Hey guys, In this article we’re going to check out some of the best websites for freelancers to find jobs and projects to work on and make some money. Most of these offer mainly online jobs that you can do on your computer from anywhere in the world. These websites might be useful for people who have skills in areas such as computer programming, web design, graphic design, writing, video editing, social media marketing and so on and for those who want to live a different lifestyle than seeking a traditional nine-to-five type career. For example, you could travel long-term and work as a freelancer or if you have kids and you want to spend more time with them one option could be to work from home as an online freelancer. Of course, being a freelancer is also a bit more risky than having a steady job but I think long-term secure jobs are becoming a thing of the past and won’t be as common going forward, now that people can compete in a global marketplace. so let’s get started.
Fiverr is a global online marketplace for tasks and services, where the starting price is $5 hence the name. Although there are people on Fiverr making a full time job income fiver is usually best for those who maybe have a part-time job and have spare time to make some extra money by casually freelancing on Fiverr. For those looking to make a full-time income Fiverr may not be the best choice because its fees are quite high. for every $5 earned they take $1 so a 20% fee. However, withdraw your money to PayPal will never cost you more than $1. That being said as a beginner it might be easier to get at least some gigs quickly on Fiverr compared to other freelancing websites and depending on what services you’re offering your hourly rate can be quite high although your total income might not be so high.
TopTal which comes from the words top talent is an American freelance platform mainly for professional software engineers and designers. The vetting process for becoming a freelancer on toptal is very strict compared to others it’s really not for the casual freelancer. They have a number of tests and interviews that freelancers must pass and the percentage of those who pass all the tests is fairly low. It’s around 3%, but if you do become one of those who pass then you allegedly get unparalleled access to project from big corporate clients like JP Morgan, Pfizer, Zendesk and others. The 3% thing is however mainly a marketing gimmick don’t get me wrong they probably have a lot of talented software engineers and designers but most likely not the top 3% in the world. Just the top 3% who applied to toptal as freelancers additionally I’ve heard conflicting information about their payment rates.
Guru.com is a global freelance marketplace originally founded in 1998 as a moonlighter.com. Guru is based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the United States. according to its website guru comm has 1.5 million members, 1 million jobs completed and 200 million dollars paid to freelancers. The job fees for guru are variable depending on your account type there’s a few different account types starting with basic which is free basic + professional business and executive. The job fee for a basic account is 8.95% which is quite good and the lowest fee is with an executive account which has a job fee of 4.9 five per cent and costs thirty-nine ninety five dollars per month. These upgraded accounts have other benefits as well such as more bids, cheaper or free marketing perks, premium quotes and more.
Freelancer.com is a global crowdsourcing and freelancing marketplace founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The company has acquired a number of its competitors and has now set up over 40 regional freelance marketplaces in 34 languages. In 2015 it was declared best employment website and best professional services website by the annual Webby Awards. It’s free to sign up with freelancer.com. As a freelancer but free members can only bid on 8 projects per month there are a number of membership plans to increase the amount of beads you get per month starting with an intro account giving you 15 bids at $0.99 per month and ending with a premier account giving you 1500 bids at 5995 per month and there’s a few options in between of course and the accounts have other perks as well such as listing more skills, daily expressed withdrawals, eligibility for a preferred freelancer status and much more. Additionally, the freelancer has a 10% or five dollar job fee whichever amount is larger.
Upwork is a global freelancing platform formerly known as Elance o Desk. The company is based in California in the United States and has over nine million registered freelancers and over four million registered clients. Up work offers something for freelancers of every type. there are short and long term projects that pay an hourly wage or per project fee and also both expert and entry-level freelance jobs are available. Even people who are just starting out have a decent chance of finding some gigs on up work. Provided they know how to pitch themselves to prospective clients up work has a 10 percent fee for projects sold through their platform.