The most comprehensive guide to create your own Upwork/Odesk/Elance like site using WordPress.
Freelancing is a methodical concept, if you want someone else to get your work done then, all you need to do is to hire an expert for the specific task, and award your task to the one, who is ready to fulfill it according to your budget. That’s the power of Freelance, it provides you the ability to hire the best experts even for your miniature tasks.
Recently, I was browsing some webmaster forums, where I had discovered that a lot of people were asking how to start a website like Craigslist?
And as usual, people generally come up with suggestions like “you should learn web design,” “learn HTML or PHP,” and the best of all “you’ll need thousands of dollars to make a website like Craigslist, go live!
Let me tell you one thing, this is 2015 and you don’t need to learn code (of course, it’s always good to learn how to code, you can do it side by side) and wait for the next 3-6 months to create your own version of Craigslist. Instead, with robust CMS like WordPress, you can create just any kind of content websites.
There are already a lot of pre-ready solutions available on the web to create a turn-key business, with sites like Craigslist.
WordPress always amazes me, each day with its countless abilities that allows anyone to transform it into any niche site. You can use WordPress as a CMS for just any niche out there, and the most interesting part is that you think it, and there’s a theme already available for that.
Since, quiet few times, I’ve been using Freelance services, on various sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk.com, ELance.com, Guru.com and many more to hire freelancers for small works such, plugin development, writing any custom script, app development, logo designing etc.
Most of the time, I end up with hiring an affordable expert, who does what he promises and that too, within a per-defined deadline. Bingo! that’s easy, hassle free and most likely would cost you far lesser than hiring any full-fledged dedicated firm, and top of all delivers nearly same or even higher quality of final work.
Faster site, is the key to success on the web, and it greatly improves the overall experience on your site, be it snappy browsing feel for your visitors, ability to serve more ads, higher Google search rankings and if you’re running a WordPress based store or selling something online then it genuinely boosts your conversions. Overall it totally does everything good to your site.
CDNs – Content delivery networks are considered to be the “one-shot solution” to instantly turbocharge your website for speed. Typically, when it comes to WordPress people without a doubt recommends MaxCDN, and yes it’s one of the best and easy to use CDN to charge your WordPress blog. But, there are also some other wonderful CDNs to arm your WordPress for speed, such as Amazon CDN CloudFront, it’s the World’s second most popular CDN network, after Akamai (Earlier, Amazon was used to use Akamai, for their e-Commerce site when CloudFront was launched in 2008.)
People often found me repeating one of my favorite thought about WordPress, “It’s capable enough to do just everything” and that comes true every time. When it comes to WordPress, it took no time to turn any idea into a reality. You know, you can create a variety of sites using WordPress, since the day it has come into an existence, it’s used as a primary blogging software, and with the introduction of Custom Post Types, things have been totally changed. Now a days, WordPress is used as a, more of CMS rather of just a blogging platform, and with debut of app themes, I can say to transform your WordPress blog in to a dedicated niche specific site is just a click away.