accelerates through 9 million users

Sep 30, 2013, 04:31 ET from

SYDNEY, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The rate at which users sign up to Freelancer accelerates as the site surpasses 9 million users. continues to climb out of reach of the competition as users around the world race to join the largest freelance and crowdsourcing marketplace. By most major metrics, including number of users and number of projects posted, continues to beat all other players in the space by a significant margin. Freelancer's total number of users is now at least twice that of the nearest competition.

Approximately 15,000 – 20,000 new users each day are being attracted to as the company's brand awareness grows across the world. With 9 million users across 243 countries, regions and territories, Freelancer remains the most dynamic, liquid and active freelancing marketplace for startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

"We are seeing growth on every continent which is exciting," CEO Matt Barrie said, "the Freelancer platform continues dominate globally, and as the largest marketplace globally for users and projects by a significant margin means that work can really happen anytime, from anywhere for almost any job you can think of."

In recognition of this global success, has received numerous industry accolades, most recently scooping the International Business Awards winning gold, silver and bronze Stevies® and Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Engineers Australia for 2013 at the Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney.

About Freelancer®

Triple Webby award winning is the largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world. connects businesses with over 9 million independent professionals globally, specializing in nearly 600 fields. Over 4.9 million projects have been posted to date, in areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing.