Looking for some of the best Freelancing sites to get online jobs and make money online?
You’re definitely not alone.
Millions of people are now looking towards freelancing either as a side hustle to supplement their monthly income, or as self-employed work where they have control over their work schedule.
If you’ve ever earned a dime from freelancing, then you probably know that good feeling of getting paid to do what you love.
As a matter of fact, many freelancers in Nigeria earn much more than they could ever earn via their day job
Hence, many are now looking towards freelancing as a veritable pathway to either get a job fast or become their own boss.
If you’re looking for some freelancing sites to get a quick job and kickstart your digital work life, here are some to look at.
I highly recommend Fiverr as the number one go-to freelancing platform if you want to get a job fast.
The platform is quite easy to get started, and easy to use.
All you have to do is set up your profile and portfolio in a professional way, and clients would start reaching out to you.
The biggest advantage Fiverr has over many other freelancing sites is that you could offer almost any services you want.
As ridiculous as it sounds, I’ve seen freelancers on Fiverr willing to dance on video for a pay.
There are even other weird tasks that are currently being offered on Fiverr such as someone praying for you or someone holding a sheet of paper with your name at a particular location.
So, with Fiverr, you’re only limited by your imagination.
If you can think of it, you can offer it on the Fiverr platform and get paid, as long as no party is offended.
I call Upwork ‘the bidders network’ because if you can bid for a job, then you can have it.
It’s one of the top freelance sites to hustle and get paid, no matter who you are.
As long as you have a few relevant skills that clients are looking for, Upwork would push (recommend) some job for you, which you can bid for.
The good news is, the more you bid for jobs, the more money you can make.
However, it is important not to bid for jobs on the fly without actually having a niche of expertise.
Upwork would usually help you choose a few related niches where you can focus on and get job recommendations.
All you have to do is have a professional profile and intro, and then bid on the best jobs that come your way.
PeoplePerHour(PPH) works just like Upwork, where freelancers have to bid on jobs by submitting proposals.
The good thing about PPH is that you could easily build a large following by focusing on a single niche and delivering high-quality work.
Since the competition on PPH isn’t as fierce as that of Upwork, you easily get visibility if you’re that good.
So, in my opinion, PPH is the perfect freelancing site for very talented people who want to freelance, build a professional reputation, and quickly get seen by clients.
If you’re a digital hustler looking to hustle up jobs and make a few bucks online, then PPH would be a very frustrating experience for you.
You’d have better luck with either of the big two: Fiverr or Upwork.
Toptal, a short for “top talent” is one of the best freelancing platforms for experts.
It is focused on matching clients with global finance and technology talents in the 1%.
If you have very high niche experience and a large portfolio of past jobs, then toptal might just be what you need.
I reckon that it is best to start with one of the other freelancing platforms to build your experience, especially in terms of project management and collaborative work.
If you’ve done that and you’re in the finance or tech niche, then you can take the leap to Toptal.
Freelancer.com is actually one of the oldest freelance platforms that I came about.
I tried to use it once, but the whole process of bidding for jobs was quite a mess.
I heard that they’ve got their thing in order and you could make quite a buck there if you hustle enough.
Personally, I think freelancer.com should be used as a complement to the other freelance platforms above.
Maybe you could even use it as a platform for freelance arbitrage, where you hire freelancers to the jobs you get from clients on other platforms.
This one is for the big boys.
Guru.com is a subscription-based freelance platform that helps freelancers cut to the chase in getting paid by the top digital employers.
They claim to work hand-in-hand with serious freelancers who want to focus on delivering high-quality jobs rather than job hunting.
With just a small monthly fee, you could be getting lots of freelance jobs to keep yourself busy while stacking the cash.
But you have to be really good at what you do and have a serious work ethic for managing projects from start to finish.
If you do any form of design as a freelancer, then 99designs is your best bet for getting online jobs fast.
You could be designing logos, article prints, or even wireframes for websites or mobile apps.
And there are perks too, with 99designs contests for designers who love to compete and show off their bragging rights.
With 99designs, you might not only be getting paid but also learning from other designers who are showcasing newer design concepts.
That would be a win-win!