A lot of the list you will find from many sites are outdated. So if you're just starting out as a work a home mom or dad, let me save you from the hassle of clicking through dead links or parked domains. You are in the best place where you can find a comprehensive list of freelance sites where you can bid on projects and submit your proposals. I will be updating them on a regular basis and if there's something missing that you would like me to add, just drop them on the comments box and i'll have them added.
Remember, some of the sites are new to me as well and some of them, I can personally vouch. Make sure to take the necessary precaution to ensure you don't get scammed. The list is a mix of free and paid sites and whether which one is better than the other, is again, relative and therefore, I cannot conclusively say which one is better than the other. I'll try to get some of them reviewed to get a better glimpse of how they work, the pros and cons and all other stuff you'll find useful in choosing which site to choose from.
Also, for transparency purposes, some of the sites in the list are contain affiliate links, which means, if you sign up, I can earn some referral incentives.
Top Three Freelance Sites
oDesk is one of the popular freelance bidding sites founded in 2003 by Odysseas Tsatalos and Stratis Karamanlakis. The company is currently led by its CEO Gary Swart. As of this writing, it has over 2.5million contractors and prides to be the #1 by annual contractor earnings.
One of the most trusted freelance bidding sites on the net. The site is said to have been inspired by a 1998 Harvard Business Review article entitled “The Dawn of the E-Lance Economy”. Launched in 1999, Elance has not over 2 million contractors and have paid over $665,909,027 (as of 12.27.12) The site offers both free and paid memberships and also offers agency accounts.
Currently the biggest freelance site around after acquiring competitor sites like Scriptlance, VWorker, RentACoder. Scriptlance, VWorker, RentACoder. As of October 2012, Freelancer.com has created 22 regional marketplaces with local language, customer service and currency support.
The Comprehensive List of Freelance Sites
- People Per Hour
- NoAgenciesPlease (Freelancers.net)
- Freelance Writing
- Freelance Job Search
- Freelance Switch Job Board
- Logo Arena
- Freelance Auction
- Design Quote
- Hire My Mom