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Whatever your skillset may be, there's sure to be a job that you can find online. We take a closer look at the top freelance websites for different skill sets (with pros and cons) and tell you how you can build a profile that will get accepted and land you an online gig.


Upwork is one of the top-rated websites in the world when it comes to freelancing and freelance jobs. It has about 50 lakh registered businesses and 1.2 crore registered freelancers for more than 30 domains. The jobs range from writing, designing, marketing, sales, customer support, ethical hacking, accounting, and much more.


1. A vast number of jobs across various domains 

2. Trusted by millions  

3. Transparent payment methods 

4. High profile value 


1. High commission charges 

2. Profile approval is not instantaneous


Fiverr was founded in 2010 on the concept of buying and selling of freelance services globally, starting at just $5. The prices would go up depending on the complexity, skill, demand, and the duration of the job. It soon grew in popularity and is now actively used by millions of users to offer and use freelance services in more than 30 different domains.


1. Simple to use and get started 

2. Has a wide range of niches and domains 

3. Ideal for beginners too


1. Low rates


Freelancer, as the name suggests, is most straightforward and is used by a lot of IT freelancers, majorly in India, the UK, the US, and Pakistan. It has a presence in about 247 countries, and a total user base of 24 million

From time to time, Freelancer hosts a range of bid competitions apart from the usual gig bidding. There are substantial cash prizes for winning these competitions.


1. A vast number of jobs and easy to find 

2. Easy profile registration 

3. Great for IT sector 

4. Competitions for cash prizes 


1. Bid wars

2. Issues over sharing sensitive information on bidding zones


Guru.com is one of the oldest freelance platforms on this list. It was founded in 1999 as eMoonlighter.com and then rebranded as Guru. This platform allows users get paid not just by the hour or by the tasks, but also based on milestones and recurring payments.

While it is still among the top websites, the competition has certainly made headway in recent times. This, actually, is good news if you are a freelancer as it means that you have comparatively lesser competition when compared to giants such as Upwork or Fiverr.


1. Less competition 

2. Can get paid by four different parameters (recurring, by tasks, by the hour, by the milestone)


1. Account management


As the name suggests, People per Hour is an online marketplace for hiring talent on a per-hour basis. It also has a unique collaborative feature. Collaborative streaming of projects allows freelancers to pool in human resources and work as a virtual team to finish their goals. This not only helps freelancers do a better job, but also helps them grow their network.


1. Good pricing 

2. Great networking opportunity 

3. Portfolio management 

4. Team collaborations


1.Payment is usually done in pounds (or euros)