by Jordan McNamara
Hi! My name is Jordan and I'm Communications Manager for Microlancer. Say hi :)

Get a Free Microlancer T-Shirt!  

by posted in General
Aug 30
2013

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Want one of our awesome brand new, limited edition Microlancer t-shirts? Today’s your lucky day!

Until 11:59pm on Wednesday 11 September 2013 (AEST), everyone who purchases a service valued at $20 or more on Envato’s freelance service marketplace, Microlancer can receive our extra limited edition, ‘Freelance Nirvana‘ t-shirt!
*(details on how to claim below)

We commissioned Microlancer service provider ‘mausventura‘ to design this excellent illustration, based on the concept of ‘freelance nirvana’ – we think the resulting illustration was just fantastic and want to share some of the love with our community of users!
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Need a Web Developer for a Small Job? Microlancer Can Help!  

by posted in General
Aug 7
2013

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We’re super excited to announce that web development and coding services are now available on Envato’s freelance services marketplace, Microlancer! Microlancer’s service providers can now look after all of your design and web dev needs. From start to go, you can now get something original designed to your specifications and then have that design coded into a functioning site, email template, theme (the list goes on) by one of our talented devs.

Maybe you’ve bought a WordPress theme from our sister site ThemeForest and want to customize it, but aren’t sure how? Now you can just head on over to Microlancer and let one of our freelancers take care of it for you.
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Microlancer Launches in Open Beta  

by posted in News
Apr 3
2013

notes-microlancerApril 2nd was a big day for the Envato team as we launched the open Beta of our new marketplace for freelance services, Microlancer. You can now freely explore the site and buy services!

Microlancer allows those interested in digital creative services like logo design or photo retouching to easily connect with freelancers who have these skills. By creating a platform which allows freelancers to operate their own virtual store-front and to spell out all of the terms of their service upfront to customers, we are taking a different approach to the model used on many other freelance marketplaces.

The focus of the site is to make everything easier for both the buyer and freelancer. A buyer knows everything that they will get upfront, things like how much a service costs and how many revisions they will get. The freelancer doesn’t have to bid for jobs or actively compete against other freelancers for the same job – instead, buyers choose who they want to work with directly based on their service offering. Collis (Envato’s CEO) explained it this way:

Freelance marketplaces are a billion dollar industry, but current sites are virtually all based on the premise of quoting for a job. It’s like going to a hairdresser and having them bid and quote on your particular hair. Some types of service work are better done with fixed price, fixed services. We’re bringing that mindset to creative / tech freelancing.

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Update on Microlancer Closed Beta  

by posted in News
Mar 1
2013

MicrolancerHello all! Jordan here to update you on where we are at with Microlancer’s development and the Service Provider Closed Beta, which we announced recently. We’ve had an overwhelming response to the announcement of the Beta and it was wonderful for us to see how many of you are interested in Microlancer. On Wednesday, we begun to invite the first batch of service providers to Microlancer. So far we’ve invited 50 authors, we have plans to rapidly invite more of those who indicated interest in using the site over the coming weeks. So if you registered and are still waiting for an invite – sit tight, there’s still plenty of time left!

At this point, the Beta is for service providers to get their profiles and services set up, as well as being an opportunity for us to get a bunch of valuable feedback on how their experience with Microlancer has been so far. Much of the site functionality is switched off and there are no buyers. So far, so good! We’ve had a bunch of top Marketplace authors submit services for review, and we’ve already gotten some great feedback!
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Announcing Microlancer! Get an Early Access Beta Invite  

by posted in News
Feb 18
2013

MicrolancerToday is a big day at Envato as we have a really exciting announcement to make. For the last three months, a new team has been hard at work deep in the bowels of Envato HQ (it’s actually really nice!) on our latest product. We’re really pumped to share this with you and hope you can see the possibilities it will open up within the Envato ecosystem. It’s called Microlancer, and Collis wanted to record a little message to introduce it to you.

Introducing Microlancer


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Collis Speaks at PressNomics 2012 on Envato, Entrepreneurship and the WordPress Economy  

by posted in General
Dec 4
2012

Collis Ta’eed, Envato CEO and founder spoke at the inaugural PressNomics conference on the WordPress economy in November this year. The conference was a two day event where the WordPress community came together to discuss best business practises, and strategies for reaching commercial success using the WordPress platform.

Collis was one of many influential speakers from the WordPress industry in a lineup that included Automattic and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. Collis’ talk touched on his experiences with Envato, entrepreneurship, leadership and success.
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Best Bootstrapped Startup? We Think So!  

by posted in News
Nov 29
2012

Envato is going for a Crunchie award! This year, we’ve decided to try and get a nomination for ‘Best Bootstrapped Startup’ at the 2012 TechCrunch Crunchie awards. If you’re unfamiliar, this is the ‘Oscars’ of the tech world. If you’re willing, we would love your help making it there!

Why are we going for this nomination?

Although I really believe that investment and early funding are an incredibly important part of the startup eco-system, I must admit to being proud that we managed to grow through our early years with our own savings, hard work and careful spending.

– Collis Ta’eed, Offscreen Magazine
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Farewell Envato – I Will Miss You!  

by posted in Team
Sep 5
2012

Hey everyone! Jordan, Envato’s Community Manager here! I hope you’ll all be so kind as to indulge me for a moment as I have a personal announcement I’d like to make, which is important to me as I’d like to let the entire Envato family know (community and staff) just how much you all have come to mean to me over the past three and a half years.
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How You Can Protect Your Copyright  

by posted in Authors
Aug 8
2012

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Piracy is a major problem affecting most industries which involve digital content. Unfortunately Envato isn’t immune and there is no easy way to solve the issue. Though it’s worth being aware that there are some things which you can do to help protect your copyright online.

First, make sure you’re aware of how to submit a DMCA infringement notice to offending sites. You can find information on how to do this correctly in our knowledgebase. You can also use tools such as FreshKiller (which is developed by our very own community member, FreshFace), or third party services like Piracy Sniper to make sending these notifications simpler.

Envato currently sends takedowns on behalf of our community and has done so for years, but it’s nearly impossible to stamp the issue out entirely. We encourage all authors to actively protect their own copyright online as well.

Piracy is a serious issue and Envato is currently considering the issue. We will keep you updated with any developments in this area.

*Editors Note: You can also use another program called myows to help defend against piracy.

Badges on the Envato Marketplaces  

by posted in Community
Aug 2
2012

 

We’ve made a change to the way in which badges are displayed on the Envato Marketplaces that may affect you.

Due to the large amount of community badges available for users, we’ve had some cases where some of our super-involved community members have a large amount of badges being displayed around the site. In some cases this has had the unfortunate side effect of causing styling issues or just plain looking a bit weird!
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