Finding freelance work on the internet has never been easier than is it currently and it's only getting easier. According to the Cambridge dictionary, Freelance is doing particular pieces of work for different organizations, rather than working all the time for a single organization. We are going to be listing the top eight freelance site based on their features.

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01 of 08

Screenshot of Upwork homepage
Screenshot of Upwork homepage

Upwork is one of the largest freelancing websites out there. Coming into existence with the merger of two leading freelancing companies, Elance and oDesk. The US-based freelancing company has over 12 million registered freelancer and 3 million jobs to work on. Upwork offers a wide range of freelance jobs and provides the option for the freelancer to commit to a job short term or long term.

02 of 08

Screenshot of Toptal homepage
Screenshot of Toptal homepage

With their slogan of “hire the top 3% of freelance talent”, Toptal lives up to it by putting their freelancers through a rigorous quality check. Toptal is famous for having the best freelancing software developers and designers. It is the freelancing site to check out if you need any IT related job done.

03 of 08

Screenshot of Freelancer homepage
Screenshot of Freelancer homepage

One of the oldest companies in freelancing, it started out in 2003 and is still one of the biggest outsourcing company. The company has stayed in the game by acquiring two giants, vWorker and Scripitlance. It is the best place for people starting out in freelancing with its easy to sign up features.

04 of 08

Screenshot of 99designs homepage
Screenshot of 99designs homepage

99designs offers only designing jobs through the contest. Only the winner of the contest gets paid for the job. It is a great website for designers, especially for beginners to test their skills and get paid while doing it.

05 of 08

Screenshot of Fiverr homepage
Screenshot of Fiverr homepage

Fiverr is a basically a bidding site for jobs and all the jobs start at $5. It is the place to go to for small services and a great place to make some money if you are not that qualified yet.

06 of 08

Screenshot of Guru homepage
Screenshot of Guru homepage

Guru is another company that has been in the game for over a decade now. Guru provides the clients an option to filter through the freelancers through their portfolios with information on past earnings.

07 of 08

Screenshot of PeoplePerHour homepage
Screenshot of PeoplePerHour homepage

PeoplePerHour is a UK based company providing similar features as all the freelancing sites. It uses a tool called WorkStream which simplifies organizing payments and management part of the job. You can send up to 15 job proposals before having to sign up for premium services.

08 of 08

Screenshot of Truelancer homepage
Screenshot of Truelancer homepage

Truelancer is a great example for a freelancer website it offers a great space for people to post projects and find freelancers. With over 5 million freelancers and a safe deposit feature to guarantee customer satisfaction. Truelancer provides the variety of options for freelancer and customers from US, UK, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

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There are tons of options to choose from if you want to get into freelancing. All you have to do is find a site that you think is suitable for you to start in and just give it a shot.

Sources and Citations:

  1. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/freelance

  2. https://biz30.timedoctor.com/upwork-review/

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From Kathmandu Nepal, Sarang is currently a BIT student at Herald College Kathmandu. Has skills in HTML, CSS, and core Java. Interests include anything tech related, playing guitar and watching movies, TV series and anime.