Chris Truman, age 37, is a Business Analyst based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He works within a project team on digital projects, such as website or software upgrades, migrations, and improvements.
"My day job is as a business analyst. That's where the money is for me," he said. "But my passion lies elsewhere."
Mr. Truman explains that he writes music as a side hustle and a hobby in his spare time.
"That is my passion, and that is where I need freelancing services such as graphic design and video design for artwork and content for releases," he said. "I have been using online digital freelancers for about seven years."
Why hire freelancers?
The New Zealander explained that for him, costs are a significant factor. And if you can reduce costs and at the same time support a good cause, then AnyTask is the best option, he added.
"Hiring freelancers on AnyTask over Fiverr is about value and cost," Chris said. "And if you can help support freelancers in emerging economies without sacrificing talent and quality, well all that much better."
However, he reiterated that "selfishly, the cost is a big factor for me. Graphic designers here in New Zealand, for example, seek at least NZD 100 (some $66) an hour."
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He says the hourly asking price is fair for New Zealand, "but when we're talking about my budget being a small-time artist – it's small, so, therefore, I use AnyTask."
Chris seeks the help of online freelancers several times a year. Over the past seven years, he has purchased well over 60 tasks from freelancers.
As soon as AnyTask launched, Chris made it his go-to website for freelancers. He has purchased about ten graphic and video design tasks so far.
"I will continue to use AnyTask and their freelancers for sure. I am delighted with the products and orders I received," he said. "And I would definitely recommend AnyTask to others, as it has the best prices around, good variety, and by using this website, you are supporting great talent who deliver high-quality work."
AnyTask launched in February 2020 and already over 530,000 people have registered to the website, where buyers of task can find over 12,000 freelance offerings across dozens of categories and subcategories. The platform offers buyers 100% satisfaction, which means if they are not happy with the delivery of their project, they get a full refund.