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Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features.
Each site is listed with its specialties and main language when not English.
Last updated: March 17, 2016
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1) UpWork.com – general
2) freelancer.com – general
3) Envato Studio – general
4) 99designs.com – design
5) peopleperhour.com – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR
6) Guru.com – general
7) proz.com – translation, interpreting
8) Toptal – custom software development
9) seoclerks.com – SEO
10) designcrowd.com – design
11) flexjobs.com – telecommuting
12) topcoder.com – programming/development, graphic design, data science
13) TaskRabbit.com – house cleaning, IKEA assembly, donation pickup, event help, office help, pet sitting
14) weworkremotely.com – programming, design, customer service/support, miscellaneous, copywriting, system administration, business exec
15) designcontest.com – Logo Design, Graphic Design, Website Design, T-shirt Design, Logo & Business Card Design, Banner design, Icon Design
16) mediabistro.com – writing/editing, production, graphic design, publishing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
17) crowdspring.com – logo design, naming design, graphic design, web design
18) clickworker.com – online marketing, e-commerce, media, information and directory services, SEO content, translation, web research, data categorization and tagging
19) workmarket.com – general
20) freelance.com – general
21) fieldnation.com – general
22) freelancewriting.com – writing
23) designhill.com – business and corporate design, graphic and print design, website and mobile design
24) scribendi.com – editing and proofreading
25) Authenticjobs.com – UI Design, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, App development, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Miscellaneous
26) journalismjobs.com – newspaper/wire services, online media/startups, television/radio, magazines/publishing, trade publication/newsletters, pr/media relations/ communications, nonprofit/academia/government/other, financial/technology/misc. jobs, diversity jobs
27) 48hourslogo.com – logo designs
28) staff.com – general
29) freelancewritinggigs.com – writing
30) cloudpeeps.com – general
31) xplace.com – designing, programming, writing/editing, translating, marketing, photographing. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: bidding fees.
32) freelance-info.fr – French, consulting. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: access fees.
33) freelancemap.com – software development, web, system administrator, telecommunications & mobile, IT consulting, SAP, Management consulting, Engineering, Distribution, OLAP & Business Intelligence, Content and media, Service and Support
34) yeeply.com – mobile application
35) project4hire.com – programming, translation, consulting, graphic design
36) writerbay.com – writing
37) ifreelance.com – proofreading,arts, data entry, graphic designing, photography, bookkeeping. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS: membership fees.
38) translatorbase.com – translator
39) trabajofreelance.com – Spanish, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: contact fees.
40) awesomeweb.com – logo design, sales page, ecommerce, blog design, infographic, book cover, banner ad, wordpress theme, wordpress plugin, wordpress maintenance, mobile app, web app, page speed, responsive
41) yunojuno.com – general
42) freelanceindia.com – general
43) taskcity.com – programming
44) Designquote.net – logo design
45) Localsolo.com – local and onshore independent contractor recruiting platform
46) freelancers.net – general
47) taskarmy.com – general
48) hoofdkraan.nl – Dutch, general
49) governmentbids.com – general
50) crowdsite.com – brand basics, web & app design, print, package & label, clothing & merchandise, book & magazine, art & illustration, custom design contest
51) genuinejobs.com – telecommuting
52) joomlancers.com – everything related to the Joomla CMS
53) worktasker.com – general
54) freelancezone.com.sg – general
55) workhoppers.com – general
56) speedlancer.com – design, writing, data entry, research
57) freelance-informatique.fr – French, general. NOT FREE FOR EMPLOYERS: intermediary fees.
58) greatlance.com – general
59) golance.com – accounting & consulting, admin support, customer service, data science & analytics, design & creative, engineering & architecture, IT & Networking, Legal, Sales & Marketing, Translation, Web, Mobile & Softare Dev, Writing
60) freelancedesigners.com – web and graphic design, programming, photography, writing, fashion design, industrial design, video production, advertising, logo design
61) liquidtalent.com – developing and designing
62) studentfreelance.com – general
63) freelancejobsearch.com – web & graphic design, photography
64) freelancesuccess.com – writing
65) hexidesign.com – Logo Design, Stationery Design, Business Card Design, Web Page Design, Banner Ad Design, Brochure Design, Poster Design, Flyer Design, T-shirt Design. Has Affiliate Program
66) wrapsew.com – fashion design
67) weliketowork.com – sale & marketing, writing & content, administrative support, design & multimedia, customer service, business services, web development, software development, networking & information systems, coaching, translation
68) hourly.com – general
69) network-freelance.co.uk – general
70) pro-freelance.com – IT
71) dolancing.com – IT / Computer Programming, Mobile Development to Content Writing, Designing, Data Entry, Sales & Marketing, and many more
72) programmingbids.com – programming, databases, graphic design. NOT FREE FOR FREELANCERS:membership fees.
73) freelanceauction.com – programming, design
74) sweetsidejobs.com – Social Networks, Content Curation, Comment Response, Content Updates, Account Manager, Support, Social Strategy, Social Account Setup, Custom Graphic Headers, Brand Mentions, Website Social Audit, Social Media Advertising
Craigslist.org – general. Although not technically a freelance marketplace, many people do use Craigslist to post and bid on free job listings, both freelance and salaried jobs.
coroflot.com – design
behance.net – design, copywriting, writing
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