Truelancer was launched in September 2014 and within a short period of its launch, it has built a marketplace consisting of more than 250,000 freelancers who can be hired as Mobile App Developers, Software Developers, Designers, Content Writers, Virtual Assistants and others.
The increasing trend of freelancer hiring among the businesses can be credited to the fact that curated freelance talent can be hired conveniently, saving both cost and time. An online Freelance portal such as Truelancer.com saves the hassle of looking for skilled labour manually and provides a convenient platform for both freelancers and buyers to collaborate with each other.
Truelancer.com eliminates the barriers faced by the talent due to age, location and ethnicity as it features freelancers from various countries such as India, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. These freelancers work in various categories such as graphic design and multimedia, data entry and administration, mobile application, finance and accounting, social media and SEO, IT and programming and others.
The buyer can easily get started on Truelancer by posting for the project or the services they’re looking for. They can select among several freelancers by looking at their portfolios and reviews posted by others. Once the freelancer is selected, the buyer can collaborate with them through a shared online work room and also receive regular updates related to the work. The payments will only be released to the freelancer once the buyer is satisfied with the work.
Another feature that sets Truelancer apart from its counterparts is ‘posting a contest’ option. One can post a contest for the work they need and invite hundreds of freelancers to participate and send their entries. The buyer can select the best entry and pay only to them. The contest feature is meant for instilling creativity among the freelancers and to provide the best quality work to the buyer. Mobile app design, Logo design and website mockup design are some of the categories where one can start a contest.
Truelancer is based on a simple interface where the buyers can ‘post projects’ to hire freelancers while the sellers can look for a suitable job based on their skill. The buyers can enjoy the free of costing posting of services, however; the freelancers are charged a percentage of their earnings. The website also offers free and paid membership to the freelancers according to their requirements.
Truelancer also ensures the privacy of the users while maintaining the security of payments with the help of their ‘Safe deposit’ system, where the payments are held till the project is completed and released afterwards.
Truelancer.com was founded by Dipesh Garg and Rajshekhar Rajaharia with an aim to create a global platform for freelancing services and fill the gap between the freelance talent and the businesses who seek services. Within a short period of its launch, Truelancer has built a strong position in the global marketplace and for future; it aims to reach 35 Million freelancers in next 5 years.