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: October 6, 2015
1) UpWork.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) seoclerks.com – SEO
8) Guru.com – general
9) proz.com – translation, interpreting
10) toptal.com – custom software development
11) designcrowd.com – design
12) flexjobs.com – telecommuting
13) topcoder.com – programming/development, graphic design, data science
14) TaskRabbit.com – house cleaning, IKEA assembly, donation pickup, event help, office help, pet sitting
15) mediabistro.com – writing/editing, production, graphic design, publishing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
16) crowdspring.com – logo design, naming design, graphic design, web design
17) clickworker.com – online marketing, e-commerce, media, information and directory services, SEO content, translation, web research, data categorization and tagging
18) freelancewriting.com – writing
19) freelance.com – general
20) workmarket.com – general
21) getacoder.com – web design, writing, programming, legal
22) fieldnation.com – general
23) journalismjobs.com – 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
24) staff.com – general
25) Authenticjobs.com – UI Design, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, App development, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Miscellaneous
26) scribendi.com – editing and proofreading
27) trabajofreelance.com – Spanish, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: contact fees.
28) freelance-info.fr – French, consulting. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: access fees.
29) writerbay.com – writing
30) ifreelance.com – proofreading,arts, data entry, graphic designing, photography, bookkeeping. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
31) freelancewritinggigs.com – writing
32) taskcity.com – programming
33) weworkremotely.com – programming, design, customer service/support, miscellaneous, copywriting, system administration, business exec
34) cloudpeeps.com – general
35) awesomeweb.com – 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
36) xplace.com – designing, programming, writing/editing, translating, marketing, photographing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: bidding fees.
37) hoofdkraan.nl – Dutch, general
38) translatorbase.com – translator
39) freelanceindia.com – general
40) project4hire.com – programming, translation, consulting, graphic design
41) 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
42) freelancers.net – general
43) speedlancer.com – design, writing, data entry, research
44) wealthywebwriter.com – writing
45) taskarmy.com – general
46) yunojuno.com – general
47) genuinejobs.com – telecommuting
48) governmentbids.com – general
49) joomlancers.com – everything related to the Joomla CMS
50) freelancesuccess.com – writing
51) freelance-informatique.fr – French, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: intermediary fees.
52) workhoppers.com – general
53) greatlance.com – general
54) freelancedesigners.com – web and graphic design, programming, photography, writing, fashion design, industrial design, video production, advertising, logo design
55) studentfreelance.com – general
56) freelancejobsearch.com – web & graphic design, photography
57) hourly.com – general
58) weliketowork.com – sale & marketing, writing & content, administrative support, design & multimedia, customer service, business services, web development, software development, networking & information systems, coaching, translation
59) golance.com – accounting & consulting, admin support, customer service, data science & analytics, design & creative, engineering & architecture, IT & Networking, Legal, Sales & Marketing, Translation, Web, Mobile & Softare Dev, Writing
60) programmingbids.com – programming, databases, graphic design. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS:membership fees.
61) freelanceauction.com – programming, design
62) 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
63) pro-freelance.com – IT
64) helpcove.com – general
65) network-freelance.co.uk – 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.
coroflot.com – design
behance.net – design, copywriting, writing
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