If you are planning to start freelancing to earn more but not sure where to start your freelancing career from then you are at right place. In this article, we are going to share some of the best freelancing sites for newbies which are reliable and affordable to start their career.
Let’s not waste our time and start with the list. Here we go:
Upwork is a well-known freelancing site. In 2015, Elance and oDesk merged and the new name for the new merged platform was Upwork. They have almost every kind of freelancing jobs available at their platform. Since the jobs are very high (in terms of opportunity) the competition is also very high. It is seen that many of the new profiles don’t get approved on Upwork and many of the old freelancer’s account have been suspended. The acceptance rate is very low as the competition is very high.
Founded in 2009, Freelancer has become one of the most popular sites where every type of projects and freelancers can be found. It is a general freelancing site where you can either work on an hourly basis or fixed cost according to the project. Also, the commission at freelancer.com is very minimum as compared to other freelancing websites. If you are a newbie in freelancing and willing to start your freelancing career then this is the perfect platform.
Guru.com was founded in 1998 is one of the oldest and most trusted freelancing sites. It was launched as eMoonlighter.com and in 2002 Unicru sold the Guru.com domain name and logo to eMoonlighter.com, and eMoonlighter was renamed Guru.com. Please note, they charge 9% commission which is a bit higher than freelancer.com and they also charge a fee for membership status. The functioning of finding project and bidding is somewhat similar to the freelancer where you can get paid on an hourly basis or a fixed cost (depends on you).
Founded in 2014, Truelancer is the new entry in the freelancing industry. Creating an account, finding work or posting a project is free of cost on Truelancer. However, if you have to pay for membership status.
Quickenlancer, launched in 2017, is the newest website that provides a platform to connect the freelancers and employer from all across the globe. The functioning of the Quickenlancer is same as other freelancing platforms with the difference that they do not charge any commission; neither from freelancers nor from the employer. It’s a free platform as of now. That means if you are planning to start your freelancing career this would be a great platform because you do not have to spend a penny.
Fiverr is another very popular freelancing website which generally pays between $5-$10, this is the starting price of the freelancers. Fiverr is a little different from other freelancing platforms. It doesn’t follow the typical flow where an employer posts a project and freelancers bid on the project with their proposal. Instead, Freelancers can market their services and portfolio to the employer.
As the name suggests, this is a platform which pays on an hourly basis. But you can also find freelancers who charge a fixed price based on the project type and as an employer, you can post a job with the fixed cost. It doesn’t cost anything to post-project i.e., you can post a job/project for free. The commission you have to pay is something between 2.5 – 3.5% which is lower than any other freelancing website.
This is a site-specific for writers, editors, and content creators. This is best if you are looking for a freelance writing job. This is a membership site where you have to pay to enjoy the further freelancing process. Apart from freelancing they also provide remote work in writing.
Toptal is best for the start-ups and organizations to hire the best and qualified freelancers. In Toptal, freelancers have to pass a test to achieve the project. Only the top 3% qualified freelancers can bid and send their proposals to the employer.
WorknHire is an India based freelancing site. However, if you are posting a project then you have to pay INR 200 and additional Rs.200 to feature your job. A freelancer can bid on the 20 projects per months for free. If they want to bid on more projects then you have to pay for it. As a newbie, you can go for a free account and update later with the experience and requirement.
So, these were very few sites where you can start freelancing. You can go to the sites which are free to use websites. So, post-project and hire freelancers for free.