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Top 5 Websites Where Freelancers Can Find Work

Nowadays, online outsourcing is getting more and more popular among the young generation. Unemployed people are now earning their bread by doing freelancing job. With the increasing popularity and demand new freelancing websites are being introduced. There are thousands of websites where freelancers can find work and there are millions of freelancers who are in this business. But you can’t trust all the freelancing sites. If you are new in this freelancing field then you have to choose the best reliable freelancing site to start outsourcing. Some information about the top five freelancing websites is given here.

Top 5 Freelancing Websites

Odesk

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You may have heard about Odesk from your friends. It is the no. 1 freelancing website. One can easily create a free contractor account here. You can find over a million jobs on any category like Web Development, Writing and Translation, Customer Service, Software Development, Design and Multimedia, Networking, Sales and Marketing, Administrative Support etc. Till now freelancers have earned more than $220 million in Odesk. You can withdraw your earning by Moneybookers, PayPal, Payoneer or Wire Transfer from Odesk. Odesk charges a fee of 10% from the buyer as transaction fee. You can get more information by visiting their official website at www.odesk.com.

Freelancer

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Like Odesk, Freelancer is another popular freelancing site. There are thousands of jobs to bid on Freelancer. You can create a contractor account to bid the job for free. But if you receive any fund then 10% of the total fund or $5 will be charged as Freelancer fee. Payment can be received through Freelancer.com debit cards, Moneybookers, PayPal and Wire Transfer. Their official site is www.freelancer.com.

Elance

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There are over 5,000 jobs on different categories can be found in Elance website. Membership is also free here. If you are new on Elance then you have to verify your country and phone number. New contactors should give an Elance admission test to prove their qualifications. Elance charges between 4% and 6% on your bid as commission. After completing a job you can withdraw the payment via Elance Prepaid MasterCard, PayPal, Check and Bank Transfer. The official website of Elance is www.elance.com.

Guru

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There are over 350,000 freelancers are working on Guru. You can create a new freelancer account on Guru for free. If you are new then you can find thousands of jobs distributed in 18 categories. At present, 1 million users are using Guru to complete 3 million tasks. If you are talented then you can easily get job here. For paid jobs, a fee between 5%-10% will be charged by Guru as commission. Like other freelancing sites Guru also supports Prepaid MasterCard, PayPal, Direct Deposit, Check and Wire transfer as withdraw methods. Their official website is www.guru.com.

vWorker

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Another bright name in freelancing field is “vWorker”. You can find thousands of jobs to bid here. To start your career in vWorker all you have to do is completing your free registration here. Then you can bid in any type of jobs. vWorker don’t charge any bidding privilege fee. They only charge on the final payment after completing job. The service charge of vWorker is between 6.5% – 15%. The official website is www.vworker.com.

There are many other freelancing websites such as Scriptlance, Freelance Writing, Suite101, Helium, LimeExchange, GetACoder and many more. Choose the best suitable one for you and start your dream walk in the field on freelancing.

Author: Alin

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  • Paul

    The information of the post will help me a lot. I am new in this freelancing field and I have already created account in Odesk. I have also visited the other 4 websites listed here. I am really thankful to the writer.

  • All of these websites, especially the first two, are flooded with would-be programmers that provide low work quality. Customer expectations are really high, and commissions will literally kill any profit you make.

    Unless you’re outsourcing to very low-waged countries, stay clear…

    • George

      I couldn’t agree more. Over the past year I have found maybe 2 freelancers that I would recommend. The rest are not worth your time.

      And no, I didn’t just select the least expensive freelancers. Even the medium and highly paid freelancers had issues. Just because they are charging more, don’t assume that their skills are better.

      The vast majority of employers are looking for low paid freelancers and expect the quality of highly skilled freelancers.

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  • Chloe

    Hi Alin, you missed out twago on your list.

  • IFreelance is an other one. It renewed his website in 2011.

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