Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The 7 Best Freelance Sites to Find Work

There are already hundreds of Kenyans working online. Conservative estimates that at least 100,000 Kenyans are working online either part-time or full-time. According to Ajira Digital, there are least 40,000 Kenyans registered on one of the largest freelance sites in the world, Upwork.

The following is a breakdown of seven of the best freelance sites to find work. We have included information on their terms to help you make an informed choice.

Site Jobs Available Terms
Upwork All types. Programmers, designers, writers, data entry, virtual assistants, accountants etc 20% of your earnings initially. This reduces as you gain experience.
Guru All types. Programmers, designers, writers, data entry, virtual assistants, accountants etc Fees start at 8.95% of your earnings for a free account and reduces to up to 4.95% if you buy a membership plan. Membership plans start at $10 per month.
Freelancer All types. Programmers, designers, writers, data entry, virtual assistants, accountants etc 10% or $5.00 USD (whichever is higher) fee for fixed price contracts. Service fese for hourly jobs is 10% of the total project cost.
Fiverr All types. Programmers, designers, writers, data entry, virtual assistants, accountants etc

99Designs As the name suggests, this one is exclusively for designers. Freelance designers compete in contests. The client chooses the design that they like the best. No fees
Toptal Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts.

PeoplePerHour All types. Programmers, designers, writers, data entry, virtual assistants, accountants etc 5% (excl. VAT) on all work billed (earnings), above the first £375 | €520 | $560 USD earned in the month which has a 15% (excl. VAT) Service Fee.

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