Online global outsourcing is growing at a rapid pace which makes up 40% of growth for the industry. For such purpose, the biggest platforms are Freelancer, Elance and oDesk. They provide great services and jobs to all the clients and freelancers. It is quite hard to determine which one is good or not. So let’s first get into what they actually are and how they work to help people in making extra money out of their hard work.
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Freelancer is known to be the world’s biggest marketplace for all the small business. It provides freelancing, outsourcing and crowd sourcing to over 10 million users. It offers huge amounts of work to freelancers across the globe and allows you to hire them on contract at a fixed cost. You can get all your work done at a single place. It has web designers, content writers and PHP developers who can outsource services for you within minutes. There are several opportunities for logo designers, SEO experts, data entry, and programming, designing websites, internet marketers, publishers, consulting, developers, copywriting and many more. It has freelancers for anything you can think for. Freelancer helps you in accelerating your business by providing you just the right services and freelancers. It takes care of your business well.
Elance is an online marketplace which allows you to post jobs, search for freelancers and solicit proposals. It has over 2 million registered professionals and approximately 500,000 users. Once the contractors are selected after evaluation, the Elance system allows you to exchange communications and files. Dealing with the payments is the Elance systems’ job which is done on hourly or project basis. The freelancers look into the Elance website for jobs and clients. There is a separate profile for each freelancer where one can display past experience, feedbacks, manages portfolio, skills and background. It offers payment once the work is done. It provides various jobs such as mobile and web programming, development, graphic designing, article writing and lots more.
oDesk is a short version of ‘online desk’. It is a global job marketplace which works with different tools to hire and manage remote workers. It allows clients to create online work teams and get paid through the company’s software and website. It offers its clients to post jobs and freelancers to create profiles and bid on jobs. All this is done for free. It is an online workplace with over 2.7 million freelancers and 540,000 clients worldwide. oDesk supports specific area of expertise such as web development, programming and software development skills, writing, administrative support and graphic design.
Which one is the best?
Freelancer offer the most freelance jobs but gives the least payment of them all. oDesk is highly advanced, well-established and has nice navigation. According to the cumulative freelance earnings, oDesk workers make up to $920 million, Elance users earn $739 and Freelancer makes $150 million. Therefore, you can’t actually say which one is the best. It up to you which one you opt for. All three of these are the best in their own way. The final call is totally yours.