After beta-testing for more than half a year, professional social network LinkedIn officially launched a marketplace to connect freelancers with employers.

Since testing began in March, two million providers have registered with the platform, according to the launch announcement last month.

An individual or entrepreneur can set up a service page from LinkedIn profile to show services offered, ratings and reviews of previous customers. Anyone from the 800-million-member community can request a work for free without connection and following. The service page also works like a dashboard for freelancers to manage orders.

Like LinkedIn, Facebook is also exploring opportunities to vie for place in the gig world. In April, the AIMGroup comprehensively covered their ambitions to challenge upstarts like Fiverr, Upwork, and TaskRabbit.

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