Freelancer.com - Business Services Website
Company: Freelancer.com, Sydney, Australia
Company Description: Ten-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. 28 million registered users have posted over 9.6 million projects and contests to date in over 1000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing.
Nomination Category: Website Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Business Services
Nomination Title: Freelancer.com
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As of today, Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing, crowdsourcing and local services marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 28 million registered users have posted over 13 million projects and contests to date in 1000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing.
We have made it our mission to beneficially influence 1 billion people’s lives by giving them jobs through the platform. Likewise, we aim to empower entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups by connecting them with our global network of skilled workers. We wish to enable our users to work together on any job wherever they are in the world, and to truly make a difference in their lives. Every user on the platform, whether freelancer or employer, benefits from the site by either earning money or getting work done that otherwise would have been too expensive or difficult to do.
It is essential for us to be able to reach out to our users directly whenever and wherever they are. We have therefore created 40 regional websites with 19 supported currencies and we are also available in 32 languages and 247 countries, regions and territories. We have also launched several products and services to make our user experience even better -- contests, mobile and desktop apps, Skills Lab, Recruiter project assistance, and many more. Freelancer Limited is already listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.
The wide variety of Freelancer’s services and activities provide many opportunities for the company to feature in the media, both niche and mainstream mass publications. Freelancer’s Communications team, across 6 regions worldwide (Sydney, Manila, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, London and San Francisco) have consistently generated at least 1 media coverage a day (or more on average), including some prominent media hits in publications such as TechCrunch, Forbes, Mashable, and Business Insider. These cover a diverse range of topics related to the future of work, freelancing, entrepreneurship, growth hacking, sharing economy, and others.
The company’s reach in 2017 was truly substantial. As a result of our international expansion activities (with services available to every single country, region and territory) and publicity in the media, Freelancer’s organic growth consistently continued throughout the year. The market share in Latin America in particular grew 5x after the official publicity launch in the region.
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-Freelancer.com is publicly listed in ASX:FLN
-Exceptional growth to 28 million users and 11 million posted projects and contests to date - with 4.4 million new users and 2.4 million new jobs in 2017
-Freelancer.com launched Freelancer Enterprise in Dec 2017, enabling large organisations to flexibly scale their workforce in real-time with tailor-made features that provide transparency, control, talent management and compliance
-Freelancer.co released the Freelancer API in Dec 2017, users can use the Freelancer API to access a cloud workforce of skilled freelancers from their website, app or software
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