By the end of 2012, Indonesia’s National Family Planning Coordinating Board (BKKBN) predicts that the country will have 245 million people. Obviously this is a promising market for human resources. Global outsourcing online marketplace, Freelancer.com, is now preparing its expansion to Indonesia, with an Indonesian version of its website and an upcoming official launch. The manager of Freelancer.com Indonesia, Helma Kusuma, wrote in Freelancer.com’s mailing list that the company wants to talk to business people as well as those who have been successfully using the service in Indonesia.
Freelancer is asking entrepreneurs to share their success stories. It also would like to measure direct effects on company’s financials of using the service. By reaching business owners, Freelancer hopes to find out if its users have seen their business improve thanks to usage of the service’s freelancers.
The site would also like to catch up with its freelancers around the country and hear their feedback. It wants to know if freelancers finally established relationships with big clients or got daily income from the site.
Freelancer has open projects for programmers, designers, content writers, and many others. On its website, it claims to have over 4 million freelancers from around the world. They will bid on projects by introducing their skills and payment rates in the hopes of getting by business owners. So far, there have been over 2 million projects on the site.
Collecting inspiring success stories will be a nice introduction when the local site is properly launched soon. Freelancer already connects freelancers globally in over 234 countries and regions. Perhaps Freelancer could even help startup growth in the country.