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About Freelancer

Freelancer is a marketplace where employers and employees are able to find each other. The site allows employers to post work to get done. Anybody is then able to offer quotes to complete the project, upon which point the original employer is able to award the work.

Freelancer has different levels of membership. Free accounts can only bid on 8 projects per month and cannot make direct deposit withdrawals. Higher tiers of paid accounts get additional bids, direct deposit withdrawals, and other features.

Freelancer takes a 10% fee, which can be reduced with paid monthly membership, with a minimum fee of $5. The company has recently announced its new move into home and local services, staying first in its home market of Australia.

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Key Features


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish
Serviceable Area
Canada,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

Ratings Summary

Domain Authority 82
Alexa Rank 1323
Platforms 88

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Try it Now


  • Freelancer Fee : 10%
  • Employer Fee : 3%
  • Bids per month : 10 bids
  • Skills : 20
  • Portfolio Size : 5 Entries


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Freelancer Fee : 10%
  • Employer Fee : 3%
  • Bids per month : 50
  • Skills : 50
  • Portfolio Size : 20 Entries
  • Freelancer Rewards
  • Express Withdrawals
  • Project Bookmarks : Unlimited Projects
  • Employer Following :    5 Employers


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Freelancer Fee : 5%
  • Employer Fee : 0%
  • Bids per month : 150
  • Skills : 100
  • Portfolio Size : 100 Entries
  • Freelancer Rewards
  • Express Withdrawals
  • Project Bookmarks : Unlimited Projects
  •        Employer Following :    20 Employers


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Freelancer Fee : 3%
  • Employer Fee : 0%
  • Bids per month : 500 Bids
  • Skills : 250
  • Portfolio Size : Unlimited Entries
  • Freelancer Rewards
  • Express Withdrawals
  • Project Bookmarks : Unlimited Projects
  • Employer Following : Unlimited Employers
  • Free Priority Projects
  • Invoice External Clients
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User Reviews

  • 5 In total

  • User review from

    emily josh

    Signing up for freelancer was the biggest mistake I ever did. First, it was very hard to navigate. The user interface is not at all healthy or friendly instead it is complicated. If you are a new user to freelancer, as I was, you will face millennium issues. what to do, what are projects, how is bidding going to help, where can I ask buyers to try my services. It was not all. The user interface was the first reason where it all started.

    Back in July 2015, I after months of struggle finally received an order, the milestone was set to $980 for a month. I was delighted, that finally I am going to make my first earning. I was thrilled and excited, I started working right away. After a month of hard work, when it was the time I should get paid the buyer was happy with my work but not completely satisfied. Since I aim to complete the work with buyer's satisfaction, so I decided to give him at least $280 back. Here we made a mistake we asked a freelancer to bring several changes in the money transaction, he gets to pay me only $700. But the opposite happened, or the worst thing happened, neither did he get $280 or I get $700 in our accounts, they claimed that the money is being deposited to the P.

    I was at first relieved, but when I checked my pay pal balance, what I saw was absurd, there was no transaction, I waited for few days maybe transaction might complete after few days, but no nothing happened, I complained freelancer and didn't receive and response. this company is absurd there was no action taken from freelancer, and there was no response either. I will advise anyone working with them to quit it asap, before they bankrupt you too. Thank you.andnbsp;

    Pros :

    • None.

    Cons :

    • Poor communication skills.
    • Unreliable.
    • Worst user interface.
    • Company filled with fraud.

    • May 10, 2016
  • User review from

    angelina olsin

    Freelancer has helped me grow up as an independent person. It helps to connect us with the world. The platform allows us to show our hard work. Freelancer is an open market place for anyone who desires to work in areas such as software development, data entry, writing, and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services. I have been using Freelancer for a year, and I have observed some healthy changes in my account.

    Not only is this a good place for employees but is also a good place for buyers, who look for such services. They can find the right person for the job easily on Freelancer.com. The jobs they offer could be big or small; they can be fixed price or hourly, and one can specify the schedule, cost range, and milestones. I once bought a freelancer service claiming money-back guaranteed, but I wasn't satisfied with the work I was presented with so I couldn't choose the winner. As it turned out, they do not return the money once it's in. Freelancer is good if you are patient enough to wait for it to come through. It takes patience and determination to succeed with freelancer.com.

    Pros :

    • Jobs are available on any scale.
    • It is a good platform for individual freelancers.
    • New offers are posted every minute.
    • One can contact freelancers before hiring them.
    • Prices are affordable.

