It seems that the value prop is about the perks offered, but I don't immediately see what the perks are. I wonder if those should be shown in a way where they take the center stage on each post, filter by perk, popular perks, etc. At the moment, it seems more like a regular job board with expandable descriptions, so I would double-down on making the perks shine. Really cool concept.
Great feedback! Thank you Alberto!
I will certainly take a look at how I might push the perks further into the spotlight on the posts!
I feel this would be a stronger, fairer proposition if there were clear perks in addition to reasonable compensation, not instead of it. In its current incarnation, I feel this would attract only extremely junior designers who are looking to build some initial work — and that's fine! But they should still be compensated for their time, not paid exclusively in water bottles and gym memberships.
Completely understand your point here, Eric. It is one I have thought over too and was 100% expecting to receive. So it works the same way different salaries may outline different levels if skill/experience but in this case it would be perks. If there were say, a week holiday for two (worth £xxxx) in exchange for a full website design, it would be up to the designer whether that's fair compensation, based on their own self worth I suppose.
Hey Elliot! Looks like a good initiative.
I feel you must take a deeper look at the onboarding process of Perkks by showcasing what's different about it (the perks, of course!) and the other benefits.
As a designer I'd love to see a select option for the type of service, industry and location so that I can view the results that are most relevant to me.
Since you'll curate the job positing you can add that to your contact page with a form so that the companies get a chance to contact you for faster approvals.
Hope this helps! :)
Hey! Just a touch of background on this...
The idea was born from money always being a blocker of doing the things I want to in life. So I thought what if design/development was a currency and you could spend it? Of course you'd spend your time but essentially you'd be rich-ish!
So was born Perkk.co, a job board where companies offer perks in exchange for design/dev. Simple. We (as a community of designer/devs), receive perks of an appropriate value and companies utilise your skills for their own stock, service which at cost is minimal. So that's the beneficial trade-off.
Oh and job posts are reviewed by myself before publishing to ensure good quality and fair postings.
Let me know what you guys think :D Good and constructive feedback welcomed!
(There are dummy posts on there right now!)
- Elliot James
I would definitely try to make stand out 'Featured content' more. Right now, they are in the list with additional icon, and not really highlighted. but looks nice & clean overall.
I will certainly take a look at the prominence of the featured posts :)
So a barter system?