5 Best Freelance Websites for Working Online in 2023

There are so many trendy, creative, and innovative ways of working nowadays. Gone are the days when you had to go to a boring office at 9 am every day. And watch the clock slowly tick away the hours until quitting time. With this in mind, here are 6 great websites for finding freelance projects. 

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They all have their own pros and cons. They will suit different people depending on what they need out of their work situation.

Most people start freelancing for a good reason. And we’re not talking about reasons like boredom, or an excuse to spend more time with pets and video games. Some of us are freelancers because we have the opportunity to work from home and other great benefits. But I’m guessing that others have started freelancing because they really needed the extra money.

There’s nothing wrong with that, right? What matters is that you are satisfied with your level of income, whether it has increased or not in the past year while you’ve been working as a freelancer. If it’s time to switch professions but you’re having trouble finding something else then we recommend taking a look at the following freelancing platforms

1. Fiverr

If you’re looking for some quick cash by putting together quick tasks that require basic skills then Fiverr is a website designed solely for this purpose. The basic idea is that you are given 5 dollars and must complete a simple job such as writing an article, designing a logo, or even creating a presentation. The jobs start off at five dollars each but the amount can be haggled up and some of the more intricate jobs can go up to fifty. 


What’s really cool about this site is that the freelancers are rated and you can reap the benefits of their experience. I’m sure a lot of visitors to this website have had some less-than-pleasant experiences. But if you’re looking for some quick cash then Fiverr will definitely help you earn it as quickly as possible.

2. Freelancer

From my experience, freelancer has been one of the best websites when considering the actual quality of work provided. In my opinion, this website is better for people with a lot of experience in their field as some of the jobs can range from easy to extremely difficult. However, you can still get a job here to get yourself started on the road to your success. The possibilities for jobs are endless and you can even find jobs such as translation services.


Some of the jobs include creating website content, developing websites, and making videos which can be done by either a professional video editor or you may even edit one on your own. There are tons of jobs available here in which you can be hired as a freelancer, so there is not much to worry about.
This website has a good response time on almost all inquiries with over 98% of the responses being positive in regard to the potential for payment. There are also tons of questions asked and answered by previous applicants. Therefore, applicants do not have to learn from their mistakes when applying for any job.

3. Upwork

This website is very similar to freelancer but they have a wider variety of work available. Once again, there is nothing wrong with this website, it’s just not as niche. I use Upwork all the time when looking for quality work in my field. They clearly state its terms and conditions. They also have a good reputation so you can feel confident that you won’t be paid less than you deserve.


I also like that they have a good PDF file of their terms and conditions which is directly available online. This way, you can read it before you apply or when it’s being reviewed. You can also save it to your computer and make a hard copy for your records. Nothing is worse than having to track a payment down after the fact unless the client has already paid so this is another plus.

One of my favorite features on Upwork is the ability to do unlimited reviews or revisit an order. This allows clients to see what other contractors like you did in their order. Thus, they can decide if there was anything that was missing from your work.

4. Guru

Their website is a little different from most but again, it’s not as niche as some of the other websites. However, every job on their website is given an estimated amount of work you’ll need to complete and how quickly you can expect the project to be finished. This is great if you’re a little short on time and want to make sure you can do as much work in the time frame you have.


Guru has commissioned workers for some large companies like Microsoft, PWC, and the American Cancer Society. These are some of the larger employers that have given us testimonials. “Guru has, more than once, helped us find just the right people to meet our needs,” said Microsoft Services Manager Scott Hines. “We appreciate Guru’s understanding of our business’ needs.” The app is free to use for both freelance workers and prospective freelance clients.

This site is rated as the fourth-largest freelance marketplace in the world. It includes experience from more than 200 countries and over 100,000 of the world’s leading companies. Get hired for jobs on a large scale here. Guru also features projects, allowing you to bid for work and earn massive profits if your price gets picked.
Best for those with a portfolio of work ready to show off though they do feature jobs without them, like proofreading or data entry positions.

5. FlexJobs

Flexjobs is a website created for self-independent freelancers. Freelancers can use Flexjobs to search for job opportunities by company, project type, and location. There are also tools provided to help freelancers access the jobs that best suit their skill sets. Flexjobs is dedicated to changing the way people think about work and careers. It describes itself as “Working freelance is easy. Working here is hard.”


The website was created in 2013 by a small team of business students from Northwestern University. They have the idea of creating an alternative economy . This is a place where people would be able to find their own work experience without having a boss or depending on someone else’s schedule. Flexjobs job listings include freelance roles such as Senior iOS Engineer, Business Development Representative, Social Media Strategist, and Data Scientist/Data Analyst.

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