Freelancing/work-at-home is becoming one of the best job options nowadays. We search for new jobs for different reasons, jobs with higher salaries, better environment, or less working hours to achieve the balance between job and social life, or any other reasons.

Freelancing marketplaces

There are lots of online or internet earning resources, among which I believe that freelancing or micro jobs are the best proven and straightforward ones. There are lots of freelancing companies out there, but here is a list of the most popular ones that have a huge user base and tons of projects in every imaginable domain.


Find freelancers and freelance jobs on Upwork – the world’s largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work!


Guru is the oldest of the major freelancing sites, having been established in 1998. It claims to be the largest freelancing marketplace, yet in reality, the company leads more with respect to quality than quantity: it can make a strong argument to having the best projects, overall, of the big sites. It accomplishes this largely due to its fairly stringent new project posting policies, and even more important, a willingness to screen project submissions to avoid junk projects from even being posted.
  • More than one million freelancers.
  • Ex eMoonlighter.
  • Huge site with a lot of projects.
  • Many job categories.
  • Limited bids on free members.
  • Malicious rating protection.
  • Not as easy to use as Elance and oDesk.
  • Higher fees for free members.
  • PayPal and PrePaid Master Card.
  • Absolutely no information about other’s bids.
  • Many writing jobs.


This is the largest crowd sourcing and outsourcing marketplace where employers and virtual workers connect. Job categories include software, design, data entry, marketing, accounting, legal, engineering and lots more. Its best features include:
  • The largest outsourcing platform.
  • Variety of jobs posted in different categories making it easy for anyone to find a relevant project..
  • Many money withdrawal options.
  • Secure milestone payment system.
  • Escrow system for payment protection.
  • Higher commission.
  • Good protection against scam buyers.


99designs is an online design competition marketplace that connects clients in need of design work such as logos, business cards, websites and other graphical elements to a community of graphic designers.
  • Good design freelancing website.
  • Different payment models.
  • Contest type.


The concept behind Fiverr is simple- “what would you do for $5”? Fiverr is an online site that allows you to sell and buy services for, as the name implies five dollars. Sellers post what tasks they are willing to do and buyers pay those sellers for that task.. The catch? The site takes $1 for every transaction, a 20% fee!
  • Social marketplace website that facilitates buying and selling of services from other users for US $5
  • Good marketplace for small services


Airtasker is a trusted community platform that connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services, with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work.

Search engine evaluation

These companies will hire and train you to perform search engine evaluation. It is a simple task that anyone can do. You will only need your computer with strong internet connection.


Appen Web Search Evaluators perform basic online tasks to evaluate the quality and relevance of internet-based search results, advertisements and/or web page content.. The Web Search Evaluator position is a part-time, work-from-home opportunity where all you need is a computer, sound card with speakers, high-speed internet connection and experience searching for information on the internet to get the job done.


Lionbridge offers several work from home positions all over the world, but they don’t consistently have open positions for Search Engine Evaluators.

Micro Jobs

Earn money by doing micro jobs. You can work on jobs anytime and there is no limit to how many jobs you can accept.


Microworkers is a platform specializes in deploying micro jobs to workers such as data collection and analysis, moderation and/or extraction of data, annotation, categorization, image or video tagging, translation and transcription, product testing, research and survey jobs and more.
Microworkers began in 2009 and is now one of the leading and trusted crowd-based outsourcing platform online.


Same concept as Microworkers, Employers are there to post tasks and workers to complete those tasks.

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