Best Freelancing Websites

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I am a professional writer and internet marketer. Apart from all the stuff I have done online, writing is still my main passion. What is the best freelancing website for both contractors and people looking to empl? So far I have used the following:

1. Freelancer - Pays peanuts and has so many conmen
2. Elance - Pays well but hard to get a job
3. iWriter - Best site for a for writers
4. GlobeSkill.com - This is a new site that's coming up. Seems like it will be a great place to hire some freelancers if you are doing internet marketing.
5. vWorker - Not done much there but seems promising also.

Feel free to add to the list
#contract workers #freelancing #hire contractors #websites
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    • Profile picture of the author d3sign3r
      Originally Posted by Joe R Piercey View Post

      this is a good place

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      Indeed. In fact its the best place

      You can earn a substantial income without much "hunting", if you're good at what you do. Plus the word-of-mouth on WF spreads faster than the Australian wildfire!
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
        Originally Posted by d3sign3r View Post

        Indeed. In fact its the best place

        You can earn a substantial income without much "hunting", if you're good at what you do. Plus the word-of-mouth on WF spreads faster than the Australian wildfire!
        ...we prefer the term 'bush fire' but thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO_WARRIOR
      Originally Posted by Joe R Piercey View Post

      this is a good place

      Warriors For Hire
      Thanks for this nice link.
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  • Profile picture of the author whenryson15
    Before I was using ********** but as of now that market place is becoming lowly so much better to try Warrior for BHW.
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  • Originally Posted by akowally View Post

    I am a professional writer and internet marketer. Apart from all the stuff I have done online, writing is still my main passion. What is the best freelancing website for both contractors and people looking to empl? So far I have used the following:

    1. Freelancer - Pays peanuts and has so many conmen
    2. Elance - Pays well but hard to get a job
    3. iWriter - Best site for a for writers
    4. GlobeSkill.com - This is a new site that's coming up. Seems like it will be a great place to hire some freelancers if you are doing internet marketing.
    5. vWorker - Not done much there but seems promising also.

    Feel free to add to the list
    6.Odesk
    7.PeopleperHour
    8.Fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Elance
    FreeLancer
    Odesk
    Vworker
    Fiverr ...are the most popular freelancing sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author smna1586
    I might add some value in the thread as well, no site or marketplace is bad. There are good clients and bad clients in those market places, you'll have to pick the better clients. For newbies it's a bit difficult getting better clients but when you have some reputation under your profile and you're good at what you're doing then it's not that bad.

    My personal experience with these market places is not bad and not so good. I had clients that tried to pay me peanuts and there are better clients that look for quality and pays better than the others. I have got clients that pays a lot better than most of the clients at these market places. My piece of advice will be, be choosy when you're bidding. Clients have reputation as well and it's only rational if you do a background check before bidding.

    You'll find clients that never pays and asks for customized samples, don't do that for free. Most of the cases these buyers don't hire you and don't pay you at all. In my early days as a freelancer I had clients that don't want to pay more, but eventually I started to sort clients by their reputation and things got better, gradually.

    For newbies, I know how hard it is when you're starting and I was in your shoes as well so I had to come up with better options and plans to gain the trust of these better clients. I can help the newbies, so if anyone is struggling in these marketplaces then PM me and I will try to help you.

    Just trying to give it back what this wonderful community of Warriors gave me when I was a newbie myself. Oh..crap I'm still a newbie.....!
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    You can also try Digital Point - I used to get all my clients from there a couple years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    I think warriorforum is the reliable freelancing site.
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  • Profile picture of the author domain2day
    I think it depends on the type of work you need. I have mostly used oDesk for WordPress site building and Fiverr for link building. Both have worked well for me, but there's no doubt this process is trial and error. It took me a while a find good contractors in both sites, but once you find someone that does the job well for the right price, then you're set.
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  • Profile picture of the author clive1956
    I like elance.com & odesk.com my self good luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    You've got the list of sites that are reliable, why do you need more?
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  • Elance takes the gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author seotothecore
    If you want to sell your writing services, why don't you just start up a blog and rank it. People will then just pay you for your reviews....
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    • Profile picture of the author akowally
      Originally Posted by seotothecore View Post

      If you want to sell your writing services, why don't you just start up a blog and rank it. People will then just pay you for your reviews....
      Thanks,

      I am already doing this. I believe in multiple streams of income.

      @All

      Thank you very much for your valuable responses.

