Freelancer.com hits 15 million user milestone
With an online population of professionals now larger than Metro Manila, Freelancer.com continues to empower Millennial workers from the developed and developing world
“2015 is promising to be a truly historic year for Freelancer.com, now with 15 million users and more than 7.4 million projects posted on Freelancer.com, worth over US$2.2 billion.” he said.
Freelancer.com assists small businesses and freelancers– 74% of which are from the Millennial generation. India, the United States, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, UK, Bangladesh, Brazil, Australia, and Canada are the top ten countries on the platform — a mix of developed and developing countries. 25% of the userbase are self employed business owners, 21% identify themselves as freelance professionals, 19% as students, and 22% as full time employees. 45% of professionals on the platform possess a bachelor’s degree, while 21% have a master’s degree.
The platform serves a helpful tool to empower Filipino professionals: of over 300,000 users polled by Freelancer.com from around the globe, 68% joined to earn extra money. Also, 25% of users polled said they were using Freelancer to start a new full-time business and 19% to start a business part-time. Of freelancers, 29% said they wished to gain skills in a desired field and 25% said they used the platform to earn an income while studying.
With its revolutionary model, Freelancer.com has garnered accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies — most recently, the five Stevie awards from the International Business Awards 2014, and the People’s Voice award for Employment in the 18th Annual Webby Awards.
“Our vision for Freelancer is not just to be the biggest company in terms of the number of users, but to change and bring opportunities to these 15 million users. We aim to change lives, to give people the limitless possibility to pursue their passion, and to help people build products and services that would greatly impact the world,” shares Regional Director for Southeast Asia Evan Tan.
“Our long terms goal is to change one billion people’s lives by providing them with jobs and businesses sources through our platform. In the Philippines, we aim to reach 1 million people by the of the year,” says Evan.
This 2015, Freelancer aims to further strengthen its presence here in the country. Together with our partners from the public and private sector, such as DOST-ICTO and TESDA to name a few, Freelancer aims to not only reach more Filipinos, but help them fully utilize the benefits of the site.
“Our long-term mission is to help every Filipino professional succeed by giving them the means and tools for their career success. We’re set to change the entire future of the workplace,” shares Mr Tan.
Quadruple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. 15 million registered users have posted over 7.4 million projects and contests to date in over 750 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.