Best Freelancing Platform to start your journey

How to become a freelancer: 7 Best Freelancing Platform to start your journey

Freelancing is a great way to showcase your inner talent in front of the world. If you want to work remotely then no doubt freelancing shall serve you well.

Further, Freelancing is a competitive platform. Establishing yourself requires time, patience and dedication. Once you start proving yourself and gain the trust of your clients, trust me no one can hold you back! Get the list of best freelancing platform that will surely help you.

I shall tell you about some general steps as to how to become a freelancer.

First of all, Consider if freelancing is for you. It needs a regular schedule for your work. You need to maintain a regular routine and must always be available to clear the doubts of the clients.

Second, After bringing out your thoughts that you can work as a freelancer, your aim is to find the right platform for you. You can also open profiles on different platforms if you wish. I shall briefly discuss about top 10 websites for you below.

Third, is to build your portfolio. Portfolio is something where you showcase your previous experiences and sample works that you have done before. Don’t worry, you can also become a successful freelancer without any prior experience as I did. All you need is patience and constant touch with the websites.

Fourth, you need to send a proposal to the desired work of your choice or accept invitations if you get any. Set your own price for which you would like to work in return. In some platforms, the clients have a predefined amount of money set.

Finally, you shall be hired or chosen for the work and you have to submit the given work in the mentioned deadline. You will then receive the said amount of money in your profile. Then you can withdraw it to your bank account via direct bank transfer, Paypal and many other ways.

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  • Upwork

This is one of the best freelancing platform for freelancers. It accepts the top 3% of the freelancers in the world. It is highly competitive but at the same time the most safe and secure. You can find numerous job types and a decent amount of money they are ready to pay you.

  1. Register yourself on www.upwork.com with your email
  2. Fill all your personal details and all the required fields like – what kind of job you want to do, your skills, any past experience and others.
  3. Finally, they review your account for 24 hours and lets you know the result (whether you are accepted or not).

After you get selected, create a specialized sub-profile in the field which you like to specially work in. This will make you eye-catching to the clients and you can do well as your chances shall be high.

Upwork uses “connects” to send a proposal and you get 20 of them as a free member. You can buy or upgrade to higher plans to buy more connects and send proposals for the job.

UpWork is the top-ranking platform today. It has 5-star reviews on all magazines and reports.

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  • Freelancer

Freelancer is one of the best freelancing platform in terms of easy handling and has the most active users till now. You will get an earliest reply from the recruiter after your proposal. It accepts everybody and has the largest amount of freelancers.

  1. Register yourself on www.freelancer.com with your email id
  2. Fill all your personal details and all the required fields like – what kind of job you want to do, your skills, any past experience and others.
  3. Update your profile picture and your account will be ready.

If you are a beginner I must suggest you to use freelancer before choosing other platforms, because it gives a lot of opportunities to the newbies. Contests are also held, in which you can take part to prove your talent and receive a cash prize. 🙂

Freelancer uses “bids” to send a proposal and you get 20 of them as a free member. You can buy or upgrade to higher plans to buy more bids and send proposals for the job.

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  • PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour is one of the leading and best freelancing platform site in freelancing. It is highly competitive and accepts only the top 1% of the freelancers. The most fascinating feature of this website is that it provides hourly payments to the users. All work is set in terms of hour basis.

  • First you need to register yourself on PeoplePerHour. Open the official website www.peopleperhour.com
  • Fill all your personal details and all the required fields like – what kind of job you want to do, your skills, any past experience, social media accounts, Resume and certificates and others.
  • Next, you need to leave your account for review. It takes 7 days for review. There is also an option of reviewing within 24 hours by paying a sum of $13. (Though I would recommend not to do so, as they usually will deliver your acceptance criteria within 3 days.)

You shall try other websites before applying to this as because once they deny your proposal you shall never be accepted again. For beginners, I must say start working on other sites, Build your portfolio and then land on this website.

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Truelancer is also a famous and best freelancing platform and it accepts everybody like Freelancer. Though both are different websites, not to be confused! Truelancer can be a great platform if you are from India as they provide direct bank transfer of money only to Indian peoples 🙂

Truelancer also has a wide range of recruiters with numerous available jobs. Opening a Truelancer account is no hassle.

  1. Register yourself on www.truelancer.com with your email id and password.
  2. Fill all your personal details and all the required fields like – what kind of job you want to do, your skills, any past experience, your profile picture and others.
  3. Next, your profile shall be accepted instantly and you can start browsing jobs.

For sending proposals in Truelancer, the free plan gives you 20 bids per month. Though you can upgrade it by buying plans for receiving extra bids.

Do not worry, Truelancer has other payment options like Paypal and international wire transfer. For beginners, this website can be a great choice to start.

Do not wait – Join Now

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  • Guru

Guru.com is a well-known and best freelancing platform and website. But as the name suggests, This website is mainly for the Indian peoples. As most of the recruiters and freelancers belong to India. You can also notice Bangladesh, Pakistan and Malaysian users but very less UK and US users.

  1. First register yourself on Guru as a freelancer.
  2. Then fill all the required details they ask you.
  3. Next, confirm your email and your account shall be ready.

If you are a beginner from India and would love to work with country mates for a better comfort then Guru is for you. Simple payments and easy workspace created for you.

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  • Fiverr

This site has a totally different view. Here you do not send a proposal to the recruiters, like you were doing before. It has totally different taste.

Here, you create your own gig (a service for sale) and let recruiters choose you.

Follow these steps to get into Fiverr.

  1. First open the official website www.fiverr.com and sign up using your email id.
  2. Second fill all your necessary details – personal, job-related, payment and others.
  3. Create as many gigs you like, related to the service you would like to do.
  4. Next, Publish them for recruiters to see.
  5. Your Fiverr account is ready for accepting job offers.

Once you are successful in building your gigs in a professional way, no one can hold you back on Fiverr platform.

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  • Golance

It is a new platform recently established. It is working hard to develop its features and secure a place amidst competitors. It has really less topic but quality jobs. Jobs are posted at a regular interval, you have to wait a lot. It can become one of the best freelancing platform in upcoming years.

Still, you can give it a try as this is a new site and will work enormously great.

  1. Register yourself on www.golance.com by your email address.
  2. Fill all the necessary details needed to complete the profile.
  3. Golance accepts you instantly by just conforming your mail address.

Note: There are also various top sites for freelancing but they are job-specific, like –

Toptal – for designers, marketers, product manager, finance experts.

Craigslist – for software developers, editors, project manager.

99designs- Graphic designers and logo makers

There are many opportunities for you to work as a freelancer. Freelancing is a great way if you want to earn money just working remotely.

Hope it was helpful!

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Aushini Das

Student at Presidency University, Kolkata. Passionate about Digital Marketing and I shall deliver my knowledge to the readers for their benefit.

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