Startups can always count on skilled freelancers and get their tasks done. Just imagine the enormous strain of hiring an employee when you in fact do not have enough projects in your kitty. The employee soon turns out to be a liability. Now imagine a situation where you require someone only for a short duration. In such a case, it is better to hire a freelancer and get your work done. You can thus scale up or down by hiring freelancers. And yes, you can save money as well. As an employer, it behooves on you to take care of his (employee’s) salary and other overhead costs such as food, electricity etc. To gain more insights on Employee vs Freelancer, you should also checkout our article why hiring a freelancer is sometimes better than hiring an employee.
Here is the list of top freelancing websites to hire freelancer:
Fiverr: This online marketplace is a hub of all freelancers who have expertise in various horizons. Be it any task, there is always a freelancer who is willing to do your task for as low as $5. Most of the services are priced at $5 and a few top rated freelancers can charge as high as $100 per task. Some of the services offered by this global marketplace include Graphics & Design, Digital Marketing, Writing and Translation, Video & Animation, Music & Audio, Programming & Tech, Advertising, Business, Lifestyle, Gifts, Fun & Bizarre etc.
Peopleperhour.com : Peopleperhour is a purpose-driven online community of all curated freelancers who help you in your endeavors. Freelancers can register themselves and the enchanting factor is that registration is completely free. Freelancers can submit as many as 15 proposals per month at zero cost but if they wish to submit beyond 15 proposals, they have to pay some extra fee. You can avail the services of freelancers for everything your web project needs ranging from Web design to development, Content to Promotion and Business Support to Sales& Marketing.
Freelancer.com: This global crowdsourcing marketplace that lets freelancers find their employers and employers hire their talented freelancers was founded in 2009. Unlike Peopleperhour.com, Freelancer.com doesn’t allow its registered members to submit as many as 15 competitive proposals. Free account holders can submit only 8 proposals. Freelancer.com is equipped with real time chat facility and time tracker feature. You can hire a freelancer for various categories of services such as Website Development, Web Design, SEO Marketing, Mobile App Development, Article Writing, Business Card, Logo Design, Data Entry etc.
Elance-oDesk: Elance-oDesk is another online marketplace platform that lets all freelancers connect with employers and subsequently offer superior quality services. In 2015, Elance-oDesk has been rechristened Upwork. Let me run a few numbers for you- Elance-oDesk has a whopping nine million registered freelancers and the number of clients is four million. An estimated three million jobs are posted annually and as per these numbers, Elance-oDesk is the largest online marketplace.
Truelancer: Truelancer.com claims itself to be a global community of all trusted freelancers and the claims couldn’t have been better. Truelancer, just like its aforementioned competitors lets you hire skilled professionals and consultants for all your jobs. Be it any segment such as Programming, Mobile App development, Sales & Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Content Writing etc., you will find skilled and trusted freelancers in this marketplace.