11 Jul

WorknHire – Freelance Marketplace Specifically for Indian Freelancers

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With the rise in Internet penetration in India, the concept of Freelancing is booming these days. There are many people in India who are now working full time in the field of freelancing. Freelancing in simple terms means working for yourself. And the concept is great as you can make money by working with the convenience of your own schedule, and comfort. To cash in on the growing demands of Indian freelancing market, Excellence Technologies’ Team launched Work N Hire to bridge the gap between freelancers and clients in India.

WorknHire.com is a great new freelance marketplace startup to connect freelancers and clients to each other. Though there are already many online freelance marketplace such as www.freelancer.com, oDesk.com or elance.com but the best thing I liked about this startup is that it is fully customized to cater to the Indian freelancing market.

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Now you can easily post your project requirements as a client and freelancers will apply for these projects. There are many categories in which projects can be posted such as IT & Programming, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Writing, Content & Translation, Data Entry & Admin, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Finance & Accounting and others.

Making payments is also very simple on WorknHire. You can either pay directly to the freelancers or when the project is awarded, clients can deposit funds into the escrow, which will make sure that your money is safe till the time project is completed. And as soon as work is completed, you can release the fund to the freelancers.

How WorknHire is different from the Global Market Players:

1) Localized Region based searching for Freelancers: You can easily search freelancers based on their locations.

2) Lower Service Fees: The transaction fees is only 5%

3) Indian Projects and Payments in INR

4) Payment Gateways supporting(for employers) Debit Cards and Internet Banking. 

In the future, the team is also planning to add more features such as Cash Collection Service, Profile Verification Service, more  Localized Customization, etc.

Do give it a try and let us know your thoughts in comments. We wish the team all the best. 🙂

14 May

Resumonk – Create Amazing Professional Looking Resumes In Minutes

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Creating resume from scratch can be a mess if you don’t have any format and it can take hell of a time. Resumonk solves this problem by helping you create professional looking and beautiful resumes in minutes. All you need to do is fill in your details and it will handle the job of formatting and converting the resume in PDF format. There are many templates to choose from while creating your resume.

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The service is free to use for basic features and if you want to import your LinkedIn profile, detailed analytics and more templates – you will have to go pro for $9.99 (one-time payment).

Here are some of the Features of Resumonk:
– Intuitive & easy-to-use interface
– Professional, beautiful & modern resume templates
– Easily share your resume online or download it as PDF
– Create & manage multiple resumes effortlessly
– One-click LinkedIn import
– Complete date-wise & location-wise analytics

See Also:
3 Tools To Build A Great Resume From Your Linkedin Profile

Though there are many tools available online to create resumes, but Resumonk because of its simplicity and easy to use interface really stand out when you’re looking to create simple and professional looking resumes in quick time.

Do check it out and share your thoughts in comments.

06 Mar

Pintile – India’s Answer To Pinterest

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pintile

Pintile.com is an online bulletin board exclusively for India launched by Gurgaon-based Fizzy Softwares. The website is inspired by Pinterest.com.

Pintile aims to depict India in the form of photos “PINNED” by people to depict their cultures, ideas, styles & much more.

Users can pin images on their different boards similarly like in Pinterest. Other users can like Pins and re-pins the photos on their boards. People are free to PIN whatever they like within the guidelines of the website.

You can login onto the website using Facebook and Google. I tried to login with Facebook Credentials but couldn’t login & it returned the Login Page again. Please let us know if you also face this issue.
Update: It’s working perfectly fine now.

Fizzy Software is a web & mobile product development company founded in 2007 by Sudhanshu Aggarwal & Ashish Sharma. The company has built manyFacebook applications & iPhone games under the Fizzy Apps brand.

Update: Pintile has been acquired by Kwaab

04 Mar

Calculate Your Pinfluence with Pinpuff – ‘Klout for Pinterest’

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pinpuff pinterest

Do you love Pinterest?
Yes, we are sure you do.

Then check Pinpuff, a new web application which measures your popularity on Pinterest (Pinfleunce) and value of your each pin.

Pinfluence is a relative measure of your popularity, activity, influence, and reach on Pinterest on the scale of 100 based based on the user’s followers, following, boards, pins, repins, likes, & comments. It also decides monetary value of your pins and traffic your pins generate.

The site is in beta phase and I’m also waiting for my invite as it says all slots are full at the moment.

The founder of Pinpuff is Ammrita Sharma, a computer science undergrad-cum-entrepreneur from India. She confesses that she is a Pinterest addict.

In a QnA with Penn-Olsan, Amrita revealed that she is planning to open up the Pinpuff API for other developers around the world to make apps around Pinterest.
Pinpuff is currently funded by Ammrita’s family members.

Do check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Can it become the “Klout for Pinterest”.

01 Mar

Quackquack – Dating Site For Indians

quackquack

quackquack

Quackquack.in is a new dating site launched by Ravi Mittal which is solely aimed at Indians.
If you are looking for a clean & safe experience in India to find the right partner, then Quackquack is perfect for you.

The site has been designed to provide Indians with a simple, “No Rocket Science Approach” to help them meet new people & finding the right partner/soul-mate.
Here, you can explore many like-minded Indians and at the same time, the site ensure privacy, security & safety features so that you can ‘feel at home’ while browsing through different profiles!

The best part of the site is that it is focusing on bringing valid/genuine profiles & also ensuring that there is no ‘free’ content generated on the website.
That way, you either stay happy with the templatized content or you pay for premium membership to access more features.

In a Q&A with Pluggd.in, founder Ravi Mittal said that the moderators of the site screen the content regularly to ensure that all the users are genuine. So, spam, obscene, and doubtful content is removed immediately and users are advised & warned. On repeated activities, their accounts are banned.
In some cases, we even ask users to verify their photo identities when we are doubtful.

Registering on the website and few basic activities are free but you have to pay for premium membership if you want to avail all the services.
Founder Ravi Mittal said that more than 800 users are signing up each day.

Quackquack – How It Works

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Recently, T.V. actress, Neha Sareen, also Launches the “Thinking Person’s Relationship Site, Ditto.co.in to Find that Elusive Soul Mate or partner.

30 Jan

New StartUp: thewittyshit.com – Get paid for writing original lines!!

thewittyshit

Facebook is the place where witty shit happens all the time. People posts witty statuses and comments on photos but they never get paid for their wittiness. But now with the help of a new startup started by two delhi IIT students Harsh Snehanshu and Apoorv Jain in 2009, thewittyshit.com, you can get paid and become famous for writing just one-lines.

Their tagline, ” You needn’t be Shakespeare to get quoted. All you need is a tinge of WIT.;)”, says it all about their aspiration behind the startup.

thewittyshit description

About the Founders:

Harsh Snehanshu is the author of the novel “Oops! ‘I’ fell in love!”, “Ouch! That ‘hearts’..” and his 3rd book, “”She is single, I’m taken!” and we’re committed” is expected to arrive very soon.
You can follow him here on his blog.

Apoorv Jain is an ex-IITian and CEO at thewittyshit.com.
You can connect with him here.

My Take– I am a regular follower and big fan of the thewittyshit.com from the almost beginning. Their “Sermon of the Day” quote is the best start to a day. The site is also gaining popularity very fast these days with more than 23,000 likes on their Facebook page and regular contests are being organized on the site.

Participate in the contests here.

We wish the team all the best for future.