SYDNEY, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing marketplace, launched hourly projects, giving employers a flexible new way to hire any of its 2.8 million and growing registered professionals for any project to help grow their business.
Hourly projects provide a flexible employment option for employers. You can hire freelancers over a short or long term period, making it easier to establish long term working relationships. You can even vary their working hours, from one week to the next, and only pay for the hours completed as they are invoiced.
Chief Executive Matt Barrie said, "Hourly projects on Freelancer.com is the game changer employers have wanted and we've delivered it at the world's lowest commissions for freelancers. It's a hiring solution with greater flexibility and increased earning opportunities, and enables employers to hire freelancers they trust on an ongoing basis."
"We've listened to our community – which is now the size of a small country at nearly 3 million users – and entrepreneurs both on the employer side and freelancer side have been requesting this feature.
"Some sites base their entire existence on offering hourly rates, or design crowdsourcing. At Freelancer.com we think these are just features in the global employment landscape. As they're features, not standalone sites, we are able to listen to our users and implement them rapidly. It is with this approach we've created the world's largest online employment marketplace, so any business wanting to start or grow their venture, whether they want hourly work, crowdsourced projects, or traditional outsourcing, will inevitably use Freelancer.com.
"The way we've implemented hourly projects will significantly increase the number of employers on site, including those who switch from other platforms. If you do lots of projects and prefer billing by the hour, Freelancer.com is now the place to go for the lowest commissions," said Barrie.
The benefit for freelancers is that hourly projects have and will continue to increase earning opportunities for freelancers. "Other platforms charge up to 11% or more for hourly work. With commissions for freelancers starting at 3% for our $24.95 monthly gold membership, we put more money in the pockets of freelancers," continued Barrie.
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 over 2.8 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. The average job is under US$200, making Freelancer.com extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.