The World’s Top Freelancing Site Upwork Joins NASDAQ as UPWRK

Upwork, formerly known as oDesk has been listed as a publicly traded company on NASDAQ. It is one of the largest freelancing sites in the world. The company allows businesses that need to hire remote workers or outsource their work to do it without the hassles that come with managing them. The platform is created in such a manner that employers and business owners can create accounts, access millions of skilled freelancers from around the country and the world, and outsource their work.

The company has been growing exponentially over the past decade. As a matter of fact, they acquired another similar business outfit, Elance in 2014. After the merger, oDesk rebranded to Upwork in 2016. One of their first orders of business was ensuring that they kicked out all the freelancers who were not adding value to their reputation. The company presently operates in 180 countries and has professionals in all the fields that you can imagine. In June 2018 alone, the platform has helped in the completion of more than two million tasks. Their current client base is 475,000 and they also have 375,000 freelancers in different fields.

When questioned about how the platform operates, the CEO stated that the company makes money when their freelancers make money. The payment system is set in such a way that for the first $500 that a client will send to the freelancer, Upwork takes 20 percent. After the amount exceeds 500 dollars, their rate drops to 10 percent for all the lifetime earnings of the freelancer with the particular client. The platform has simplified the way companies outsource their business because they regulate the entire process. They get the money from the client and hold it in an escrow account, only releasing it when the freelancer has finished the project and the client is satisfied.

Upwork’s CEO Stephane Kasriel states that it is their pleasure to be part of the revolution of how work and business is done. He states that Upwork is not just there to make their cut and go, they are transforming lives and going public is the best way to increase their impact.

Class Dojo Is Making Its Way Into Every Classroom

Class Dojo is an educational system that has been developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. They two went on a journey to different schools throughout the country to find out just what issues were facing teachers and students education. The majority of teachers were able to agree on a common issue, communication. With so much going on in many peoples lives, it becomes different to communicate effectively about schooling and teachers often don’t find the time to get involved. Class Dojo is changing this with the revolutionary app for vastly improved communication. Although there are many programs out there for education and learning purposes, Class Dojo is the first to focus on communication and also the first to release for free and stay free forever.

With more than two-thirds of all schools in the United States catching on to this impressive platform, it is clear to see just how effective it is for teachers, parents, and students. Proper evaluation and encouragement are important for a student’s overall growth, which is why it is more important than ever for parents to get involved. Class Dojo allows parents to stay up to date with the student’s progress at all times of the day, regardless of there current errands. This is because Class Dojo runs on all computers and smartphones as long as there is an adequate internet connection. Parents can directly communicate with teachers through the app as well, which lets parents get on top of things quickly when they happen, rather than waiting for a phone call. Parent-teacher conferences are the way most people remember it from their childhood, but this method has many problems that make it difficult for parents to participate and teachers to really connect with students and their parents.

Class Dojo is still free today because Sam and Liam do not believe it should cost money for a student to receive a better educational experience. Anyone with a smart device and an internet connection can take part in Class Dojo with a simple invitation from an instructor. No personal information is required from students or anyone for that matter so it is completely safe to use. Class Dojo also has support for dozens of languages to ensure everyone can get involved and start building a more positive school experience for all parties.