Online freelance websites and marketplaces are changing the way we work. We can work from anywhere, choose how much we want to work and at what time we want to work. We don’t have to worry about waking up early to get ready for the job or even taking a long holiday with our family. We are your own bosses!
As the freelance culture grew famous during the last 3-4 years, hundreds of websites have been launched that provide great service to freelance workers and outsourcers. I did some research on the web and found the following 10 best freelance websites that are really changing the freelance landscape of the world and have already established themselves as mega sources of freelancing and outsourcing.
A newer player in the freelance game, Toptal is great for experienced software developers. Their screening process is pretty intense – only accepting the top 3% of developers – so it’s not as easy to get up and running on a project as with some of the other sites listed here.
If you are able to get through the screening rounds, though, it’s a pretty great setup. The service pays really well, higher rates than all the other sites listed here. They can set you up with a range of projects from short- to long-term, and will match you with projects that fit specifically to you and your skillset.
If you are looking for a highly qualified developer for your startup or any other high quality project, I strongly recommend you hire your developer from Toptal.
Upwork has become the world’s biggest marketplace now coming out of merger between oDesk.com and Elance.com and is my personal favorite. oDesk and Elance, the world’s two biggest freelance websites joined hands and merged to form Upwork.com in middle of 2015 forming a big competitor for Freelance.com. But even after so much noise around people opposing this decision of theirs, I personally think it is still the same amazing place for finding jobs and hiring freelancers.
When I started my freelance career I did it with these sites and now I feel good that I have one website and one portfolio. Upwork provides very high quality service and the fees that they take for projects is also small. The most important thing that I love about Upwork is their support team. It never happened that they were not able to respond to my queries and problems.
Freelancers can showcase finished projects to the public so potential clients can easily pick someone whose creation sparks their interest. It’s an alternative that removes the need to contact workers one by one.
What is more, Fiverr offers you free learning courses to develop your skills and teach you how to pitch to clients
This freelance website has over 1.5 million freelancers that used their service. Every worker will have a rating, which is a great promotion.
People Per Hour is free for freelancers, but the competition can be very challenging. You should always improve and set a reasonable fee so you’ll be more likely to get hired.
It is a UK-based company, which follows a system, pretty similar to other freelancing sites. On this site, you will find both online as well as on-site freelancing gigs. Jobs are either fixed price or hourly type.