Marketplaces

This is a list of companies where freelancers can get info on current job openings and entrepreneurs can submit job posts. While I believe all companies to be legitimate ones, it is still advisable for you to do in-depth research about the company, site or opportunity before engaging in them.

Freelance Job Sites

Odesk.com – is a company which provides job listings for freelance job seekers. It is also a go-to place for small business owners who need remote workers to help them with projects on a short or long-term basis. Odesk is my top choice for finding work-at-home jobs. I found one of my long-term clients here and have become an integral part of his company since.

Elance.com – is similar to odesk.com. It lists freelance job opportunities and posts profiles of freelance professionals for hire as well. Many individuals all over the world have found stable freelance jobs as well in elance.

Freelancer.com – this site is almost the same with odesk and elance. Personally, I believe this site is a good avenue for web and graphic designers to find work-at-home jobs.

vWorker.com – very similar to odesk and elance, vworker is also gaining popularity among small business owners because of its affordable rates. Don’t worry, for job seekers, it’s also free to sign up here and to create your profile.

Simplyhired.com – is a job search engine site. It lists all types of jobs, not just work-at-home jobs. But this site also gives you the chance to post your resume so employers can view it.

Jobstreet.com – some say that jobstreet is not a place to find telecommuting, virtual or freelance jobs, but I’ve found some clients using it. All you need to do is filter your search category to telecommuting so you find or get alerts in your email about work-at-home job opportunities.

va4u.com – this site specifically caters to professionals who want to work as virtual assistants. But as I’ve learned being a virtual assistant is not limited to just administrative tasks, so even if your more versed with graphic design, web development, transcription jobs, audio or video production and editing…well you get it…you can merge these skills to general administrative tasks which VA’s provide and offer your services via va4u.

freelanceswitch.com – is one of the go-to places of freelancers. Aside from its job board, which is updated daily, it’s complete with guides, how-to blog posts and other resources for freelancers. The posts they share are all helpful for both new freelancers and those who have been a solo professional for years.

behance.net – if you have graphic and web design skills, Behance is a great place to showcase your portfolio. When you sign up, you are allotted your own page and you can upload the projects you’ve completed there. It’s also easier for clients to find a designer for hire via Behance since there are available samples already for them to evaluate.

fiverr.com – is a favorite “small gig” site of freelancers. All gigs are priced at $5. You can create a gig for a service which you can provide and are willing to accept a $5 payment for. But believe it or not, there are a lot of freelancers who make good money from Fiverr gigs.

smashing magazine – don’t worry, this is an online magazine. Smashing magazine is one of the top-rated online tech magazines which also has a job board for freelancers. You can access the job board free-of-charge but those who post jobs are charged specific fees.

people per hour – is a mix of oDesk or Elance features and Fiverr. You can apply to job posts for free or you may also publish a proposal of what specific service you can offer to registered employers.

Solo Gig – sologig.com specifically caters to IT and engineering jobs however, you still have a chance to find jobs even if your skills are not in the IT or engineering fields, just browse to the bottom of this site and click on the links to their partner sites which provide listings for other jobs.

Project Spring – though this job ad site shows that it lists programmer jobs, it also posts jobs for web developers, web designers, and graphic designers. It’s a hub for many people from India, but don’t be afraid to join them since the site gives equal opportunity for all freelancers.

Project 4 Hire – project4hire.com is similar to oDesk. There are jobs posted for web development and promotion, software programming and support, engineering, audio, video and multimedia, hardware support and repair and a lot of other services. I’m sure you’ll find one which will match the skills you have.

Freelance Job Openings – the name says it all. This site lists job openings for remote and home-based workers. It looks like a big Google Ad but many clients are attracted to posting their job ads here because it’s free to post here. So you’ll surely find a long list of job openings everyday.

Krop – Krop Creative Jobs does not only provide jobs for web designers but also to all kinds of freelancers. Most job posts are from US companies and a detailed description of the company is almost always provided making it easier to know if it’s the kind which fits your prospect employers or not before submitting your application.

Onwardz – the site has not launched yet but it’s currently accepting registration of freelancers. You can sign up and will be informed via email when jobs fit with your credentials are up and posted already.

Translator Jobs

If you speak 2 languages fluently like English and German or English and French for example, you can also earn from home doing translation jobs.

Translator Cafe – is a site where clients needing translation services post jobs. For freelancers, it’s free to sign up and to post your resumes too. You can also browse and apply to translation services agencies if you are interested in becoming part of their companies.

Transcription Jobs

Freelance Transcriptionist Road – if you have very fast and accurate typing skills coupled with exceptional listening skills then you may have what it takes to do transcription jobs. Freelance Transcriptionist Road is a site which lists companies looking for home-based transcriptionists. Their list is long so you have a lot of options.

Scribie.Com – this site on the other hand, hires transcriptionists and offers them the option to choose the audio files they would like to transcribe. If you have the skills and the time, you can accept an unlimited number of transcription jobs in one day.

Virtual Assistant Jobs

Virtual Staff Finders – is a staffing agency for virtual assistants headquartered in the Philippines. It promotes the reliability and professionalism of Filipino virtual assistants and why it is worthwhile to outsource in the Philippines.

Remote-Agency – this is a Filipino-owned and operated virtual staffing agency which has just been recently launched. They are currently looking for all kinds of talents to join their team to service global businesses looking to outsource work.

247 Virtual Assistant – is based in the US but has virtual assistants in India working for their clients. Their pricing for employers start at $299 per month and the highest rate is at $999 per month. If you are in India, this company is a good one to try out.

Virtual Assistant Talent – this US based virtual staffing agency offers all kinds of virtual assistant services like customer service, human resources, sales and telemarketing services, so you can choose which one fits your expertise. They also encourage entry-level virtual workers to apply. The link I provided will take you directly to the page of their job openings. Just hover over the image of the job position and it will give you more details on what the job covers.

Graphic Design Jobs

99 Designs – at 99 Designs, you can sign up for free as a designer and build your portfolio in their site. How you get paid for designs is when you win a design contest sponsored by clients looking for designers. It’s sort of like bidding for projects but you need to show the design you’ve already done based on the contest requirements.

Sortfolio – this is another great sire where web designers can showcase their creative skills. It lists designers by location and by rates. You can sign up for free and choose a specific budget range for projects you typically work on.

Writing Jobs

iWriter – this is a good starting point if you are building your portfolio as a freelance writer. Article rates start at $2 per article and payment is via Paypal so the transaction is fairly easy enough.

Problogger Job Board – is a job ad page in problogger.net which often posts jobs for bloggers and other writers. Sometimes, it also posts other kinds of freelance jobs as long as these are related to blogging. Problogger.net also provides a lot of blogging resources on how to make money online.