Online earning or work from home is getting fame day by day. If we just look at the statistics of the USA, these statistics show that in the last three years, the number of online freelancers is increased by about 8.1%. As of 2019, 35% of U.S. workers are now freelancing, which means there about 57 million people doing freelancing.
Numbers of Freelancers are increasing, and most companies also prefer to hire freelancers for their projects rather than hiring a full-time employee. Freelancing is a good option for both freelancer and organizations if we look it from freelancer’s point of view, working as a freelancer gives you the freedom to earn, and you are not bound to visit the office or to go for a job from 9 to 5, on the other hand, if we look from company’s view, you don’t need to hire a full-time employee, and you can save many bucks every month that you were going to pay as salary.
If you are thinking about starting Freelancing, here is the website you can choose the one that seems good to you.
Freelancer.com was launched in 2009. This website has sellers and buyers all over the world. This website is very simple and easy to use and gives you many opportunities to earn money. Simply log in, complete your profile, and start searching for your relevant project. Most frequently get job requests are IT and software, 34%; design, media and architecture, 31%; and writing and content, 13%
This Freelancing website was launched in 1999, and it was known as Elance; in 2003, the name was changed to oDesk; in 2013, it was changed E-Lance o Desk, and now, from 2015 it is called Upwork. Upwork is a great freelancing marketplace. Daily agencies all over the world use Upwork for their projects. In the beginning, Upwork gives you free connects by using these connect you can bid for projects, but later freelancer has to buy connects for bidding purpose.
This website was launched in 1998 and was known eMoonlighter that was later changed to Guru.com. Guru.com is a very decent freelance marketplace. Freelancers can win long term projects here and can earn a very good income. This is a great Freelance website for both agencies and Freelancers.
PeoplePerHour is a UK based company which was launched in 2008 in London city. PeoplePerHour is leading the Freelancing website of the UK. This website is the same as Guru.com and Upwork. For beginners, PeoplePerHour offers free bidding, and you get free credits every month, but to keep bidding for projects, you have to buy credits. These credits are used to send proposals for projects. Peopleperhour credits are not expensive to buy.
Fiverr was launched in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2010. In my personal opinion, Fiverr is the most successful Freelancing website. On Fiverr, a company or individual can buy Freelance services in 5$ (starting the price of projects on Fiverr). Fiverr is having the highest numbers of Freelancer (sellers) and Buyers compared to other Freelancing websites. Fiverr serves to allow listing and to apply for small one-off jobs or gigs online. The good thing about Fiverr is that you don’t need to pay any money for bidding on projects. Every Freelancer on Fiverr can apply for ten projects (Buyer requests) daily.
Although Fiverr is a great place for both buyers and seller, there are some bad things like on completion of project Freelancer get 80%, and 20% is charged as Fiverr fee, it means if you successfully completed a project of $20, you will only get $16, $4 will be Fiverr Fee.
TOCs of Fiverr are inhumane, and If you share your contact info with buyer your account will get banned, you cannot use Fiverr with proxy, Fiverr only supports buyer (even buyer is wrong). If a buyer cancels an order after receiving the project, freelancers cannot do anything as customer support of Fiverr is laziest and they never respect a freelancer, they will always favor buyers.
Graphic designing, web development, creative writing, SEO, Mobile app development, Business, and marketing-related Gigs are in high demand on Fiverr.