Opinion: Upwork (UPWK) is more valuable than LinkedIn


On LinkedIn it’s also impossible to find out who is in the market for employment, making it even harder to identify new personnel.   Moreover if you want to hire someone off of LinkedIn it’s a laborious process that involves contracts, payroll setup/1099 setup, etc.

Upwork (UPWK) Solves The Down Falls Of LinkedIn

Last year I was faced with a major development challenge in a software startup I am involved in:  the Indians that coded our platform wrote really bad code that crashed as soon as people started using it.   Bottom line is that we had to fire the Indian development team.

Who would replace them?  How would we find the replacement?

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A friend of mine recommended that I use Upwork.   I had never heard of Upwork but after some research I discovered  that the 2 largest freelancer network in the world, oDesk and eLance, merged to form Upwork just a couple of years ago, thus the new name.

After creating a free account on Upwork I then created my first job posting, which was also free.   That was a major plus for me because both Craigslist and LinkedIn charge money to create job postings.   The job posting process was seamless.