Best Freelance Job Sites

The benefits of freelance work are both numerous and attractive; you’re your own boss, you control the workload, you decide who to work for, you dictate your own hours and you set how much your time is worth. You give up the frustrating commute, you develop the skills that motivate and interest you, but most advantageously you gain freedom from the daily grind and establish that next-gen dream of work-life balance. Sign me up!

It isn’t all gravy though, it is most definitely hard work, plus there is a serious amount of setup involved if you are beginning as a freelancer. This is where the freelance marketplace becomes the savvy move. If the thought of tackling the entire transition from full-time employment to functioning freelancer is too much upfront, consider freelance job sites. Their infrastructure is already in place, they are designed to find you a job and/or find you a freelancer. It’s a great way to get a foot on the ladder, get an understanding for the work involved and bring in the necessary coin, while learning some valuable lessons.

Let’s take a look at some of the major players in the online freelance marketplace. Most cater to both sides of the equation: hiring a freelancer or finding freelance work.

Upwork

Their pitch: The talent you need. The flexibility you want. Upwork expertly matches professionals and agencies to businesses seeking specialised talent.

Sign up: to register with Upwork you need to create an account with your name and email.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Web Developers
  • Mobile Developers
  • Design
  • Writing
  • Admin Support
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
Visit Upwork to find out more, get a demo or create a profile.

Freelancer

Their pitch: Hire expert freelancers for any job, online. Millions of small businesses use Freelancer to turn their ideas into reality.

Sign up: create an account at Freelancer using email and password.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Mobile App

Visit Freelancer to find out more or create a profile.

Fiverr

Their pitch: Find The Perfect Freelance Services For Your Business.

Sign up: Join Fiverr with a simple sign in process.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Graphics & Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Writing & Translation
  • Video & Animation
  • Music & Audio
  • Programming & Tech
  • Business
  • Lifestyle

Visit fiverr to find out more or create a profile.

Airtasker

Their pitch: The best person for the job isn’t always who you think. Find the people with the skills you need on Airtasker.

Sign up: to sign up with Airtasker you need to create an account using email and password.

(Just some) Freelance Jobs:

  • Accountant
  • Admin Assistant
  • Aircon Installation
  • Appliance Repairer
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Bathroom Renovations
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Caterer
  • Car Detailing
  • Computer Repair
  • Concreter
  • Drafter
  • Electricians
  • End Of Lease Cleaner
  • Event Planner
  • Fencing
  • Flooring
  • Furniture Assembly
  • Gardener
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Handyman
  • Home Chef
  • House Painting
  • Interior Designing
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Locksmith
  • Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pest Control
  • Pet-Care
  • Photographer
  • Plastererv
  • Plumber
  • Pool Cleaner
  • Removalists
  • Roofing
  • Rubbish Removal
  • Tutor
  • Web Design

Visit Airtasker to find out more or create a profile.

Ozlance

Their pitch: OzLance is Australia’s Freelance Marketplace. Connecting you with Australian Freelancers. Strictly AUS and NZ workers only, for higher quality work and better communication.

Sign up: Join OzLance using full name, email and password.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • Video Editor
  • Writer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Translator
  • Data Entry

Visit ozlance to find out more or create a profile.

PeoplePerHour

Their Pitch: Live your work dream. Our community of expert freelancers gives you the power to find the right person for any project in minutes. Work with curated freelance talent from all over the world.

Sign up: First decide whether you want to HIRE or WORK as a freelancer and then register with PeoplePerHour.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Technology & Programming
  • Writing & Translation
  • Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Video & Photo & Image
  • Business
  • Music & Audio
  • Marketing, Branding &
  • Sales
  • Social Media

Visit peopleperhour to find out more or create a profile.

Toptal

Their pitch: Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Talent™ Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers in the world. Top companies hire Toptal freelancers for their most important projects.

Sign up: First decide whether you want to HIRE or WORK as a freelancer and then sign up with Toptal.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Developers
  • Software Developers, Data Scientists, DevOps, and QA
    Designers
  • Web, Mobile, UI/UX, Branding, and Visual Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Digital Project Managers, IT Project Managers, Scrum Masters, and Agile Coaches
  • Product Managers
  • Digital Product Managers, Product Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Finance experts
  • Financial Modelers,
  • Fundraising Advisors, M&A and FP&A Experts

Visit Toptal to find out more or create a profile.

Behance

Their pitch: Design Specific. Creative Jobs. Discover your next career move, freelance gig, or internship.

Sign up: Joining Behance requires email, password, name, DOB and country.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Motion designer
  • Art Director
  • Logo and Branding
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Desktop
  • Publishing
  • Copywriter

Visit Behance to find out more or create a profile.

The Freelance Collective

Their pitch: Need a talented Australian freelancer? We’ll track one down for you from our online curated community.

Sign up: the Freelance Collective login is elegent and simple using email and password.

Freelance Jobs:

  • Animator
  • App Designer
  • Audio Technician
  • Blogger
  • Brand Strategist
  • Composer
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Technologist
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Filmmaker
  • Ghost Writer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Journalist
  • Marketing
  • Photographer
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Publisher
  • Software Developer
  • Technical Writer
  • Videographer
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Website Designer
  • Website Developer

Visit The Freelance Collective to find out more or create a profile.

SolidGigs

Their pitch: The best freelance jobs, hand-picked and delivered daily. Trade your worst clients for some of the best companies in the world with our freelance job list, freelance community and freelance course library.

Sign up: to register for SolidGigs membership, prepare for a detailed but logical sign up process. They offer a 30-day trial for just $2. Then $19/month after that. Cancel anytime.

Freelance Jobs:

A SolidGigs membership provides curated gigs sent your way daily, saving you the time and trouble. They also focus on a vital but often forgotten aspect of freelancing – training. They continue the education process with modules such as pitching, pricing, client acquisition, sales and valuations.

Visit SolidGigs to find out more or become a member.

In Conclusion

Freelance job sites are a viable solution during your transition from full-time to freelance, but they are also a valuable side-hustle. You get to experience the vast network of the gig economy and to quote Upwork, “Tap the Earth Sized Talent Pool.”

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