best marketers, creatives, and technologists in e-commerce, providing unparalleled access to top-notch talent. Moreover, we do this with zero commissions or rate markups, making us a no-brainer choice for e-commerce businesses.
We're thrilled to announce that The Starters has been ranked #1 for Quality of Support and #1 for Freelancer Vetting by G2. This recognition is a testament to the value we place on quality, integrity, and support for our members and freelancers alike.
Don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our members have to say about their experience with The Starters:
“The needs of a start-up are forever changing. I got sucked into hiring full-time only to realise later we needed to pivot and as a result, our skills needs changed too (and fast). Needing to change team resources so quickly needs consistent flexibility. We needed to quickly set up sections of the business, test, and itterate fast and for this, a ninja core team surrounded and supported by highly skilled freelancers who could jump in and out as we quickly tested our concept was the exact solution we were looking for. The Starters is perfect for this. Not only are you getting the highest quality freelancers (who I have honestly LOVED working with) you are getting years of experience and knowledge from a wide range of people (who at such an early stage, you'd never get the opportunity to work with if the only option was full-time hiring). Working with The Starters has had a massive impact on our business - we have moved faster in the past 3 months than we had in the previous 12 months.”
-Aisling Bryne, Founder & CEO, Nuw
“The ui is extremely beautiful. It not only is clean, but I can see who worked where, what value they could add, and how much time commitment I could expect from them before I ever engage. The talent is crazy. To think that some people were untouchable and then to see them on Starters definitely has me beyond stoked for the future of talent I'll be able to hire from the Starters.”
- Steven Bell, Founder, Protecht
“Super helpful to find pre-vetted talent that is qualified and can come in swinging to a business challenger without the hassle and worry of a sourcing/agency fee on a candidate that might not work out”
- David Baker, Chief Growth Officer, Beekman 1802
What This Means for the Future
The recognition from G2 speaks volumes about our commitment to providing the highest quality of services to our members. It validates our mission of disrupting the traditional freelance marketplace by providing a curated platform that addresses the pain points experienced by e-commerce businesses.
But this is only the beginning. We understand the responsibility we carry to continue excelling in our services, ensuring that our members have access to the most skilled freelance talent, without any unnecessary costs or compromises on quality.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our dedicated team, our incredible freelance talent, and of course, our supportive customers for helping us achieve this significant milestone. We look forward to delivering even more in the future and continue to raise the bar in the freelance talent marketplace.
Thank you for believing in The Starters, your trusted partner in finding the best e-commerce talent. Together, we’re only just getting started.