Elance and Odesk have merged to create Upwork. Now the 800-pound gorilla in the freelance space, it has millions of freelancers. You can find talent for just about any “knowledge industry” speciality your small business may need. With the rating system you see what previous employers think of a freelancer. For freelancers, Upwork offers an escrow payment protection system and millions of employers looking to hire help.
Businesses can find freelancers for thousands of services on Guru.com. Employers get access to 1.5 million freelancers and a time-tracking system that was introduced in 2015.
Freelancer.com is a large freelance site where you can hire freelancers for projects and also post design contests. Freelancer seems to especially cater to online businesses and online entrepreneurs, with sister sites like Warrior Forum and Freemarket, where you can buy and sell websites.
At CrowdSite.com you create a 140-character ‘shout’ (like a tweet) to describe your project, see who responds, and then negotiate the details with the freelancer. You can also launch a design contest on the site.
Every service is $5 at Fiverr. You may have to pay extra to get what you require, though. Stay away from spammy services such as buying social media followers. Instead, go for small projects such as getting a simple image created. New freelancers use Fiverr to establish themselves, offering services for a limited time at rock bottom rates until they develop a portfolio.
PeoplePerHour is another site focusing on small jobs in design, tech, content and marketing. Small business owners can employ freelancers for a small trial project before committing to a longer-term contract. Freelancers post fixed-price services they offer (called “Hourlies) to entice businesses to try them out.
Read the full story at 35 Freelance Sites to Explore for Freelance Assistance and Jobs
For more information, you might also like Our Ultimate Guide to Being a Freelancer
And another tool for finding help is Airtasker.