Where to get paid: Top 9 Freelancing Websites for Freelancers.

As a freelancer, getting higher-paying jobs isn’t just a matter of signing up on popular platforms. You need to find and properly bid on the best freelancing websites that actually pay.

As a newbie, you will have to branch out, establish a great portfolio of past work and maybe even prove yourself through tests that showcase your skills.

If you are looking for another way to pay the bills, to diversify your income sources or to simply finance your current projects then here are the top nine freelancing websites that will keep your pockets hefty.

1. Freelancer.

In addition to offering millions of projects, Freelancer allows you to compete with other freelancers in contests to prove your skills. Nevertheless, you can easily bid on projects, and once you land your first task, and grab an outstanding review after delivering awesome work, more clients begin to trust you.

2. Upwork.

Upwork is another great-to-go-for freelancing websites. This freelancing website accommodates both short and long-term projects, hourly or per-project work and expert-level and entry-level engagements.

3. Guru.

This freelancing website, lets you easily showcase your past work. You position yourself as a guru, and always make sure that you deliver what you promise.

Additionally, The Guru Work Room lets you easily manage all your work, making it very efficient.

4. Peopleperhour.

If you love freelancing for web projects, then the people per hour is the freelance platform for you. If you’re a designer, web developer, SEO specialist, looking for online opportunities to get high paying clients for your work, peopleperhour has got you.

5. Toptal.

Toptal positions itself as yet another top quality professional website that provides its clients with top-notch contents. You will have to pass their  thorough screening process, and once this is done, you will get unparalleled access to projects which have relatively fair compensations. However, Toptal is mainly for seasoned, talented freelancers.

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6. LinkedIn Profinder.

LinkedIn’s Profinder, a  freelancing website recently launched by LinkedIn, is another great platform for freelance professionals find their next jobs.

To get started, simply join as a pro.

Because of its large and extensive user database, LinkedIn easily and  quickly connect freelancers with potentially strong leads based on their keyword searches and the companies they have followed.

Profinder is a great option for expert professionals in countless fields.

7. SimplyHired.

SimplyHired offers the largest variety of freelance jobs. From construction to concierge work, the site boasts a bounty of opportunities for anyone seeking extra work, and it helps freelancers find jobs in over 24 countries. It also isn’t limited to English-language work, offering 12 different languages in which you can find jobs.

Top 9 Freelancing Websites For Freelancers

8. Fiverr.com- Freelancing Websites.

Fiverr is another great freelancing website for freelancers where you can start offering anything from $5 upwards. I have earned quite a good amount of dollars from this site.

The only downside is that they take away a whooping 20% of what you have earned.

For instance, I was working on a ghost writing job worth $350, but I earned $280 only. They also delay payments for a period of up to 14 days from the day the order is marked complete.

9. Ifreelance. Keep 100% of Your Earnings

It’s a freelancing website similar to a lot of other freelance platforms out there, but it tries to differentiate itself by allowing freelancers to keep 100 percent of their earnings. Ifreelance offers on-site or off-site  communication, a deviation from most freelance platforms.

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12 comments

    1. Wow,i had never known about some other writing sites,thanks korir.
      I am really having hard time in creating a gig on Fiverr,i don’t know how to go about it correctly,will you mind helping out please?
      Thanks

  1. Hi Victor! I appreciate your list and the effort you put into creating it–it’s incredibly useful for those just starting off freelancing.

    I don’t know much about the other sites you’ve mentioned, but I can attest that Guru and UpWork aren’t always the best places to go for work. They’re great when you’re just starting out, but bidding sites like that is not how you want to make your living.

    You’ll find some clients that will appreciate your work and will be willing to give you the rates you demand, but most of time, it’s a bidding race to the bottom. Most clients are looking for the cheapest content they can get. For the most part, you’re going to waste a shit ton of time working for pennies when you could be making so much more.

    I’m currently in this very position. I’ve worked at these bidding sites for a long time now and I’m tired of working more freelancing than I did at a 9 to 5. I’m struggling with trying to find great clients that will pay me for my work–I do pretty damn good work!

    So… To reiterate, I really appreciate your work and the effort, but please don’t let bidding sites and content mills be your only way of finding clients!

    Best of luck to you 🙂

    1. Hi Evette, thanks for great insights. Bidding sites are really tricky to work with, and as you mentioned they are good when one is starting out with freelancing.

      However, as time goes by, it’s good to get direct clients and command the rates worth your skills and expertise.

      Once again, thanks

  2. Truly insightful information. Just to motivate Evettee, I have been on upwork for just 2 years and I managed to import a brand new car worth 1.5m…the trick is never tire to bid and once you land few good clients, deliver high quality work and soon the direct clients will tire you with work. Also it depends on your expertise… For me its academic work all the way. Just identify your niche and you will make it.

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