Looking for a freelancer or want to become one? Here are the most popular freelancer marketplaces ranked and reviewed.
Starting your own company today has become incredibly easy. You need a reasonable budget, a viable idea to work with, and a reliable resource to find people who could build your idea for you. In times when the cloud is taking over the development world and much of the mundane tasks, it only makes sense that companies would see outsourcing as a potential increase in productivity, especially in areas that would previously be slow to catch up to the rest the business plan.
Combined, the following sites in our roundup offer access to hundreds of millions of freelancers who are experts in hundreds of different categories. You can find a solution to any idea you have; someone is out there, waiting to be hired for his next job. Though the process should still be thorough, anyone hiring a freelancer from the following sites should consider a full profile audit and further character investigation. This ensures that the person you will be working with can do the job.
Be smart about hiring people to work at your company. You may even want to try out a couple of hires at first. See how they perform and then settle for who you thought was the most promising. Marketing and IT are two departments that you will usually want to outsource. There is often no point in training new staff to learn additional tasks that may take much longer before investment returns. Remember that every outsourcing site on this list is equipped with thorough verification and validation methods that ensure the people you work with will not get away with a cheap attitude or bad influence.
1. Upwork (Most Popular)
This platform is formerly known as oDesk, and was recently joined by Elance. Upwork is one of the most prominent freelance sites on the net. It was built with success in mind. The site administration will have individually verified anyone you’ll hire from Upwork. This makes the hiring process much less stressful. It also lets you focus on hiring someone who wants to do the job for you. In a bigger sense, it’s not about finding the right person. It’s about knowing the kind of work you need to get done, since Upwork provides a vast array of people who are experts each in their field.
We used Upwork in the past to hire WordPress theme developers, designers and content writers, and we highly recommend this freelancer marketplace.
From time to time, the kind of work we need to outsource does not require a huge budget. Fiverr — where every job costs $5 for those kinds of jobs is the perfect solution. Find writers, marketers, video creators, photographers,
This article was written by Alex Ivanovs and originally published on Colorlib.