Have you decided to start your career on the internet as a freelancer either its content writer, web designer or web developer? It depends on your skills. In my previous article, I had already discussed Make money online & start your Freelancing career. In this post, we will discuss the top 5 freelance websites to start your freelancing career.
These top 5 Freelance websites which I am going to discuss here, I have my personal experience with these sites. So I will try to provide you the best of these websites.
Here are the top 5 freelance websites to start your freelancing career
This list is based on my personal experience don’t feel shy to share your views and feedback in the comment box if I missed anything important.
One of the best and oldest freelancing website and number one in my list of 5 best freelancing websites to start your freelancing career. When I started my freelancing career I did a lot of research on best freelancing sites, and at last, I came to know about the Upwork.com, and I created my first account as a freelancer on upwork.
- You can find work from all around the world.
- Easy payment gateway.
- Options to pass out various type of test to show off your skills.
- Navigation is not that comfortable.
- Inbox functions can be modified like video or audio call so that no need to use third-party software likes Skype.
From the domain name, it is evident what niche this website belongs. Freelancing, I usually call it “Being Independent.” Do check this article to know in details about freelancing. Coming back to our topic, freelancer.com is one of the finest and cleanly designed a freelancing website which gives benefits to both seller and buyer equally. I gave this site 2nd rank not because it has something less than the first one. There is only one reason that is some of the useful features are paid and if you are just starting your freelancing career than the maximum of you won’t be able to invest that amount in the starting at least, but once a freelancer is established and started earning then they can charge for these paid services.
- Easy to find work from anywhere around the world.
- You will get automatic updates for the new project posted on the top right side of the nav bar.
- Easy sign up policy.
- Many excellent services are paid.
- Inbox options can be improved.
People per Hour aka of the peoples, by the peoples and for the peoples. I know you might be thinking if I am using these words for this website then why it is at 3rd rank out of these 5 best freelancing websites? The only reason behind this is difficulty in understanding its payment structure. This is one of the popular freelancing portals worldwide. I will give 10 out 10 for user experience and find a job for a beginner. They have many features which make it easy to get hired and start earning money online.
- Buyer and seller are friendly.
- Get hired easily if you are a beginner, but you must have skills.
- Inbox have video and audio chat options which give access to the user to have a live discussion rather than using third party software.
- You can post hourly to show off what skills you have.
- The only difficulty I found was understanding payment structure. They must have a video tutorial to explain it to the beginners.
Fiverr is the other big player when it comes to freelance sites that cover a wide variety of freelance work. Like Freelancer you can find projects from creative work like graphics, Digital Marketing and Content Writing, Web design and all. Fiverr plays a significant role in the freelance world because you can sell/buy almost every digital service online which is starting from $5 only.
- Clean and bright website design, easy to navigate, easy to use
- Clear and easy to understand concept
- Limited ways to get paid,
- 14 day hold time on funds
Guru is another one the largest freelance site out there. According to their site they connect over 1.5 Million freelancers with over 1 Million employers. Guru is organized into several categories and subcategories from The Web, Graphic Design, Sales & Marketing, Management to Programming to Business Consulting.
- Easy website Interface
- Free Membership
- Paid Membership Priority