WTF?… Freelance Folder to Merger With Freelance Switch

Posted: April 1st, 2009

I recently heard from the grape vine that there is a proposal underway to merge to two popular freelancing websites, Freelance Folder and Freelance Switch. While I hate to be the source of gossip, this is some real news and no one mentions it anywhere! First, I got a little suspicious after a tweet from Freelance Folder’s Jon Phillips:

@jonphillips BIG NEWS to all our freelancing friends! Shhh can’t tell you yet though. Stay tuned!

I was able to contact Jon and here’s what he had to say:

“Well, you have to promise not to tell anyone [sorry], but we are in discussions with the boys at Envato into merging two of the best resources in freelancing into one bad-ass mega site for all your freelancing needs. Our primary goal for the merger is to bring together our loyal readers and then add a new line of services we’ve planning for a while such as background client checks and a new escrow service that charges an unheard of 1/2% fee. I mean, we’re going to rake it in.”

I then inquired if there will be a name change and new website:

“We’re still undecided but we’ve narrowed it down to Freelance Filing Cabinet, Freelance Monster Mart or the more simple  Freelance Fitch. We have some people still working on the site. They weren’t too hard to find. After all, we have our own job boards you know.”

Well, there you have it. Expect the new and improved Freelance Folder/Freelance Switch sometime soon.

Thanks for the tip Jon!

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Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

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