Freelance Work Sites

     There are plenty of guides for striking out on your own, but as a freelancer, getting higher-paying gigs isn't just a matter of signing up on popular platforms. You'll have to branch out, establish a great portfolio of past work and maybe even prove yourself through tests that showcase your skills. Here's a list of the 15 best sites to find work as a freelancer.

Fiverr.com
Fiverr
Online Since MemberShip Job Type Payment Method
September 2009 Free Multiple Paypal

Fiverr is essentially a freelance marketplace, where you can buy and sell services for $5 and hence the name "Fiverr".

Freelancer.com
freelancer
Online Since MemberShip Job Type Payment Method
December 2009 Free Multiple Paypal

Freelancer.com is an online marketplace for crowdsourcing freelancers. Employers post jobs that are bid on by freelancers from around the world.

Toptal.com
toptal
Online Since MemberShip Job Type Payment Method
July 2010 Free Multiple Paypal

toptalToptal is a freelance talents' network of developers, designers, and financial experts. This platform is a go-to when companies want to hire talents who belong in the top 3% of their fields. This ensures that employers get the best candidates to fill in their open positions.

99designs.com
99designs
Online Since MemberShip Job Type Payment Method
February 2005 Free Multiple Paypal

99Designs.com is a 'global community of professional designers.

Chegg.com
chegg
Online Since MemberShip Job Type Payment Method
February 2000 Free Multiple Paypal

chegg is essentially a freelance marketplace, where you can buy and sell services for $5 and hence the name "chegg".