Like Etsy, but for services?
April 30, 2010 11:31 AM Subscribe
Is there anything like Etsy, but for services?
I'm wondering if there's a website for individuals such as web designers, freelancer writers, etc. to sell their services online? I know most people who offer such services have their own websites, but I can't seem to find any central place where a potential customer could go to quickly and easily sort through a bunch of service providers to find exactly what they need.
I am aware of the various bidding sites, but I'm thinking of something where the vendors set their own rates and have a little portfolio you can look through, à la Etsy.
If it doesn't exist, is there a good reason for it not to?
On the flipside, I was under the impression that one was not allowed to sell services on Etsy, but doing a search for "websites" on Etsy brings up plenty of people who are selling website designs. Would a website design be considered a "handmade item", because it's figuratively handmade? If so, could something like a press release be considered "handmade"?
(P.S. I already checked the FAQ on Etsy and it doesn't really define the word "handmade". I could e-mail them but I don't want to get anybody selling services on there in trouble.)