- Hardware specifications: Desktop, Android, iOS
- Current pricing details: Free
Based in Australia, Freelancer is a popular global platform for freelancers the world over to connect with employers. Employers hire for specific projects, choosing from a pool of more than 50 million freelancers possessing over 1,800 different skills. Freelancers bid on the projects they want and then wait for an approval or denial.
Similar to Upwork, projects are either hourly or fixed-price. Payments are secured by the Milestone Payments System, so you do not have to worry about whether a client can pay. Payments are also available in 39 currencies, and there is 24/7 customer support if you have any issues. Freelancer takes a 10% fee for projects and contests and 20% off services.
As a freelancer, you can choose between the free plan and the Preferred Freelancer Program, which features priority access to jobs and reduced fees. Under the Preferred program, freelancers earn an average of $1,000 more in just six months than the average freelancer. Employers can also choose from different plans, including the Freelance Enterprise, which is specifically created for large corporations. With its impressive international reach, Freelancer counts Amazon, Facebook, and Deloitte among its million-plus users.
- Access to global events
- Available recruiter support
- 24/7 customer support
- May pay in other currencies
- High fees
- Watch out for spammers