These 7 websites for freelancers are money-mines waiting to be tapped

. 5 min read . Written by Muskan Miglani
These 7 websites for freelancers are money-mines waiting to be tapped

The creator economy has got its foot in the door, which means you can be a multi-faceted person in the workforce with plenty of opportunities waiting for you. Gone are the days when everyone rushed to look for a 9-5 job. Freelancing is the next big thing.

It allows you to work on your favourite projects, harness your best skills, and grow and earn exponentially in any field you like. The best part– you can freelance even while studying, interning, travelling, or working another job.

Why websites?

But like most people wary of dabbling into this culture, are you scared of not earning enough? Well, you’re not alone. Whether you’re starting up, or you’re a seasoned freelancer, using a trusted website is the most stable source of money.

Working through a website streamlines the process for both you and your clients, and ensures there are no hiccups during the delivery and payment processes.
If you’re wondering whether there are enough freelance websites in the country for your niche skill, fret not. To help our Kool Kanyas raise their power, we found you the top 7 freelance websites in India, that you can sign up to for for some extra cash.

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Top 7 websites to get freelance work in India

1. Upwork

One of the most popular freelance websites, Upwork lets you work in a range of fields. The website engages professionals from engineering, agriculture, IT, design, writing, translation, legal, and finance fields among others.

As a freelancer, Upwork allows you to get hired through various stages of your professional journey. Thanks to flexibility of time and place, you can work from anywhere in the world and get connected with clients across the globe.

If you’re looking to hire, the platform ensures a smooth workflow and fills any gaps that might arise between the two parties. You can also browse the projects and portfolios beforehand and then hire a freelancer accordingly.

2. Fiverr

If you’re a freelancer, you’ve probably been told to sign up on Fiverr a million times. And rightly so. Fiverr provides popular professional services including logo design, WordPress, social media management, voice over, translations, illustration, data entry, and so much more.

According to their website, a gig is sold on Fiverr every 4 seconds. The process is easy– you sign up for free and set up your Gig which is then available to a global audience. Whenever someone likes your work, Fiverr connects you to the customer.

Whether you’re a writer or an accountant, Fiverr has a Gig for everyone.

3. Toptal

Toptal is a legit website and they reported a talent pool of 12,00,000 freelancers with 16,000 clients in 2021. As per their website, “Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers in the world. Top companies hire Toptal freelancers for their most important projects.”

So if you’re in the IT industry and are looking for projects to float your boat then, this seems like the ideal place for you.

They have a strict screening and testing process where they hire only the top 3% of the applicants. They screen for communication skills, personality, domain-specific knowledge, and a high level of professionalism.

To freelancers, they guarantee top clients, while also claiming the jobs and gigs come to you and you don’t have to go looking for them. They allow you to work from anywhere and assure timely payments for every single job you take up.

4. Truelancer

Truelancer is a well known freelancing portal in India. They claim to have 1 million + freelancers registered on their platform and about 5,00,000+ gigs completed.

The best feature of this freelancing website is they provide 100% money back guarantee if one is not satisfied with the work. Which is great for people who hire freelancers, but not so much for freelancers themselves. So keep that in mind while signing up for this website.

This platform is ideal for people who want to work in multiple categories without shifting between different platforms. Truelancer offers a wide range of jobs including content writing, translation, SEO, SEM, finance, data entry, web development, graphic design etc.

5. 99 designs

As the name suggests, is for people looking for designers and freelancers who have an expertise in design. This is a global website based in Melbourne, Australia.  It says “world class design at your service”.

The website lives up to the name and is extremely dynamic and world class, design wise.

If you’re on the hiring side, you get to brief them about your needs and they connect you with the best designer for the job. They also let you start a “contest” by which they mean opening your brief to their entire design community. Designers submit their ideas and you pick your favorite design. They then let you collaborate with the designer you get or pick.

If you’re a designer who can crack logos, business cards, web page design, brand guides, book covers, and merchandise, then look no further and sign up to this website now.

6. Guru

Guru is another freelance website that lets people post jobs for free. It’s a legit platform with 800,000 freelancers. It says - “Work with the best freelance talent from around the world on our secure, flexible and cost-effective platform”.

To ensure transparency and give their freelancers due credit, the website publishes the feedback scores of each freelancer.

The website has very simple features so that employers and freelancers both can access it easily. They also have over thousands of freelancers in every field.

The platform consists of various jobs like digital marketing, graphic design, web design, legal advisory, sales and marketing, web development, education and training, and so much more.  

7. Rockerstop

Another India-based freelancing website is Rockerstop. It’s a website that allows genuine clients to hire and work with 5 million+ expert freelancers.

If you are a Chartered Accountant, Software Developer, Designer, Marketer, Writer, then you could consider signing up to this website. There’s no fee to sign up as a freelancer. What sets it apart from other platforms is that it has 3 categories– home service, freelancer, and professional, which are all of freelance nature.

Everyone from wedding planners and yoga trainers to teachers and psychologists can list themselves up on Rockerstop.

If you’re on the hiring end, it’s simple– you post your requirement, get customised responses, and compare them to hire the one you like best.

Those were our 7 lesser-known freelancing platforms that you can sign up for. We would encourage you to do your own research too and ensure you don’t fall prey to dummy websites that go by the same names and are fraudulent by virtue. Don’t click on the first google result, thoroughly check the website URL and go through the website FAQs to understand payments, processes, and the likes.

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