The ultimate list of the most popular freelance marketplaces online, global and local.

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Most of the freelancing websites in the list 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.

What kind of freelance marketplace have you used more?

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1) – general

2) Freelancer – general

3) UpWork – general

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4) Envato Studio – general

99designs freelance marketplace

5) 99designs – design

rev freelance marketplace logo

6) rev – Transcription, English Captions, Foreign Subtitles, Live Captions for Zoom


7) peopleperhour – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR

cgtrader logo

8) CGTrader – 3D modeling


9) Toptal – custom software development

guru freelance marketplace logo

10) Guru – general

flexjobs freelance marketplace logo

11) flexjobs – general


12) DesignCrowd – design

proz freelance marketplace logo

13) – translation, interpreting

designhill freelance marketplace logo

14) designhill – business and corporate design, graphic and print design, website and mobile design

bark freelance marketplace logo

15) – general

codementor freelance marketplace logo

16) CodeMentor – software developers

weworkremotely freelance marketplac logo

17) Weworkremotely – design, programming, marketing and more

clickworker freelance marketplace logo

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

contently freelance marketplace logo

19) Contently – writers

translatorscafe freelance marketplace logo

20) Translatorscafe – professional translation and interpretation services

seoclerks freelance marketplace logo

21) – SEO

taskrabbit freelance marketplace logo

22) TaskRabbit – house cleaning, IKEA assembly, donation pickup, event help, office help, pet sitting

crowdspring freelance marketplace logo

23) Crowdspring – logo design, naming design, graphic design, web design

workmarket freelance marketplace logo

24) workmarket – general

Topcoder freelance marketplace logo

25) topcoder – programming/development, graphic design, data science

arcdev freelance marketplace logo

26) – engineers and developers

scribie freelance marketplace logo

27) Scribie– audio transcription

scribendi freelance marketplace logo

28) Scribendi – editing and proofreading

mediabistro freelance marketplace logo

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

golance freelance marketplace logo

30) goLance – accounting & consulting, admin support, customer service, data science & analytics, design & creative, engineering & architecture, IT & Networking, Legal, Sales & Marketing, Translation, Web, Mobile & Softare Dev, Writing

designcontest freelance marketplace logo

31) designContest – Logo Design, Graphic Design, Website Design, T-shirt Design, Logo & Business Card Design, Banner design, Icon Design

scripted freelance marketplace logo

32) Scripted – Writing and Copywriting

xplace freelance marketplace logo

32) xplace – Designing, programming, writing/editing, translating, marketing, photographing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: bidding fees.

freelancewriting freelance marketplace logo

34) FreelanceWriting – writing

writerswork freelance marketplace logo

35) – writing

36) – logo designs

voicebunny freelance marketplace logo

37) Bunny Studio Voice – recordings

field nation freelance marketplace logo

38) Field Nation – general

x-team freelance marketplace logo

39) X-Team – Software developers

scalablepath freelance marketplace logo

40) ScalablePath – Developers

servicescape freelance marketplace logo

41) Servicescape – editors, translators, graphic designers, and writers

writerbay freelance marketplace logo

42) Writerbay – writing

freelancemap freelance marketplace logo

43) freelancermap – software development, web, system administrator, telecommunications & mobile, IT consulting, SAP, Management consulting, Engineering, Distribution, OLAP & Business Intelligence, Content and media, Service and Support

freelancewritinggigs freelance marketplace logo

44) Freelance Writing Jobs – writing

yeeply freelance marketplace logo

45) yeeply – mobile application

getcredo freelance marketplace logo

46) GetCredo – digital marketing, content, SEO, social ads, ppc, website logo

47) – general

freelance freelance marketplace logo

48) (French) – general freelance marketplace logo

49) – web applications, saas products,android apps, mvp development, project management, desktop programs, UX strategy, scripting, side projects

Wonolo logo

50) Wonolo – on-demand staffing, warehouse operations, delivery drivers, general labor, administrative tasks, event staff, merchandising

freelance informatique freelance marketplace logo

51) – French, consulting. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: access fees.

solidgigs freelance marketplace logo

52) SolidGigs – general

cloudpeeps freelance marketplace logo

53) CloudPeeps – general

journalismjobs freelance marketplace logo

54) – newspaper/wire services, online media/startups, television/radio, magazines/publishing, trade publication/newsletters, pr/media relations/ communications, nonprofit/academia/government/other, financial/technology/misc. jobs, diversity jobs

communo freelance marketplace logo

55) – general

task city freelance marketplace logo

56) Taskcity – Chinese, programming

workhoppers freelance marketplace logo

57) workhoppers – general

governmentbids freelance marketplace logo

58) – general

hiremymom freelance marketplace logo

59) Hire My Mom – Home Based Jobs


authentic jobs freelance marketplace logo

60) Authentic Jobs – UI Design, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, App development, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Miscellaneous

