Being a freelancer is definitely a new experience for the vast majority of those looking for an extra income or even a job. They don’t know that a freelancing job is actually a dream job, as no one will be able to negatively influence you and, the best aspect of all, is that you are your own boss and you will take your own decisions about when and how much to work.
Everything sounds too good to be true, right? And the logical question might be related to what would happen once you run out of jobs. Well, guess what? You will never run out of jobs as long as you are a dedicated and hard working person that is willing to work. On these sites, countless jobs are being added daily.
In recent years, freelancing became more like a culture that grew incredibly, thus allowing to appear more and more freelancing sites that provide a wide variety of jobs. Managing to work as a freelancer is a great opportunity and it can also be very productive in terms of monthly income. People are able to find jobs for different types of abilities starting with writers, designers, translators and even accountants.
If you are looking for an online work from home, check the following list containing the 10 best freelancing websites in the world 2014:
Resembles very much with more popular sites such as Elance or oDesk, it is quite easy to use and more important, freelancers are able to easily find jobs. All they have to do is create a profile where they have to describe their skills and past work history, and then search for the jobs that fit their abilities. There are millions of clients that are looking to hire freelancers for their jobs. Writers, web designers and photographers, data entry workers and even translators are more than welcome to create a profile on iFreelance.
This site is actually only for the most professional and experienced freelancers that are looking for jobs. It is in reality a social networking website that allows professional freelancers to submit their full resumes and allow the HR department at Demand Studios to select the perfect candidate for each job. This is why, only the most experienced freelancers will be contacted and assigned high paid jobs (even more than $300 a week).
Dice is a freelancing website that only deals with the technology niche. The great advantage of this job is that it offers assistance for writing great resumes and also for obtaining different IT certifications. Dice allows highly proficient freelancers to find jobs based on a variety of criteria including location and keywords.
It was launched in 2010 and the site is quite popular among freelancers and clients alike. It is still not as searched as oDesk or Elance, but here freelancers are able to take part in different projects and bid them accordingly. Clients will then choose which is the most skilled freelancer and will assign the job to him. Experienced freelancers are able to choose from a wide variety of topics, including logo and banner design, social media, writing and translation.
As the title suggests, this freelancing site is perfect for those that are experienced designers for web, animation and graphic. This site is created for those clients that are in urgent need of someone that is able to proficiently create banners, logos and even websites, based on a variety of information issued by the client. It is important to know that more than 2.5 million clients are looking for freelancers on 99designes.
The selection method on this site is a lot different that it is on other sites; here, the only thing that counts, is the final result. A client will start a contest based on his requirements and information, freelancers will create the most compelling project, and in the end, the best one of all will be selected and paid the amount, along with positive feedback and comments.
Among the best freelancing sites, Guru is definitely among the best. The site basically runs on the same principles as other freelancing sites do, except the fact that the paying method is done through Escrow, which is much safer. The site offers a variety of payment methods so that the entire process becomes easier to manage.
All you have to do is choose the topic you care confident in, and start working. There are more than 160 categories to choose from (translations, writing, SEO, business consulting and designers). The site also has a video profile feature that allows freelancers to perfectly show their abilities and skills.
People per Hour
Launched in 2008, millions of clients and freelancers are joining People Per Hour to offer their services and projects. The entire system is easy to use as it only requires the freelancer to place a bid on the project he is interested in. On this site, freelancers interested in working are able to find jobs from all common niches, including marketing, writing, programming and translations. It is important to create a great profile that demonstrates your abilities, skills and potential diplomas and certifications if you wish to become more competitive.
Launched in 2003, Freelancer.com is, without a doubt among the most important freelancing sites and all those that are interested in such a career, are able to find all types of jobs here. Without any exaggeration, thousands of jobs are posted daily on this site and millions of freelancers are applying to these jobs hoping that they will be selected. It is important that your profile is above all others if you want to be successful.
The site functions on a bidding system, meaning that a variety of freelancers bid for a certain project and the client make the hiring decision based on the freelancer’s profile, skills and abilities. Recently, Freelancer.com, bought 2 other online freelancing sites, vWorker and Scriptlance, thus increasing their popularity and influence.
Launched in 2004, oDesk quickly became popular and was truly an innovation in the online freelancing jobs. Here, both the freelancers and the site have something to win after a job is completed successfully, because the providers are withdrawing 10% of the total amount. Statistics revealed that a professional average job may even be worth $5,000, which is incredible.
What makes this site even more popular is that even new beginners have a high chance of getting a job and creating a name for themselves.
Without a doubt the most popular freelancing website in 2014, Elance is the perfect site to join if you have technical, marketing or any other skills. After you sign in and write your resume, it may take time before you obtain your first job, as the competition here is extremely high and, in general, clients tend to hire experienced freelancers. Launched in 1999, the site quickly became a freelancing sensation and in less than 10 years is has transacted a whopping half a billion dollars.