The way the world goes to work is drastically changing. Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise of self-starting entrepreneurs looking to escape the corporate conveyor-belt lifestyle and work for themselves. Virtual labor sites such as oDesk, eLance and People Per Hour have allowed writers, designers, developers, etc. to sell their services on a global free market. It’s an interesting, exciting way to do business. Virtual labor is ever evolving and improving!
oDesk has been around for almost 10 years, and eLance almost for 15. There’s a talent pool of over 8 million freelancers worldwide using these sites. The two plan to merge in 2014. The value of the online labor market reached US Billion in 2012, and is projected to hit Billion by 2018. Virtual labor has revolutionized the way we work with startups and SME’s. Working virtually in a global online marketplace only looks to improve in the future![Read more here.](http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/05/18/rise-uberized-economy-means-business/)