      Keep sharing ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Originally Posted by akowally View Post

    I am a professional writer and internet marketer. Apart from all the stuff I have done online, writing is still my main passion. What is the best freelancing website for both contractors and people looking to empl? So far I have used the following:

    1. Freelancer - Pays peanuts and has so many conmen
    2. Elance - Pays well but hard to get a job
    3. iWriter - Best site for a for writers
    4. GlobeSkill.com - This is a new site that's coming up. Seems like it will be a great place to hire some freelancers if you are doing internet marketing.
    5. vWorker - Not done much there but seems promising also.

    Feel free to add to the list
    Among your list I would rate iwriter as the best as of now. Its owner Brad Callen is a very honest person. I have written more than 1000 articles there and I am very satisfied with the way the site functions. Brad has proved what a hard working person he is! I congratulate him for all the support he gives to writers there.
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  • Profile picture of the author nerdy88
    Hi
    I dont have much experience with most of the other sites, i have only used Freelancer but i had to leave it because It is hard enough to bid for a job but also harder to get the payment because you will meet with so many Sacs!!!!!!
    But i hear that Elance is really good.
    But in Freelancing , I think it is better to be on the hiring side than the hired side because most of them pay very little in comparison to the amount and quality of work required. Believe me, i know I am a writer and getting paid well for writing is hard enough!!!!!
    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I have had tremendous success with elance, and hired all my team members by given them small tests first.

    That is how you win the outsourcing game.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    I'd say Warrior For Hire, Fiverr, and Digital Point Forum's marketplace.
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    • Profile picture of the author liswilliams
      Guru. com has also been pretty good lately
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin08
    you fogot to mention odesk.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWK
      I have a friend who writes at NeedanArticle.com. I know she's a good writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author fiverrfreak
    Don't ever forget Odesk. Its the bets freelancing site ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonFoong
    Odesk and Vworker worked the best for me Found some great freelancers over there.
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  • Profile picture of the author TylerC
    I'd say Elance and oDesk win out of the bidding sites.

    As for content writing websites, I personally like WriterAccess, MediaPiston and Textbroker.

    To each his own though.
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  • Profile picture of the author telxutixu
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Has anyone tried out Shelancers? It's a freelancer site for women, and it's run (or co-run?) by Nicole Dean, who is a highly respected internet marketer and PLR provider.

      There's a free level and a couple of paid levels with additional perks and visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Altin
    Odesk.com is the best right now.
    Frelancer.com might be good (i never tried it fully) but they spam as hell and there is no way to easily stop spamming or delete your account. I kept getting emails from them even after unchecked all and every subscription checkbox... It's like they wanna force you get their shit everyday.
    I had a great time, great clients and easy to manage with Odesk.
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  • Profile picture of the author dengkane
    I once used oDesk to recruit writers, and think the fixed rate based on time sheet is unfair for employers, and there are honest workers just charge you based on time and can't deliver what you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Fiverr and Warriors for hire
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  • Profile picture of the author mdan287
    As other suggested oDesk is a good place for contractor.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    I think Guru is the best freelancing website. It is one of the largest sites for freelancers including programmers, content writers and web designers. Once project is done, payment is released to freelancers. Its payment is absolutely safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author evilsaigon
    oDesk is good, though the rates tend to be little low for writers so you must really search thoroughly for a good paying rate. Other than that, it's got good credibility and clean interface.

    You can also offer your services on other Internet marketing forums like Digital Point and especially Affilorama (where its marketing course emphasize a lot of quality content, so it's one a great place to advertise your writing service).
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Miller
    Odesk is the best on the internet. There are many online opportunities there.
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  • Profile picture of the author BadMab
    I've gotten web design clients through Elance before. It's not bad, but clients have a bad habit of "leaving out" details then expecting you to do everything for the price you quoted them in the beginning, which would drastically reduce your earnings per hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    Odesk and Fiverr
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    • Profile picture of the author liswilliams
      I have also got a lot of work with odesk, but the pay is nothing to write home about.
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  • Profile picture of the author globeskill
    globeskill, unclutered, ideal to post projects
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      On the plus side, Odesk actually comes with benefits (i.e., health care etc.) if I haven't seriously misunderstood something on their site... That could make up for the low pay in some cases, as long as you also have some better paying clients...
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        You can find good writing jobs on oDesk if you take the time to really look. I put a vote in for the Warrior for Hire section on here tho.
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        • Profile picture of the author buffyslayer
          I love odesk. It has a professional interface and there are loads of jobs there but you need to have a sound resume and testimonials in order snag some offers.
          And I love the good old fiverr But it sucks that it takes 1$ out of 5$ . That's 20% of the money you earn. While odesk takes 10% and pays through direct deposit, so money-wise I love odesk.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    After judging all ,I think oDESK is better ,
    though it is cheap pricing site but it has guaranteed payment method and very easy to get job.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimK06
    Personally I hear great things about glance
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