15 Best Freelance Websites for Finding Jobs in 2018

Do you need to find a different way of paying your bills? Are you looking for best freelancing jobs for professional development or long for the freedom of working for yourself? While there are lots of online guides to freelancing, finding higher paid opportunities is about more than just registering with popular platforms, it’s about branching out, setting up an impressive work portfolio and proving your skills. Here are some of the best freelance websites where you can find suitable opportunities.



Once known as oDesk, Upwork has over 5 million registered clients and offers projects for all types of freelancer. Whether you are looking for something short or long term, a paid-per-project fee arrangement or hourly fees, you are sure to find something suited to your skills, whether you are an expert or just starting out.



One of today’s most popular and best known freelancing sites, Toptal helps to connect freelance designers and developers all over the world with clients. Focusing on technical projects, this company has a policy of rigorously screening their freelancers for skill, English language and technical knowledge and only around 3% of applicants are ultimately accepted. Toptal is an entirely remote business with no real-world office.



Freelancer gives freelancers the opportunity to compete with each other in contests that demonstrate their skills as well as offering access to countless projects. If you want the chance to showcase your talents in order to attract clients, this is the site for you. Time Doctor recently wrote a comprehensive review about Freelancer.com



This platform is aimed at designers, giving freelancers the chance to participate in design contests, prove their skills and get helpful feedback.



For any freelance web developers, SEO specialists or designers, this platform offers opportunities for web projects.


College Recruiter

If you are a recent graduate or student, this site offers not only excellent part time opportunities but also a handy way to get your career off a good start.


Simply Hired

The range of projects offered on this platform is wider than many others since it is a directory outlining many jobs as well as freelancing oppportinities. This site covers 700,000 employers across 24 countries and lists 6 million opportunties within 974 different occupations.



Programmers, web designers and writers can use this platform to help small businesses to launch their websites.



This site is unusual in that it vets jobs instead of freelancers. The freelancer pays the platform and receive, in return, access to around legitimate 30,000 jobs that they can apply for.



Since being founded in 2001, Guru has received payouts of $2 million and succeeded in completing a million jobs. The Guru platform has 1.5 million registered freelancers and clients can search for their perfect match by viewing portfolios that include details about experience, skills and previous earnings as well as client reviews. Freelancers can also check out the legitimacy of a client’s job by checking out the amounts that they have paid freelancers in previous projects.


Freelance Writing Gigs

If you are a blogger, publisher, writer or editor, this is the ideal site for you.



While Craigslist is often believed to be only for selling and buying, in fact it also offers lots of freelance opportunities too. Searching for local offerings will bring up in-office jobs while you could search for opportunities in major cities if you like to work remotely.



This platform recruits workers and simultaneously aggregates job postings from a wide range of on-demand platforms. By gathering a large number of opportunities in a single location, Crowded helps freelancers find plenty of work.


Hubstaff Talent

Hubstaff provides 100% free resource for companies looking to find remote talent & freelancers across the globe. There are no markups and no fees on either side (freelancer or business owner).


We Work Remotely 

Best place to find remote jobs, For any web developers, designers or marketers this platform offers opportunities for web projects.

From students looking for a bit of extra money to experts in programming, writing or designing, there is sure to be an ideal freelancing platform online to suit. So begin freelancing today and check out these sites!

John Andrew is the Founder and Publisher of Teens Mean Business & has been writing about small businesses since 2005.

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