useme freelance marketplace logo

61) UseMe – general

translator base freelance marketplace logo

62) translatorbase – translation

bidvine freelance marketplace logo

63) bidvine – service professionals

crowdsite freelance marketplace logo

64) crowdsite – brand basics, web & app design, print, package & label, clothing & merchandise, book & magazine, art & illustration, custom design contest

paperell freelance marketplace logo

65) Paperell – writers

businesstalentgroup freelance marketplace logo

66) businesstalentgroup – general

folyo freelance marketplace logo

67) Folyo – design, programming, sales, marketing

Coding Ninjas logo

68) Coding Ninjas – programmers / developers / coders

polyglot freelance marketplace logo

69) 2Polyglot – translation, copywriting, language tutoring

freelanceindia freelance marketplace logo

70) – general

pertemps freelance marketplace logo

71) – general

freelance freelance marketplace logo

72) – French, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: intermediary fees.

73) DesignQuote – logo design freelance marketplace logo

74) – general

freelancesuccess freelance marketplace logo

75) Freelance Success – writing


76) LocalSolo – local and onshore independent contractor recruiting platform

speedlancer freelance marketplace logo

77) Speedlancer – design, writing, data entry, research

awesomeweb freelance marketplace logo

78) awesomeweb – logo design, sales page, ecommerce, blog design, infographic, book cover, banner ad, wordpress theme, wordpress plugin, wordpress maintenance, mobile app, web app, page speed, responsive

jyve freelance marketplace logo

79) jyve – physical work

yunojuno freelance marketplace logo

80) yunojuno – general

joomlancers freelance marketplace logo

81) Joomlancers – everything related to the Joomla CMS

workfast freelance marketplace logo

82) workfast (Australia) – admin and office, promotions and events, general services, hospitality, warehouse, retail and sales, energy and resources, labour hire

brigad freelance marketplace logo

83) – Hospitality Industry

koder freelance marketplace logo

84) Koder – software development

studentfreelance freelance marketplace logo

85) StudentFreelance – general

povioremote freelance marketplace logo

86) PovioRemote – remote job in tech company

freework freelance marketplace logo

87) FreeWork – general

worktasker freelance marketplace logo

88) Work Tasker – general

freelancedesigners freelance marketplace logo

89) FreelanceDesigners – web and graphic design, programming, photography, writing, fashion design, industrial design, video production, advertising, logo design

genuinejobs freelance marketplace logo

90) Genuine Jobs – telecommuting

dolancing freelance marketplace logo

91) dolancing – IT / Computer Programming, Mobile Development to Content Writing, Designing, Data Entry, Sales & Marketing, and many more freelance marketplace logo

92) – general

parttimerz freelance marketplace logo

93) parttimerz – admin, business and finance, designs & arts, personal, home & garden, sales & marketing, Software, web & mobile development, tutoring, translation & training, writing

hexidesign freelance marketplace logo

94) hexidesign – 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

siliconbali freelance marketplace logo

95) SiliconBali – internships and volunteering projects

hoofdkraan logo

96) – Dutch, general

freelanceauction freelance marketplace logo

97) Freelance auction – programming, design

programmingbids freelance marketplace logo

98) programming bids – programming, databases, graphic design. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.

Special mention

craigslist freelance marketplace logo

Craigslist – 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.


Coroflot – design


Behance – design, copywriting, writing

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  • 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?

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  • Great list, thanks!.
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  • 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.

  • Great list. I recently launched – 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!

  • That was a great job this list! Btw the one you mentioned last ( 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!

  • 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 or the one we use in Canada called 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

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

  • Hello,

    I love the fact that we are included in this article but would it be possible to add a small description? We are not the typical freelance site like an Elance or others. We differentiate ourselves in the following ways:

    Workhoppers is a matching site to hire LOCAL freelancers. No bidding!No commissions. Connect directly with the right professional. Free for Freelancers.


  • – is a site to find local freelancers in many countries. Zeerk a popular online portal for freelancers, Job categories include freelance writers, lifestyle, web design, appp development, graphics & design, music, audio, online marketing and SEO.

  • Hi,

    Dolancing ( is a very simple website to hire freelancers & to get freelance work online! It is launched few days back and is the fast growing community. You should check it 🙂


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  • Great collection.

    Please continue the good work,when can we expect an addendum
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      • Hey Jacob,
        It’s a good list you put together.
        I’m not sure if my problem is choosing between a paid site or a free one. Nothing is more costly than FREE…
        My dilemma is the actual team work happening between employer and freelancer during the course of the project. Due to time difference, there is often so much delay in communicating with your freelancer or employer that it sometimes cost you your project.

        We are working on a Canadian startup called workibility where the focus will be on hiring freelancers locally or semi-locally where communication and collaboration takes place almost instantaneously.

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  • Hi there, thanks for the list. I found a few potential gems to try out. You’re missing which is a competitor top Toptal and Crew in the Premium Freelancer Space.

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