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About Rent a Coder

      What Is Rent A Coder?

    Rent a coder is an international marketplace where people who need custom software developed can find coders in a safe and business-friendly environment. Buyers can cherry pick from a pool of 54,020 coders...enabling them to hire a coder across the country or across the globe…from the comfort of their computers. Buyers who wish to hire internationally, can take advantage of favorable overseas exchange rates, resulting in work being done for 50-90% less than if the project were done in-country. Coders are also given access to a huge pool of potential work and have the ability to work independently from their homes rather than for a company.

How does it work?

    Buyers often need custom software developed to enhance their business or for personal use. These buyers post their projects on the Rent a Coder’s web site, along with a maximum amount that they are willing to pay. The project is seen by 54,020 coders world-wide and they place their bids on doing the work. The buyer can browse through each bidder’s resume, certifications and previous work history (including comments left by previous buyers) on the site.

    When the buyer finds a coder they like, they can hire them on the spot. To make the transaction a safe one, the buyer does not pay the coder directly, but escrows the funds into a special Rent A Coder account. This guarantees to the coder that the buyer is credit-worthy, and also reassures the buyer, because the coder receives no money until the work is completed. When the work (or pre-agreed on portion of the work) is completed…the buyer release the funds to the coder. When the work is completed, both parties rate the other party to help future buyers and coders on the site.

    Should a problem arise, the Rent a Coder facilitator will step in to help out. Should a dispute occur, the facilitator arbitrates according to the rules of the site to ensure a fair and equitable outcome for both parties.

How does Rent a Coder make money?

    Rent a Coder makes money as a percentage fee of the final transaction amount. This fee is 15% and taken from the coder. It goes to pay credit card transaction fees, gateway fees, arbitration fees, affiliate fees, advertising fees and the remainder is the company’s profit.

How did the idea for Rent a Coder come about?

    Rent a coder was the brainchild of Ian Ippolito, the CEO of Exhedra Solutions, Inc. As a programmer himself, Ian had been receiving too many requests for custom programming. After turning away paying customer after paying customer he realized that there was a need that was not being met. In January of 2001 he began sketching out the idea while on training trips and a long vacation in Italy. By the middle of the year the site was ready to go live. At the time of this writing…only a year later, the site facilitates an average of 1,217 successful software projects a month. The majority of buyers on the site are from the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (in order of volume). The majority of coders are from the United States, India and Romania (in order of volume).


Interesting statistics on Rent A Coder

How many succesful projects a month does Rent A Coder facilitate?
Date # of 100% completed projects
Sep 2003

3,495

Aug 2003

3,315

Jul 2003

3,144

Jun 2003

2,841

May 2003

3,220

Apr 2003

3,185

Mar 2003

3,118

Feb 2003

2,693

Jan 2003

2,701

Dec 2002

2,388

Nov 2002

2,501

Oct 2002

2,332

Sep 2002

1,806

Aug 2002

1,615

Jul 2002

1,745

Jun 2002

1,495

May 2002

1,478

Apr 2002

1,588

Mar 2002

1,324

Feb 2002

891

Jan 2002

772

Dec 2001

768

Nov 2001

903

Oct 2001

706

Sep 2001

485

Aug 2001

518

Jul 2001

479

Jun 2001

298

May 2001

136



Which countries are the biggest buyers and coders on the site?

Buyers (completed work)                                                                     
United States 67.90%
United Kingdom 9.24%
Australia 4.57%
Canada 4.32%
Germany 1.09%
France 1.08%
Israel 0.73%
India 0.72%
Netherlands 0.72%
Singapore 0.70%
Malaysia 0.70%
Greece 0.64%
Mexico 0.56%
Sweden 0.49%
Ireland 0.36%
Switzerland 0.36%
South Africa 0.33%
Italy 0.31%
Denmark 0.24%
Hong Kong 0.22%

Coders (completed work)

United States 23.85%
India 20.64%
Romania 10.64%
Canada 7.31%
Russian Federation 3.68%
Pakistan 3.48%
United Kingdom 3.31%
Ukraine 2.38%
Australia 2.16%
Bulgaria 1.88%
Argentina 1.88%
Greece 1.50%
Portugal 1.39%
Brazil 1.23%
Serbia + Montenegro 1.16%
UK 0.89%
Mexico 0.87%
Germany 0.81%
Indonesia 0.68%
Turkey 0.58%

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