We have compiled the best 30 sites for you to sell your freelance services online. Why stick with just one? The more places you put yourself out the more you get back, just make sure to check the rules to exclusivity and whether you can offer the same service on one freelance site as to another (this is generally rare).
Elance is by far my favourite as both a freelancer and a buyer. The whole process for both freelancers and people paying for freelance services is so easy and a pleasure to unse.
Elance takes out the hassle and it really shows when using the site. posting a job, inviting contractors and working with contractors is so nice and easy to use. The only disadvantage is that it can be a bit harder to qualify yourself as a new seller over Odesk for example which has tests on various subject fields.
I really love that on Odesk it is really easy for contractors to filter out the cheap payers from the high payers by simply selecting fixed/hourly jobs and setting your min/max preferred.
Elance has everything that you could want from a freelance marketplace as both a buyer and seller, they have a large array of tests that help you to qualify your expertise (tests are for example 20 minutes to an hour and can be taken through any browser).
Number of users: 2,500,000 users
Alexa Rank: 726
Freelancer is pretty much the largest freelance website around through a number of aquisitions and mergers of other freelance sites Freelancer has grown to a humongous user-base of 7m. It is largely popular and reliable, the competition is large but the number of people looking to hire is just as impressive.
Number of users: 7,000,000 users
Alexa Rank: 528
Site commission: 20%
You can make a lot of money on this site, by the very nature of the site however it does indeed make it harder for you where the starting price is $5. The site is however very good for people who are looking to upsell or develop a portfolio of work.
- Seller “Storefront”/social cover photos etc..
- Seller/Buyer “to do’s”
- Powerful seller analytics
Alexa Rank: 213
Site commission: 20%
Odesk is one of the largest freelance marketplaces online. One of my favorite aspects of the site is the large array of tests allowing people to further qualify themselves against the rest of the pack based solely on their knowledge/skill and not on their influence/charisma. For example you might partake in a test on “Internet Marketing”, based on your score you might be within the top 10% of respondents.
Odesk is a little clunky to use over some others however once you get used to the layout it is not so much a problem. I have found that Odesk can be quite hard to filter out the “cheap buyers” from the quality buyers, in some cases although it depends on the job type, for example with writing jobs there are people prepared to write for $1 per article which could be 500 words or so and then there are some prepared to pay $10 or more for 500 words.
Just like many of the other freelance websites Odesk gives the user 20 “bids” to users with completed profiles per week to apply for jobs.
Alexa Rank: 863
Graphicriver is a website dedicated to stock graphics for example: Design templates, vectors, icons, Photoshop and more.
Alexa rank: 1,828
If you enjoy writing textbroker has clients looking to pay for people like you to write articles for them. There is never a shortage of demand for quality articles.
Flat fee of $0.35 on all orders.
- Payment tiers –
- $1 per 100 words – Standard
- $1.30 per 100 words – Legible
- $1.80 per 100 words – Average
- $2.40 per 100 words – Excellent
- $7.20 per 100 words – Professional
Alexa Rank: 10,743
SEOClerks is growing to become one of the largest online freelance marketplaces for SEO and web services such as design, article writing and so on. SEOClerks has had a lot of money and effort put into it with a bespoke and robust freelance marketplace system. Notable attractions to the site are the community aspect and “giving back” to the community through its affiliate programme and more.
The site features:
- Want to buy
- And a general webmaster marketplace
Alexa Rank: 3,255
Really nice website to use, focusses on “hourly jobs”, the site is very popular amongst people in the UK with 245,096 freelancers from the UK.
Alexa Rank: 1904, 168 in the UK
Number of users: 521,601
Type: Website themes
Themeforest has all manner of categories for website themes from WordPress which is a huge There is never really any shortage of people in need of a theme for their website, websites would be pretty naked otherwise! The site is home to 500,000 members.
Alexa Rank: 208
Videohive is also part of the Envato network the same as Themeforest and Codecanyon, it is their marketplace for everything video, for example stock footage, motion graphics, dvd menus and more.
Alexa Rank: 5670
Codecanyon is a great website to promote your scripts, plugins and more. Of course the differerence to some of the other freelancer websites is that once you have developed a script it can be sold multiple times without as much work over producing new scripts for clients every time. Of course it is a case however of finding what there is a general demand for on this marketplace.
Alexa Rank: 663
Type: Flash & Unity 3d
Envatos marketplace for everything flash and unity3d: Games, preloaders, templates, menus, video players, animations, utilities and more.
Alexa rank: 5,063
Envatos marketplace for everything video: stock footage, motion graphics, dvd menus and more.
Alexa rank: 3237
Guru.com is a very popular freelance site that covers pretty much everything, the site is nice to use and well trusted by companies looking to hire freelancers.
Number of users: 400,000 “Gurus”
Alexa Rank: 3483
Type: Design, logos
99 designs is one of the largest and most popular websites for logo design online with an impressive Alexa rank of 1964 there is no shortage of organisations and individuals bidding for your talent. 99Designs was created by the founder and serial entrepreneur of popular website marketplace Flippa.com.
Number of users: 264,618
Alexa Rank: 1964
Type: Models & materials
Envatos marketplace for 3d models and materials
Getacoder is a simple freelance website where companies post their projects and freelancers bid on how much they can do it for. The site is actually very active and there are a lot of jobs posted on the site for you to apply to.
Alexa Rank: 31,860
Like most other freelancing sites this one is available for users to post there required job and professionals (you guys) are free to discuss the job, payments etc. Great to really get yourself out there.
Alexa Rank: 208
Type: Logo, Website design and general design jobs
Designcrowd is a popular UK based freelance website with over £9.7M paid out to designers since 2008.
Alexa Rank: 7,640 in UK,
Number of users: 150,463
Twago is an up and coming freelance site, it is slightly different in that contractors have to pay a membership to have any more than 2 quotes which means you may get higher paying jobs and more dedicated and motivated employees.
Alexa rank: 102,276
Number of users: 234,927,
Alexa Rank: 108,243
Simplyhired is more of a job search site for full time and part time jobs however it does have a freelance section to search for freelance positions from large companies rather than individual buyers like on some other sites, these jobs are likely to be paid much better too.
Alexa Rank: 34,877
Alexa Rank in the UK: 2,018
Type: Logos, graphic design
Crowdspring is pretty much the same as 99 designs which could be said as one of the leaders in it’s field, if you are a designer it’s certainly a site you should consider being on.
Number of users: 146,547 designers and writers
Alexa Rank: 14,009
Type: Job board
Krop is a job board for location based creative jobs in the USA only.
Number of users: 208,263 experts
Alexa Rank: 68,138
Search for freelance positions at news and media organisations. Highly sought after and well paid positions available.
Write articles on topics of your choice and promote them 24/7 on the ArticleSale website while the backend payment is managed for you. Articlesale is quite an active website.
Alexa Rank: 381,000