SYDNEY, February 11 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's #1 micro-outsourcing marketplace today announced that it had acquired the UK freelancing website connects small businesses in the UK to freelancers across a range of industries including software, web design, marketing and engineering. Incorporated in 2008, has grown steadily to over 16,000 customers in the United Kingdom.

We are pleased to announce this acquisition as it is a great fit with our business, said Matt Barrie Chief Executive of, By integrating with, small businesses in the United Kingdom will benefit from our highly active marketplace of over 1.4 million professionals.

If you are a small business owner in the UK, you should be using to lower your costs and increase your sales, said Matt Barrie, It's fast and simple; simply go to and post a project. You'll start receiving bids within seconds of posting a project and with the average job under US$200 (GBP 130), it's extremely cost effective for small business.

Terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.

Over 550,000 jobs have been posted to date on, for a sum total of over US$50 million.

New users can post a trial project for free. Simply follow the directions on:

See some of the thousands of quotes from our users:

About Freelancer is a global marketplace for online and freelance jobs where businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers to outsource their work. connects over 1.4 million employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries regions. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales and marketing, and accounting legal services. Freelancer is the leader in the micro-outsourcing market, with the average job size being under US$200. This is extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.

For more information, contact: Michael Ruhfus Operations Manager URL Email


CONTACT: Michael Ruhfus, Operations Manager, URL, Email