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Freelancing Platforms You Don’t Want to Ignore

Diversify your approach by using multiple platforms

UX/UI Design
3 minute read 

The allure of freelancing has been steadily growing, and it's not hard to see why. One of the most prominent catalysts behind this trend is the remarkable autonomy it offers. Factors like technological advancements, economic dynamics, and evolving work culture have also played pivotal roles in its ascent. However, let's not mince words – freelancing is no walk in the park. It demands commitment,  determination, perseverance, and self-assurance. Drawing from my own experiences as a freelancer, I have discovered a treasure trove of platforms that not only serve as the perfect stage to showcase my work but also foster invaluable connections.


One of the largest and most well-known freelancing platforms, Upwork offers a wide range of job categories and has a large number of users. Considered an all-inclusive platform, it provides tools for tracking work, managing projects, and collecting payments. Within this platform, there are many tools for you as a freelancer to customise the services you offer, from pricing to timing, and so much more. There’s a reason this is the most well-known platform, and you definitely shouldn’t miss out!


Similar to Upwork, Freelancer.com offers a variety of job categories and allows you to bid on projects posted by clients. It also provides features for project management and communication. This platform has been around for over a decade and is a fan favourite. One unique thing about Freelancer.com is the bidding feature. You as a creative can offer to complete a project that a client posts and negotiate pricing, timing, and more. Check it out!


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We’ve all heard of Fiverr, or at least most of us! It is known for its "gig" system, where freelancers offer specific services starting at $5. It's a platform that focuses on creative and digital services like graphic design, writing, video editing, and more. I would argue this is the most popular platform for those in UI/UX and many people find success in booking clients.


Toptal is one of the fastest-growing freelance platforms on the market. It tends to be more selective in terms of the freelancers it accepts. It's designed for top-tier professionals in fields like software development, design, and finance. Clients are matched with freelancers who are experts in their respective fields. This is a great alternative to some of the more saturated freelance platforms.


This platform, or rather community, specialises in web projects, software development, and other tech-related services. Freelancers can create detailed service listings, and clients can search for freelancers based on their skills. If you’re just getting started in freelancing, consider starting here!

Remember that the success found within these platforms can vary depending on your skills, the type of work you're looking for, and your location. It's often a good idea to diversify your approach by using multiple platforms and developing your online presence to attract clients independently.