Dashlancer : Building a Dash Use Case in the Cross Border Freelancing Industry. PREVIOUS PROJECT UPDATES I DASH FREELANCING COURSE I FORUM DISCUSSION ON VIDEOS I RESEARCH REPORT ON FREELANCING SUMMARY Talented professionals across the globe are on the lookout for opportunities to earn crypto for a living while employers require talent across roles that will accept payments in crypto. This project aims to build and strongly market a platform to help match businesses & professionals for work paid with Dash, creating a new path to spend and earn Dash for the community. So many people want to participate in the Dash movement but have no way to do so. Giving them the opportunity to earn Dash is one of the best ways we can facilitate this, and not only that, it puts Dash in the hands of the people so that they can spend Dash at all the merchants and service providers being onboarded to accept Dash. Dashlancer aims to help Dash gain acceptance as both a currency and remittance system in the large freelancing industry and create a closed ecosystem of Dash Transactions. Dashlancer also aims to be a self funding platform by charging nominal fees. This is not to make a profit but rather to ensure that we can become independent. We recognize that the treasury cannot keep supporting projects continuously. Track Record Our previous project with the Dash community focused on researching the freelancing industry and creating an educational course. As part of that project we a) Developed Dashlancer.Com as a platform to educate Freelancers about Dash. b) Created a 4 part Video Course to explain benefits of Using Dash to Freelancers. c) Compiled a Research Report on the Freelancing Industry from a Blockchain Perspective. d) Marketed Course to Freelancers in South Asia. Some numbers from our campaign: - 774,000 Embedded Video Views to the Dashlancing Course on Youtube - 22,000 Clicks on the Dashlancer Platform - 800+ Freelancer Signups interested in Dash Jobs We presented detailed and regular reporting to the community. View updates. Download Our Research Report on Freelancing Dashlancer Proposal Objectives: a) Design and Build a Platform to match Employers with Professionals b) Onboard Freelancers and Employers with a Multichannel Marketing Campaign c) Optimize Platform to increase matches. Cross-Border Freelancing Remittances : Current Pain Points a) Freelancers in developing countries pay heavy remittance fees(~7%) to receive payments. b) Payments take significant time(7-21 Days) to arrive, depending on payment method. c) Many instances of chargeback frauds and frozen funds. d) Platforms like Fiverr and Upwork charge heavy fees ( 20-30 %) with arbitrary rules. Benefits of a Dash based Work Platform a) Near Zero Transaction Fees. b) Instant, Private & Global Transactions. c) No threat of Chargebacks or Frozen Funds. Platform Features The platform aims to offer the following features with a clean and modern interface : Add, Manage, Edit, Mark and Categorise Project Listings Preview Listings before posting Company & Freelancer Profiles Searchable Listings Database Resume Management System for Freelancers Jobs Suggest, Project Alerts, Custom Tags, Tag Filters Apply, Manage and Review Project Applications Project Bookmarking System Review and Rating System Dash Payments Integration Platform Pricing and Self Sufficiency : We will charge a Transaction Fee of 1% to both Freelancers and Employers after an initial free run. These nominal fees are to not to make a profit, but rather to fund ongoing development and ensuring that we do not have to depend on treasury funds for times to come. Marketing Plan The marketing plan for the project is divided into 3 major segments. 1. Scaling Job Listings a) Collect Job Listings by reaching out to all Treasury Proposal Owners b) Advertisements on Internal Dash Media c) Targeted B2B Advertisements. 2. Attracting Talent A multichannel advertising and content campaign promoting select jobs will be run on the following platforms. a) Linkedin b) Dtube c) Steemit d) Facebook / Youtube We will also be reaching out to some select professionals for specific job vacancies to improve the talent mix on the platform. 3. Public Relations Campaign A genuine use case for crypto-currency is a subject matter of great public interest. A public relations campaign will be run to promote crypto-freelancing on Dashlancer. We will look to target influential technology blogs to cover our platform and get us users organically. *Dashlancer remains unaffected by the crypto-ad ban. **A more detailed marketing plan can be viewed here. Budget About Us Gaurav Gupta is a Marketing Technologist, specialising in making marketing more effective through Lean acquisition at Scale, Simplifying On-Boarding processes, Funnel Optimisation, and Marketing automation. He has led marketing for consumer internet businesses like Labster (VR Education) and Bridallive.Com (SAAS for Bridalshops). He has a background in the online freelancing industry and has led marketing for the Netherlands based Squads.Com, a popular online platform to match teams of top talent freelancers with employers. Benefits of Dashlancer to the Dash Community Adoption: Builds Adoption for Dash as a currency and payment system in the Commercial Remittances space for Digital Services. Large Market: Freelancing Remittances represent a large & growing market with technically-savvy users who prefer better technology. More Talent: Adds Talented Professionals to the Dash Ecosystem. Liquidity for Exchanges : Freelancing hotspots in South Asia, Philippines, South Africa will get greater market liquidity as workers sell Dash to convert to Fiat. Eliminates Dash-Fiat Conversion: Treasury proposal owners can find talent and pay directly in Dash without having to convert Dash to fiat. Locks up more Dash : Reduces Selling Pressure on Dash by locking up currency in the Freelancing Trade.