Upwork Goes Public

Upwork is a platform that lets businesses employ freelance workers, and they’ve gone public. Uptown was formed between Elance and oDesk, two online talent marketplaces. It was rebranded and brings in freelancers on one platform. Operating in almost two hundred countries, Upwork employs freelancing specialists, designers, developers and writers. It has three hundred seventy five thousand employees and four hundred seventy five thousand clients that have completed two million projects. They earn money when their freelancers earn money. The employees get to decide how much work they’ll do and how much money they’ll earn. Upwork is the largest online marketplace that’s used to find freelance workers. With them, it’s possible for businesses to find freelance workers anywhere. Going public will help Upwork increase its impact.

Upwork is another of many private companies that are going public. It is located in Mountain View and San Francisco, California. Its full name is Upwork Global Inc. Before being rebranded, it was known as the merger Elance-oDesk. Upwork uses a chat platform to find and hire freelance workers. For anyone who wishes to work in graphic design or web development, Upwork is a good place to check out.

A profile on Upwork is treated the same way as a resume. Fill it out with the work you’re willing to do and what your skills are. You can include your education background, how many hours you’re able to work and what rate you want to charge. You’ll be approved to start working within a day. Upwork has tokens called Connects, which are used to submit job proposals. A proposal will include a letter introducing yourself and your fee, and will answer any questions the client has posted. You will also have the option to submit any relevant work examples you have. Displaying your work or experience can make your profile stand out and increase your chances of receiving job offers.

Find out more about Upwork: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details

October 23, 2018

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