Disclaimer: I started writing this article in June but never completed it. I have updated it with the latest stats.
Just a few days back while I was going through my Twitter stream and I came to know about Codeable. It looked promising, I tweeted to Codeable asking how I can join the team.
What’s Codeable all about?
Codeable team reviews each developer’s application before they can start working. This review process ensures that top notch developers (contractors, as they say), who really understand and know WP inside-out are a part of the team. Which eventually leads to quality work. And as they say, good things come with a good price tag, the average pricing is $50/hour.
Currently there are 100+ developers (107 to be precise, as of now) and 96% of them have a 5 star rating (including me).
It’s super fast:
The average response time for task estimates is only 7.5 minutes and I have personally experienced to be much less than that. And this remains almost same, round the clock.
“Good things come with a good price tag.” As I mentioned earlier, the standard free is $50/hour. So, it’s a pretty decent payout for developers. It could be good choice even when you plan to take up some side projects.
Quality and Quantity:
I have been on Codeable for more than 6 months and have noticed a lot of activity. Or I should say, I have seen it grow every day. There has been a perfect balance between quality and quantity.
Ratings for everyone:
Both clients and developers can rate each other on completion of the task. This is useful for both developers and clients to make a decision before they join hands.
Client-Contractor Private Chat Room:
This is really a useful feature. I never had to leave Codeable to share files or have a word with my clients. I am not sure if any other freelance sites have such a real time chat feature because I haven’t worked anywhere else. To me, this is really a handy feature. Once you get hired, you can have chat with your client, share code, links, files etc.
Stay logged in to the Codable app and you can receive a notification sound for every activity. You can set your e-mail preferences to receive task and other notifications over e-mail.
This could be really useful if you are looking to decide between a full time or some side projects. Tasks can be sorted based on type, urgency and budget.
Best of the Best Interactions:
Per, himself makes sure that he keeps in touch with the users and developers on regular basis. I have had several Skype chats with Per and sometimes they have been off-topic, even for hours. We have discussed the growth of Codeable, talked about how things are changing, what’s coming up and what can be improved.
Even while writing this post, I asked him about latest Codeable stats and he was quick to respond. He also shared a link to Ray Flores’ success story at Codeable.
Soon all dev profiles (contractors as they are called at Codeable) will go public and the clients will be able to directly hire a expert. This would make it easier for clients who post tasks regularly and prefer to work with a developer.
I haven’t really taken up much tasks at Codeable but I keep checking it on regular basis. I go through e-mail notifications and tasks list so that I can keep track of what’s happening in WP world. Sometimes clients come up with unique requirements and it’s good to see developers providing suggestions and solutions. So, it’s a learning hotspot.
If you are good at WordPress development (theme or plugin or both) I would recommend you to join Codeable.
If you are looking to hire an experienced WP developer I highly recommend posting a task at Codeable.