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Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs or Hire Freelancer Online

Searching for best freelance websites to get part time jobs in online? There are thousands of freelance websites you can find on the web, but how many websites are reliable and flexible! You will find thousands of scam websites which really disappointed their system and you will face if you are a newbie in this field. I’m a hard freelancer and working more than a decade (2007 to start) and I know very closely about every freelance websites system. Here I don’t want to show their scam, but I want to give you a way which won’t disappoint you with their activities and you will get a job for sure if you are familiar with their requirements.

Here are the top & best freelance websites

Upwork

Upwork
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Previously known as oDesk, Upwork is a site with a huge reputation hosting over 1.5 million clients. Regardless of the freelancers’ experience, there are jobs for everyone, starting from the entry level to expert. And the jobs include long-term and short-term projects as well as those that are worked hourly or per-project.

After the freelancer completes the job, the agreed amount is credited to their account. However, the site deducts 20% of the value in the form of a fee for the services it provides. So, you receive 80% of the amount.

In case, you earn more than $500 with the same client, though, the fee lowers down to 10% on the jobs you do for that exact client and it continues to go down the more you’re working with the same person.

Here you can find out more details about becoming a freelancer on Upwork and what that brings you.

Guru

Guru
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Guru is another special freelancing website that is known for the low fees. Moreover, the site takes only 8.95% of the sum the client pays the freelancer.

In the workroom (also called the dashboard), you can take a look at your profile, the jobs you have as well as the people you work for. There’s an option for you to add your portfolio and the previous projects you have worked on, too.

The jobs section is split into many categories including web, software, and IT; design, art, and multimedia; writing and translation; sales and marketing, and many, many more. The users can filter the jobs they view by budget type, location, and other filters to help the freelancer find the perfect job for them.

After choosing the job the person wants to apply to, they send a free quote, and hopefully, get hired.

When the work is completed, you send the client an invoice.

99 Designs

99designs
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This is an online platform focused on graphic design. Some of the services sold on this marketplace consist of web design, logo design, and similar design projects.

On the site, designers get an opportunity to showcase their skills before the clients and get paid for that. After a certain client posts a design contest, all designers on 99 Designs are encouraged to submit their designs and say what their price is. That way the client can decide which one to hire.

But aside from this, you can create your own private project by enriching your portfolio and waiting for clients to find you or combing through the platform and finding them yourself. Of course, the site secures the payment in this case, so the freelancers don’t need to worry about getting their earned income.

In any case, there are certain fees that need to be paid for the services both the freelancers and the clients take advantage of. Usually, they vary between 30% and 40% from the amount the holder of the contest pays. So, directly, the designers aren’t required to pay fees. They’re taken from the value of the contests, depending on the contest’s type and the category it belongs to.

For example,

  • A bronze contest is worth $299 to the holder. Yet the winning designer receives only $190 because 99 Designs acquires the remaining $109.
  • On contests about designing business cards, they take $64
  • On contests about designing T-shirts, they obtain $64
  • On contests about designing a book cover, they take $99

There are three levels that the designers are sorted into based on their experience, the quality of their work, and time on the platform. The levels are entry level, middle one, and top.

DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd
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DesignCrowd is a crowd sourcing platform with more than 500.000 designers working on it as freelancers. Functioning as a custom marketplace, it enables designers to sell their work and earn a fair amount of money.

Freelance designers have a few ways to do this. They can either look for jobs that match their skills or participate in contests organized by clients where they’re competing against other freelancers in attempt to get the job. In any case, you have a chance to get paid.

Moreover, the fees on the site aren’t very high. You can register your designer account entirely for free, but then you should pay a 15% commission on your earnings.

Also, there’s an affiliate program through which you can promote DesignCrowd on your blog and website and get paid in case a customer you referred starts his/her own project on the site. You can find more details about this here.

Toptal

Toptal
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As an American company offering freelance services, Toptal houses the best 3% of talents in the software engineering, finance, and design field. There are thousands of developers, designers, and experts from many countries. However, the process of becoming a part of the platform is a bit tougher than on the rest freelance sites.

Moreover, before they can enter, interested users are required to complete a screening process, which includes both communication and technical skills. The ones that’ll pass the exams with the best results get a chance to enter the network. You can discover more on what’s required to be one of the top 3% that succeed here.

