Fire sale

~ 26 September 2006 ~

Update: Several new freelance jobs have been posted. Still room for more — keep the listings coming.

Let me preface the announcement below: Jason Fried and I have been good friends for a quite some time now. I expect, as does he, for that friendship to continue.

Some of you might have noticed 37signals’ recent (i.e. just within the last hour or so) announcement for an upcoming Gig Board.

The end result of all these job/gig listings is to connect you, the talent, with great opportunities. Therefore, I’m offering free gig (“off-site” category) listings at for the first 20 people to email me within the next 48 hours (offer extended for a limited time), effectively doubling the number of available gigs for all of you.

Listings will go live right now, not later. And you’ll take advantage of the “new car smell” traffic the site is currently experiencing.

Use the same format you see in the form on the site, but email me instead of submitting the form.



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1   Joshua Lane ~ 26 September 2006 at 03:15 PM

I wonder how soon it will be before Alex (CSSBeauty) does something with the job listings on his site. Then the 3-way battle can begin!

Still, for job seekers (and offerers), the more options, the better.

2   Frank ~ 26 September 2006 at 03:55 PM

I love it … this competition is awesome.

Let’s rally behind Cameron.

Best regards

P.S. If I ever need to hire someone, which looks to be soon, I’ll definately be using over the others.

3   jsf ~ 26 September 2006 at 04:52 PM

> … the more options, the better.

Argh! No!

From the perspective of someone involved in the hiring process (and, not quite so recently, a job-hunter), the less places I have to go to manage (or view) job listings the better.

The idea of niche job boards is great, but when you end up with 10 or 20 different boards within a similar niche, each with varying readerships that you want to target, it starts to get painful.

Not that I am in favour of a single ‘’ monopoly, but a smaller number of quality providers can sometimes be easier from a usability or accessiblity perspective.

So who is going to build something that will combine listings and management functionality from Joelsoft and 37Signals and authenticjobs and and … :)

4   Steve ~ 26 September 2006 at 05:44 PM

Since I enjoy your writing so much, I thought I would comment on your abbreviation (or is it an acronym?). “e.g.” means “for example”. “i.e.” means “that is”. I don’t know which you meant to say, but “that is” was my guess.

5   Cameron Moll ~ 26 September 2006 at 06:22 PM

Good point, Steve. I tend to use the two interchangeably when writing quickly, when they should be used properly as you point out.

6   Sam Hardacre ~ 27 September 2006 at 03:48 AM

I’d love to submit to maybe get some freelance work but I’m not sure if it breaks the contract of my current job.

Excellent idea though : )


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