What's the big idea?
599Work is a project where freelance creative workers create a menu of jobs they would do for $599 (to avoid the 1099 tax return). It’s a way for freelancers to fill up their schedule and find new clients, and for businesses to try out new talent.
Through matching creative talent with new clients, 599Work is a system legitimizing the smallest of creative work projects.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
Behance. It’s an exploration into a creative professional’s portfolio. Pricing definition is scarce and one will need to start from scratch when contacting the creative professional. The scope of available work projects is not defined. This is an online White Pages.
How are you different from that player?
At 599Work.com the price negotiation is removed and the project scope is simple in nature. 599Work does not encourage a nebulous matching process between creatives and clients as Behance does.
How's the world different with your idea in it?
This is about providing a place of connection for projects that deserve an artist even when an artist may be hard to hire. Small non-profits and businesses can now hire a professional for a project they need completed without the same affordability concerns.