Thursday, February 11, 2016


Lately I keep running across interesting sites and services. The latest one is Freelancers.  Freelancers is an Australian company.  A description of the firm: is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. We connect over 18,045,481 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. Through our marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.
Registration is simple and required.  You have the option to register as a buyer or freelancer.  If you register as a freelancer you can choose among numerous categories of expertise. Examples include IT and apps, writing and copy editing, manufacturing, telemarketing, and professional services.  As a freelancer you have the option to register for free or a sliding scale of fees appropriate to the services offered.
Freelancers can post examples of their work and describe projects in detail.  The service offers an app to track the progress of a project.
The process is fairly straightforward.  Buyers post projects.  Freelancers receive notifications and then decide if they want to bid on the project.  The buyer then decides which freelancer to retain. The freelancer submits the project. If the buyer is satisfied, releases the payment to the freelancer.
For companies in remote areas, this could be an excellent service. For freelancers in remote areas, this could be an excellent vehicle to get new business.
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