So you’re a new freelancer looking for a way to make money online. This is the blog post for you! I’m going to tell you about the thirteen best websites for getting your freelancing career started.
Sites like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer.com, and PeoplePerHour are examples of these. If you’re new to freelancing and want a good overview of how these websites work, I recommend reading this blog post.
These thirteen freelancing websites provide a wide range of freelancing opportunities. I’ll list a few of them for you below:
Upwork is one of the most popular freelancing websites out there. Anyone can sign up for free and start applying to jobs, whether it’s as a freelancer or an employer.
I highly recommend taking advantage of Upwork if you are new because they have tons of different types of freelance positions in many different industries.
In my opinion Upwork has some really great tools that make finding jobs easier–they do all the work for you! You just need to set your own hours, qualifications, skill set, etc., so that they know which type of job would be best suited for you.
In my opinion Upwork is really easy and straightforward, and also offers many opportunities for freelancers of all levels.
Freelancer, I would say is also one of the most popular, just like Upwork.
This site is also really straightforward and easy to use. You can find jobs by searching through a list of categories, which includes many different types of freelancing gigs (like design, writing, marketing) in many different industries.
The listings on this website are quite detailed so you know what type of job or project the employer has posted for people who might be interested in it. There’s no need to waste your time thinking about whether something suits your qualifications–it usually does! This way, there won’t be any surprises at all when applying for freelance positions that you think will work out well for you.
Freelancer offers tons of great resources like blogs with advice from freelancers making money online today; they offer tutorials on how to be a freelancer; and they offer many articles on the topics like blogging, SEO, copywriting, etc.
Freelancers can also list their qualifications for free so that potential employers know what type of work they’re good at–this is really helpful if you have no previous experience or are just starting out in your freelancing career.
Guru,is a website like Upwork and Freelancer which you can find freelance positions in many different industries.
What’s really great about Guru though are the tools they offer for freelancers. They have an online calculator that helps with calculating how much money freelancers should charge per hour based on their experience level (and what type of work).
They also have a business directory where all types of businesses–from accounting firms to marketing agencies–are listed so freelancers can contact them if they want more information about certain areas or specific tasks.
Guru offers jobs from employers who post listings on the site themselves; however, these postings are mainly customer service-related gigs because it seems like most people use this site to hire freelancers for customer service.
There are also many job listings from companies with a high volume of customers who hire freelancers to help them answer emails or talk on the phone–this is perfect if you want something that provides more steady work and not so many freelance projects here and there.
Fiverr has one of the largest communities of freelancers and employers on the internet.
This website is really easy to use, but it’s mainly for people who want something that pays well–since gigs are usually priced from $20-100+.
I would recommend this site if you’re looking for more consistent work because there won’t be any surprises about what type of jobs or projects you will get here since they offer many different types of freelance positions in various industries. They also have a job board where companies can post their current openings so freelancer candidates can apply as soon as possible.
Fiverr has some other great features too like audio typers which make these shorter customer service related phone calls easier to handle when talking with customers; designers who specialize in logo design, business cards, and other marketing collateral; graphic designers who can edit photos or create logos and social media graphics.
PeoplePerHour is a website where people can hire freelancers for any type of job–from writing to design and marketing.
What’s really great about this website is that they have a blog with tons of advice from experts who’ve made it as freelancers in various fields; information on how to get started being your own boss, working remotely, etc.; lists of resources like websites where you can find freelance jobs or articles related to freelancing; tutorials on topics like SEO, copywriting, blogging.
This site also has some extra features too which are quite helpful if you’re just starting out: there’s an intro course that teaches beginners what the basics are when it comes down to being a full-time freelancer; listings of employers seeking help with project work so freelancers can apply for these jobs.
PeoplePerHour’s customer service is very responsive, and freelancers have the opportunity to post reviews of their experiences with employers on the site too so you’ll know what type of work you’re getting yourself into before accepting a job offer.
The only thing I would say about this website is that it might be a bit more expensive than other freelancing websites since some of the gig prices are in the $100 range.
Crowdsource is one of the newer freelancing websites that’s done really well in a short amount of time.
The site has over 20,000 jobs available at any given time and they’re all broken down into categories like design, writing/translation, data entry–so it’s easy to find something you want or need as a freelancer on this website.
Freelancers can sign up for email alerts so they know when new listings are posted within their desired category; employers also have the option to post availability updates which means you’ll be notified if someone else takes your job while you were waiting to see if it becomes available again.
Crowdsource offers some great tools too–like an app that helps with invoicing and managing expenses which can be really helpful for freelancers who don’t have an accountant or bookkeeper on staff. The app is free too so it’s definitely worth checking out!
The cons of this site are that there isn’t a way to get feedback from other freelancers about the employers they’ve worked with–plus you’re unable to upload a portfolio or have your own profile page.
Crowdsource also doesn’t offer any type of intro course for freelancers who are just starting out, so keep that in mind.
When it comes to 99Designs, it is mostly a website for designers–ranging from web design to graphic and logo design.
What I like about this site is that you can find a job by going through their featured jobs section or the opportunities they post on social media; there’s also an option of looking at freelance designer profiles to see what types of work someone has done before hiring them as your freelancer.
