Australia-based Freelancer Technology Pty which runs outsourcing and crowdsourcing online marketplace Freelancer.com, has launched its Indian edition Freelancer.in . Indian users can already use the global site and over 1.2 million of its 3 million plus global users come from India. The Indian site enables employers to hire locally and makes payments easier because freelancers can withdraw their funds directly to their local bank account, using Express Withdrawals. India is the first country to offer Express Withdrawals.
With the launch of the Indian edition, the firm is now aiming to grow the local user base to 2 million by end of 2012.
The job sourcing portal is designed on the lines of eBay. Just as eBay let individuals and businesses post goods for sale, in Freelance.in, interested users can post projects, tasks and jobs for users around the world to do it for a payment. The website’s users outsource and work on tasks in 470 fields such as IT, writing, design, media, architecture, business, accounting, engineering and science.
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