If you’re having a hard time on where you will get your freelance job, these freelancing sites will help you to find work, whether you are looking to earn extra money, turn your hobby into a sideline or go for full-time freelancing. There are a lot of platforms that you can jump in. Here are the five best platforms for finding work as a freelancer.

1.) Upwork

In 2014, two leading freelance networks, Odesk and Elance are merged to form Upwork, they are now the largest network for a freelancer for a long period of time. With more than 12 million registered users, five million clients, more than three million jobs every posted every year. In Upwork, you can sign up for short- or long-term projects, by hourly rate or fixed rates per project. The site is easy to use and user-friendly for freelancers.

2.) Online Jobs

It was created in 2009 by Utah-based entrepreneur John Jonas is the largest job board in the Philippines with more than 250,000 members, has turned into a massively successful platform that connects many Filipino workers with employers all around the world. The advantage of Online jobs among other platforms they don’t charge any fees, unlike other platforms that charge 30-40%.

3.) Fiverr

They were launched in 2010, Fiverr has been ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the United States and top 200 in the world since the beginning of 2013. They offered services like writing, translation, graphic design, video editing, programming, and many more. The good thing about Fiverr the starting offer is $5 good if you are just starting out freelancing.

  4.)  Freelancer

The freelancer was founded in 2009 they are now one of the biggest peer-to-peer platforms to connect with a freelancer, this site has a huge variety of projects, some formatted as hourly and as contests. The downside of Freelancer is that they only give 8 free applications before you will pay the membership fee. The platform fee is cheaper than commission rates, among other platforms, it means you can save a lucrative amount.

5.) Guru

It was founded in 1998 it allows companies to find freelance workers for commissioned work. Guru makes it easy to create a portfolio and profile that will show your overall experience, it will be easier as well to be contacted by potential employers out there. The Guru gives a decent amount of free applications and they just charge about 9% commission per project.


Freelancing has given the freedom of time and finances to millions of people. It’s time to venture into your digital career. In doing so, don’t just stick to one platform, consider all opportunities in finding jobs. 

You have the potential. You just need to keep going whatever will happen.

Get guidance from the Filipino Virtual Assistance, if you need one today.

Here are other freelancing resources:

How to Spot an Online Freelancing Scammer
Virtual Assistant Characteristics for Success

Happy freelancing!