Freelancing.ph have become such great influence in the industry over the past years. Founded with passion in mind, it soared to heights beyond imaginable. I am Joan Ehlayne Gabia, a blogger and contributor to the community, am very well pleased (and honored) to introduce to you our new partner. Read on!
Just recently, a story about a freelancer who earned as high as P7.5M ($172k) in one year as a programmer went viral. Everyone was like whoa, is that even possible? That article has become an eyeopener for most Filipinos, a subject of debate and inspiration to many. Let me step back and give you an overview of online freelancing landscape.
Two of the biggest online staffing platforms merged in December 2013. Elance-oDesk combined now boasts of over 8M freelancers worldwide earning an all time high of $750M in 2013 alone. Those are huge. In an interview with Matt Cooper, VP of Operations at oDesk, lauds Filipinos stating that: