2012 Best Freelancing Sites Where You Can Find Jobs And Make Money!

freelancing sitesWe have been discussing about entrepreneurships. Freelancing is one of its forms. Freelancing can be described as short term agreement and self-employed work schedule, where you get your desired work from your potential contractors and you give your services to the contractor according to the contract, for a certain period of time.

Although Freelancing is a vast field but its more common in website development, event management, publishing, journalism, , screenwriting, music, filmmaking copy editing, acting, photojournalism editing, event planning, proofreading, indexing, copywriting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, , video editing, video production, translating and most importantly, article Writing.

With the online money making opportunities, many people are switching towards Freelancing because this is the nature of job that a person actually wants, where he is his own boss and have the benefit of flexible working hours.

Here are the top 10 Freelancing Websites which can help you in starting your career as a freelancer. These sites are all registered and you don’t have to worry about being scammed!

1. Elance


It’s a dream for every Freelancer to stay connected this one. Elance is a Global online employment platform with payment over Escrow Service. Due to its higher efficiency, many jobs are added on it every day. The best part about this site is its professional design and user friendly interface. As a free Lancer, you get 15 bid balances per month, and if you have got the potential, you can make up to 450 million lifetime earnings! I registered myself few days ago and have got two offers by now! It’s amazing!

2. oDesk


Now this one is really something really happening for Freelancers & Programmers. oDesk offers Management and contractors of trust and you can get 20 bid balance per month. Like Elance, oDesk has also got a large number of Contractors and freelancers who are earning to meet up their livings as well as saving by working through this platform.

3. Guru


The name speaks itself, another great site where you can start your Freelancing. Its really a huge site with loads of projects, offering many job categories. However, good things are not all for free, so there are limited bids on free members, that makes it a little difficult for the free members who actually gets around 15-20 bids on other site. But still More than one million freelancers are still registered and getting facilitated. It’s really a good site for writing jobs. Its important to mention here that you get paid with PayPal and prepaid Master Card here, and PayPal is unavailable in Pakistan and other countries.

4. Freelancer


Do you still believe in “old is gold”? Then go for it! Freelancer is one of the earliest Freelancing Sites and still a very famous one. It provides you a good protection against scam buyers with higher commission. You can withdraw your money by many options here.

5. vWorker


vWorker is an international marketplace connecting employers/entrepreneurs and virtual workers in numerous industries, as the site says. It has a earned a good name in the freelancing world and has been awarded many times.

6. ScriptLance


Being a student of Computer Engineering, I know about the job crisis that the IT students face immediately after their graduation. They are not up to the standard of the “Good software houses” and no personal business strategies strike them initially too. This site is totally reserved for programmers and designers. It’s true that expecting more from it won’t be a wise decision but still you can make a considerable amount with this small and medium sized online business. Like elance, it is a user friendly website and offers free registration. There are about 8000 active freelancers currently on the website. However, remember that it only give 5% of the project amount as commission, which is too low!

7. Getacoder


According to the user reviews, this site is a brilliant opportunity for programming, database development and web design freelancers. Its design is not very mesmerizing but as far as its paying you better, what you really want to do with its design. Right?

8. Donanza


Donanza match your skills to Millions of projects on most famous freelancing websites and work as your search engine for your freelancing jobs! Registering on different websites and keeping check on all of them can be a hassle for few of you so, for them, let Donanza manage things for you!

9. 99designs


Businessmen and marketers are always in search of designers to handle and create their graphic designing. Including logo design, web design, etc. this is the place where they select their contract workers! Best design freelance website. Currently, there are 80,000 satisfied clients affiliated to 99designs.

10.  Fiverr


As discussed, Fiverr is a Social marketplace website that offers buying and selling of services from other users for US $5. You can simply leave your demanded job after getting registered and can make $ 5 for small tasks you offer to do. However, expecting great from this site will only bring you disappointment.

Freelancing is truly what everyone should try once at least. Don’t let your abilities go into veins. Always try to make every skill of yours useful for you !

