Microsoft launching marketplace for Experts
Microsoft has seemingly launched a new site - http://taskmarket.com/ that is meant as an exchange for freelancers and experts. It is in the lines of international sites like elance.com, getafreelancer.com, guru.com and limeexchange.com
At the site, you are required to register with a unique username and provide your paypal ID. The site offers the options to:
- Post a Job
- Search for Jobs
- Subscribe to e-mail alerts to be notified when jobs you are interested in are posted
- Fill out your profile page
The site is very new (most of the jobs posted had the date for 3 June i.e. TODAY).. by industry sources this market may be as large as $10 mn by 2010.
This is especially relevant to India as most of the technical jobs are done here. The no. of freelancers are only set to explode in the coming days!