Freelancer.com Celebrates $100M in Freelancer Earnings
Recently Freelancer.com announced the site has surpassed the $100 million in user earnings.
“More individuals and businesses are discovering exactly how far they can extend their competitive advantage using Freelancer.com. Through an established platform like ours, outsourcing results in quality output while simultaneously reducing costs. We estimate that the US$100 million in projects paid out through the site has saved businesses around US$1 billion in equivalent skilled labour costs in industrialized economies." Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie said.
Freelancer.com reported the United States and the United Kingdom are amongst the biggest outsourcing nations, with India, Canada and Australia following. Freelancer.com also reported the popular project categories include PHP, website design, graphic design, data entry and copywriting. While top freelancing countries include India, United States, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Philipines.
“Employers want to know they’re hiring reliable and capable freelancers, so these decisions are not determined by price alone, but a combination of a freelancer’s bid, their reputation, and suitability to the task -- determined by factors such as adherence to submission dates, quality of work and past employer feedback," explains Barrie. "Reputation is the most valuable long-term investment for a freelancer, and most freelancers establish their reputation by going above and beyond to provide exactly what businesses need. 1.2 million jobs posted on Freelancer.com to date is a tribute and testament to their professionalism all over the world.” Barrie concludes.