Freelancer.com Acquires vWorker!

Freelancer.com is pleased to announce that we have just acquired vWorker, the fourth largest freelance marketplace in the world and second largest by number of users! We are delighted to welcome vWorker users to Freelancer.com, and believe that they will make an invaluable contribution to our rapidly growing marketplace.

vWorker members will quickly see the benefits of posting projects and freelancing in our marketplace, with our Milestone Payment system and huge breadth of talent resulting in a safer, more streamlined experience.

For employers, the talent pool deepens, as we exceed 6.6 million freelancers across a broad range of almost 600 skill categories. For freelancers, Freelancer.com offers a huge and diverse volume of projects to bid on- forces combined a whopping 4 million projects have been posted since inception.

What does this mean for existing vWorker members?

All vWorker members will be automatically transitioned into the Freelancer.com marketplace. This process will be done immediately to minimize disruption to members and active projects. We will transfer over your account balances, user profiles, reputation history, messages, employer escrow payments, active projects and past projects, so rest assured that it will be business as usual once you arrive on our platform.

For those vWorker members who also have accounts on Freelancer.com, we will merge your vWorker account into your existing Freelancer.com account. This will allow members to continue completing projects with minimal interruption.

All existing vWorker members will receive an email containing additional information about the transition process and any action they may need to take to complete their migration to the Freelancer.com platform. If you have any questions during this process, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team by emailing support@freelancer.com.

To celebrate the acquisition and get our new vWorker members started on Freelancer.com, we are giving away free memberships, featured projects and credits!

For vWorker employers:

  • 12 months of FREE Premium Membership + 12 months of FREE Featured Projects + 100,000 Freelancer Credits for any employer who has spent over $50,000 on vWorker.
  • 9 months of FREE Premium Membership + 9 months of FREE Featured Projects + 20,000 Freelancer Credits for any employer who has spent over $5,000 on vWorker.
  • 6 months of FREE Premium Membership + 6 months of FREE Featured Projects + 15,000 Freelancer Credits for any employer who has spent over $3,000 on vWorker.
  • 3 months of FREE Premium Membership + 3 months of FREE Featured Projects + 10,000 Freelancer Credits for any employer who has spent over $100 on vWorker.

For vWorker workers:

  • 3 months of FREE Standard Membership + 10,000 Freelancer Credits for any worker who has earned over $5,000 on vWorker.
  • 2 months of FREE Standard Membership + 7,000 Freelancer Credits for any worker  who has earned over $3,000 on vWorker.
  • 1 month of FREE Standard Membership + 5,000 Freelancer Credits for any worker who has earned over $1,000 on vWorker.
  • 1 month of FREE Basic Membership + 2,000 Freelancer Credits for any worker who has earned $1,000 or less on vWorker.

What does this mean for existing Freelancer.com members?

Our acquisition of vWorker represents a substantial increase in both the breadth and depth of our talent pool. Current employers will see greater variety and competition among freelancers in the marketplace, while current freelancers will see a marked increase in the amount of work available on the site. This expansion of our marketplace is a great development for both freelancers and employers – why not try it out by posting a project free now?

For more information about the migration, read the vWorker Migration FAQ.

For more information about the acquisition, please read the official press release.

18 thoughts on “Freelancer.com Acquires vWorker!

  1. Azzam says:

    Oh man. Vworker was unique in the style that they offered customer services to the buying customer, especially how they supported us with issues in arbitration with coders.

    If I recall freelancer.com did not offer that level of service, so will have to hold out. Not convinced until I have tried the platform again

  2. James Mahy says:

    As a heavy worker on vworker, this merger worries me considerably we currently have an account on freelancer and even simple things like asking the buyer questions before placing a bid make placing accurate bids impossible.

    Having a bid limit (whether successful or not) with such a large talent pool also concerns me as it’ll mark a lot of people out from being lucky enough to win a job!
    I’ve seen in many occasions on vworker where we’ve lost jobs against people with much higher bids and considerably lower ratings, which says it’s not all about your ability / rating on many occasions it’s simply luck and visibility.

    I fear this will be the end of our involvement in these types of sites, hopefully not.

    James

  3. Pritish Sahoo says:

    My hearty Congratulation to Freelancers executives and Boards…
    But why do you have to merge the platforms…They can still run as a separate entity under one Umbrella…I understand there is Overhead in running separately…

    vWorker has some unique features….Which makes so comfortable working with…

    Its a Business Decision but like me there will be other workers who fill find this move unacceptable.

    I wish to see if this merger of platform doesn’t happen…

    Anyways voice doesn’t helps now…

    Congrats…

  4. sapan says:

    Congratulation! Freelancer..

    This what I dream yesterday.. It’s just institution that one day Freelancer will acquire Vworker. Even I thought to write vworker management team. For the past couple of days the projects tremendously dropping in vworker.

    Great Team in Freelancer that is why professional are moving to use this Great site.

    Thanks

  5. no0dle says:

    How will we log in into freelacer.com with our vworker account? there we used our email as username… here you need a specific username…

  6. siraj says:

    Dear Sir
    I have accounts in vWorker as well as in freelancer with different email. I want to merge them. What to do?

  7. syed says:

    i m not happy with freelancer, i have different email accounts at vworker and freelancer, and i will have multiple freelancer accounts in freelancer.com and freelancer will close my 1 account, how shame is this that no solution for different email accounts holder

  8. Larry Poor says:

    I am a vWorker customer. I did not receive any notification about the acquistion. I need to pay a worker but am unable to do so at the vWorker.com. How do I transition to freelancer so I can pay them?

  9. Ok this is everthing ok.But in the first touch with Freelancer.com problems already start.
    First for me one example:
    I can not verified my Payoneer card with Freelancer.com
    Second example of bad things here is:
    One simple things:I can not upload just one video,to finished my portfolio.Then I can not put Bid anywhere.
    So?What we the workers will get with this and nobody ask us if can not do this simple things??
    Tomislav Rajkovic

  10. I cannot log into Freelancer OR vWorker, everything seems to be broken. When will the migration be complete and who can I talk to about getting access to my accounts?

  11. Biby Michael says:

    Hi,

    I was a vWoker worker. I would like to know whether the Accutime Card software, which was essential for hourly projects on vWorker is ready to use on freelancer.com.

    Do I’ve to download it again and all? The current one that I’ve been using is not working. It fails to log in.

    Since the my current project is an hourly project it ‘ll be very helpful to create invoices accurately with the Accutime Card, I hope to hear the good news soon.

    Thank you.

    regards,

    Biby

  12. Current employers will see greater variety and competition among freelancers in the marketplace, while current freelancers will see a marked increase in the amount of work available on the site.

  13. Antony Repin says:

    I was a freelancer at vworker for years and that site was really a superstar for me several years ago. But as I saw for years, they had lost some of advantages which created that sense for me as a person. At some moment i even was at the point where I started to complain on them because of some practices and finally left it. 1.5 years ago I thought that I’d never get back and simply logged into my account today to check affiliate page. I was very and kindly surprised!

    Even if I was not using freelacer.com itself actively, I am happy now to have a chance to use it’s wonderful features and probably earn more than in the past.

    Happy business and thanks!

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