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Best Freelancing Sites to Get a Trustworthy Job

Updated on May 4, 2019
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Prachi has been working as a freelance writer since 2012. When not writing, she helps people with web designing and development.


The number of freelancers is increasing at a very high rate as it has become of the best jobs to earn massive income with a comfort of working at home. Freelancing is considered to be among the top modern jobs. Most industries, now, hire at least 40% freelancers to do some of their major tasks at a very high rate.

Since, people adopting freelancing as a permanent career are increasing exponentially on a daily basis, so does the number of freelancing sites.

With so many sites already available and many others are in their developing phase, it becomes quite tough to understand which one of these is reliable and can help in getting the job faster. Therefore, to make this task a little simpler, here is a list of the most trending freelancing sites.

You would feel relaxed to know that most of these sites are updated frequently to keep you secure and safe from fraudulent clients. They also have lots of jobs posted on daily basis making it easier for you to choose from.

Before revealing about these sites, let me clear that the jobs on these sites are more relevant to IT professionals (such as software developers, web developers, quality analysts and more.), writers (such as creative writers, fictional writers and proof readers), tutors, photographers and translators (for example freelancers who can translate from Spanish to English, English to French, etc.).

There are some general sites that offer every kind of job possible while the rest are specific to particular kind of jobs.

So, let us read about them:

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If you are already a working freelancer and looking for better opportunities to get you on a right track, then a winning proposal is a must to impress your client. If you struggle with this initial step, then check out this article on how to write a winning proposal. Hope it will help you.

1. Upwork

Formerly called as Elance-oDesk, Upwork is a global platform for freelancers having more twelve million registered freelancers and at least five million registered clients. After knowing the number of freelancers using this site, you can realize how stiff is the competition here to get a perfect job for yourself. But, here is an article to help you grab your first opportunity:

Genuine Tips for Making your Presence Effective on Upwork

2. Guru

Guru is famously known for crowd-sourcing, service marketplace and workforce management. Having more than millions of freelancers active monthly, Guru is one of the top choices among freelancers after Upwork. As said by their site, they have paid more than $200 million to the freelancers worldwide till now.

3. Freelancer

As the name suggests, Freelancer is a site meant for people who are into freelancing. With jobs ranging from computer programming to pet training, Freelancer is a good option for those who are looking for jobs that not only includes programming and writing, but also other options such as music, film and many more.

4. We Work Remotely

Though the homepage of this site is not that much attractive and appealing, but it surely does have lots of options from customer service to web development and many more. When you visit the site, you can find out how many different kind of jobs are available on their websites.

5. Fiverr

Fiverr is one of the most known freelancing sites generally known for its $5 gigs. As it sounds, finding a job on Fiverr is not tough as there are many tasks available just for $5 income. But that's not it, depending on the level of task you can demand higher rates relevant to the task.

6. Onsite

Onsite has very reputed clients in its list such as The Guardian and Vine. Though there are many options, it is an invite only freelance marketplace. It means that you need to get approved on this site before working on a project, by submitting your work samples.

7. Matchist

Matchist has a very straightforward layout mainly catering the needs of IT professionals. Select the designation that you wish to apply for and you will be redirected to a page listing various jobs.

8. Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is one of the highly reliable crowd sourcing site favorable for both individuals and businesses. The tasks are highly based on human intelligence generally called as HITs(Human Intelligence Tasks). Before working on HITs, you need to get approved by their system.

9. Indeed

Indeed has a very large database of online and offline jobs. Simply sign up on their site, complete your profile and apply for the most relevant job offer.

10. Freelanced

A great social network for freelancers across the globe. First, set up your profile, set your rates and apply for job postings on the sites. Clients can also give you "kudos" points that appear on your profile.

11. SkipTheDrive

SkipTheDrive is dedicated to those seeking remote employment opportunities. These jobs are often referred to as telecommuting, teleworking, online, virtual, & work-from-home.

12. Virtual Vocations

Virtual Vocations provides hand-screened telecommuting jobs that offer real pay for real work. From account management to writing, all of the job openings offer you some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

13. Rat Race Rebellion

The site does not guarantee to offer a huge amount of cash, though there are plenty of options to help you make easy money.

14. Working Nomads

Working nomads is a remote job platform with a list of trustworthy remote positions from around the world. The job listings are updated daily in many different fields such as development, management, marketing, design, sales and so on.

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