With ridesharing and food delivery services among the most well-known businesses in the task economy, it may be easy to think that the sector is focused on metropolitan areas, but the growth of other businesses beyond the big names is giving opportunities to ‘taskmasters’ in other areas. Living on a farm on the Southern Highlands […]
Sydney startup TwoSpace connects those in need of a workspace with restaurants that are usually closed during the day and formalise the whole process.
After a year of work behind the scenes, Elance-oDesk has relaunched as Upwork, with the company also launching a new platform that allows businesses to make hires within minutes.
While many startup watchers may assume that the online freelancer platform market has been all sewn up by the likes of Elance oDesk and Freelancer, that hasn’t stopped the launch of new offerings all promising something different. Speedlancer, launched last year, works on a four hour turnaround. New venture GetSerio is another looking to shake up the market by, well, asking users to get serious about their work.
From freelancer to Elance-oDesk, there are a variety of platforms out there connecting outsourcers with freelancers. However, the time between posting a task and receiving the finished product can be lengthy. Whether we’re just getting too impatient or the business and tech worlds are moving too fast, an Australian entrepreneur has tried to solve the problem through Speedlancer, a freelancing platform that guarantees tasks will be completed in just four hours.