There is no cost to post a project. What a client pays a coder is entirely negotiable. Clients can agree on a fixed price and release payment when they're satisfied with the job, or agree on an hourly rate with their coder.
When posting a job, RentACoder will prompt clients to provide an estimated budget for the project. If they would like RentACoder to assist in finding the best match, clients can pay an additional charge of C$9.50 for the Recruiter Project option.
Canada accounts for less than 3% of Freelancer's web traffic, compared to countries, such as India (19%) and the U.S. (8%). There are more favorable options for Canadian employers than RentACoder. Job boards such as Job Bank and ITjobs.ca hold more trust with employers and allow them to advertise jobs as remote or freelance positions.
By going to the Canadian freelancer page, Canadian employers can filter their job posting(s) so that it only targets Canadian freelancers.
- RentACoder is more affordable than competing freelancer platform Arc, who charge US$300.00 per post.
- The website is available in English and French.
- A language filtering option lets freelancers find work for French speakers.
- Clients can target Canadian workers if a project requires Canadian expertise.
- Free and paid options are available for posting a job. This gives clients a fair amount of control and flexibility.
- Freelancers prefer RentACoder because its 7.5% service fee is significantly lower than alternatives.
- Clients can choose between listing a project or running a contest.
- The platform allows clients to browse through freelancer portfolios to view their previous work.
- The company has a live chat feature that allows for instant communication with freelancers.
- RentACoder has 24/7 support.
- Pricing is advertised in Canadian dollars.
- RentACoder's vetting process is not as stringent as rival freelance developer job board Arc — a job board with a reputation for only listing elite developers.
- Fierce competition for projects can mean there are often too many bids to look through.
- Projects can take a long time as they have to be inspected by employers themselves.
- Some clients complain that complicated projects tend to go badly or coders end up overselling their abilities.
- There is no contact number or support line specifically for Canadians.
Freelancer has received favorable reviews from employers and freelancers, enjoying a 4.6-star rating on Sitejabber. Employers cite the plethora of freelancers and bids, accurate coder ratings, and flexibility of posting options as standout features. Freelancers appreciate the low service fee and steady flow of projects.
How to Post a Project on RentACoder:
Six easy steps for posting a project on RentACoder, which is now Freelancer.
Posting a project on RentACoder/Freelancer.
Click on "Post a Project."
You'll find this toward the top-right of the Freelancer home page.
Enter all the job details.
Fill in your project name and a basic description of what needs to be done. You can also upload any files or images that may help to explain your job.
When you have completed these details, click on "Next."
Select the type of posting you want to create.
You can choose to post your project and receive five quotes, or you can post a contest and crowdsource ideas.
Set a budget.
You will also need to select a payment option or a budget for the freelancer you will eventually hire. Choose between a fixed price for your project and paying your freelancer by the hour.
Your budget can be as low as C$10.00 or as high as C$50,000.00. You also have the option of setting a custom budget.
Select the type of project you would like to post.
You can post a standard project for free or pay C$9.50 for a Freelancer consultant to help you find the right fit. Once you have made your selection, you can review the details of your post.
Post your job.
After reviewing your job details, click on "Yes, post my project." A pop-up message will ask you to create an account with your email address before continuing.
RentACoder vs. Arc:
The main difference between Arc and RentACoder is that Arc vets their coders before listing them as available for hire. This always ensures a quality hire, but it comes at a price. It can cost you US$300.00 to post a job. Arc is also much better at targeting Canadian coders and currently has over 1,000 developers living in Canada.
RentACoder vs. Eluta.ca:
Eluta.ca allows employers to include the words "Freelance" or "Remote" in their job titles or descriptions, while RentACoder has a larger pool of dedicated freelancers. Eluta.ca is a Canadian job board with free and paid options that start at C$199.00 per job post, compared to RentACoder's bid-based system.
RentACoder vs. Canada's Association of IT Professionals (CIPS):
If you want to hire locally, CIPS is worth the consideration. It reaches a wide audience and attracts high-quality IT professionals living in Canada, whereas RentACoder attracts a global audience. CIPS is not a freelancer job board, however, so expect to pay C$300.00 to advertise a job. Go with CIPS if you value quality over cost.
How do I create a RentACoder account?
- Since RentACoder is now part of Freelancer, you'll need to create a Freelancer account.
- Click on "Sign Up" on the Freelancer home page.
- Fill in your email address and temporary password.
- Check your inbox and verify your email address as directed.
- Enter your account details, including your PayPal email address.
How can I edit a RentACoder job posting?
You can edit any project from the "My Projects" page on your RentACoder (now Freelancer) account.
How can I delete a RentACoder job posting?
You can delete any project from the "My Projects" page on your RentACoder (now Freelancer) account.
What kind of freelance jobs can I post on RentACoder?
How do I find the best freelancers on RentACoder?
- Simply post a project on RentACoder (now Freelancer).
- Go through all the bids.
- Select the bid that best suits your timeline and budget.