December 6, 2010
The Job Market Stinks, Is Freelancing the Answer?
Economy Implodes, Freelance ExplodesLarge websites like Elance, oDesk and Guru.com that provide a platform for freelancers and employers to hook up, have seen a giant growth in the amount of freelance jobs and money out there. Just check out the stats:
- oDesk recently reported that new job postings were up 10% from July to August and up 129% year over year.
- In Q2 2010 Elance freelance workers made more than $23 million, a 45% increase from the year before.
- There were over 112,000 active employers on Elance last quarter.