Today, we’re thrilled to announce the release of Gun.io v3.1. You’ll be able to view some of the changes from the homepage but many of the improvements are behind the scenes.
Over the past few months, the team has discussed at great length our mission and direction. Our mission has always been to help professional freelancers build more wealth and freedom. But how we’ve gone about building more wealth and freedom for you hasn’t always been easy and smooth. That’s why, starting today, we’ll be reviewing every single project that employers submit before you see it.
It’s free for employers to submit a project but not every project will be accepted. We will carefully review each application and make any changes before you see it. No more $500 gigs, or full-time jobs masquerading as freelance opportunities.
Ultimately, we want to send you only high-quality opportunities with employers who are serious about getting work done, and limit the number of questions you have for employers.
Additionally, every proposal you submit to employers will be reviewed. We’re doing this for a few reasons, but mainly because we want to help you position and market yourself effectively. Too often good freelancers get overlooked because they are rightly managing their time, but aren’t adequately invested in winning new jobs. And too often bad freelancers get chosen because they simply speak louder and more persuasively than others.
Finally, we’ll be ensuring that you get paid by employers by requiring all employers to compensate you through Gun.io's payment processor. This way, you don’t have to worry about getting paid.
In short, these new implementations are designed to improve the quality of gigs that you see available, and the quality of your freelancing experience. We're going to stay out of your way, but we're going to ensure that every project that comes through gun.io winds up a success.