The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web.
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.
Each site is listed with its specialties and main language when not English.
Last updated: November 26, 2014
1) odesk.com – general
2) Elance.com – general
3) freelancer.com – general
4) Envato Studio – general
5) 99designs.com – design
6) peopleperhour.com – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR
7) mediabistro.com – writing/editing, production, graphic design, publishing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
8) Guru.com – general
9) seoclerks.com – SEO
10) proz.com – translation, interpreting
11) designcrowd.com – design
12) topcoder.com – programming/development, graphic design, data science
13) crowdspring.com – logo design, naming design, graphic design, web design
14) TaskRabbit.com – house cleaning, IKEA assembly, donation pickup, event help, office help, pet sitting
15) clickworker.com – online marketing, e-commerce, media, information and directory services, SEO content, translation, web research, data categorization and tagging
16) freelancewriting.com – writing
17) freelance.com – general
18) getacoder.com – web design, writing, programming, legal
19) freelance-info.fr – French, consulting. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: access fees.
20) freelancewritinggigs.com – writing
21) scribendi.com – editing and proofreading
22) taskcity.com – programming
23) trabajofreelance.com – Spanish, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: contact fees.
24) fieldnation.com – general
25) ifreelance.com – proofreading,arts, data entry, graphic designing, photography, bookkeeping. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
26) xplace.com – designing, programming, writing/editing, translating, marketing, photographing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: bidding fees.
27) freelancemap.com – software development, web, system administrator, telecommunications & mobile, IT consulting, SAP, Management consulting, Engineering, Distribution, OLAP & Business Intelligence, Content and media, Service and Support
28) yunojuno.com – general
29) translatorbase.com – translator
30) project4hire.com – programming, translation, consulting, graphic design
31) genuinejobs.com – telecommuting
32) freelancesuccess.com – writing
33) freelanceindia.com – general
34) hoofdkraan.nl – Dutch, general
35) joomlancers.com – everything related to the Joomla CMS
36) freelancers.net – general
37) governmentbids.com – general
38) freelance-informatique.fr – French, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: intermediary fees.
39) freelancedesigners.com – web and graphic design, programming, photography, writing, fashion design, industrial design, video production, advertising, logo design
40) hexidesign.com – Logo Design, Stationery Design, Business Card Design, Web Page Design, Banner Ad Design, Brochure Design, Poster Design, Flyer Design, T-shirt Design. Has Affiliate Program
41) bizreef.com – writing, programming, graphic designing, marketing, translating, photographing.NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: contact fees.
42) workhoppers.com – general
43) greatlance.com – general
44) freelancejobsearch.com – web & graphic design, photography
45) hourly.com – general
46) programmingbids.com – programming, databases, graphic design. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS:membership fees.
47) weblance.com – design skills, develop skills, test skills, marketing skills
48) freelanceauction.com – programming, design
49) helpcove.com – general
50) workersoncall.com – general
Craigslist.org – general Although not technically a freelance marketplace, many people do use Craigslist to post and bid on free job listings, both freelance and salaried jobs.
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-- Jacob Share