Freelancer.com vs Toptal
Last updated: October 19, 2015
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. With over 11 million users, you can hire a freelancer to do your contract work at a fraction of the cost. Whether you need PHP developers, web designers, or content writers, you can outsource jobs within minutes. Browse through hundreds of skills including copywriting, data entry, and graphic design or more technical areas like coding HTML, programming MySQL, and designing CSS.
Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world. Top companies rely on Toptal freelancers for their most important projects.
Freelancer.com vs Toptal in our news:
2015. Freelance engineer marketplace Toptal now sells designers
Toptal, the site that helps to find high quality engineers, is now routing designers with spare cycles to companies in need. Meanwhile Toptal takes job requirements from companies looking for a freelancer, negotiates a budget, and vets them too. By evaluating both sides prevents anyone from having a “shitty experience”. Confident both sides are legit, Toptal matches them up. Rather than making the hirer sort through dozens of resumes, Toptal sends them on average just 1.7 choices of coders before the client signs a contract. Client pays Toptal, Toptal pays the freelancer, and Toptal pockets the difference. With a supply of thousands of engineers, Toptal now works with about 2,000 clients from J.P. Morgan and Pfizer to Airbnb and Zendesk to fledgling startups.
2015. Freelancer.com acquired payment service provider Escrow.com
Online job marketplace Freelancer.com has acquired Escrow.com for $7.5 million in cash. As its name suggests, Escrow.com provides online escrow services for e-commerce sites by holding payments for goods or services until a transaction is successfully completed. The acquisition will allow Freelancer.com’s 15 million users to make more secure payments. Freelancer.com already has a version of escrow services called Milestone Payments, which means the site holds funds from an employer until it is released to a freelancer following the completion of a service or a dispute resolution. Holding payments is designed to give employers some peace of mind, especially after the site’s rapid growth through a series of acquisitions starting in 2011 and its initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2013.
2015. Online freelance marketplace Freelancer.com goes Local
Freelancer.com is launching a marketplace for local plumbers, cleaners, cooks, couriers and others to offer their services on demand in their vicinity, starting first in Australia before expanding globally this quarter. The idea being that those looking to find someone for an offline job can use their location to find relevant and available people close by either on Freelancer.com’s site or mobile app. The company expects that many of the same people who are on the network for online work can transfer their skills offline. That could be a photographer or designer who can attend and shoot an event, or something less obvious, like a copywriter staffing a reception desk at a party or delivering a parcel in his or her spare time. Freelancer.com will use the same commission structure with its local services that it has established for its online jobs: 10% of any transaction goes to Freelancer.com.