Top 10 Freelance marketplaces
Last updated: November 09, 2020
Freelance sites (marketplaces) allow to find skilled professionals (freelancers) from around the world and outsource different business tasks
Upwork stands out of all other alternatives on freelance market. Great work starts with great talent. Get amazing results working with the best programmers, designers, writers and other top online pros. Hire freelancers with confidence, always knowing their work experience and feedback from other clients.
Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as 'gigs' beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer a variety of different services, and by customers to buy those services
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. With over 11 million users, you can hire a freelancer to do your contract work at a fraction of the cost. Whether you need PHP developers, web designers, or content writers, you can outsource jobs within minutes. Browse through hundreds of skills including copywriting, data entry, and graphic design or more technical areas like coding HTML, programming MySQL, and designing CSS.
The #1 marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests. Fill in our online design brief, and choose how much you'll pay. Our designers compete to win the money in what we call a design contest. Designers start to compete in your design contest. They submit designs, and you give them feedback. Together, you polish the designs over 7 days. Choose the design you love best, and sign our copyright agreement. The designer gets the prize money, and you get a gorgeous new design.
Search for services being offered by freelancers that match your needs. Our global network of over 900,000 gurus are eager to help with any technical, creative or business projects you have on the table. Explore each freelancer’s profile and browse their previous work so you can hire with confidence.
The world's #1 marketplace for logo design, web design, and naming. Over 42000 satisfied clients! - crowdSPRING. It's effective, easy and affordable. Name your price, work with dozens of talented creatives and choose from an average of 110+ custom designs. With our 100% money back guarantee, free customized legal contracts and world class customer service, crowdSPRING offers a proven, fast and risk-free way to buy custom design and writing services.
Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world. Top companies rely on Toptal freelancers for their most important projects.
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing Internet marketplace that enables individuals or businesses to co-ordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. It is one of the sites of Amazon Web Services. The Requesters are able to post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), such as choosing the best among several photographs of a store-front, writing product descriptions, or identifying performers on music CDs.
PeoplePerHour is a UK-based online service for the advertisement of freelance work. The majority of clients using the services are small companies that do not want to hire a full-time professional resources.
You have the idea —twago has the best freelancer and agencies. Describe your freelance projects, receive qualified offers and choose the best freelancer to get the job done! Websites, company logos, online-marketing and much more.
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Latest news about Freelance marketplaces
2020. Braintrust is creating a fairer model for freelancers
Braintrust, a network for freelance technical and design talent that launched over the summer, has raised $18 million in new funding. Braintrust only charges the companies doing the hiring — freelancers won’t have to pay to join or to bid on a project, and Braintrust won’t charge a fee on their project payments. In addition, the startup is using a cryptocurrency token that it calls Btrust to reward users who build the network, for example by inviting new customers or vetting freelancers. Apparently, the token will give users a stake in how the network evolves in the future. And for companies, Braintrust is supposed to allow them to tap freelancers for work that they’d normally do in-house. The startup’s clients already include Nestlé, Pacific Life, Deloitte, Porsche, Blue Cross Blue Shield and TaskRabbit.
2015. Freelance engineer marketplace Toptal now sells designers
Toptal, the site that helps to find high quality engineers, is now routing designers with spare cycles to companies in need. Meanwhile Toptal takes job requirements from companies looking for a freelancer, negotiates a budget, and vets them too. By evaluating both sides prevents anyone from having a “shitty experience”. Confident both sides are legit, Toptal matches them up. Rather than making the hirer sort through dozens of resumes, Toptal sends them on average just 1.7 choices of coders before the client signs a contract. Client pays Toptal, Toptal pays the freelancer, and Toptal pockets the difference. With a supply of thousands of engineers, Toptal now works with about 2,000 clients from J.P. Morgan and Pfizer to Airbnb and Zendesk to fledgling startups.
2015. Elance-oDesk rebrands as Upwork
More than a year after the two competitors Elance and oDesk merged to form one freelancer powerhouse, it is finally rebranding under a new name, Upwork. And with the new name comes a new platform, which adds a new mobile app, new search algorithms, faster processing and a real-time chat service — a completely free product that Upwork’s new CEO Stephane Kasriel describes as a “Slack killer.” Upwork is making its collaboration and chat platform completely free to use, and also available to anyone who wants it — not just those people posting jobs on Upwork or those looking for work. As with Slack, Upwork is looking to add more features to the service, such as integrations with GitHub, Google Drive, Jira and video functionality later this year. The online job search market is full of competition, with Indeed.com, Monster, CarreerBuilder, LinkedIn and many more also playing strong in the permanent jobs space.
2015. Freelancer.com acquired payment service provider Escrow.com
Online job marketplace Freelancer.com has acquired Escrow.com for $7.5 million in cash. As its name suggests, Escrow.com provides online escrow services for e-commerce sites by holding payments for goods or services until a transaction is successfully completed. The acquisition will allow Freelancer.com’s 15 million users to make more secure payments. Freelancer.com already has a version of escrow services called Milestone Payments, which means the site holds funds from an employer until it is released to a freelancer following the completion of a service or a dispute resolution. Holding payments is designed to give employers some peace of mind, especially after the site’s rapid growth through a series of acquisitions starting in 2011 and its initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2013.
2015. Online freelance marketplace Freelancer.com goes Local
Freelancer.com is launching a marketplace for local plumbers, cleaners, cooks, couriers and others to offer their services on demand in their vicinity, starting first in Australia before expanding globally this quarter. The idea being that those looking to find someone for an offline job can use their location to find relevant and available people close by either on Freelancer.com’s site or mobile app. The company expects that many of the same people who are on the network for online work can transfer their skills offline. That could be a photographer or designer who can attend and shoot an event, or something less obvious, like a copywriter staffing a reception desk at a party or delivering a parcel in his or her spare time. Freelancer.com will use the same commission structure with its local services that it has established for its online jobs: 10% of any transaction goes to Freelancer.com.
2014. Recruitment giant Randstad invests in freelancer marketplace Twago
The European freelancer marketplace Twago has taken a chunky investment from Randstad, one of the world’s top recruitment firms. The investment gives Randstad a way into the new world of online freelance recruitment. And Twago sees Randstad as a good partner for expanding its reach into the more traditional turf where the Dutch recruitment firm is so prevalent in Europe. Twago focuses on the sorts of jobs freelancers can do from behind a keyboard – translation, design, coding and so on. It operates in much the same space as Elance and oDesk, but unlike those U.S. firms it’s willing to deal in languages other than English and handle European currency.