Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].
Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace that connects over 2.2 million professionals from around the globe, opens regional sites in Singapore, Hong Kong and Philippines to bring affordable outsourcing to these Asian countries.
In this day and age, almost any job can now be outsourced online. Through the freelancer.com 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. Projects start as low as US$30, with an average of under US$200, which makes it cost-effective for small businesses to get work done. The new sites will have a number of local features over time, together with local support and the ability to transact in local currencies.
The new marketplaces will dramatically help the millions of small businesses and entrepreneurs across the region by increasing productivity while cutting costs at the same time. Additionally it will offer a great resource for freelancers to find jobs online across a diverse range of over three hundred different industries.
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