Product update: Introducing fixed (retainer) jobs, public listings, budget counters and a new homepage
This year is well and truly escaping us! It’s getting to crunch time at CloudPeeps HQ as we move towards our goal of launching our full product by the end of June. In the third of our product updates, I wanted to detail some of the changes you’ll start to see around the site.
New landing page
First things first, we’re launching a new landing page that better communicates our product story to potential customers and clients. We’ve gone back and forth a little about who to focus our landing page on, and after realizing we already have a healthy referral network of talented Peeps, have decided it’s customers all the way. Here’s a screengrab of the hero section of the homepage – this is followed by a dynamic feature of a handful of our most active Peeps from the community, testimonials and more.
When we launched out of beta earlier this year, we did so with an hourly model that offers a great level of flexibility. Customers who don’t know what they want or where to start, can match with an incredible Peep on an hourly-basis and ramp up relationships from there. While Peeps have loved seeing the hourly rates and monthly earning potential increase, we have had strong interest in introducing retainer-style work. We had experimented with retainer-style work in our beta via the Legacy Plans but found it didn’t scale well with us setting the scope of work and monthly rates. Over time, we identified that there are customers who want to set their own scope of work, a monthly price and relax as their Peep delivers – customers who are less interested in time tracking and invoicing. So, dear users, we’ve listened and you’ll now find both hourly and fixed job types on your dashboard!
Public job listings
A small but important tweak: customers can now set their job listings to be public so freelancers outside our community can view them. Here’s an example from one of long-term customers, Student Loan Hero.
Finally, we have budget counters. What’s a budget counter you ask? Well, they’re a great way to keep track of what you’ve invoiced and work up to your customer’s budget. With each hourly job that’s invoiced, a customer selects their total monthly budget. We found that some Peeps were leaving money on the table by not working up until their monthly budget amount. I was in a Lyft ride recently and a driver was sharing how we can see how much money he made after each ride, and each day. I thought this could be a motivating addition to the dashboard.
That’s it for this wrap-up. If there’s anything you’d like to see, we’re all ears. Our next focus is improving the customer on-boarding flow, the Peep profiles and allowing for direct hiring from these profiles.
Huge thanks again to my incredible team for working hard to get all these updates live! <3
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