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ProFinder - New Outsource Platform From LinkedIn

Discussion in 'Employees and Human Resources' started by T J Tutor, Apr 29, 2016.

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  1. T J Tutor

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    Now I know that many of you don't think of LinkedIn as a social platform, however, it is a social platform for business. Now they have added a new addition called ProFinder. A new freelancing platform.

    LinkedIn has over 420 million members and is claimed to be in over 200 countries. Now, while having been a great place to locate people in our own industry, scour for professionals, etc., They have added a new platform for outsourcing through their new freelancing interface called ProFinder.

    This new interface is getting a lot of buzz and is quickly getting action from all corners of the markets. Not a new idea, of course, but with their current “hugeness” and success, the new addition is an obvious (and smart IMO) expansion of their endeavors.

    LinkedIn can even filter search results based on your network (who you're already connected to at a first or second degree level), recommendations those professionals have, their physical location (if that matters), and more.

    Some of the services you can find help with on LinkedIn's ProFinder right now include:

    · Accounting

    · Business Coaching/Consulting

    · Design

    · Insurance

    · IT Services

    · Legal

    · Marketing

    · Photography

    · Real Estate

    · Software Development

    · Writing and Editing

    There is more, but you get the idea.


    ProFinder is completely free to use for both customers and vendors. I expect that at some point they will monetize this with a fee on each transaction, but I think this won’t come immediately. They will likely follow suit as they did in early growth to get the volume up before looking to add any earnings adjustments.

    Who here has given it a try?

    Can you tell us about your experience?
     
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  2. azgold

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    I have to visit my LinkedIn account more often, I didn't know anything about this.

    This could be really good for running an online biz (or to support an offline biz) and I think, because of LinkedIn's professional stance, people are likely to be more trusting of the freelancers. Or at least more comfortable about finding/trying one.

    I'm sure you're correct about them monetizing down the road.
     
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  3. good sir to ssee that
     

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