Freelancer’s Matt Barrie defends online crowdsourcing

Freelancer’s Matt Barrie defends online crowdsourcing


Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. It features interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT academics.

Interview: Matt Barrie

In this podcast, Leon and Garry talk to Matt Barrie, the CEO of, a Sydney-based company and recent Anthill Cool Company Award winner. Freelancer bills itself as “the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace” with over two million registered users. Barrie explains the keys behind the success of the website and the appeal of online outsourcing in a globalised economy.

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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler both have established careers with The Age newspaper, where Garry Barker is its Technology Editor, and Leon Gettler is a Senior Business Journalist. Gettler also works freelance on a number of other publications.

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  • Shelly Bradman

    I need to know if this is true?

    I found many more complaints for the website. Also, why don’t your support team solve the query on urgent basis.

    Freelancers from all over the world depend on your platform for their money and how can you suspend the account without notification, when there is money in that particular account and user is with you from last 6 years?

    Can you explain this. What kind of support you provide?

    There is no phone number, no response to tickets, mails sent, no online chat available.

    How do you advice to contact you people for help! Even after contacting your support team so many times, no response.

    This is mental harassment for the freelancers who work so hard on the projects to get money and suddenly they see your mail saying account suspended without any notification.

    And after submitting all proof, no action is taken for days, and no replies.

    What will you say about this?

    I would like to know the answers.


  • Nitin Naresh

    Matt Barrie

    As the name comes to the mind, we start imaging a blad person with a very dirty skin, a eyes with full of greed, obsession, burnt face with lots of plastic surgery.

    Yes you got it right- So called the CEO of one of the biggest online australian scam company Matt Barrie has been in this industry since last 10 years and is so intelligent that no one ever could caught him.

    He is smart, talented enough to get out of all the complaints, and his staff is so intelligent that they always take all the backfires of themself and do not let it reach to the CEO.

    One of the biggest fraud internet company which has been ripping thousand of innocent freelancers all around the world and above all claims to be the largest online market place for freelancers, but infact it is one of the biggest scam company running in australian market.

    Some points I would like to tell you about this company.

    1. The first ever online company which do not have any official address, they only have a post box number posted on their website, and the only reason is that if they post the real address, people will reach their office and will piss on them. So they want to hide themself.

    2. The only company with no telephone numbers coz they know well that everyone will ring and abuse them.

    3. The only company where customer support is always offline and only comes online when they want to.

    4. The only company where they ask government ID like driving license and passport with photograph and id written, so that they can misuse these id’s to take fake government loans and mortage and also do fraud in the name of these innocent people coz they have all the government ids and pictures of the people.

    5. Only freelancing website where more than 70% projects are fake and posted by staff themself. This is the best way of earning the money online.

    The internal staff post the fake project, innocent freelancers post their paid bids on the project, staff awards the project to the bidders and one out of 100 freelancers gets a fees deducted from their account balance, but no actual payment or milestone is ever created, the project owner never respond to the emails, coz its none but the staff and then they refuse to refund the bids and money that has been deducted from their account.

    This is one of the biggest strategy to earn hardearned money of the innocent people in the world.

    Matt Barrie claims to be a entrepreneur but infact, he is a thief, a scammer, a fraud and a kind of terrorist, Just look into his eyes and you will see terror, fraud, greed in his eyes. He is so greedy and fraud person that it looks clearly on his eyes and he can not hide it.

    I am sure people will understand his strategy of earning money and his bread and butter. People are getting pissed off daily from his website and he really dont care about them. I dont know what he will tell you god when he reach hell.

    All the interviews, awards he has won or given in media are paid, the company pays  heavy amount to the media to post the interviews of this dick head so that people get influenced and pays money to him for using his webiste, but he ultimately forget that if he is smart, public is smarter than him and they know all the inside out truth.

    He calls himself influential which is really true, he is very much influential coz he has been ripping off thousand of people since last 10 years and have influenced australian government so greatfully that they never took action against him ever. I dont know how- May be he paid bribe or what he offered, only god knows but no one ever took action against him.


    Nitin Naresh

  • fed up

    terrible service! as soon as you want to withdraw your hard earned dollars they close your account. i am australian and even i will not have an easy time bringing these guys to justice but i will have my day in court with these scammers – all based around holding onto your money as long as they can. if you wish to lodge a complaint against another person for not providing the paid service, they charge you $5 to help you sort it out. ridiculous.