The Freelance Revolution Has A Supply Problem, Not A Demand Problem

Collin Thompson
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Too many marketplaces are digital talent warehouses—some of them are straight up digital sweatshops— rather than thriving, growing, communities of collaborating professionals. I found this article by @jon_younger posted on forbes today (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jon...) I'm curious to know what would make work and life easier for remote workers or freelancers, so that they could go full time on their passion/skillset?

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Manoj Ranaweera
SkilledUp Life, Deal Lite & Techcelerate
Hi Colin Not read the full article yet but saved it. Thanks. I run www.skilledup.life - free talent for tech startups. We are positioned between gaining an education and landing a job or going freelancing. We focus on provision of Experience and Skills. You cannot earn through us. We are non intrusive, i.e. mini 1 hrs per day for 3 months. We have 2,596 volunteers from 71 countries. https://www.tryintrepid.com/ looks interesting. How did you acquire 27,000 freelancers and agencies? How did you vet them?
Collin Thompson
Building tryintrepid.com
@manojranaweera I like this "gaining an education and landing a job or going freelancing" how many chose to freelance straight away? do many people feel the need to get a steady income, benefits and the rest with full time work?
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Collin Thompson
Building tryintrepid.com
@manojranaweera We spent over 2 years researching, Zooming, and checking client references on our community. Generally they all go through a process of first; filling out a series of questionnaires, and then we do calls, then reference checks, then more calls— before adding them into our community. My cofounder has been a recruiter for 20 years so that also helps!
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Manoj Ranaweera
SkilledUp Life, Deal Lite & Techcelerate
@techronin we don't take part in what happens after they complete their terms. However, we are aware of some success stories https://www.skilledup.life/tag/v... Elise, Deimante, etc
Manoj Ranaweera
SkilledUp Life, Deal Lite & Techcelerate
@techronin wow! 27,000 dare to think of the effort required.