Vois.com is a social media outsourcing site. The site is designed to bring together buyers and service providers in a social networking environment. Buyers post projects on the site and sellers place bids on the projects. The buyer then chooses the bidder based on their feedback, profile, sample work and cost of the bid. Payment for services is handled between the buyer and the seller, or they can use the escrow service provided by the site to place the money in escrow until the project is satisfactorily completed. The site uses a credit system as payment to the site. Credits are required to place a bid or post a project. Each new member is alloted 625 credits, and more credits are earned by both buyer and seller for each successfully completed project. The site relies heavily on feedback to function, as this is the incentive for buyers and sellers to deal honestly and fairly with one another. Both buyer and seller provide feedback, in the form of a rating as well as a description, at the successful completion of a project. Projects are posted by buyers into categories. Sellers can then browse projects via category or search via keyword. The site has social networking features such as friends, groups, networks, messaging and comments. Users have a My Dashboard page, where they can view a summary of all of the social networking items, plus view projects they have posted or bid on.Show more screenshots »
Boca Raton, FL-based Vois.com was founded in November 2006. Vois.com was shut down in 2011.
Competition to Vois.com comes from sites such as Rentacoder.com and Elance.com. Both of these sites are well-established, but do not offer the social networking features offered by Vois.com. They both have a much larger userbase of buyers and sellers than Vois.com. Both sites place the same heavy emphasis on feedback as Vois.com does.
Pages are very clean and uncluttered. The site is quite responsive, and page loads happen quickly. The social networking features of the site work well and the tools provided for posting and bidding on projects function well also. There is no advertising displayed on the site.
Registration to the Vois.com site is free and is required to use the site. The registration process asks for first and last name, email address, country, password, date of birth and state or province and zip code. Validation of the email address is required.
A free account is granted 625 credits – if these are used up more can be purchased. Users can also spend credits on bold listings or featured placement of their bids or projects. The basic cost to post a project is 100 credits. The basic cost to bid on a project is 5 credits. More credits can be purchased at the following rates: $15 for $375, $30 for 825, $60 for 1,800 and $90 for 3375.
The Vois.com site is recommended to anyone who has a service to offer or needs to purchase the services of others. The site brings a social networking aspect to the outsourcing and freelancing world, and does a good job of providing both buyers and sellers with the tools they need to complete successful projects.