4 Websites To Up Your Freelance Game

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If you’ve recently made the switch from corporate life to freelance, you’re not alone! Today, over 53 million Americans (34% of the U.S. workforce!) are considered freelance employees. While working from home and working from project to project isn’t necessarily a feasible lifestyle for everyone, the lifestyle definitely has its benefits. If you haven’t considered becoming a freelancer, consider the facts:

  • 65% of freelancers reported an increase in job satisfaction in the past year
  • Median salary is $10,001-$20,000
  • Work from the comfort of your own home
  • Make your own hours and work schedule

Though freelancing isn’t a steady job option for everyone, many are finding that picking up freelance jobs here and there is a huge help when paying bills, AND they still get to keep their other full or part-time jobs on top of it. 

If you have a skill that could be put to the test, there are TONS of websites out there that help freelancers get matched with individuals or companies that have a project they need completed. Here’s a list of four of our favorite websites for finding quality, high-paying freelance gigs!

Freelancer.com

Fee: 10% or $5.00 USD, whichever is greater

Features: Compete with other freelancers in contests to prove your skills, real-time messaging between clients, take tests in the “Freelancer Skills Lab” to prove expertise, has a mobile app

Ideal for: The competitive type!

Guru.com

Fee: 8.95%

Features: Apply to as many jobs as you’d like, clients are required to leave feedback, showcase your past work experience, offers a daily job-matching feature via email

Ideal for: Projects that require multiple freelancers

Upwork.com

Fee: 10%

Features: Good for both short and long-term projects, hourly or per-project work and expert-level and entry-level engagements

Ideal for: Beginners

Thumbtack.com

Fee: $1.42-1.50 per bid (most jobs require multiple bids)

Features: Get text notifications for jobs matching your expertise, a maximum of 5 people can apply for each job

Ideal for: Local Jobs

Are you going to sign up for one of these freelancer sites or do you have a favorite site we didn’t mention? Keep us updated on your progress by tweeting at us!