The Global Pandemic has restricted millions of people to their homes and there have been many new freelance marketplaces. Even the workplaces and offices were directed to work from home. Most people lost their jobs due to financial crashes. No company was willing to hire more employees, even the existing employees’ services were in danger. Although so many waves of the COVID 19 have passed. This chronic situation lets people think about online jobs. And thus, the online Market places filled off with new sellers. Millions of people offer different services on different freelance marketplaces. This article will help you to know about the most popular freelance marketplaces and how they work.
Before the rebranding, Upwork was known as elance in 1999 and oDesk in 2003. In 2015 Elance and oDesk joined hands and rebranded the marketplace with a new name As Upwork. The Official Name is Upwork Inc. It is one of the biggest online Marketplace, according to statistics Upwork has twelve million freelancers and 5 Million clients.
How to work on Upwork?
You can register yourself on any freelance marketplaces as a buyer or seller. If you register yourself as a seller, you will have to fill up your profile. This includes some basic details, your education, and your expertise. Once you submit all the detail. Your profile is submitted for approval. When your profile is approved by the Upwork Authorities. You can apply for the job posted. Initially, you are awarded twenty connections, you can use these connections for applying to a job. After looking at your profile client call the seller for an interview, and once the client is satisfied with the seller’s abilities, the project is awarded. After completing the project, delivery work is submitted to the client. If he/she is satisfied with the work, he/she accept the delivery and post a review. Otherwise, the client asks for a revision. Upwork charges a 20% commission from seller revenue.
When it’s come to nontraditional Freelance marketplace. Fiverr is the best option. Normally in Freelance marketplaces, Clients Post a project, and the client bids on them. As a result, a client has the option to choose among the best seller. While on Fiverr, Seller created their profile and showcase their skill in the form of Gig. It is a type of product placed on a shelf. You can start pricing your gig from 5 dollars. The client goes through different seller gigs and if the client is interested in someone’s service, the client initiates a chat option. After discussion and satisfying the client, the project is awarded and later on, it is submitted for approval. Just like Upwork, Fiverr also charge a 20% commission from seller revenue. While the buyer has also to pay some amount while posting the project.
If You are a seller you can learn different types of free and paid courses. It will boost your skills and will qualify you for more jobs. How Fiverr Profile looks like, we are sharing a glimpse with you. Besides this, you can find a freelancer for more than 250 job categories.
Freelancer Dot Com
Freelancer.com is Australian based freelance marketplace. The marketplace was founded in 2009 by Matt Barrie. As per October 2021 reports the marketplace has 55,635,000 active users. Just like other Freelance marketplaces a client can also find experienced sellers for different types of remote jobs. Like web designing, software development, Content writing, Graphic design, and many more categories. The process is the same as other marketplaces.
Client post project to a freelancer. While sellers apply or bid on these projects quoting price and delivery time. After looking at your profile client call the seller for an interview, and once the client is satisfied with the seller’s abilities, the project is awarded. After completing the project, delivery work is submitted to the client. If he/she is satisfied with the work, he/she accept the delivery and post a review. Otherwise, the client asks for a revision. Freelancers charge sellers according to the project plan. For fixed-price projects, you will be charged 10% of the total project fee.
If you are looking for a professional freelancer. Guru is the best option for you. Early in 1999, the company was led by two brothers. The marketplace has upto1.5 million users. While the job posted on GURU has exceeded than one million. Making profiles and posting projects on Guru is easy. The marketplace charge 9% from freelancers and 2.9% from the client as a handling fee.
Besides the above freelance marketplaces, some other platforms are People Per Hour, Toptal, Flex job, and many more. We will discuss it in our next article.
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