Tel Aviv, Israel – July 26, 2021 – While the digital freelance marketplace has exploded over the past few years, giving people access to sellers across the globe, a new freelance marketplace is bringing freelancing closer to home and while building social networks. Ellvate is a new freelance marketplace that fosters social connections and helps buyers and sellers who are local to one another connect to secure either face-to-face or remote freelancing services in a wide range of industries.
Ellvate is driven by social connections and geographic locations. Buyers who log into the platform can see freelancers offering services nearby via a map view of their neighborhood and city. Sellers can offer their services in either a face-to-face or remote format, and buyers can feel good about supporting someone in the local community.
For buyers purchasing in-person freelancing services, Ellvate provides the opportunity to form long-lasting business relationships that go beyond the more anonymous click-and-go culture that remote-only, wide-reaching freelancing platforms offer. And once a buyer and seller hit it off, buyers can also view a favorite sellers’ network to explore their professional connections to encourage building a robust social network.
And for sellers, Ellvate offers an innovative way to grow their businesses by eliminating some of the fierce competition on platforms that pay no attention to users’ geography. Sellers can focus on getting the word out about their businesses to people living close to them and cultivating relationships across the communities they live, work, and play in.
Another added benefit of Ellvate’s model is its capabilities to log in with Facebook and sync friend lists. Buyers can see which of their friends and second connections may be offering the types of services they are looking to hire so they can support people they may already know versus opting for an unknown seller.
“While the internet has done an incredible job of removing geographic boundaries when it comes to networking and purchasing items and services online, it can be difficult to know who is behind the screen. And when a transaction does occur, it’s often very impersonal,” said the founder of Ellvate, Asaf Salant. “Ellvate seeks to transform the freelancing marketplace by strengthening social connections. Buyers can now support local freelancers or even their friends thanks to Ellvate’s mapping features and Facebook connection capabilities that more easily connect buyers with people local to them. It’s a win-win for buyers who want someone they can trust and maybe even meet in person while giving freelancers the ability to make a name for themselves locally, too.”
To learn more about Ellvate, visit https://ellvate.com/.