LinkedIn Freelancer Marketplaces Service Rumored to Be in the Works – Educational Content & Events for Creators Everywhere

For content creators, 2020 was the pivotal year and growing interest in freelance work. Many of us have been eager to create new opportunities from the comfort of our couches between ordering at home and the speedy shutdowns of many small businesses. This also increased the demand for booking services. No wonder, then, that (supposedly) the freelance “Marketplaces” of LinkedIn is in preparation. Here’s what we know so far.

For one, it doesn’t replace the pre-existing Pro Finder tool that allows you to connect with someone who suits your professional needs. The three-step process includes answering questions and receiving up to five suggestions, reviewing the suggestions, and sending a free message to your final choice. The rumored LinkedIn platform “Marketplaces” will be a little more intuitive, as an internal payment service is linked to a function with which LinkedIn users can book motifs for freelance services.

According to the information:

“The service, which is expected to be rolled out as early as September, could help LinkedIn attract new users and generate more revenue from existing users of its professional networking site, which Microsoft acquired in 2016. Microsoft executives talked separately about allowing prospective LinkedIn customers to service freelance payments using a Microsoft-developed digital wallet that people can use to store money. “

In addition, the money stored in this digital wallet may also be used for other paid LinkedIn services such as online courses or as a “tip” for freelancers.

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Incidentally, LinkedIn is also looking for a new community leader. Another sign that the platform has an increased interest in engaging and supporting content creators. If you haven’t already, here are a few ways you can update your LinkedIn profile right now.

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March 31, 2021