Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the largesgt global freelancing marketplace platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. It allows clients to interview, hire and work with freelancers and agencies through the platform. To ensure the freelancers are billing fairly for jobs billed hourly, the platform offers a time sheet application that tracks time and takes screenshots while the freelancer is working.
The largest firm in the category. Upwork has a proprietary algorithm to engage freelancers, a legal team to review the contract so that the freelancers are classified appropriately, premium and sourcing service offerings also available.
Basic - Free (Limited Services)
Plus - $49.99/month*
Business - $499/month**
Enterprise - Price varies based on custom requirements - Annual contract
Managed Services - Based on Scope of Work from clients
*3% payment processing and administration fee on all payments to freelancers.
**10% service fee on all payments to freelancers. Includes payment processing and administration fees.
Small, Medium and Large Enterprises
No specific vertical
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