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10 Best Sites To Start Your Freelancing Career


Freelancing is one of the best method of making money from Internet. Because its purely depends on your skill set and your work experience. You are not dependent on any one, you know your strengths and limits. There are many freelancing web sites where you could start your career. But choosing the right one is more important because you should receive your hard earned money without any hassles.

Internet has many fraudulent web sites which don’t pay you money for the work done. So beware of such scams and take enough time to do proper research before registering with any freelancing web sites.

To frankly tell, i tried freelancing and dropped (because i can’t spend much time, i needs more commitment). Now I took product building, blogging as my online career. But i have seen many bloggers referring to trusted freelancing web sites. As per my knowledge, i am sharing here the list of freelancing sites which helps you to get aware of various options or alternatives available.

Okay, lets see the list of best freelancing web sites:

  • Odesk – I have personally tried odesk and i felt its one of the best freelancing site. In fact, Odesk was my first sign up. Also, long back i have written Review on Odesk which may help you to understand more about them. To mention, one of my friend earned good money from Odesk working as a freelancer (software developer). Now-a-days, I only hire freelancers from Odesk 😉
  • Freelancer.com has more than 1650K+ freelancers and they have paid $5901K+ money for completing 720K+ jobs as of today. They have freelancers register from more than 200 countries and they claim its one of the oldest freelancing website especially for small businesses. Started in year 2004 and you could find more information in their about page.
  • Elance which has more than 150K+ successful freelance professionals. And so far they have paid more than $281 millions to professionals who had delivered great results
  • Vworker, previously named as RentaCoder.com (now acquired by Freelancer.com) which has 140K+ employers and 290K+ virtual employees (freelancers). Looks they are paying more than $150+ for quality projects. Check their homepage and they have featured on many of the famous journals/magazines too.
  • Guru another famous freelancing site which has more than 400K+ freelancers. They are listing the freelancers by geographic location and you may get noticed even based on your geographic location too. They post 8000+ job opportunity monthly on their site.

Few more Freelancing sites:

Starting a freelance career is a good decision and you could definitely make decent money provided you have the ability to complete the assigned work. More important, you should manage your time effectively, especially if you are already engaged in a day job. Otherwise, don’t try freelancing.

If you are freshly starting your freelance career then you should spend some time to read these articles:

Here is an infograph on freelancing career released by bayt (i found on pinterest):

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  1. You could also mention the skill level needed to be able to even gen cnosidered on those sites.
    I signed up at some of them and everthing I read was above my skill level.
    Being a non native English speaker doesn’t help much either.

  2. Hey there, good overview of freelancing sites. Another costfree opportunity is freelancermap.co.uk and freelancermap.in – a IT project platform where freelancers and recruiters find eachother online. Within free membership freelancers can create a freelancer profil and apply on job openings and vacant projects for free.


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