Freelance Marketplaces

Freelance marketplaces allow website owners and service owners to meet and work together. They can be a competitive place to find work; with dozens of people competing for the same job publicly. The key to finding work is to build up your profile and increase your rating on the website.

Below is a list of the most popular freelance marketplaces online. Each marketplace works differently, therefore it is worthwhile spending time looking at how each marketplace works. Ensure you check the rates that each marketplace charges too.

Please visit my blogging job board resource list for a list of job boards for bloggers.

3Desk

3Desk

A freelance marketplace that splits costs between freelancers and employers. It is too quiet at the moment.

99designs

99designs

A good site if you are looking for a unique design or work as a designer.

Website owners create competitions and designers submit their entries. The website owner then chooses what they consider to be the best entry and the corresponding designer is paid accordingly.

Elance

Elance

One of the most recognised freelancing marketplaces online. It’s a great place for blog owners to find writers.

Freelancer

Freelancer

The largest freelancing marketplace on the internet. Over seven million freelancers are registered there, making it a great place to find writers for your blog.

Guru

Guru

A good freelancing marketplace however, their fee structure is overly complicated.

iFreelance

iFreelance

A freelancing directory that doesn’t publish a lot of jobs.

Nubelo

Nubelo

A leading marketplace for freelancers in Spain and Latin America. Bloggers who write in Spanish will find it useful.

oDesk

oDesk

A popular freelancing marketplace that has a no-nonsense pricing structure.

People Per Hour

People Per Hour

A freelancing marketplace where freelancers charge by the hour. Fees are reduced for those that do a lot of business through the marketplace.