SideSkills is one of the fastest growing social employment and career networking websites. With over 20,000 people signed up and more coming daily, they must be doing something right. Ã‚Â The site is a one stop ship for finding full-time, part-time, contract jobs, or just to make some extra income. The free site allows you to quickly and efficiently post job openings as a potential employer or just as quickly respond to postings as the job seeker.
A combination of LinkedIn and oDesk, SideSkils allows you to create an in-depth profile to help promote your talents. You can add skills to your profile, rate your skill levels, and specific which type of invitations you are open to receiving. Once your skills are listed, you can upload files to your online portfolio such as music files, video files, graphics and photographs.
With your portfolio updated, you can connect with your friends using SideSkills through Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, and Linkedin. Not too shabby, right? With your profile completed, you are all set to start receiving project invitations and searching for postings. If you accept a job, much like with oDesk, you can manage the project, collaborate with the Ã¢â‚¬ËœemployerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, and post your work.
Looking to hire someone? ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just as easy as signing up. You select the skill categories you need, sort through the matches, and select the people youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to send invitations to or you can instantly hire someone if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like. Once you have your provider selected you can manage your project, finalize terms, track all work and payments from your dashboard.
Full details and graphics on how to sign up and how to hire someone can be found on the SideSkills website.
Signing up for the site really is easy and only took me a couple minutes to go all the way through the process. Like any other site these days, you can sign up instantly using Facebook Connect and granting the website access to your Facebook info. Once logged in with Facebook, you can change your SideSkills profile image and move on to selecting your skills.
When you search and select a skill, you are then able to put in a description telling your experience and relevant work, select your payment and employment terms (full time, part time, one time, and rates), and years experience.
After you have your skills selected and laid out, you can search for people you know and connect with other members of the SideSkills community. You can also start adding items to your portfolio which works just like any other upload service. Select the skill you want to add an item to from those that you already set up (for example Photo Restoration). Then upload your image file which compares the original image next to the image you restored for your potential employers to see. You can also upload word documents and PDF files and you can provide links to YouTube or Vimeo uploads.
It all sounds pretty good right? We definitely encourage you to check out SideSkills if your looking for micro jobs. The site is growing and now would be a great time to get in and start your hustle.
This is a paid sponsored post written by me on behalf of SideSkills. The opinions expressed here are 100% mine.