looks to hit 0.1mn user mark in several LatAm countries in 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Global portal for freelancers is looking to reach 100,000 users in Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil and Mexico by the end of 2013, the company's Latin American director, Sebastián Siseles, told BNamericas.

Meanwhile, the firm is looking to reach 50,000 users in Chile during the year, the executive added.

The company currently has around 26,000 users in Argentina, 31,000 in Brazil, 19,000 in Mexico and 8,000 in Chile.

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Freelancer currently has local websites for each of these four countries, which has resulted in significant growth in the firm's user base.

The number of users in Chile has increased by 50% since Freelancer inaugurated a local website in the country in August, and its user base in Brazil has also increased by around 50% since a local website in Portuguese was initiated at the end of November, according to Siseles.

The company is also planning to launch several other local websites in Latin America this year, with Uruguay, Peru and Colombia all to be launched during 2013. Freelancer is also considering the possibility of launching a local website for Central America, he added.

Freelancer currently has a total of 6.88mn users worldwide, with a total of 4.13mn projects contracted at a total value exceeding US$1.0bn, according to information on the company's website.