Businesses that need to create multimedia productions have a new resource to locate and hire freelance audiovisual professionals. AVgig.com allows businesses to post job listings at no charge and receive bids from AV freelancers such as YouTube and web video creators, video editors, voice talent, animators, graphic designers, live event technicians, actors, and other creative professionals. These creative freelancers from around the world create profiles on AVgig.com to advertise their specialties and bid on the posted projects.
“What makes AVgig.com unique among freelance job sites is the ease with which businesses can post projects,” says Tim McLaughlin, founder and president of AVgig.com. “Completing audiovisual projects often requires a variety of creative professionals – a videographer to shoot and edit video, a graphic designer to provide logos and other visual elements, an animator, a voice talent to record narration. With AVgig.com a company can post one project and list each type of creative they need to complete the project. They can specify the budget, details of the project, starting and ending dates, and the number of bids they want to review. Once a business has reviewed the bids received through AVgig.com it can contact the creative freelancer directly, discuss additional project details and make payment arrangements. Unlike some other freelance job sites, we don’t stand in the way of negotiations and don’t collect any project fees from either the business or the freelancer.”
McLaughlin also notes that many creative freelancers have more than one specialty. “I know people who shoot and edit film and video, but are also writers, voiceover talents and on-screen or on-stage actors. We allow people with multiple specialties to advertise all their talents on their profiles and bid on any projects for which they feel they’re qualified,” he says.
Once a business has created its profile, it can create an unlimited number of audiovisual projects at no charge. For the audiovisual professional profile creation is also at no charge, however to bid on projects freelancers pay a yearly membership fee of $299.
The freelance job market is continuing to boom as more and more companies look for specialists to work on short term gigs. Because of this expanding job market, the number of people becoming freelancers continues to boom as well. It’s been estimated that one-third of Americans earn some or all of their income through freelance projects. By 2020, that number is expected to increase to 50% or more. McLaughlin says AVgig.com was created to better serve the niche of creative professionals who previously have been lost on larger freelance job sites that target freelancers of all types, or smaller sites that cater to only a single specialty such as voiceovers.
AVgig.com is a Colorado-based website that connects audio visual professionals around the world and businesses that need to create multimedia productions. For more information visit: http://www.avgig.com or call 303-916-2280.