According to Pakistan startups report, almost one million Pakistanis work as freelancers over the famous freelancing websites like Elance
, Freelancer, Guru, and Fiver.
Smita Bagla, TiE SoCal President, kicked off the conference by interviewing two well-known keynote speakers: Beerud Sheth, founder of Elance
which is now Upwork (freelance-marketplace company), and Rakesh Mathur, founder of Junglee which was acquired by Amazon.
According to Elance
(now Upwork), "Eighty-four percent (84%) of businesses said that hiring online gives them an advantage over competitors," adding that the advantages include cost-savings, faster time-to-hire and access to talent not otherwise available.
Emerging capabilities to support a Hollywood model talent management approach for R&D Capability Description Evidence Nodes connecting Guild-type Innocentive, Nine freelancers to organizations and Sigma, eLance
, projects problem-solving Sevendays marketplaces are emerging to connect technical freelancers to companies.
The rise of skills-based market and work distribution platforms is disrupting the conventional relationship between an employee and the employer (there are examples such as Odesk, Elance
, Taskrabbit, Fiverr, Uber, AirBnB etc.).
Freelancers also use several globally popular sites such as Elance
, Upwork and Freelancer.com.
Freelance sites such as eLance
and WorkMarket are full of folks advertising themselves as Wikipedia writing experts.
It is uniquely different from other work from home platforms like Upwork.com or Elance
.com because unlike the latter, Crossover-believing in long-term relationships-does not imagine itself to be just another freelancing platform where projects and contractors come and go.
Upwork, formerly Elance
, is the world's largest freelance talent marketplace.
Today, according to data from elance
.com, if you're a freelancer in technology, you're more likely to be a woman!
Online work platforms, such as Uber, Airbnb, Etsy, and Elance
, that connect workers directly to consumers and clients are completely reimagining the work relationship.