Gratify + Startup Study Group

James Diecidue - Mar 29, 2019

Your local freelance platform on Slack

Are you a member of a local community? Startup Study Group is a public Slack community of entrepreneurs, founders, freelancers, and investors. Like many large and business-oriented communities, Startup Study Group (SSG) members post job openings while others peruse public channels for work. This type of interaction is common in both online communities and co-working spaces. At our core, humanity is still very tribal. We prefer to find references through friends, colleagues, and acquaintances than a random service or platform online. 

Gratify is a freelance platform that snaps onto your Slack workspace. At Gratify, we noticed an increasing amount of globalism in the gig economy, so we created Gratify Local to provide an organic, convenient, and Slack-focused directory of local freelancers within a given community. Startup Study Group is a perfect fit for Gratify Local and we’re super excited to partner with them on this for our first debut of the platform.

Members of Startup Study Group can outsource a variety of technical tasks, including but not limited to:

๐Ÿ“ Blog posts and copywriting content

โœ๏ธ FB, Instagram, and Google ads maintenance

๐Ÿ“ˆ SEO

๐ŸŽจ Design (logos, gifs)

๐Ÿ’พ Mobile and web development

๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ง‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ Lead generation

If you’re an SSG member, you can outsource tasks to SSG’s freelancer network in two ways:

  1. ๐Ÿ“’ Browse SSG Freelancersโ€Š—โ€Šthe directory lists registered freelancers within the community. Click ‘View Profile’ to browse task history, profile information and more. If you’d like to chat with the freelancer, just press ‘Message’ to open up a chat with them in Slack.
  2. ๐Ÿ”ฎ Automatchโ€Š—โ€ŠMessage Gratify help from Slack to post a task to the network. Members can send tasks to the entire Gratify network or restrict their post to a specific community. Experts usually respond to a task post within 2–3 minutes.

The easiest way to get started is to 'Sign in with Slack' and post a task to the network using Automatch. Below is an example of a task you can create from Slack and post to both SSG experts and all of Gratify.

A Gratify task in Slack.

If you'd like to give Gratify a try, just 'Sign in with Slack'.

If you're not an SSG member, but would like to become one, click here

If you would like to implement Gratify Local in your own community, please inquire here.