James Sandoval
23 August 2019
3 minutes

We regularly get asked, "How does MeasureMatch differ from freelance marketplaces?"

There are several generalist freelance services marketplaces, most populated with millions of full-time employees in emerging markets looking for extra cash from “side hustles”.


MeasureMatch is not one of them.


To start, MeasureMatch is not a freelance marketplace. This is primarily because around half of the service professionals in our network are not "freelancers". Instead, they are participating in the marketplace representing consultancies, agencies and systems integrators. In most cases, the consultants are the founders or lead practitioners in their firms. 


The other half of our network of service providers is made up of independent consultants. We like to call them solopreneurs because they deserve the entrepreneurial credit. And they’re awesome.


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MeasureMatch is vertically oriented. The platform enables the buying and selling of increasingly enterprise systems and data services i.e. the consultants, consultancies and agencies in our network are regularly doing implementations, configurations, system integrations, troubleshooting and related data management, data engineering and data science project work. This work invariably is done to advance marketing, commerce, customer experience and analytics capabilities. That's it.


In practice, that means we’re seeing demand for skills like these:


Oh, and we’re obsessed with quality. Under 20% of service provider applicants are onboarded into our network, after an interview call. And we automatically screen out all FTEs looking for side hustles. 


On the demand side of the platform, around 70% of client applicants are approved. 


Technology vendor participation is an enormous differentiator, too. And incredibly valuable for all parties – clients, service providers and technology vendors each benefit from technology vendors participating in Service Partner Hubs, which centrally helps us to add another layer of verification to further engender trust in the quality of the platform. We have big plans to make this especially incredible.

Some of the technology vendors participating with their own Service Partner Hubs include: Amplitude, FullStory, Heap, Qubole, Snowplow Analytics, Tealium and Unbounce.


Lastly, but very importantly - there is no race to the bottom here. The platform experience we’ve designed is highly private, extremely high quality (and getting even better), and it prevents MeasureMatch marketplace buyers and sellers from sliding into bidding wars yielding a low-utilisation, lose-lose equation and environment i.e. a recipe for disappointment, failure or worse.


Again, there are several generalist freelance services marketplaces, most populated with millions of full-time employees in emerging markets looking for extra cash from “side hustles”.


MeasureMatch is not one of them.


Photo by Geoff Greenwood on Unsplash

James Sandoval

Founder & CEO of MeasureMatch

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