Freelancer.com Launces Dedicated Website for India
Recently Freelancer.com announced they’ve launched a dedicated country marketplace at www.freelancer.in.
Chief Executive Matt Barrie, in New Delhi for the launch, said at the press conference “India is critical to our success. Over 1.2 million of 3 million plus users on our site come from India, making them number one by nationality, and the second largest user demographic in our global marketplace. We are pleased to now launch Freelancer.in to provide better features and support for India.”
The new website will allow employers to hire locally and trade in rupees. Freelancer.com also announced this allow Freelancers to withdraw their funds directly to their local bank account, using Express Withdrawals.
Employers from India are adapting to the global marketplace, rapidly moving up the ranks of employers on the Freelancer.com site. Some statistics relating to India released by Freelancer.com include the following:
- To date, over 127,000 (9% of all jobs) jobs have been posted in India
- Among employers, India is ranked 3rd
- Indian workers excel at
- Programming in PHP (8%)
- Website Design (7.5%)
- Graphic Design (4.8%)
- Data Entry (3.6%)
- Copywriting (3.3%)
- Indian freelancers are hired the most often by employers in the United States, UK, India, Australia and Canada.
“India already represents 38% of our user base, but there is tremendous potential for India to cement its status as the freelancing superpower as the other 90% of its 1.2 billion populations goes online. The economic and social benefit delivered to the population is immense when one can now go online and earn what might typically be their month’s wage in a few hours or days; all in a technical area that might otherwise be unavailable in their local environment,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.
“Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to start companies. Whether you’re looking to start a business and need a digital workforce to help you, or you’re a freelancer looking to start a service providing business- Freelancer.in is the place for Indian entrepreneurs to get going. There’s nothing MSMEs can’t achieve with Freelancer.in,” he concluded.