Upwork, formerly Elance-Odesk, has given opportunity to millions of professionals and providers across the globe. This concept was introduced in 1998 when Elance was founded, and the concept became a buzz after ODesk formed in 2003; The concept has gained a lot of popularity and success. Elance and Odesk were acting as competitors until they merged in 2013 and rebranded as Upwork in 2015.
Indian IT professionals and companies have grabbed this opportunity in the early years and since then have dominated in providing the services through these portals.
Although a lot of quality work and business has been delivered, with the increase of opportunities it has attracted a lot of below average performers and a few immature and Irresponsible clients.