The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web according to Alexa.

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.

Latest update: April 8th, 2014

(And if you don’t want to spend more than a few dollars, pounds or euros, check out our Top 25+ Micro Freelance Marketplaces.)

odesk freelance marketplace logo

1) odesk.com – general

getafreelancer freelance marketplace logo
2) Freelancer.com – general

elance freelance marketplace logo

3) Elance.com – general

99designs freelance marketplace logo

4) 99designs.com – design

peopleperhour freelance marketplace logo

5) peopleperhour.com – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR

seoclerks freelance marketplace logo

6) seoclerks.com – SEO

mediabistro freelance marketplace logo

7) mediabistro.com – writing/editing, production, graphic design, publishing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.

guru freelance marketplace logo

8) Guru.com – general

proz freelance marketplace logo

9) proz.com – translation, interpreting

designcrowd freelance marketplace logo

10) designcrowd.com – design

microlancer freelance marketplace logo

11) Microlancer.com – general

freelancesuccess freelance marketplace logo

12) freelancesuccess.com – writing

crowdspring freelance marketplace logo

13) crowdspring.com – logo design, naming design, graphic design, web design

taskrabbit freelance marketplace logo

14) TaskRabbit.com – house cleaning, IKEA assembly, donation pickup, event help, office help, pet sitting

donanza freelance marketplace logo

15) Donanza.com – general 19,367

suite101 freelance marketplace logo

16) Suite101.com – writing

clickworker freelance marketplace logo

17) clickworker.com – online marketing, e-commerce, media, information and directory services, SEO content, translation, web research, data categorization and tagging

getacoder freelance marketplace logo

18) getacoder.com – web design, writing, programming, legal

freelance freelance marketplace logo

19) freelance.com – general

trabajofreelance freelance marketplace logo

20) trabajofreelance.com – Spanish, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: contact fees.

freelance informatique freelance marketplace logo

21) freelance-info.fr – French, consulting. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: access fees.

freelancewriting freelance marketplace logo

22) freelancewriting.com – writing

legitonlinejobs freelance marketplace logo

23) legitonlinejobs.com – general

freelancewritinggigs freelance marketplace logo

24) freelancewritinggigs.com – writing

xplace freelance marketplace logo

25) xplace.com – designing, programming, writing/editing, translating, marketing, photographing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: bidding fees.

ifreelance freelance marketplace logo

26) ifreelance.com – proofreading,arts, data entry, graphic designing, photography, bookkeeping. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.

scribendi freelance marketplace logo

27) scribendi.com – editing and proofreading

project4hire freelance marketplace logo

28) project4hire.com – programming, translation, consulting, graphic design

joomlancers freelance marketplace logo

29) joomlancers.com – everything related to the Joomla CMS

taskcity freelance marketplace logo

30) taskcity.com – programming

genuinejobs freelance marketplace logo

31) genuinejobs.com – telecommuting

freelancers.net freelance marketplace logo

32) freelancers.net – general

hoofdkraan logo

33) Hoofdkraan.nl – Dutch, general

governmentbids freelance marketplace logo

34) governmentbids.com – general

freelanceindia freelance marketplace logo

35) freelanceindia.com – general

freelance-informatique.fr freelance marketplace logo

36) freelance-informatique.fr – French, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: intermediary fees.

freelancedesigners freelance marketplace logo

37) freelancedesigners.com – web and graphic design, programming, photography, writing, fashion design, industrial design, video production, advertising, logo design

greatlance freelance marketplace logo

38) greatlance.com – general

directfreelance freelance marketplace logo

39) directfreelance.com – writing, graphic design, programming

workhoppers freelance marketplace logo

40) workhoppers.com – general

hourly logo

41) hourly.com – general

freelancejobsearch freelance marketplace logo

42) freelancejobsearch.com – web & graphic design, photography

bizreef freelance marketplace logo

43) bizreef.com – writing, programming, graphic designing, marketing, translating, photographing.NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: contact fees.

freelanceauction freelance marketplace logo

44) freelanceauction.com – programming, design

outsourcexp freelance marketplace logo

45) outsourcexp.com – SEO, engineering, administrative tasks, marketing, writing, databases, graphic and web design, programming

programmingbids freelance marketplace logo

46) programmingbids.com – programming, databases, graphic design. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS:membership fees.

Special mention

craigslist freelance marketplace logo

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