With the Services Marketplace, which will compete with Fiverr and Upwork, companies and freelancers can find each other to complete short-term work projects.
Microsoft's LinkedIn professional communication service is launching a new service. The platform, called the Services Marketplace, will allow you to post and find information about offers and job search for freelancers and companies that need such services.
Testing of the platform started back in early 2021, during this period in the United States alone, the service attracted almost 2 million users, out of a total of 800 million platform users. Now, the Services Marketplace, which offers a wide range of portfolio building and job search tools, is opening up to users around the world.
At the time of launch, the service offers 250 categories, in which you can post a portfolio and search for professionals, in the future it is planned to increase the number of categories to 500. At the moment, the use of the service is free of charge.
This move demonstrates LinkedIn's willingness to adapt to changing market demands. Remote work is becoming more and more popular and many professionals are fully or partially switching to freelance work.