Freelancer.com Launches in French-speaking Africa, Putting the Continent at the Forefront of the Digital Business Revolution

LONDON, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Freelancer.com, the world's largest online marketplace for outsourcing, launches the French version of its website across the whole of French speaking Africa today, creating the largest online business marketplace in the French speaking world.

The site aims to connect French speaking freelancers and businesses across Africa and France in a single online marketplace. Through the site businesses and employers will be able to hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing and accounting & legal services.

Freelancer.com has already helped more than 4 million people start up and grow businesses or become freelancers worldwide, helping them turn their ideas into real money-making businesses at a fraction of the cost, or helping them to find work via the internet.

"The launch of Freelancer.com will put French-speaking Africa at the heart of digital business revolution. French-speaking African freelancers and businesses will be able to connect with each other as well as work for French businesses. They will be able to trade across the whole of the French speaking world," said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com

"Economists in the U.S. have already compared this shift with the Industrial Revolution. In every country that Freelancer operates, people have been able to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Hundreds of thousands of users of Freelancer worldwide say that they couldn't have started and grown a business without having access to Freelancer's global network of freelancers and business opportunities."

Editors' notes

Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through Freelancer.com., businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. Freelancer.com connects more than four million professionals from all over the world. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing and accounting & legal services. Jobs start at $30, and the average job is under $200, making Freelancer.com extremely cost effective for small businesses and entrepreneurs, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.

Contact:
Bill Little
Director of Communications
bill@freelancer.com


SOURCE Freelancer.com




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