Category: Platforms

Envato Studio Review

August 22, 2017
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Envato Studio started out in 2013 as a company called Microlancer and they offered freelance work based on small graphic and web design work and programming and web development jobs. Initially they had a price list so you knew how much you were paying for a job as you shopped for the freelancer that suited your...Continue reading →

Upwork Review

August 1, 2017
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When we mention Upwork, we are talking about one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, freelance platform in the world. The company started about 10 years ago and was initially called Elance, then Elance-oDesk before finally changing to the current name – Upwork. Unlike some of the other freelance platforms, Upwork...Continue reading →

SnagAJob Review

June 20, 2017
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Snagajob has been around since 2000, and is the top-rated job placement and job matching site in the USA. It has won numerous industry awards and is the ‘go to’ website for over 300,000 American businesses which are looking for employees. The boast on the website is that they delivered 4 million job postings in...Continue reading →

Toptal Review

April 18, 2017
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Toptal is an American company that was founded in 2010. In 2015, it was ranked as the number one fastest growing talent marketplace in North America. In 2016, Toptal acquired Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers. Toptal was specifically designed to provide freelance software engineers to clients. It is much more of a... Continue reading →

PeoplePerHour
Review

March 28, 2017
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PeoplePerHour is a UK based company that was founded in 2007 by Xenios Thrasyvoulou. It is the leading marketplace for freelance talent in the UK, and in 2012, it was named by Wired UK as one of “Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups of 2012”. The platform offers clients a wide range of freelance specialities, divided into... Continue reading →

Where to hire
freelancers?

March 14, 2017
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Are you an entrepreneur or a small business owner who requires occasional help with small tasks? Is the number of staff you can hire limited by your start-up budget or do the business requirements of your Fortune 500 company demand an independent expert? If this is the case then you’ve probably considered hiring a freelancer... Continue reading →

Fiverr Review

February 24, 2017
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Fiverr is a global online marketplace headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was founded in
2009, and launched in 2010. Fiverr's business model is based on the buying and selling of
micro-jobs, small services that freelancers offer such as designing a logo or producing a
video script. By 2012, Fiverr was hosting more than 1.3... Continue reading →

Project4hire
Review

February 17, 2017
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Project4hire is a low cost online marketplace that was established in 2006. The platform
offers a wide range of specialisms but is far less populated than other marketplaces, and
therefore has fewer jobs for freelancers to accept. Compared with other platforms, the
site’s overall appearance is also very basic. How to get started on Project4hire...Continue reading →

99designs Review

February 14, 2017
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99designs is an Australian owned online graphic design marketplace, founded in 2008, and now based in San Francisco (as of 2010). In 2012, the company acquired European designer marketplace 12designer and Brazilian marketplace LogoChef. 99designs differs from other online marketplaces in that it primarily uses design contests to help meet the needs of clients. The... Continue reading →

Freelancer.com
Review

February 11, 2017
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Freelancer.com (Freelancer Technology Pty Limited) is one of the world’s largest
freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplaces. Founded in 2009 and listed on the
Australian Security Exchange it has steadily grown over the past 8 years, acquiring other
freelance platforms such as EUFreelance.com and Freelancer.co.uk. There are currently
22.6 million registered users, and more than 10.8 million...Continue reading →