Marketplaces for Freelancers – The Future of Work?
Marketplaces for freelancers and freelance projects are an example
of the many new business models on the web. The chances for survival
of many B2B marketplaces are discussed controversially today.
However, freelancer-marketplaces still have a good image in terms of
future prospects. Freelancing is widely seen as the model for work
in 21st century. Accordingly, the industry is
enthusiastic. For a more down-to-earth analysis, this
article will describe how the business model works. Than we discuss,
what these marketplaces really can offer their members – buyers
and sellers of services. Finally, we have a look at the future of
Online Marketplaces for
Freelancers - Faults in the Business Model?
Many electronic marketplaces for freelancers and project work have started
on the Web during the last years. The business model seemed to be
brilliant. However, if you have a closer look at the long list of
Internet-based marketplaces for freelancers and project workers, you will
find that not all of them make significant business any more. So
why doesn’t this fascinating concept work? As so often, reasons are