Online outsourcing marketplace PeoplePerHour.com, which launched in India in the start of March, has announced today that in one month, they have registered 15,000 freelancers from India, 14 per cent of the total base of freelancers. India is also leading all Asian countries in registered freelancers.
On average, the freelancers working with the website earn at an hourly rate of US $16. Aside from having lots of Indians working as freelancers, Indian SMEs already rank third in usage of the site, and can use it to outsource work on an ad hoc basic while also gaining access to a global talent pool, and for people who would prefer to work from home, represents an employment opportunity, which is flexible enough to meet their requirements.
India ranks 1st among all the Asian countries in terms of registered freelancers, while Asian countries collectively have a share of more than 24 per cent. In the current economy, Indian freelancers which are the third biggest users of PeoplePerHour.com after Europe are benefitting from outsourced work by businesses from across the globe whilst at the same time there is a growing trend for ‘onshoring’: businesses in India hiring freelancers in the west
Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO and Founder, PeoplePerHour.com, said, “Businesses across the globe have discovered that they can access top talent from the global pool and import best practices very affordably by using freelancers. Businesses using remote freelance professionals in this way are pioneering a new type of virtual business model.”
Prasenjit Nandi, Freelance web design and SEO service provider based in Kolkata ,said, “I'm an experienced SEO freelancer and using Peopleperhour.com with great success. Peopleperhour.com is a great place to connect with potential clients overseas with many freelance opportunities that match to my specific skills and talents. All financial transactions between the two parties go through PeoplePerHour.com and it’s a safe bet for freelancers. PeoplePerHour.com is a resource builder and a project manager."
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