October 27th, 2018 | Updated on April 29th, 2023
Freelancing is rapidly emerging as full time opportunity for everyone who enjoys working from home. More professionals are choosing to unplug from traditional organizational careers, citing greater autonomy, flexibility, and a sense of control as attractive features of their “gig” lifestyle. According to Forbes.com nearly 35% of all working professionals are freelancers.
Moreover, they are increasingly in demand because most of the companies prefer to outsource their work to freelancers to cut costs and expenses, in addition to efficiency. There are tons of opportunities for freelancers to make money online.
Here are the 26 best online opportunities for freelancers. You explore each of them to identify the ones that are the best match against your profile.
Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform. Annually, millions of jobs are posted on this platform, while there are over 5000 skilled freelancers under 70 categories of work to claim these offers.
They have a bidding system to claim the jobs. The company takes 20% of your earning as you start out but gradually this reduces as you build your experience.
Guru is perhaps among the oldest freelancing sites. In comparison to Upwork, its service fee is more reasonable. More than a million freelancers are on this platform, with hundreds of diverse skills ready to take on the work of clients. Guru’s SafePay system ensures funds for your task even before you begin your gig.
This a relatively new freelance site but has a huge base of freelancers and clients. The skill base of the freelancers available to work is fairly wide on this platform ranging from data entry, logo design, graphic design, website design, 3D modeling, mobile phone, internet marketing, articles, to Photoshop, Software architecture, and Android.
Fiverr is a kind of win-win solution for both, the freelancers as well as the job outsourcers. With just $5 start out rate, freelancers are willing to handle any project submitted.
The freelancers, however, should not be disappointed with the rate because it is fairly common for them to make $100 per day or more with the right kind of gig.
The experienced freelancers build their profile imaginatively with a minimum project budget several times over the $5 start out rate.
Also identified simply as MTurk, this platform is run by Amazon. The tasks needing to be done here are the ones based on human intelligence that machines or the computing technology cannot handle.
The pros of working here include high availability of jobs. However, the pay is low because these jobs are in the nature of micro jobs. Yet, you have the option of consistent hard work to make a decent earning.
Working Nomads is actually a curated job list from all over the world. You will find the job post updated on a day to day basis.
The best thing about the jobs posted here is that you will find only genuine offers because this platform collaborates with well known companies and choose only the highest quality jobs.
As the name indicates, this site is the best platform for the biggest, best, curated remote jobs. This platform is just about a decade old but has attracted the attention of freelancers and the outsources alike.
There are over 50 categories of jobs listed here, all of remote and flexible nature from part to full time, and entry to executive level.
This online freelancing platform offers multiple jobs requiring diverse skill sets including translation, web development, IT and more.
At the beginning of every project, a 5% project fee is charged but is eventually refunded after the completion of the job.
This freelance platform is fairly neat to navigate with freelancers working on diverse projects from coding and marketing to writing and translation.
The best part of this platform is that you get to keep 100 percent of your earnings with no service fee to be paid.
This tutoring site is pretty well known. If your passion is to teach, it is the right place for you. This platform offers fully online tutoring service as there are tutors available 24×7 to teach over 40 subjects.
They are closes just four days in a year including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
11. Chegg Tutors
This tutoring site is popular with tutors as they have $20 an hour wage rate combined with the flexibility of the opportunity. The company claims that their top tutors make $1000 a month.
However, with minimum $20 an hour, it is not clear why their best tutors do not make over this figure.
The students have a choice of hourly or monthly packages at this site. However, their best part is that all sessions are recorded and can be replayed for reference.
The site has snapshots of sessions to judge its quality. The company does not reveal its wage rate to the visitors to the site.
There are several websites devoted exclusively to writing jobs. One of these is online writing jobs. Brian Scott who runs this job work does a fairly meticulous work of job updation on a day to day basis.
This job board includes fairly wide writing categories that include writing, blogging, copy writing, copy editing, technical writing, journalism, call for submission, and several more.
14. Daily Posts
This is a UK based company focuses on delivering quality work to their clients, so they have a complete paraphernalia including offline full time workers.
Thus, they have minimal, if any requirement of freelance workers. According to the company ” Daily Posts operates with full-time staff rather than freelancers.”
It is an established writing company serving the writing needs of their clients since 2005. Their authors earn well but the company is open to only the native writers or the U.S.-based content writers. The work flow is excellent and so is the earning opportunity.
Jobshost is an innovative job platform that uses advanced technology to connect job seekers with potential employers based on their unique skills and interests. Unlike traditional job search websites, Jobshost utilizes advanced algorithms and machine learning to identify job opportunities that best align with the candidate’s qualifications and interests.
To begin using Jobshost, job seekers can create a profile and upload their resumes. Once their profile is complete, Jobshost’s advanced algorithms will analyze their skills, experience, and interests to identify relevant job openings.
Jobshost is a unique approach to job matching could be a game-changer for job seekers looking for a more personalized and efficient job search experience.
It is an innovative freelance venture that focuses on connecting local workers with the employers that may want to hire the locals. Yet, it combines international outsourcing as well.
This is the kind of flexibility that may suit nearly all employers and employees who prefer working in their time zone.
If you are passionate about photography, this is the site where you can earn make an extra or full time living off photography. It is a fairly lucrative venture to make your passion into a profitable business.
The company pays on average $2 to $5 per photo which may even scale up to $25 per photo.
When checked last time, this photography job board had 100K+ listing. However, this searchable job data base is limited to jobs located in the different states of the U.S.
This is another searchable photography job board limited to photography gigs and full time jobs within the U.S. Once you are a registered member of this company, you can create or upload your profile and begin searching for not just the photography jobs but other jobs like fashion, interior design, event planning entertainment and several more.
21. Stack Overflow
This job board is an excellent platform for tech freelancers and the employers that need them. There are a large number of tech jobs listed and updated regularly here.
While some jobs are location based, there are a large number of remote jobs as well.
This work platform is exclusively devoted to IT and engineering jobs. It is a part of CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions. Their online career site is CareerBuilder.com, is the largest in the U.S. with 23 million unique visitors.
Sologig has a large number of engineering and IT jobs available anytime ranging from civil engineering jobs to Java, PHP, and Ruby developer jobs. They have both offline and remote positions available.
This is yet another job platform devoted exclusively to tech jobs. Just like Sologig, it is also a searchable database. However, more than the data base for employers and tech workers, this site has rich resources in the form of articles and tools like salary predictor and career paths. You can find the most suitable position for you using job title, location, and key words.
This job platform caters to the needs of the companies or clients with projects relating to Joomla, WordPress, Vbulletin, OScommerce, Drupal and many more including Magento.
The gigs vary in the complexity of work demand. Skilled freelance professionals have a chance to build their career here.
It is a job board with excellent opportunity for the developers. Freelancers can find full time engagement here, even when they work.
This magazine is rich in resources including articles. Freelancers have also the opportunity to write and get paid.
While Uber is a fairly well known company, its competitor Lyft has already arrived in the market. Just as the Uber, you can earn cash driving a cab in your free time when you register with Lyft.
Currently, Lyft operates only in the U.S., while Uber is available all over the world.
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