Are you a freelancer or someone who does something that bills by the hour? A DJ or a dog walker, perhaps? Whether you work at something full or part time, you might be able to use HourVille. The site seeks to match providers with those who need them, with matchups focused on by-the-hour payments.
If you’re a person or business who’s looking for a professional for a one-off or part-time, contracted job, then HourVille might have a match for you. Just enter the job description as a search term into the site and see who’s available and looking for work.
If you’re a provider who needs a way for prospective clients to find you, then you can build a profile on HourVille and set up shop. Anyone on the site who searches for your job description will see your profile and can offer you work.
All in all, the site has a lot to offer, but nothing more than sites of a similar nature. Granted, HourVille is less “professional-oriented” than most sites of this type, aiming for a more laid-back market. The site’s design and layout make it obvious that slacks and ties are not required, but is useful enough that most can find what they’re looking for—if it’s there. The site is new, so there aren’t a lot of prospects for finding or getting work.
Many of the profiles on this site are for people offering their services as dog walkers, house cleaning, car detailing, party DJs, dance instruction, and more. Definitely not the usual for this kind of site. Right now, while the site is in beta, use is free and those who sign up as providers will receive a lifetime free account, so you’ll never pay for the service. Smart thinking on HourVille’s part, as this is sure to get a lot of interest from providers, populating the site’s database.
It seems that HourVille is worth looking at, but don’t expect it to be your only income stream or advertising venue. If you’re looking for a provider, though, you’ll likely find someone who can help.