As a freelancer, work can sometimes dry up and it’s hard to determine the amount of my earnings. This can make budgeting and planning for the future difficult. However, I’ve recently discovered that there are job sites specifically for freelancers. Here are the best sites to find freelance work:
- People Per Hour – A marketplace to apply for available jobs or create your own job listings. It can be a bit difficult to get around for new users. There are also commission fees for each job completed.
- Upwork – A platform where other users offer jobs in return for payment. There’s a great community with fast customer support on this site. Pay can be set to an hourly or fixed rate. However, the site charges a hefty 10% fee per completion of a job.
- Fiverr – A site to advertise the skills or services you are offering. It’s interface is simple and easy to navigate around. The site takes a commission of 20% which is understandable, as it is a very popular platform.
- Hubstaff Talent – A newer freelance platform, so you may not get much exposure. However, there are no hidden charges and the site does not take any commissions from completed jobs.
- Guru – A platform which is simple and easy to use. It also has a low commission rate of 4.95%. Paid membership costs extra but is highly beneficial compared to the free membership – it allows you to apply for extra jobs, contact more users and get charged less fees.
- Freelancer – Another popular site so plenty of exposure for jobs and services on offer. The fee system is complex, as there are different rates for different services. Also, you can only submit eight propels a month, which can be a disadvantage if you are very active.
- Task Rabbit – An under-rated platform which offers alot but gives minimal exposure to users. It provides 24/7 support and only allows high quality members. The service fees are very high as they take 30% per transaction.
Until next time.