All the Best,

60 thoughts on “2012 Best Freelancing Sites Where You Can Find Jobs And Make Money!”

    • Hey David, thanks alot for sharing it, i have personally never worked with it so that was new to me too 🙂 i m sure our readers will get benefited with the one you mentioned:)

  1. freelancer.com seems to be getting lots of negative reviews lately due to their strict policies.
    Guru , elance and vworker are the finest.

    • Have to agree with you about freelancer. What really stinks is that in order to do anything they require you to pay a monthly fee. So you can’t even bid on jobs unless you have one of their paying accounts. For someone that’s just starting out and doesn’t have funds, that’s a bit difficult. It would have been great if the article went far enough into the review of each site to show things like whether or not you have to pay for the services or not.

  2. I am a professional translator and have been working on Elance, Odesk, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, etc. To be honest, nothing can beat Elance and Odesk in this industry. I am not able to rate Elance and Odesk as #1 and #2 so, they both stand out to be #1 for me.
    Anyway, I run a small company named Lingua Effect, too. If potential clients want their translation done on competitive rates, please visit: http://www.linguaeffect.com and send the quotes.

    • that right but what about the craigslist.org site it also a wonderful site and i am working as a Business developer manager for various companies and i am getting very good leads mostly of the business i had generated from this one site only.

  3. Great Information for freelancers…
    There are also some clones of Fiverr which freelancers can use to make money.
    But need to be careful as some of them dont pay properly or delay the payments.
    One site which I have seen really good and which allows the buyers to pay the sellers directly before the job is done is http://WWW.ZEERK.COM.
    Here you can provide any service from $2 to $100 and you get paid before you start the work !!
    So dont have to worry about payments and getting scammed.
    Also its all FREE…there are no fees to list or no commissions charged from anyone.
    Isnt that incredible !!

  4. Hi, thanks a lot for this interesting post. I hope you don’t mind if I add another freelancing website which actually was launched just recently. It is called freelancermap.com – an IT market place for freelancers, self-employed workers and SMB. In contrast to most of the well-known freelancing website, freelancermap does not charge a comission fees and offers a cost free membership.

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  8. Thanks a lot for this article…You are indeed right that one should try outsourcing or free lancing atleast once in life.There are many companies in India that have their bread and butter only on this.

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  10. Include one more in the list as http://www.99hours.com is the most astonishing and well groomed website for freelancers that I have ever came across.
    Its working concept is similar to that of a company that is being operated within four walls with people in it as 99hours.com treats all its freelancers as part of the organization named 99hours and also rewards them with benefits that no other freelancing site offers, like: –
    • Incentives/Loyalty Bonus
    • Gifts
    • Medical Benefits
    • Movie Tickets
    • Food and other coupons
    Clients get assured project delivery for their time and money involved, what better can you offer more!!!

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  12. Very Nice.I really enjoy being a freelance programmer. I do all my work over the internet. I use freelancing platforms like http://www.99hours.com/ they have a great escrow payment system and bidding system that is reliable and safe. I must admit, when I first started, it was a little tough, but with sheer determination I’m now an independent programmer and web designer.

    • Dear Ezzy,
      I really liked your website and the fact that it would open new doors for people in upcoming days.
      The basic layout is pretty similar to any other freelance site, therefore it seemed clear to me.
      Design is nice, and unique, especially among other sites sharing same domain.
      Best wishes for the Website and your online Business.
      Nida Zaidi

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  18. great overview of the excisting freelancer platforms, but there is one missing. i’m using freelancermap a few years now and i would really recommend it. It’s an international IT-project board where freelancers and outsourcing providers can register for free and apply without limitation. Nice to know: No commission fees! Maybe this post would help other freelancers to find a great job! 😉

  19. I also checked out many of these platforms, but now I’m on freelancermap and I work really successful there. It’s an international IT-project board where freelancers and outsourcing providers can register for free and apply without limitation. Nice to know: No commission fees! Maybe you want to check this out 🙂

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