Upwork Is Now Allowing Clients To List Jobs For Only U.S. Based Freelancers
For those of you who aren't familiar with Upwork, Upwork is a website that allows companies and people to post jobs and allows freelancers to bid on those jobs. Upwork used to be called Odesk, but when Odesk merged with E-lance they renamed the emergent company Upwork.
Anyways, I just got an email from Upwork saying that they rolled out a new feature in which they are allowing clients to create listings that have a location requirement of being in the U.S.
This is good news for U.S. based freelancers because it will cut down on the competition from non U.S. based freelancers who can bid dirt cheap on jobs because they have a cheaper cost of living. However, I'm sure non-U.S. based freelancers are going to be less than excited about the feature.
For those of you who have never heard of Upwork before, it might be worth checking out to see if your skills match the jobs posted, especially if you are looking for a way to make some extra money to pay for your WA subscription. If you don't see any jobs I would definitely check back periodically.
For those of you who have cash, but not as much time to work on your sites, Upwork can be a great place to find a freelancer to do odd jobs on your website(s).
If you currently use Upwork as a freelancer, how do you feel about this new feature?