Pièce de résistance: The eBay of Jobs

It's not over til it's over.
Sometimes, the things that are right in front of us, are the things that we often don't see.



In this manner, I've taken the liberty of including a powerful follow up concept that I have not touched on when it comes to building a business using freelancers.

Building a business using freelancers - literally...


Here it goes: Freelancer.com itself is a business and it is powered by freelancers.





I'm in a "wow moment" right now.

The numbers have long stared at me and I ignored them.
  • $100,000,000 million in revenue for a website
  • Close to 4,000,000 individuals routinely log on and use his website's services on a regular basis.
  • People's Voice Webby Award for Employment, 16th Annual Webby Awards
  • Webby Award for Employment, People's Voice Award, 15th Annual Webby Awards
  • People's Choice Award, 18th Annual AIMIA Awards
  • Best Export Achievement, People's Choice Award, 17th Annual AIMIA Awards
  • Inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (CEO Matt Barrie)
  • Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (CEO Matt Barrie)
  • Freelancer aims to be the eBay of jobs with 2000 to 3000 projects held daily (Press Release)

This man is living his dream.



Wow.

It all started with getafreelancer.com (now freelancer.com)...


2009
  • GetaFreelancer.com reached it's first milestone with 1,000,000 members. (Download PDF). It also changed its name to freelancer.com on the same year.
2010
  • Freelancer.com breaks into the top 1000 websites in the world. It also reached project earnings of $50 million. 
  • Number 1 website run by an Australian company according to Alexa
  • Reaches 1,500,000 users
  • Reaches top 500 websites in April
  • 2,000,000 users by December 
2011
  • Subsumes EUFreelance.com
  • Wins Webby and Webby People's Choice Awards
  • Opens London office in September
  • 3,000,000 users by December

Acquisitions
  • LimeExchange Dec. 2010
  • Freelancer.co.uk  Feb. 2010
  • Freemarket.com (July 2010)
  • EuFreelance.com (January 2011)
  • Freelancer.de (January 2011)







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