Freelance.com, World’s Biggest Outsourcer With 2 Million Registered Users
January 3, 2011
According to a recent report, outsourcing firm, Freelancer.com has reached a target of 2 million registered professionals on it sits by the end of 2010. Freelancer.com’s registration of professionals surged through two million on December 29, 2010.
The rise in users comes on the heels of LimeExchange’s acquisition a week earlier. This is a significant milestone for Freelancer and the Internet freelancing community because this milestone indicates growth for this site. A range, which includes two million clients, is an approximate guideline for defining growth on the Internet.
The registered users on Freelancer are from 240 nations with the U.S. providing about 21% of the users registered on the site. India, which has a large supply of IT and English writing professionals is second with 19% registered users. Outsourcing to India has been a strategy of choice for many businesses in the last decade. Trailing these top two countries were the following nations: the U.K., Canada, Pakistan, China, Philippines, Romania, Bangladesh and Australia. Among the smallest territories who had users registered on Freelancer were Svalbard and Jan Mayen, a Norwegian volcano archipelago situated in the Artic Ocean.
With these new statistics, Freelancer is the world’s biggest outsourcer. The company offers a service where firms can link to service providers who are freelancers and are working independently. This is a good business solution for both the buyer and the vendor, since if offers good value for the price of the service. By registering on Freelancer, there are a host of employment opportunities that freelancers can tap into. These include article writing, website design, logo design, content creation, composing songs, teaching English to foreign students. along with other skills. In general, the independent contracts pay about $200 and this accounts for the popularity of the site – the website is cost effective and offers excellent pricing particularly for specially to small and medium sized-businesses.
Currently, about 890,000 assignments are entered in Freelancer.com. According to statistics, frequent users of the site reportedly make figures close to $100,000 over a short period of time.