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No Fees Charged to Freelancers Providing Services for Work Found Using Site

Two Rivers, WI, March 14, 2017 --( - the project posting freelance website dedicated to serving self-publishers - announced this week that it will no longer charge fees for freelancers accepting work through the site.

Launched in March of 2015, set out to help self-publishers by giving them a platform to find freelancers who specialize in literary services. Self-publishers can post projects for various services like proofreading, cover and book design, illustration, audiobook narration, and more. In the past, basic project listings were free, with the option with paid features charged to self-publishers to boost the listing. A small percentage was then charged to the freelancer once the project completed, based off total earnings for the project.

In March of 2017, abolished all fees on the site, making it free to use for both self-publishers and freelancers providing services. When asked why she chose to take in such a bold direction away from the typical "pay for project websites," site owner Andrea Erickson said, "The goal is really just to make a great community dedicated to the betterment of an industry that has grown in leaps and bounds over recent years." Citing self-publishing resources like Kindle, Audible and CreateSpace offer an end platform to the art, "[Readlancers] makes the otherwise cost prohibited service needed to polish up one's work, attainable for all, in order to reap the maximum rewards when bring their work to market."

Allowing self-publishers and literary freelancers to work and communicate on their own terms, deviates from the norm. Most "pay for projects" websites severely restrict employers and freelancers from connecting and doing business away from the sites, even after the initial project is complete. Both parties can find themselves banned from said sites, and even be subjected to hefty fees as the site can claim a loss of revenue.

"At Readlancers we want to look beyond the project. We want to help facilitate long lasting relationships between self-publisher and freelancer. We hope The Perch will come alive and be a creative space where ideas flourish and fly." Erickson also announced the recent addition of The Perch. At current a small comments board, she plans to expand into a social community of literary proportions.

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