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This article was published on May 1, 2012


Meet Matt Barrie: helping businesses harness outsourcing to boost growth

Meet Matt Barrie: helping businesses harness outsourcing to boost growth
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Jamillah is the UK Editor for The Next Web. She's based in London. You can hear her on BBC Radio 5Live's Outriders. Follow on Twitter @jemi Jamillah is the UK Editor for The Next Web. She's based in London. You can hear her on BBC Radio 5Live's Outriders. Follow on Twitter @jemimah_knight or drop a line to [email protected]

Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer spoke at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam about the power of outsourcing at a time when more of the world’s population is about to arrive online.

Barrie notes that the global market for outsourcing means that even very small startups can afford to get work done while still paying respectable rates to contractors anywhere around the world.

As proof of concept, Freelancer uses many workers to complement its core team of 120 people and bring skills as diverse as design, marketing and research.

Check out the video to find out how Barrie’s vision can help both businesses and freelance workers.