June 22, 2017

New technology allows companies to do away with hiring and just buy our skills online

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Fredrik Thomassen, the founder of a newly launched startup called Konsus, calls his site “a full e-commerce experience.”

Konsus, based in Palo Alto, California, doesn’t sell t-shirts, or cars, or the latest tech gadgets—it sells work.

Through its website, clients can buy web design or research work for $35 per hour. Powerpoint work costs $29 per hour, and LinkedIn lead generation costs $19. To purchase, clients select an item from the menu, drop in the relevant information, and click “get started now.”

Konsus finds a freelancer to complete the project. There’s no negotiation, no sorting through resumes, and no requesting quotes. The goal of Konsus—and increasingly, online work marketplaces in general—is to make hiring freelancer workers as easy as placing products into an online shopping cart.

Konsus sells work through a one-click process intended to feel like ecommerce.  […]

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