Category Archives: dfwforhire.com

Is it possible to name your price for home improvement?

The launch of DFWforhire.com gives home owners in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas the ability to name a maximum price for jobs like exterior painting, cleaning, and home repair work.

Last week we had the opportunity to attend the Dallas NARPM chapter meeting and participate in a Q&A with association members of the benefits of crowdsouring jobs using DFWforhire.com

Most of the members questions were about crowdsourcing and how to ensure quality work is performed. The concept of reduced cost due to active open membership and competition was the main takeaway… We will update with a few notes on that meeting asap.

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Open Source Jobs Now Easier To Create

Giving users instant access to job information in Dallas, TX

We have just finished a redesign of the home page at DFWforhire.com

To create a job and hire Dallas contractors just enter your project info on the home page.

If you already have an account just fill in the details and your project will be seen by our growing list of contractors.

Open source jobs are instantly published to the home page and up to 50 contractors are notified instantly to bid on your project.

Open Source Markets Press Release on PR.com

Press Release The Open Source Markets press release was published on pr.com

The news about the launch of DFWforhire.com was published first here on the blog, where you can always visit to find the latest stories and events.

We will be announcing a few new advertising opportunities that are the result of the news release in the Dallas, Tx area.

The Public Launch of DFWforhire.com is Changing The Way Dallas Buys and Sells Services

Web startup is crowdsourcing transactions for Dallas, TX contractors and property owners.

Dallas, Texas – Oct 26 2009 – Today Open Source Markets, Inc. announces the broad availability of DFWforhire.com, the first of 50 websites designed to stimulate community commerce in US cities nationwide. Dallas natives Matthew Rogers and Brian Radford, founders of Open Source Markets, Inc. wanted the Dallas community, their back yard, to lead the charge.

DFWforhire.com allows the Dallas community to post service jobs, such as home improvement or repair, and receive unlimited bids from contractors in an open source environment. The community-driven portal fosters broad-based competition through equal access and ultimately drives lower prices as new members join.

Commonly referred to as crowdsourcing, the website provides Dallas residents access to a larger crowd of contractors to solve their problems in the most cost-effective manner.

“Crowdsourcing is the new way people evaluate, buy and sell products and services on the web today,” stated Matthew Rogers. “Gone are the days where you choose one of the few contractors that advertise in the yellow pages. Instead, we allow input from multiple parties (the crowd) to help determine the cost, procedures, and best practices for completing a job in a sustainable way. People drive better commerce and competition in an open source environment.

There are no barriers to participating in the marketplace. Dallas contractors pay nothing to access job information, and homeowners pay nothing to use the system. The website launch means that now both parties in the transaction are on equal footing in the labor procurement process from both an awareness and opportunity standpoint. The content on the website is essentially driven by the community similar to Craigslist.org, but is perhaps best described as an Ebay for services created just for Dallas contractors and residents.

A quick look at the site shows projects that are open for bid by Dallas contractors. Some of these projects have received over a dozen bids and represent potential savings of thousands of dollars to consumers.

For more information on how Open Source Markets Inc. is changing the way Dallas buys and sells services, visit http://www.opensourcemarkets.com or contact Matthew Rogers at Matt@OpenSourceMarkets.com.

Media Contact:

Matthew Rogers
Co-founder
http://www.DFWforhire.com
http://www.OpenSourceMarkets.com
Matt@OpenSourceMarkets.com
(940)453-3646

New SEO initative for Open Source Markets.

We will be introducing the OSM model to the Dallas Interactive Marketing and SEO Meetup on Tuesday Oct, 13th.
Dallas SEO Event
Details on the meeting, and information on the featured speaker Bill Hartzer can be found at the meetup.com page.

Open Source Markets, Inc will have 5 minutes to demo the DFWforhire.com marketplace and solicit feedback from the network of Dallas interactive marketing and SEO companies.

You are invited to stay after the meeting for a roundtable discussion with the founders of Open Source Markets. We will be discussing the open source approach to new business development. Please considering joining us… You can register for the event here.