I have turned to freelancer for last 3 years now and I found it extremely interesting and profitable for me to grow as an entrepreneur. I have hunged around in craiglist, elance and odesk which is recently Upwork. I am doing good over there. Got lots of oppertunities and found growth as a team and an individual. I have got good leads from there and running business which has helped me get my basics right and create a good team to work on.
But now I want to move forward beyond Upwork or other freelancing portals. I want to grow as a company now, and I want to reach clients with more challenging jobs and more sophisticated software development oppertunities and ofcourse with better paying rate (though I am earning a good $25 / hr at an average from Upwork).
Also as I said I have a good team now, so my support Skill set has increased from Laravel to AngularJs, Nodejs to Ionic, MySQL to MongoDb. So I need a better platform to show my credibility.
After a lot of googling and talking with fellow players of the field who already has reached the next level I found toptal. I read the blogs, its working history and reviews from people of how they are being helped by the Toptal system.
Being interested, I feel it is a good ground for me to explore as it not only grow my network, it will help me find better oppertunities maching my skills and criteria. Hence I have applied to join the Toptal Web development network.
Now hoping for the best