A LinkedIn Freelancer Market Rivaling Upwork, Fiverr — The Information

LinkedIn is developing a new service called Marketplaces that will allow 740 million users to find and book freelancers who can compete with publicly traded companies like Upwork and Fiverr, according to two people with direct knowledge.

Microsoft’s career-oriented networking site aims to enter a small but growing market for websites that primarily connect employees such as app developers and accountants with companies or individuals who want their services. Freelance work was boosted by the Covid-19 pandemic as people looked for new ways to make money without leaving home.

May 5, 2021