The online freelance market is worth $2bn and is growing at 35%. A quarter of these freelancers are youth, but there are no platforms built just for them. CrowdSkills is a freelance platform custom-built to empower youth to use their talents to build lasting careers.
What is the social impact of your business?
Since January 2014 we have worked with 10 freelancers to complete 63 web and design projects for 24 clients including the United Nations, British Cabinet Office and Maserati, generating over £125k in revenue and £6k net profit. 16% of our business is through referrals and 62% from repeat custom. Our freelancers have earned over £7k and 2 youth are now working full-time through the platform. We also won the European Youth Award, partnered with Microsoft, and joined the EY and Benisi accelerators.
What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?
Our goal is to scale within 5 years across Europe to work with 500 freelancers, each completing 2 projects per month, to create full time careers for themselves. We look forward to working with Benisi and the Impact Hub to achieve this vision.
PLease give u one interesting fact about you.
We have been working for years as freelancers ourselves, travelling the world and contributing to great projects. Our goal is to enable other youth to benefit in the same way!
Learn more about Crowd Skills here.
Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more