ChumBonus asks "Who do you know?" It provides online referrals as well as job postings, in which companies advertise job openings, members refer their friends or "chums," and each member gets a bonus for making the referral. This combination of recruiting and network-based referrals is unique in the industry and allows users from around the world to systematically build their writing careers and their professional networks at the same time. Members who tap into their business or social network and refer appropriate worker contacts get paid for their trouble. They can accept the bonus money, share it with their referral "chums," or donate it to a favorite charity or cause.
Help Me Investigate is a Birmingham-based website for you to organize and pursue a series of questions from simplest to more complicated of public interest you think should be investigated. The site helps a member to build a team to investigate and that team will suggest “challenges” to pursue on getting answers. Help Me Investigate is a community of curious people and a set of tools to help those people find each other and get answers.
At the end of June 2010, RentaCoder was rebranded vWorker. One of the top programming job markets on the web, it is expanding its focus to compete with other freelance marketplaces that have launched since the site was founded in 2001. vWorker currently connects over 300,000 freelance workers with over 150,000 buyers. There are currently over 2,700 open jobs on the site. This is one of the safest places to work, as the use of the escrow system is mandatory for every single project.