What We Launched Over January, February, and March
It was a busy and exciting start to 2021 here at Voices. With a series of major announcements and a number of platform updates, we set out to establish our plan for the year ahead, while taking our customer along for the ride. With our first Recent Platform Updates post of the year, we enjoy the fresh spring weather with a look back at what we launched over January, February, and March.
We started 2021 by sharing some of the biggest news in the history of Voices: our plans to expand into new creative services like audio production, music, and translation as a creative services marketplace. This expansion will help our clients find the talent they need to bring their creative projects to the finish line, while creating even more opportunities for our talent to make a living doing what they love.
At the same time, we shared with everyone the next evolution of our brand, both visual and audio (with our new sonic logo):
We went from Voices.com to Voices, a place where our clients can find, and our talent can share, their creative voice.
Finally, we outlined how we hope to bring our plans to fruition. For the first time in our history, we shared our roadmap for the year:
For more information about what 2021 and beyond will look like for Voices, read this message from Co-founder and CEO David Ciccarelli, or review this handy Q&A.
The first step on our journey toward becoming a creative services marketplace began not just with our announcement, but with the release of new, more powerful talent profiles. With them, talent can add new services and skills to their profile, as well as upload portfolio samples, to show clients what they can offer in the world of audio production, music, and translation.
The updates to talent profiles weren’t over yet (spoiler: they still aren’t). In March we introduced a profile overview page that summarizes the most important aspects of your profile, all into one tidy page. This update, and the one in January, form the foundation of the next iteration of talent profiles, but more on that in just a moment.
It’s 2021. We know that like us, you’re probably juggling way too many usernames and passwords to keep track of. That’s why we were so happy to introduce social login and sign up, a quick and easy way to create or connect your account using Google. Not only does this mean you’ll have one less password to remember, but you’ll be able to log in with one simple click. Talk about efficiency!
What’s coming up in April, May, and June?
We aren’t slowing down. As our roadmap shows, we’ve got lots planned for the next three months (and beyond). Some things we’ve already shared, others are on the way, so for a quick preview, check out what’s on tap:
- waiving our Processing Fee for Voices Enterprise clients;
- updates to our terms of service;
- improvements to Job Agreements;
- the introduction of multi-usage jobs with an improved job posting form;
- a new community forum;
- further improvements to Talent Profiles;
- changes to talent and client My Home dashboards;
- Voices Lessons (a helpful new resource for Voices users), and;
- a surprise or two.
As you can see, there’s a lot to be excited about over the next couple of months.
To keep up to date on what we’ve released and what’s next, visit the Product News section of our blog, subscribe to our marketing communications, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
As always, if you’ve got ideas for features you’d like to see on our platform, feel free to email us. Thanks for continuing to be a part of the Voices community—we are so happy that you’ve decided to join us on our exciting journey!