Some great features are video tutorials, blogs with helpful advice based on experts’ experiences, articles related to designing, business branding strategy guides, etc., so if you want some tips on how to make it in the industry without any experience then 99Designs would be a good place for beginners since this company offers many ways for people who don’t have much knowledge about freelancing yet but have the intention of freelancing in the future.
If you want to work with a company that is particularly focused on designers, 99Designs is a great choice.
Gocatalant formerly known as HourlyNerd is a company that makes it possible for freelancers to receive payments from their clients without having to worry about the headache of dealing with banking or setting up payment gates.
The best thing about GoCatalant is that you can set your own prices and fees–so if you’re just starting out as a freelancer who doesn’t have much experience yet then this would be an ideal place because they don’t charge anything more than what’s required by law; plus there are tons of different types of jobs available on this website so you’ll find something suitable for whatever type of person you might be looking for whether someone with design skills or excellent copywriting abilities.
If I had any complaints, it’d be that the job listings on this website don’t go into detail about the type of work you’ll be doing, it’s not possible to upload a portfolio or resume, and there isn’t any intro course for beginners.
However, if you’re just starting out and need help with setting up your business without paying too much money upfront then GoCatalant might be worth checking out.
Flexjobs isn’t as popular as other freelancing websites, but it does have some perks that make it worth the while.
FlexJobs is a website for people who are looking to work in one-time gigs (instead of long-term contract jobs) and they also offer job listings with freelance positions from around the world–in case you want to branch out overseas or if you’re just tired of freelancing locally and want something new.
The only downside I can see about this site is that there’s no guarantee what type of position will be available before signing up; Flexjobs claims their listing contains “high quality” offers so it might take more time and effort to find an opportunity on this site than others.
But if you’re not too picky about what type of position to take then Flexjobs might be worth exploring–you just have to sign up and hope that there’s a listing on the website that matches your qualifications.
FlexJobs is also great because it offers a seven-day trial period so if you’re not convinced by the site’s offerings yet then you can still explore other platforms to find one that suits your needs.
Toptal is a great opportunity for freelancers to find remote jobs, but it’s only available in a certain area.
Toptal is an exclusive site that offers freelancers around the world a chance to find high-quality work with top companies–but this website is only available in certain countries, so keep that in mind before signing up.
I like how Toptal offers both freelance gigs and contract jobs for people who are looking to branch out their skillset or if you want to take on more
This company seems like it would be perfect for someone living abroad; Toptal offers freelance opportunities through video conferencing or phone calls with clients so you don’t need to worry about going back home just if you want another job offer on your plate.
There are many perks of working at Toptal including personalized support from recruiters, competitive wages, no commitments when taking on projects, etc., all while having the convenience of not being confined.
They use a rigorous screening process for freelancers, but there’s no risk because they offer a pay-what-you-want payment model.
Craigslist has been around for a while, but it’s still a good website for beginners to start freelancing with if you want to branch out.
This site is more common with full-time jobs and career listings than freelance work–but there are some postings that offer both long-term contracts as well as one-time gigs depending on the employer or company.
Craigslist also has an IOS app so it can be accessed anywhere which makes this platform really convenient for freelancers who are looking to work on the go.
The downside of using this site is how unreliable many employers and freelancers seem; they’re misleading about their requirements or availability because they have no incentive to provide clear information upfront–so it’s a risk if you’re looking for a stable freelancing opportunity.
Another downside is that Craigslist can be really time-consuming to sift through if you’re trying to find a job posting or an employer–but it’s worth doing some research before signing up and committing.
Just like 99Designs, DesignHill is also a website for freelancers to find graphic design jobs.
DesignHill is a newer site that offers both freelance opportunities as well as contract-based work–although this site also has strict guidelines about which types of gigs they offer and what their requirements are, so it might not be the best option if you’re just looking for one-time freelance projects.
However, Designhill does have good pay rates (starting around $100) and high standards when it comes to qualifications; this company wants professional designers who can do more than just copy/paste someone else’s ideas or produce low-quality designs because they want clients coming back again in the future with better work.
This platform primarily caters to professionals with years of experience under their belt but for freelancers who are just starting out, DesignHill also does offer a lot of great opportunities if you’re looking to branch into graphic design–just keep in mind that they have more requirements than other sites.
The last website on our list today is Crowded, a site for freelancers to find and apply for jobs.
This company is more of an all-inclusive website that lists freelance gigs as well as other remote opportunities–so if you’re looking for just one gig or another type of opportunity on your plate then Crowded might not be the best option for beginners.
However, this website does have a lot of different types of listings so it can really help people who are trying to branch out their skillset; there are postings from companies in sales positions, customer service work, project management roles, etc., which means even if you don’t know what kind of freelancing job you want right now but realize later down the line that maybe you need some new experience under your belt, Crowded will still be there waiting for you with a new opportunity.
To conclude this list for today I would like to add that all of these freelancing websites are great for freelancers because they offer a lot of different types of opportunities, from one-time gigs to long-term contracts.
The downside of all the freelancing websites is that they’re highly saturated and competitive, so it’s hard to find a consistent or stable job even though there are thousands of different opportunities.
But for beginners who have no experience in this field yet–it might be worth giving these sites a try just because you never know what opportunities will come your way.