Freelancers from around the world have helped 3.7 million businesses get work done this year through Elance-oDesk. They’ve tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit to carve niches, create fulfilling careers, and beat challenging economic times.

Our 2014 Annual Impact Report highlights the way we work with stories from our community, new data, and a fresh perspective on how online collaboration is changing the world.

Our vision — creating an online workplace for the world and, in doing so, reimagining work — is larger than the work itself happening via our sites. It aims to empower people to earn incomes, build their careers and businesses, and better their lives.

Did you know more than 2.7 million jobs are posted each year via the Elance and oDesk online workplaces? We’re grateful every day for the chance to help connect people to these opportunities. Thank you to everyone who is a part of our community — you are changing the way the world works.

Though the year isn’t over yet, if you take a look at the report, you’ll see how much we’ve achieved together already!


The Impact of Online Work, by the numbers. Data from the Elance-oDesk Annual Impact Report 2014. (source:

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