elance.com is a company that puts employers with work requirements together with freelance workers around the world.

The end result is that these employers can get their work done cheaply, or cheaper than local workers, and people in the lower paid countries can find some work in any part of the world, all done ONLINE.

Elance quote that each year more than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance, and to date our professional community has earned nearly $700 million.

97,087 jobs posted in past 30 days with $748,599,020 payments through Elance to date.

Freelancer earnings in the Philippines grew 92% in 2012 with over 40,000 new freelancers joining the service.

2012 Figures:

  • 826,000 Jobs Posted
  • 200,000,000 Earned by Freelancers
  • About 230,000 jobs advertised in the last quarter of 2012 shared between about 2.1 million freelancers


From their news releases:

March 27, 2012 — Elance, the internet platform used by businesses to gain instant access to 1.4 million independent workers online, today announced it surpassed more than $500 million of online work on its platform.

September 7, 2010 — Freelance professionals working through the Elance online work platform have earned $300 million to date.

June 15, 2009 – Elance, the leading site for online work, today announced that this week it will pass the $200 million mark for work delivered by its community of independent professionals.

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