LinkedIn ProFinder

A new way to hire freelancers from LinkedIn

#2 Product of the DayNovember 15, 2015
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Looks like LinkedIn is challenging Upwork!
It is great to see LinkedIn expanding their offering in this way. It's still about professionals and jobs which is closely related to the existing core of LinkedIn. This has the potential to be a massive new long-term revenue stream for if LinkedIn gets this to product/market fit and beyond. Not to mention they'll get more freelancers to create accounts and update their profiles.
Cool concept, has a lot of potential. Only available in SF right now, and highly dependent on the personal reviews on LinkedIn which may be refreshing for the actual feature as a whole.
Finally, an actual use-case for linked-in. Bravo.
I really like this. It's going to be interesting to see how it impacts the gig-economy. In a world where freelancers are expected to become more and more common - this presents a great opportunity to drive more entrepreneurship. I'm interested in seeing how they manage the transaction - If it's similar to UpWork, this could be a huge revenue driver for LinkedIn.