Elance provides an online workplace that allows businesses and independent professionals to find each other and work together via the Internet.
In 2014, Elance merged with oDesk to become Elance-oDesk (now Upwork). Upwork allows businesses to find, hire, collaborate with, and pay freelancers from around the world, while giving a global community of skilled professionals access to jobs that are personally, professionally, and financially rewarding. Freelancers are earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork. Businesses of every size use Upwork, from one-person startups to major corporations, to hire any kind of work that can be done on a compute