Now onto competition. Gigbucks is a smaller site with less sellers. While Elance has more sellers and is bigger, there remains the question if that is actually beneficial for users. In this area, I would have to say that the bigger pool of competition poses an obstacle for sellers. Because there are so many more sellers on Elance, it makes it more difficult for people looking for work to actually get the jobs they are posting. On Gigbucks, the seller is much more likely to obtain customers.
The quality of gigs and talent in both Gigbucks and Elance have shown to be the same. Both have great ratings on the services that are offered on their site and have great customer satisfaction and approval. Both Gigbucks and Elance also have no-obligation buyer protection that prevents buyers from losing money.
Gigbucks and Elance both offer an array of services. Buyers can find whatever they are looking for on both sites from social media marketing to video editing. Elance has more international traffic on their site whereas Gigbucks has a higher percentage of traffic from within the United States.
In the area of user support, Gigbucks and Elance show a notable difference. To compare the speed and quality of support between the two sites, I submitted the question “How can I change my user name?” to each site. Elance took 13 hours to respond, and Gigbucks only took four. Because Elance is a much bigger site, they do not have the high standard quality of user support that Gigbucks has.
The overall review of Elance versus Gigbucks shows that both freelance sites offer great quality and are easy to use. However in my experience, I prefer the set pricing that Gigbucks offers making their services cheaper and the better quality of user support. My overall experience using Gigbucks was better because the site is smaller, easier to use and cheaper. Learn more about freelance job site Gigbucks.