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03 Feb 2014

Starting 2014 on a high after a promising finish to 2013, has smashed through 10 million members.

As the world economy strengthens, small businesses are investing more and creating record numbers of jobs on the marketplace.

Spurred on by the company’s success, small businesses, start ups and skilled professionals are turning to as a platform to connect, grow a business and get work done.

“ is helping to put small businesses at the heart of world economic growth,” says Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer.

“In an increasingly competitive global market small businesses are turning to freelancers to outsource short term projects in skill categories they do not necessarily have the resources for.

"By tapping into a global talent pool like a small business can operate like a major corporation on a shoestring budget.”

As a result, says it has positioned itself to take advantage of this growth by scaling up its multilingual features.

At present users are able to post jobs in their own languages, with the marketplace operating in more than 30 languages.

Recent growth in Russia and Brazil, two of the influential BRIC countries, as well as a string of successful launches in Greece, Romania and the Czech Republic has continued to position as the global market leader.

In addition to the diversity added to the marketplace through languages there are over 600 job categories operational on the site.

Around the globe the most in demand job categories are Web and Software Development, Web and Graphic Design, Internet Marketing including SEO, SEM and online sales and content development incorporating corporate content and social media.