5 Best Freelance Websites With Most Work in 2020
Up until the last few years, Freelancing was not considered a part of formal economic transactions. It is not taken seriously by the authorities even today. But, irrespective of whether it is recognized or not, the Gig Economy is here to stay.
As of 2018, the total worth of the Gig Economy stood at $3.7 trillion. Not only this, but it has also been found that by 2023, around 52% of the US workforce will be a part of this economy.
In every sphere of work that we see today, freelancing plays a vital role in getting the job done. It is faster, cost-effective, and has better outcomes in some areas, if not all.
In this article, we are going to talk about the 5 best Freelancing websites that are ruling the market in 2020.
So, let’s begin.
Fiverr is like placing the wagon ahead of the horse. Yes, this is a platform where instead of employers, the freelancers take the lead. As a freelancer, you can create your own gig on Fiverr and then let others respond to it.
Take, for instance, that you are a social media marketer. You go to Fiverr, select your category, and create a gig and post it. You can write something like
“I will create and post 10 lead-generating posts on Facebook for you”.
“I will help you increase your Instagram traffic by 50% in 20 days”.
Whatever you do best, you can create a gig here and let those who need your services respond.
The best part is that Fiverr starts with lower rates. As a freelancer, you know that it is hard to convince a client. So, money plays a role here. If you start low, build up your profile, gather reviews, complete good work, you can eventually post gigs that will get you higher income per job.
So, it is a progressive platform, where you can climb up the ladder with your own skills and expertise.
Traffic wise, Fiverr is getting most of the traffic from the USA, followed by India and Pakistan.
Upwork is a place where the employers are ready to spend more money. This means as a freelancer, you will get a chance to earn more. But, getting approved on Upwork is not as easy as it looks. These guys have sophisticated algorithms to approve the freelancer’s profiles
However, once approved, you can start bidding on the projects and start earning.
Apart from the direct projects, Upwork also has hourly projects that you can take. Some freelancers on Upwork even earn $100 per hour for the work they do. But that comes with expertise and better profile ranking.
Upwork measures a freelancer’s worth by a few parameters. This includes Job Success Rate, Responsiveness, Language Proficiency, Level, Reviews, and others.
On Upwork too, you may have to start low and then build up as your profile gets more projects and good reviews.
A good way to create an Upwork profile is by looking at the top freelancers in your category and what they have written in their profiles.
Here too, the majority of the traffic comes from the US. This is followed by India and Pakistan.
Upwork is a great platform for freelancers to earn money.
Freelancer.com is another one of the good platforms for freelancers. It is not as good as Upwork and Fiverr, but it can get you there.
Especially if you are starting with your freelance career, Freelancer.com is an excellent way to start. However, the major issue here is the competition that you will have to face.
Since there are no restrictions on making your profile on Freelancer.com, there are a lot of people on the platform. This makes it really difficult to land a deal. The considerable size of the competition leads to sending hundreds of proposals on one project.
So, the probability of getting a project decreases.
Freelancer.com also has its own iOS and Android application. This brings in more accessibility and makes it easier for both parties to work.
Freelancer.com has more traffic generated from India rather than the US and other countries.
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PPH brings in more traffic from European countries. It has projects that pay in Euros and also Dollars. PPH is a growing platform. The job portfolio is also huge. There is a lot of diversity in the job listings.
PPH gives every user 15 free credits that can be used to bid on projects. You can also buy new credits. But as a beginner, 15 credits are enough to get started. Another thing is that on PPH you need to work on two projects in the first 2 or 3 months.
Once that is done, you will be a verified freelancer on PPH. After this, you can build up your profile, get more projects, and earn more.
PPH also gets more traffic from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Guru is different from other similar platforms that you can see on the list. The reason being that it has people from diverse branches listed here. For example – it has lawyers, architects, engineers, and other professionals listed here.
So, apart from hiring freelancers to do remote work, people can also hire people from other fields. There are a lot of other skills here too. From developers to Photoshop experts to writers, and designers, almost everyone can come to find work on Guru.
Here too, India is above the US in terms of traffic visitors on Guru. Added to this, you do not need to pass any tests or fulfill some criteria to start bidding. Just create a profile that attracts employers and start bidding.
All in all, Guru is a good platform to enhance your work portfolio and get more projects.
To Sum it up…
One thing that you will notice here is that the high end freelancing platforms like Upwork and Fiverr have more traffic coming from the US. But with the other three platforms that you see above, India brings the highest traffic.
This shows that India is the next stop for taking a bit of the Gig economy. India has a vast population, and these guys are also good at their work. So, if you are from India, try making profiles on all these platforms and start bidding.