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Pricing:

Using LinkedIn ProFinder is free of charge.

Review:

LinkedIn ProFinder is LinkedIn's answer to the freelance-for-hire service and it does offer employers access to over 70,000 approved freelancers. The platform is free to use and its freelancers are quick to respond with high-quality proposals.

However, the platform matches employers with freelancers in their area, which means if there aren't any professionals in your area offering the service you need, they won't be matched with you. There are also no freelancer portfolios and profiles to browse.

Highlights:

  • The platform is very easy to use.
  • It is free.
  • Proposals from freelancers take only 24 hours.
  • LinkedIn is a popular professional network.
  • Employers can access a broad range of professionals.
  • Freelance professionals need to be approved.
  • The platform has over 70,000 freelancers.

Shortcomings:

  • No resume or portfolio database.
  • Not available everywhere yet.
  • Matches are very local and are limited to the employer's zip code or region.
  • No payment facilitation.

Reputation:

Online reviews of LinkedIn ProFinder are mostly from the perspective of freelancers but do reflect employer experiences. Some like the 24-hour turn-around but say customer support is lacking. Others say submitting job requests is easy but finding the right pro is difficult.

Some employers have been overwhelmed by too many proposals. One person on Facebook complained repeatedly about receiving no help from LinkedIn when a freelancer took payment but did not deliver the work.

How to hire freelancers LinkedIn ProFinder:

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How to hire freelancers LinkedIn ProFinder:

Three easy steps for hiring freelancers on LinkedIn ProFinder.

1. 

Hiring freelancers on LinkedIn ProFinder.

1.1 

Log on to the linkedIn ProFinder home page.

Log on to the linkedIn ProFinder home page.

Navigate to the linkedIn ProFinder home page and click on the blue "Find a freelancer" button.

1.2 

Select the type of service you need.

Select the type of service you need.

Browse through the service options and click on the type of service you need. Once you click on a service, a list of available freelancers will be displayed.

1.3 

View and message freelancers.

View and message freelancers.

Select your location or click "view all" to view all the freelancers for that service. Click on the "message" button to message a freelancer directly and discuss your project proposal.

LinkedIn ProFinder vs. Upwork:

Upwork gives employers access to freelance professionals from 180 countries and the platform facilitates communication and payment between the parties. LinkedIn ProFinder matches employers with talent nearby to them and does not act as a facilitator. However, LinkedIn ProFinder's freelancers are vetted before joining.

LinkedIn ProFinder vs. Toptal:

Toptal has attracted elite companies in the past, and LinkedIn is a trusted and popular professional social network. Both platforms match employers with freelancers without giving access to portfolios and profiles. And while Toptal offers a larger talent pool, LinkedIn ProFinder is free to use.

LinkedIn ProFinder vs. Fiverr:

Fiverr, like LinkedIn ProFinder, is free for employers to use to find freelancers, but Fiverr offers better customer support and access to freelancer profiles and portfolios. Employers need to go through them to choose. LinkedIn ProFinder is easier to use and only matches employers with nearby pros.

Key Information

Legal Name

LinkedIn Corporation

Founder

Reid Hoffman

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2003

Address

1000 W Maude, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, US

Website

https://business.linkedin.com/grow/profinder

FAQs:

What is LinkedIn ProFinder?

LinkedIn ProFinder is LinkedIn's freelancer-for-hire platform employers can use to find freelancers from across many industries.

How do I join LinkedIn ProFinder?

  1. Go to the LinkedIn ProFinder homepage.
  2. Click "Sign in."
  3. Sign in to your LinkedIn account.

How do I find freelancers on LinkedIn ProFinder?

  1. Go to the LinkedIn ProFinder homepage.
  2. Type what type of service you need in the field provided.
  3. Click "Get Started."
  4. Provide more details about the project.
  5. Click "Continue with LinkedIn."
  6. Sign in to your LinkedIn account.
  7. Click "Get free proposals."

What does it cost to post a job on LinkedIn ProFinder?

It is free for employers to submit requests for proposals on LinkedIn ProFinder.

What types of jobs can I advertise on LinkedIn ProFinder?

LinkedIn ProFinder has a community of 70,000 vetted freelancers from a wide range of industries.

What are some alternatives to LinkedIn ProFinder?

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