66 responses

  1. Liz Alexander
    February 9, 2010

    At least two of these sites that I know of are anything but *free* — they require paid subscriptions to join…or am I missing something?

    • Jacob Share
      February 9, 2010

      Liz- which sites are you referring to?

  2. anjeeta
    February 10, 2010

    Jacob, ifreelance.com is not free for providers of services you have to be a member to provide services but I think you can post jobs for free. I have been a member for more than 3 years so..

  3. Noor
    February 10, 2010

    This is really gr8 effort for freelancers…hope I will grab some projects
    .-= wparena´s last blog ..How to Set Up an Image Gallery in WordPress =-.

  4. Danza
    February 11, 2010

    Great list, thanks!.
    I would like to recommend on DoNanza, a freelance projects search engine which let you find projects from all the marketplaces on the web, based on your skills and desired budgets.

  5. Mel
    February 12, 2010


    I will also liked to add the Auctions For Business http://www.auctionsforbusiness.com/


  6. datryan
    February 13, 2010

    This list is awesome. i make use of odesk. Rest I haven’t tried so far.
    .-= datryan´s last blog ..Blogging Tips and Hacks, Customization Solutions : Blogging Tips =-.

  7. Steve
    March 3, 2010

    where the hell is hiremyparents.com
    .-= Steve´s last blog ..Freelance Business & Consumer Writers =-.

  8. Diesel Laws
    March 4, 2010

    Got a new one for you! http://freelancerunplugged.com

    Check it out – it’s all about connecting people socially with events and online, with a few awesome articles put in with anyone who wants to create their own blog!

  9. Sarah
    March 11, 2010

    GoDesign is a Design Contests Marketplace.
    It is a unique design marketplace, first of it’s kind in the Israeli market
    to offer a meeting point exclusively for designers to link with potential clients.

  10. Freelancematch.nl
    May 4, 2010

    Not yet in the Top 50, but free to use and online since the beginning of this year:

    Let us know what you think!

  11. Saif Bonar
    July 14, 2010

    Great list. I recently launched WhichLance.com – the world’s first freelance marketplace comparison site. It enables freelance workers and those interested in outsourcing projects on freelance marketplaces to compare the major features of freelance marketplaces side by side, while also enabling people to rate and review the freelancing websites which they have experience of using. I hope people like it!

  12. sophica
    July 21, 2010

    great list.
    here is another freelance market place.
    visit http://www.greatlance.com

  13. Lisa
    November 12, 2010

    That was a great job this list! Btw the one you mentioned last (trally.com) is actually the one I got more jobs from this year, as a translator (even if the graphics of the site is awful, imho).
    Anyone from Trally around here? You should really get a good freelancer on some job board to redesign your site LOL.
    Very good post!

  14. Steve
    February 25, 2011

    This is a great list of freelance sites, I have used many of them and found them all to be very good online places to find professional freelancers.

    I was just a bit curious as to why you never mentioned any micro job freelance sites like fiverr.com or the one we use in Canada called http://Frogerr.com These types of online freelance micro job sites are gaining in popularity and are showing people how they too can bank on their skills, talents and resources

    • Jacob Share
      February 26, 2011

      Steve- you’re right, not sure how we missed Fiverr. We’ll add it in the next update.

  15. Stephan Strack
    May 18, 2011

    Hi there, sublime article!

    is it possible to add Freelancematch.nl? The best freelance website in The Netherlands!

  16. Maik
    June 9, 2011

    GigTon.Com – Freelancers Marketplace to Buy and Sell Anything for $5, $10, $15, $30, $50, $75, $100.

  17. Janine Laura Bronson
    June 14, 2011

    Trying to find a job, but when they ask for my age, (won’t interview me unless I give it) and I tell them I’m over 50, they tell me there are many other applicants, and it seems to me there is age discrimination here…I’ve been looking for work for over eight months, now…

  18. Jacob Share
    June 26, 2011
  19. Jacob Share
    June 26, 2011

    Steve- we created a second list just for micro marketplaces like Frogerr and Fiverr:

    Top 25+ Micro Freelance Marketplaces and Why You Should Use Them

    Another one we need to add here in the next update is:


  20. Abbie
    October 5, 2011

    Elance is not free…just to name one…the first one you list. Elance cost almost $50 to join, which I did, only to get zero work

  21. Jacob Share
    October 5, 2011

    Abbie- sorry to hear you’ve gotten no work so far. As an employer on Elance, the people I’ve used were the ones who made the best (not necessarily lowest) bids on my projects, and for following projects I would just send projects to them directly on the site. That site is far too large to wait for employers to come to you until you have an extremely rare skill(set).

    Also, I did say above “Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features.”

  22. Cliff
    January 18, 2012

    http://www.BountyIt.com has a freelance marketplace and it’s main section you can earn money for creative ideas or feedback on resumes, websites, etc.

  23. Doreen
    June 12, 2012

    Hello, I’d like to add the platform http://www.freelancermap.co.uk as it can be used within free membership at no charge to find freelancer jobs and projects.

  24. Jacob Share
    July 17, 2012

    Just updated this list for 2012.

  25. Richard
    July 26, 2012

    Check out FreelancePeople.co.uk. It’s 100% free for Freelancers and is currently running as free trial for Employers too.

  26. Jeff Williams
    November 1, 2012

    I am the CEO of a new marketplace and I would lick to toss in our marketplace to thei slist as well. http://weblance.com . We build a project management system for building apps and plugged in a freelance marketplace functionality. Check us out! Thanks..

  27. tom
    December 2, 2012

    Lanzee.com has sealed bids, non-public projects, unlimited bids etc. and no fees at all

  28. Jeff Williams
    June 1, 2013

    There is also https://weblance.com which just launched

  29. Natasha
    July 16, 2013

    I’d also like to suggest Microlancer. Kind of like a high-end Fiverr, freelancers set their own rates and the quality is much higher because every service is staff reviewed.

  30. Kate
    October 2, 2013

    Some of these sites are more on the up and up than others. The internet is full of the equivalent of temp agencies.

  31. Jason
    October 17, 2013

    http://www.freelancermap.com is also free for providers as well as freelancers, but they also have paid version with additional features. Focus: web development and design, SAP, software, mobile development, content writing.

  32. Ted Coombs
    November 14, 2013

    http://www.workersoncall.com is another employer – freelancer marketplace specializing in online availability for fast hiring. All skills, all levels. Alexa ranking puts it at about the middle of this list. Brand new site. Help make it happen.

  33. billy cripe
    November 22, 2013

    Field Nation at http://www.fieldnation.com is a good freelance jobs market for IT and telco

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