Business Contractors and Services

Top Sites

1

Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk)

Global freelance platform

2

Fiverr

Graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video & animation

3

99designs

Graphic design

4

Freelancer

Web developers & designers

5

Toptal

Software engineers, designers & business consultants

  Advice  

Advantages of freelancers: 

  • Frees up time 

  • Specialized skills 

  • Lower costs 

  • Flexibility 

  • Remote work 

  • Less commitment 


Before deciding on a website & posting a job, confirm: 

  •  Project details (e.g. work tasks, skill level, short-term or ongoing, hourly rate or per project, resources they’d need, review process, schedule & success criteria) 

  • Website features (e.g. free vs. paid listings, matchmaking, if you want freelancers to bid on projects, if you want to charge a percentage of the project value vs. flat rates, search filters, customizable templates, features, payment & data protection, & customer service) 


Advice for freelancers: 

  • To evaluate websites, consider the number & variety of freelance jobs available, frequency of new opportunities & how diligent they are in paying for your services 

  • Sharpen your skills by taking different projects from various employers, which will grow your resume & portfolio, resulting in more job offers later on

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) *

Amazon crowdsourcing marketplace for on-demand, scalable, human workforce (see footnote)

AngelList

Start-up freelance, part-time & full-time

Aquent

Marketing & creative

Behance

Creative & designers. Owned by Adobe

DesignCrowd

Crowdsourced logos, freelance graphic & web design

Designhill

High-quality design

Dice

Technology jobs & companies

Dribbble

Designers & creatives

Envato Studio

Designers, developers & digital

FlexJobs

Global freelance platform, especially for telecommuting & part-time work

Guru

Global freelance platform

HireAble

Global platform for freelance, part-time & full-time

HireMyMom

Remote workers, mostly small businesses

Indeed

Connects job seekers & employers by aggregating from other sites

LinkedIn Profinder

Global freelance platform. Owned by Microsoft

Mediabistro

Writers, editors, designers, producers, photographers, web developers & creatives

Nexxt

Business professional focus for freelance, part-time & full-time

PubLoft

Content writing & marketers

Robert Half Creative Group

Creative, digital, marketing, advertising & public relations

Simply Hired

Employment website for full-time, part-time & freelance work. Owned by Recruit Holdings Co, Ltd (owner of Indeed.com)

Skyword

Writers, graphic designers, videographers, photographers & creative

SolidGigs

Time saver for connecting freelance work opportunities. Hosted by Millo

Sologig

Technology, IT, engineering & developers. Owned by CareerBuilder

TaskRabbit

Find local, immediate help for cleaning, moving, delivery & handymen

We Work Remotely

Remote freelance work

Webflow Experts

Web devlopment, graphic design & development

Wishup

Remote virtual assistants

Working Not Working

Writers, editors, designers, illustrators, developers, animators, photo & film content

Writer Access

Writers, editors, strategists & translators

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.