What: A freelance marketplace for content creators, web developers, tech support, sales and marketing professionals, accounting, translation and administration work
Expected pay: $10 – $75 per hour, set by you, based on skill level
Commissions & Fees: 15% (paid by the employer)
Requirements: Be legally able to work; provide resume and background information; pass a screening process
- Extensive screening
- Plenty of work
- Well paid
- You can group chat with other freelancers on the platform
How It Works:
After screening, you set up an account and view open projects from employers. If decide to take a project, you contact the client for a 10-15 minute chat, then the client decides whether or not to hire you.
Freelancers set their own rates based on their skill levels. Entry-level positions (generally reserved for people outside of the U.S.) pay $5 to $10. Mid-Level professionals charge $10 to $30, and experts can charge $30+. 15% commission is taken by the site. This fee is added to your rate to be paid by the employer, and is not deducted from your rate. Rates are unlikely to be undercut by low-wage workers due to the screening process.
If you’re a skilled worker in any of the industries mentioned above, this site is worth a look.
What Users Say (From Glassdoor):
“I joined the marketplace for freelancers some time ago, because I was looking for new opportunities as a freelancer” (in 18 reviews)
“It’s always easy to reach out to anyone even Nathan” (in 9 reviews)
“It is the best marketplace for freelancers” (in 7 reviews)
“Great clients – you’ll find long-term and very nice clients here” (in 7 reviews)
“Professional internal team and awesome clients” (in 5 reviews)
“No Cons for this marketplace so far” (in 14 reviews)
“I have not yet experienced problems working with FreeeUp” (in 4 reviews)
“Strict rules for freelancer to keep the quality” (in 3 reviews)
“Still on the lookout but none so far” (in 2 reviews)
“ real cons ” (in 2 reviews)