Relaunches After Acquisition as UK's Largest Outsourcing Marketplace

Sunday, November 28, 2010

LONDON, November 29, 2010 -, the world's largest outsourcing marketplace with over 1.9
million professionals from around the globe, today relaunched as the United Kingdom's largest outsourcing marketplace. connects small businesses with freelancers across the
world, enabling them to get small jobs done at a fraction of the price of
hiring locally. Almost any job you can think of can be outsourced today,
across a wide range of industries including software, web design, marketing
and engineering. Projects start as low as 20 pounds (for example designing a
logo), and average under 125 pounds (for example designing a website), making
it extremely cost effective for small businesses to get anything done.

In February 2010, acquired the freelance jobs marketplace, which at the time was one of the largest domestic freelance
marketplaces in the UK.

Since that time, has merged the site's 30,000
professionals with its own UK userbase and migrated to the global Freelancer
platform, bringing the total to over 70,000 registered professionals across
the United Kingdom, with access to over 1.9 million freelance professionals
from around the world. This makes at launch already the
United Kingdom's largest outsourcing marketplace.

"We're really excited to be launching today," said Matt
, Chief Executive of "The UK is our second biggest
poster of jobs already in our global marketplace. There are over 2 million
small businesses across the United Kingdom who desperately need to get things
done cost effectively to grow their businesses, and we're pleased to be able
to now provide a dedicated site for accessing the world's largest on-demand

The new site will have a dedicated team, marketing and support dedicated
to growing the UK market, as well as accepting projects in pounds sterling
and a number of other local features that will be progressively rolling out.

For more information visit:

About Freelancer is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world.
Through, businesses connect with independent service providers
and freelancers. connects over 1.9 million professionals from
all over the world. Through our 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. The average job is under US$200, making extremely
cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs
to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.

Lewis Khan, Communications Manager, Freelancer UK, Mobile: +44-020-3286-1066, lewis at

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