    Cons :

    • Freelancer.com have lost control of their own system, resulting in fraudulent behaviours and no money-back.
    • The website is always crowded.
    • Slow buggy site, charging us without our knowledge, we get a free upgrade for a month then they start billing our PayPal account from there on.
    • It does not secure the freelancer's payment with Escrow like Elance or Guru.com.

    • December 2, 2015
  • User review from

    Elinor Zucchet

    I have been using 5 different freelancer platforms, and Freelancer is far from being the best. The biggest advantage is the high number of offers posted every minute, but the average quality is not very good, there are many suspicious employers and freelancers, and salaries are on the low end. I did get a couple of interesting jobs and partnerships though, but you really have to bid on many offers.

    Pros :

    From a freelancer point of view, the biggest pro is the high number of offers posted. New offers are posted every minute, so you need to check very often, but at least there is some regular activity from many different countries, which is not the case on other Freelancer platforms. You also have more credits to bid than on other platforms. As on most of the Freelancer platforms, there is a milestone system which is good to make sure you don't work for nothing as payment is secured. Workspace is good as it includes everything at the same place (chat, emails, attachments, etc.).

    Cons :

    I find the credits and points system to be slightly complicated compared to other platforms. I also tried the Plus membership for free but did not get a warning when this was over, and it was automatically extended, with an automated charge which I did not approve. Offers quality tends to be low, with many scams and really low pays. As a result, you need to invest a lot of time screening the good offers and bidding. Many suspicious employers try to get you out of the platform it is easier for them not to pay you, and they can get rude. I think Freelancer should screen employees more carefully. Competition is also fierce with many large agencies, for example, translation, which are not always serious.

    • October 28, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    Freelancer can be a good way to connect with developers around the world. One has to be willing though to pay more for the best, as most aim for cheap and then you have to babysit the developer to correct mistakes or answer a bunch of questions to get exactly what you want. There is a feedback system to give feedback on freelancers after they completed a project, which is broken down by areas like on time delivery, communication, professionalism, etc. Though freelancers try to game the system a bit, through literally begging for 5-stars, saying it'll affect their future and ability to support their family, and they also wait to give the employer feedback until after the employer has left feedback for the freelancer. If the employer leaves anything less than 5-stars, so will the freelancer in a bid to try to coerce the employer to change their rating of the freelancer, so that the freelancer changes their rating of the employer. Freelancer of course tries to discourage this practice by making changing ratings more difficult by having to contact customer support, but nevertheless the system is still gamed. Furthermore, exams are gamed. Freelancers have told me they can simply have a friend come to their house and take an exam for them, to inflate their scores. Freelancers also try to get profiles in the US to get hired more, as they think that looks better than a profile out of India. On top of that, employers also have different expectations. My expectations tend to be higher since I've worked with a lot of freelancers, so I'm more apt to give lower scores, since most freelancers end up taking up more of my time than they should have. So it's difficult to feel truly confident in the system, though Freelancer is certainly trying to do their best, so I give them props for that. In the end, I try to find developers I enjoy working with then continue to work with them. It's a process which takes time and money.

    Pros :

    • Great way to connect instantly with developers and freelancers around the world.
    • Affordable prices.
    • Can chat with freelancers before hiring them.
    • Feedback system to build trust in the community.

    Cons :

    • System is somewhat gamed, but not to the point the system is unusable or useless.
    • Would prefer more higher quality developers and fewer developers I have to babysit.

    • September 26, 2015
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    I have tried a number of freelancing platforms to offer my software development services, including freelancer.com, Elance, PeoplePerHour, Guru and others. Freelancer.com seems promising at first, however it is most likely the most over-crowded platform out of all the aforementioned ones. For each job which is posted, there are very often 100+ applications which are sent for the job, which makes it near impossible to be selected for any jobs. Freelancer also operates in a similar manner to PeoplePerHour, where they encourage freelancers to pay extra and be promoted, or pay for taking skill tests which can then be added to your profile.

    Pros :

    • Reputation system is quite comprehensive, and keeps freelancers motivated as there are many ways to increase your reputation and level.
    • There is a massive choice of freelancers for clients, and more often than not they can get work done for very cheap prices.
    • It is theoretically possible to win jobs and progress throughout the site as a freelancer without paying any money (aside from commissions), unlike PPH.

    Cons :

    • Due to the overcrowded nature of the site, the huge amount of "supply" vs "demand" means that most jobs end up paying very small amounts of money.
    • It is very difficult to get selected for a job due to the large amount of candidates which apply.
    • Support staff take long to answer enquiries.
    • There are many malicious accounts who upload fake jobs and attach attachments which are actually viruses, similar to PPH.

    • September 7, 2015
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