List of Popular Freelance Platforms - Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Credo and more ...

Micro-work freelancing sites are the best way to start your work from home journey. These jobs are typically contract work for various tasks like designing a logo, writing/cleaning up code for an app, or social media marketing. 

The advantage of freelance and contract work is that it allows you to test the waters of working remotely for a small duration of time without binding yourself to a legal work contract that extends several years.

It’s a great place to start by using your already existing skills to make some additional money or if you enjoy it enough and it starts paying your bills, you can replace it with your current job.


Fiverr focuses on “gigs” or “micro-jobs,” such as editing a photo in Photoshop, designing a Facebook campaign ad, or proofreading an article. Since most of the “gigs” are relatively small tasks that are easy to do, it’s a great way to build up your portfolio FAST.


Upwork is probably one of the most well-known and premier freelance platforms on the internet right now. They have a very user-friendly interface that allows you to create a profile and portfolio and send proposals to jobs that seem interesting to you.


Guru is very similar to the way Upwork works. It does not have as big of an audience as Upwork, but the way to use it is very similar. Pick project you would like to work on, work on it, get paid. The difference between Upwork and then the next one, Guru, is really the membership fees (Guru and Upwork are free, but paying for membership has increased benefits), and transaction fees.


Freelancer is another freelance platform for freelancers to find work. Freelancer does boast to have the largest total users among the three (19 million users) and is the largest freelancing platform to find work. It still works similarly as the other two though. Their transaction fees are right in the middle of Guru and Upwork and they do offer contests so employers looking for freelance work can almost get a guaranteed higher quality of work before starting.


If you have had multiple years of experience and consider yourself a master/expert level freelancer in your field of expertise, you might want to consider Toptal. Toptal takes only the top 3% of freelancers for their clients. So if you want to start playing in the big leagues with higher payouts and more complex jobs, consider using Toptal.


Many of the freelance jobs on platforms like Upwork, Guru, Freelancer, and Toptal are populated with tech related jobs such as web/mobile development and programming. That doesn’t mean you can’t find design jobs on there though. However, if you’re a designer and want to just look at freelance design jobs like logo design or album covers, then 99Designs is perfect for you.


As the name suggests, FlexJobs is a job board site that lists “flexible” jobs. Although this includes a huge selection of remote jobs, they also have jobs that are part-time, telecommuting, and flexible jobs that aren’t full-time, regular jobs. 

We Work Remotely

This job board only provides 100% remote jobs that don’t require you to have a physical location. The website is ran by the creators of the book by 37Signals. We Work Remotely offers a large array of programming, designing, business admin, sales, customer support and other jobs.

Working Nomads

Similar to We Work Remotely, Working Nomads offers jobs catered to digital nomads to support their lifestyle. The jobs on Working Nomads are jobs you can work from home or better yet, anywhere else in the world. If you want to be a nomad, then you must turn on their job alerts for remote jobs.


One of the best things that sets Remotive apart from Working Nomads and We Work Remotely is their online community of remote workers. They boast to have the largest virtual co-working space on their Slack group. You do have to pay a membership fee to join, but it’s extremely helpful if you are wanting to go remote for real.


The job board created by Nomad List, RemoteOK is similar to Working Nomads in terms of the jobs and number of jobs they offer. You can find any type of job for the wanderlust worker like software development, marketing, design, sales, business administration etc. Unlike most of the other online job boards that are primarily geared to software/tech related jobs, RemoteOk does offer a larger selection of non-tech jobs, so there’s something for everyone here.


Of course you can find remote jobs on larger job board platforms like Indeed or Monster. You’ll have to type in for location something like, “remote,”  “virtual,” or “online.” However, these sites are really a hit or miss. There is little or no curation or screening process to make sure these listings are legit.


Another great resource to find 100% remote, online or work from home jobs. All jobs are hand curated and vetted to make sure they are legitimate opportunities for you to start the remote life you dreamed of.


Digital Nomad Jobs has a great Facebook Group of over 48,000+ awesome digital nomads helping community of remote folks. Be sure to join us there! Otherwise, if you’re ready to get started, head over to our remote job board!