Freelance Jobs are slowly picking up pace especially in developing countries like India. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines. With more and more people looking out for freelance jobs, new websites for freelancing are coming up each day.
However, not all the websites offering freelance jobs are reliable. And out of those who are reliable, there are many who may not offer you Quality Jobs with good pay rates.
That is the reason I have prepared a list of best websites which offer freelancing jobs with a brief review about each of these websites.
Top 5 Websites For Freelance Jobs
Below are the top 5 websites that are reliable and offer freelance jobs for free.
In 2014, Upwork and Odesk merged together to form a single company. In May 2015, Upwork merged with Elance to form the largest freelance jobs provider company with over 10 million freelancers who are looking for jobs.
Upwork has a lot of features that give it an edge over the competitors. There are a lot of jobs available to “Bid” on. Whether you are a beginner at Upwork or have lots of experience, there is a job for everyone out there with the right skills.
More importantly, unlike other websites, you can take various skill tests for free on Upwork.
You get 60 Connects per month with free Membership. These Connects can be used to bid for projects. You can upgrade your account once you start earning with Upwork to get more connects as well as to unlock many new useful features.
For more information on how to get projects on Upwork, you can check my Upwork Guide For Beginners.
Freelancer is another good option for Freelance Jobs. It is the second largest freelance website. There are various categories of Jobs available on Freelancer.
However, on Freelancer, a lot of features are paid. Unlike Upwork, the skills test at Freelancer is not free.
On the positive side, it ensures that only serious freelancers take such tests, yet it would have been if they kept it free and make some eligibility criteria for taking such tests
Jobs are in abundance at Freelancer. Though jobs monitoring is not as good as Upwork.
You can often see freelancers wrongly posting their skills in jobs section and a lot of other freelancers bidding for it without even realizing that it was posted in the wrong section. This shows how some unprofessional people have flooded the website.
Still, It’s a decent option for searching freelance jobs
Guru is another website for finding freelance jobs. It has a decent interface with some good features.
Like at other Freelance Websites, Guru also displays a freelancer’s work profile, which includes past jobs and his total earnings at the website. This enables the employer to judge the potential of the freelancers.
It also shows how much money the employer has spent on the freelancers at Guru so that freelancers can decide if the person is a genuine employer or not.
Crowdsource is an ideal platform for freelance writers and editors to showcase their talent and earn money.
In order to ensure only qualified freelancers have access to tasks, every freelancer has to take certain tests to unlock different tasks. Your pay scale increases as you work more.
Fiverr works a little differently from other freelance websites. At Fiverr, instead of employers posting jobs, freelancers create and posts “Gigs” for skills they are good at.
Employers can then search for these Gigs and approach the freelancers with the right skills. Each Gig fetches you $5 ($4 after deducting Fiverr Commission). However, you can list Gig Extras for extended tasks and charge for the same in multiples of $5.
The main advantage of Fiverr over other Freelance Job websites is that, even if you do not have work-related skills, you can still earn money by posting funny and creative Gigs.
You can check my Fiverr Review from both sellers as well as freelancer’s point of view.
All the websites I covered in this article are genuine. One should register with all these websites to get more chances of getting work.
However, I strongly recommend spending more time at Upwork as it is more organized with better features for a free member. And if you are passionate about writing, Crowdsource should be another good option for you.
Fiverr is the best option for people who are looking for working part-time on smaller jobs. It provides the best opportunity to work from home for people without technical skills like students and housewives.
What freelance websites do you prefer? Comment below to let us know.