Freelancer is a global crowdsourcing marketplace website, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to complete. Founded in 2009, its headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia, though it also has offices in Southern California, Vancouver, London, Buenos Aires, Manila, and Jakarta. Freelancer enables connecting to freelancers focusing on web design, mobile app development, virtual assistants, product manufacturing, and graphic design (and a whole lot more).

Platform website

Self-description (from their website)

Hire expert freelancers for any job, online Millions of small businesses use. Freelancer to turn their ideas into reality.

Skill levels and worker requirements

Skills such as accounting, communication, estimating, interpersonal skills. A Marketable skill, management, negotiating, networking skills.

Pay setting

By platform. The payment is protected by the Freelancer Milestone Payment System. Only release the payment once the client is 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.

Platform revenue derived from

Freelancer takes a cut of payments for work done through the platform, charges freelancers for membership and also charges fees for a range of other ‘extras’. For example, as an employer you can pay to have your project ‘featured’ to get more, higher quality bids, or marked as ‘urgent’ to receive bids more quickly.


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