Posted by: bluesyemre | November 4, 2013

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

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  • In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often. Founded in 2005, the company has since delivered more than $1 billion from employers to freelancers. According to the last stats provided by oDesk itself, the company has 4.5 million registered freelancers who have worked 35 million hours in total, as well as 900,000 clients who have posted 1.5 million jobs. oDesk claims that it dominates the market of online freelance marketplaces with $360 million spent by its clients in 2012; this number for the five closest competitors combined – Elance, Freelancer, Guru, People Per Hour, and 99Designs – reaches only $310 million.

https://www.odesk.com/

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