The earnings on Toptal depend on the engagement’s type and the location. The engagements are separated into three groups – hourly engagements, full-time, and part-time. So, the freelancers can earn anywhere between $2000 and $6400 a week if they’re working full-time.

And the charges are mainly the clients’ to handle. They pay a deposit of $500 immediately after joining the site and afterward need to pay the exact rate the freelancers’ ask for.

College Recruiter

College Recruiter
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College Recruiter helps students, who have just graduated or are still studying but want to work. It’s a platform featuring internships, seasonal jobs, part-time projects as well as entry-level jobs to all students.

You can look for a job by keywords, job title, and location until you find the right one for you. Among the top clients on the sites that offer jobs and internships are Fortune 1000 companies, governmental agencies, and all others keen on hiring students and grads, giving them a chance to prove their skills and knowledge.

To get the project you want, you should send a resume to multiple employers and see which ones of them reply back.

iFreelance

iFreelance
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iFreelance is a rare platform that has no transaction costs and allows everyone to post jobs for free. For this reason, freelancers have a plethora of them to choose from.

You can browse through the offered freelance projects here. The categories incorporate everything from animation, marketing, accounting, and finance to writing, graphic design, art, and architecture.

Once you find a client and a suitable project, note that there aren’t any commission fees, which means that you get to keep 100% of the earnings. However, the site has three membership plans – basic, silver, and gold. They indicate that you should pay an amount of:

  • $6.25 per month for the basic plan
  • $9.00 per month for the silver plan
  • $12.00 monthly for the gold one

Leaf Group

Leaf Group
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Formerly known as Demand Media, Leaf Group is another company providing job opportunities.

The job openings in all departments and offices of the company are clearly shown so that everyone can easily access them. And you don’t need to pay any fees in order to view them and apply.

So, people that have the knowledge and are experienced in accounting, SEO, marketing, product development, software engineering, client services and similar fields can give it a shot. You should fill out an application and add your personal information together with answers to the given questions as well as a resume.

Fiverr

Fiverr
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Fiverr is a place where buyers and sellers of a service come together. It’s a marketplace for freelancers in the writing, design, marketing, video, music, business, tech, and lifestyle niches.

What’s great is that everything happens there including the communication and the payment. Fiverr encourages that and their platform is designed to protect all the personal information. It doesn’t matter if the buyer has a PayPal account or pays through a bank – the freelancer gets the money on Fiverr and can withdraw the funds later.

The seller and buyer feedback, as well as the sellers’ ranking, are huge factors in determining the best fit for a certain project.

Buyers pay Fiverr for orders upfront. After the order has been completed and funds are cleared, Fiverr transfers the money to the seller. Each order you sell and successfully complete accredits your account with a net revenue of 80% of the paid amount.

For example, if you sell:

  • $5 gig you will earn $4
  • $10 gig you will earn $8
  • $20 gig you will earn $16
  • $100 gig you will earn $80

SEOClerks

SEOClerks

The name suggests that SEOClerks is the marketplace where SEO experts get together. The marketplace is divided into a lot of SEO categories which all contribute to a great SEO strategy. Here people can find freelancers who specialize in writing, link building, white hat SEO, art and design, and so, so much more.

  • If a useris paid $100, it will add $100 to their balance, there’s no fee.
  • 20% of all sales go to SEOClerks to cover the PayPal/Payza/Payoneer fees on user withdrawals, running the marketplace, etc.
  • The remaining 80% will become available for withdrawal once the order has been through the clearance period based on your User Level. Level 4 users earn an extra 1%. Level 5 users earn an extra 2%.
  • The remaining clearance time for individual orders can be viewed here: https://www.seoclerk.com/balance/sales
  • In addition, if you refer a user to SEOClerks through the affiliate program and they purchase your service, you will earn 90-95% instead of 80%.

Konker

Konker
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What sets Konker (previously known as SourceMarket) apart from the rest is that it puts an accent on the marketing and product niche. The services offered there can be found for a sum from $5 with the prices going higher for the more complex tasks and for the more experienced freelancers. Here are some videos if you want to check out how it operates.

KonKer’s most original feature is their affiliate option where you can promote someone else’s service. In return, you get a commission.

  • The fee for each transaction is 5%.
  • The above-mentioned commission for promoting a person is 17.5%. If you send people to your store, you get to keep 95% of the sales they make and 17.5% on all other things they’ll purchase.
  • To increase the sales, you can create coupons and deals that can’t be resisted.

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