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Top 10 Freelance Platforms

1

Fiverr

Our score: 9.8 User satisfaction: 98%

Fiverr is an award-winning freelance service marketplace that assists employers in finding the best talent for a project. Leveraging transparency, Fiverr gives employers access to a freelancer's professional history, including rating and feedback of previous clients.

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  • Pricing: $5
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: Free, One-time payment
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
2

Upwork

Our score: 9.7 User satisfaction: 98%

Formerly known as Elance-oDesk, Upwork is a cloud-based global freelance platform. Upwork provides employers tools to shortlist candidates and review proposals. It has an in-app messaging feature where employers and freelancers exchange files.

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  • Pricing: $500
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: Free, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted, Open API
3

Freelancer.com

Our score: 9.6 User satisfaction: 100%

Freelancer.com is a freelance and crowdsourcing marketplace used by over 25 million users. This platform has a robust search tool that enables employers to filter the results down to elite-level workers. Employers can also set milestones for freelancers to achieve before they can qualify for payments.

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  • Pricing: $3
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: Free, Monthly payment, Annual Subscription
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted, On Premise
4

Envato Studio

Our score: 9.5 User satisfaction: 100%

A freelance platform that caters to businesses in search of creative artists, developers, etc. Evanto Studio has a large pool of handpicked professionals whose portfolios and rates are available for review. The platform also comes with its own job approval workflow, project management tools, and built-in messaging app.

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  • Pricing: $5
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
5

Toptal

Our score: 9.3 User satisfaction: 100%

Toptal is a popular network of developers, designers, and financial experts. This freelance platform houses a pool of elite professionals, all of whom belong to the top 3% of their respective fields and fluent in English. Employers can also work with their chosen talents for free for a maximum of two weeks.

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  • Pricing: $60
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Large Enterprises, Medium Business
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
6

PeoplePerHour

Our score: 9.3 User satisfaction: 100%

PeoplePerHour is a freelance market where businesses can scout for global and local professionals. All freelancers in the platform underwent meticulous background checks to ensure that they can deliver quality service. PeoplePerHour also implements escrow protection as well.

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  • Pricing: by quote
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: Monthly payment, One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
7

Guru.com

Our score: 9.2 User satisfaction: 100%

A freelance platform where an individual or team of professionals collaborate with employers from all over the world. Guru.com comes with its own set of team management tools such as a comprehensive project dashboard, time tracker, and status alerts. The platform also supports file sharing and messaging.

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  • Pricing: by quote
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
8

DesignCrowd

Our score: 9.0 User satisfaction: 100%

DesignCrowd is a creative freelancers’ marketplace that offers a money-back guarantee to dissatisfied employers. Using the crowdsourcing approach, businesses can post their design needs, requirements, and budget and choose the freelancer they want to work with based on the proposals submitted.

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  • Pricing: by quote
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
9

Nexxt

Our score: 9.0 User satisfaction: 98%

Nexxt is a popular career network that acts as an intermediary between freelancers and employers or recruitment agencies. It offers a subscription-based service to recruiters and businesses, which gives them access to job posting, candidate search, application processing, tools to promote job listings, and more.

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  • Pricing: $199
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Mac, Web-based
  • Pricing Model: Free, One-time payment, Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted
10

DesignContest

Our score: 8.8 User satisfaction: 97%

DesignContest is a crowdsourcing community of talented graphic artists and clients looking for quality design. Here, organizations and employers can launch a design contest (logo, website, etc.) and choose from the submitted entries before paying. DesignContest also assists in the transfer of copyright ownership of the designs purchased.

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  • Pricing: by quote
  • Devices Supported: Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac
  • Pricing Model: Quote-based
  • Customer Types: Small Business, Large Enterprises, Medium Business, Freelancers
  • Deployment: Cloud Hosted

Our Score

Our platform utilizes our special SmartScore™ system to evaluate all the services in the Freelance Platforms category in orded to help you get the best possible software. It compares and contrasts the following elements: individual features, collaboration elements, custom elements, integration, simplicity, customer support, how secure a software is, support for smartphones and tablets, scores in other media. As of now, Fiverr is the leader in this category and is recommended by our experts. After extensive examination it received the best results among its competitors and our reviewers strongly suggest that you consider it as one of the alternatives for your business.

Our Score
9.8

Fiverr Features

9.7

Upwork Features

9.6

Freelancer.com Features

9.5

Envato Studio Features

9.3

Toptal Features

9.3

PeoplePerHour Features

9.2

Guru.com Features

9.0

DesignCrowd Features

9.0

Nexxt Features

8.8

DesignContest Features

User Satisfaction

An overview of overall user satisfaction with the products in our Freelance Platforms category based on our unique algorythm that gathers user reviews, comments and opinions across a broad range of social media sites to help you make an informed buying choice.

User Satisfaction

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Pricing

Each vendor in the Freelance Platforms category will offer a different group of pricing plans for its product and every package will include a unique set of tools. Below we list the overal pricing for the cheapest package available for each product. Please note that advanced features may have an extra cost.

Pricing

$5

$500

$3

$5

$60

by quote

by quote

by quote

$199

by quote

Devices Supported

An analysis of what type of devices and operating systems are supported by these B2B tools in the Freelance Platforms category, including mobile platforms and web-based solutions.

Devices Supported

Windows

Linux

Android

iPhone/iPad

Mac

Web-based

Windows Mobile

Pricing Model

Find out what pricing plans are provided by the vendors in the Freelance Platforms category to check which one suits your business preferences and expenses best. Keep in mind that certain services can provide free or freemium accounts for you to test first.

Pricing Model

Free

Monthly payment

One-time payment

Annual Subscription

Quote-based

Customer Types

An overview of what groups of companies a selected B2B solution in the Freelance Platforms category is designed for, from small businesses and non-profits to big enterprises.

Customer Types

Small Business

Large Enterprises

Medium Business

Freelancers

Deployment

A summary of what styles of product deployement are supported by every B2B vendor in the Freelance Platforms category. Although the majority of modern SaaS services are cloud-based some solutions might offer an on-site deployment model too.

Deployment

Cloud Hosted

On Premise

Open API

By Nestor Gilbert

Senior writer for FinancesOnline. If he is not writing about the booming SaaS and B2B industry, with special focus on developments in CRM and business intelligence software spaces, he is editing manuscripts for aspiring and veteran authors. He has compiled years of experience editing book titles and writing for popular marketing and technical publications.

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