I’m very excited to announce a new WPCandy project this morning called Pros. Live as of this morning, Pros is the place WordPress professionals can list themselves and be found by clients based on location, skills, and project cost.
Pros will help you find the right WordPress professional in your area. If you are a professional, you can list yourself and get more WordPress work.
Visit Pros and try it out.
Pros is like a reverse job board
How many times have you seen someone, on Twitter or somewhere else, asking for someone in specific city with a particular WordPress skill? Pros is the place you can send them from now on.
If you’re a WordPress professional, you should list yourself in Pros. A Basic Pro listing is free (see below) and takes only a couple of minutes to set up.
If you’re looking for WordPress professionals, you should be using Pros to sort through and find the perfect person for your project. We’ve just launched this morning, but with WPCandy’s wonderful (and might I say very attractive) readers we’ll see a strong representation in Pros in only a day or two. It’s my hope that Pros will be useful, and become one of the first places people look for WordPress professionals.
Our priority with Pros is to have a high quality place to find the best WordPress professionals in the world. To that end, every pro submitted will be reviewed before it is published to maintain the highest quality listings.
But we can’t find the best without you submitting your information. You should be a Pro.
Basic Pros and Sweet Pros
Pros come in two different flavors: Basic and Sweet. Basic Pros are free, and sit in the search results alongside everyone else. Sweet Pros cost $20/month and are given priority in searches (that means they’re at the top), include descriptions and a portfolio image, and are much larger.
One of the primary reasons for charging for a certain Pro level is to allow those who might be a bit more serious about WordPress client work to float to the top and be seen that way. At $20/month you’re looking at just over $200/year for a high profile listing in a professional directory specifically targeted toward the WordPress community. With a single paying job it will pay for itself, which we think makes it a pretty fair deal.
Keep in mind that upgrading to a Sweet Pro will not only improve your ranking within Pros search results, it will also support WPCandy and what we do here. Clients plus warm fuzzies? Win win.
You want even more? Okay then, how about this.
Brand new WPCandy shirts meet “Sweet” launch deal
Along with the launch of Pros this week, WPCandy has a brand new set of shirts (see our last batch). Seems like a no-brainer, right?
The first 100 Pros to set up a Sweet Pro, or to upgrade from their Basic Pro to a Sweet Pro, will receive one of the new WPCandy shirts pictured to the right. That’s like receiving your first month for free, and staying super cozy while doing so.
So go get your Pro created, and remember to select Sweet during the signup process.
Plenty more to come this week
Later this week I’ll be posting more about the development of Pros, what it’s built on, and how long it took to put together. I documented the bulk of the development process this time around, so that should be fun to look back and reflect on.
In the meantime, please give Pros a try and let me know what you think. I think you’ll like what you see.