Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. With over 10 million users, you can hire a freelancer to do your contract work at a fraction of the cost. Whether you need PHP developers, web designers, or content writers, you can outsource jobs within minutes. Browse through hundreds of skills including copywriting, data entry, and graphic design or more technical areas like coding HTML, programming MySQL, and designing CSS.

 

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Fees
Registered Freelancers
Our Score
#1
20%
9 million
8.3
#2
8.75%
978,700
7.5
#3
3%
15.5 million
7.4

The Good

Freelancer.com is the largest network of freelancers on the web. It boasts over 10 million registered users and $1.3 billion in projects posted. Signing up for Freelancer.com is made simple by social sign up (through Facebook). Sometimes posting jobs on job platforms can be tedious especially when trying to hit deadlines. Freelancer.com offers small add ons for employers that enable them to get their job postings featured, labeled as urgent, and made private. That sort of flexibility is key when trying to find the right talent within a specific period of time.

The Bad

Freelancers’ website is beautifully designed; however, finding important information can be somewhat of a task. For example Freelancer allows employers to post either projects or contests, but doesn’t explain the difference between the two. While the FAQs section is somewhat large, it isn’t easily accessible from the homepage.

The Bottom Line

Freelancer.com is the largest freelance platform on Internet. They are a tried and trusted brand that has over 10-years experience. We recommend signing up at Freelancer.com and giving their services a try. Posting is free, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

Fees

They charge a 3% fee for fixed price and hourly projects. This must come to a minimum of $3.00

Jobs Posted

In May 2015, Freelancer had 7.7 million projects posted.

Registered Freelancers

Freelancer.com has over 15.5 million registered users

Guarantee / Protection

Freelancer.com has a 30-day money back guarantee. All funds are escrowed until you release them.

Payroll Options

You can pay freelancers with credit card, Paypal, Skrill, WebMoney, or a wire transfer from your bank.

Involvement

Freelancer.com has a dispute resolution service. However, the service is only available for users who choose to use the Milestone Payment System.

You can contact Freelancer.com by email at [email protected]

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    August 30th, 2016

    Dear colleagues,

    Never ever start having a deal with this establishment. It is a fraud.
    The mechanism they steal your money is quite simple:
    1) you place your bid
    2) you are awarded
    3) in a couple of minutes your project is marked as “Incomplete” and you are to pay 10% of its cost (which you have never received).
    You have neither rights nor place to appeal.

    I am sorry for those people who had money on their accounts when these “incompleteness” happened. All their savings were simply stolen.
    I was lucky enough to have 50 cents at the moment. Thus, I congratulated the fraudsters with the huge loot 😉

    Nevertheless, the time I had spent to build my profile was gone for nothing.

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    July 23rd, 2016

    Pay for tests, pay for highlighting bids, pay for membership, pay for jobs you were not payed for. The worst site.

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    July 12th, 2016

    The Worst Platform for freelancer. Freelancer is not protcted at all. In three months I was frauded 5 times. Moreover commissions are too high, minimal commission fee is $5. Ok, I agree to pay those commissions, but I would like to be protected. Support is worst I saw, they usually tell about “Friendly manner of resolving th conflicts”, that is all support they can provide. Overall worst experience!

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    June 23rd, 2016

    once you fall in their vicious circles, getting out of will cost you at least 60$. I would never want to hang around with people behind this business under any circumstance ever.

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    April 20th, 2016 Rockville, MD

    I agree with most all of the complaints raised by previous reviewers below. As a 30 plus year freelancer, I have serious issues with any of these freelance job platforms who choose to make their money off the freelancers, without whose services they’d have no business, instead of making their money off the people who don’t just post jobs, but actually employ freelancers. This would weed out a lot of the lo-ballers right away. Freelancer.com definitely nickel and dime’s it’s freelancers to death. Where I’ve learned to make it useful, is to maintain only the free membership level, which supplies access to most their job listings, and provides about 8 free bids a month, which is plenty enough for me, after I weed out my own undesirable job listings each week. If I am contacted about a job, and manage to actually land it, I usually invite the client to work through me directly and disengage from Freelancer at that point. If the client wants to stay with Freelancer, I will inform them that they will have to absorb their fees, and those charged to me will be added to the bill. They usually will choose to work directly after that. At least in my experience. I know this doesn’t build credit for me on Freelancer, but I don’t need their accreditation. I did try their basic membership briefly recently, at $.99 a month, but in the second month they wanted me to up it to $4.99 a month, with no option for the $.99. Then they needled me through e-mails incessantly, so I went back to the basic free plan. It’s unfortunate, they make you want to work their system like this, but they are still a viable source through which to bid on jobs.

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    March 31st, 2016

    Commission rates are pretty high, taking fees in advance is certainly looting and overall bad experience

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    March 15th, 2016

    Its easy to be ripped off by a client. They can easily cancel a paypal transaction after payment and they get the refund back. What does freelancer do about it? They don’t lose, oh no, they don’t. They take the money from YOUR account, including fees, even when you already paid for them….

    The chat support is managed by malasyan punks, they dont really care about CS and barely solve your issues.

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    March 11th, 2016

    In few words, it’s worst and most greedy freelance website, whether ur a client or a freelancer. Seems like their main aim is to charge for whatever they can charge. You can “promote” your offer in hundred ways and they charge you a hard money for that, but whatever you’ll pay chances ar small anyway as usually 90 percent of your competitors are completely unskilled freelancers happy to work for $5 for whatever they are asked to do

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    January 6th, 2016

    I am freelancer since last 6 years. I am working on 3 platform and rejected all others. Freelancer.com is the worst platform that I have experienced. They will deduct project fee from your hard in advance and project payment is also not guaranteed,
    I accepted $300 contract and they deducted $30 from me in advance. When I completed the job the client ran away. I sent him many messages but he didn’t responded. I contacted customer support but they just sent mail to him. nothing else. I requested freelancer.com support to refund the $30 fee but they didn’t. I did free work and also lost $30. Thats how it works.
    When you fortunate enough to earn some money then it comes to withdrawals…….
    Initially when you request withdrawals they delay your withdrawals for 15 days. They says its there policy. After that they will ask you to verify your self…. They will require your Id card, Photo with their code and utility bill. They will reject your documents multiple times. After few months it approves then they start delaying your withdrawals.
    That happened with me. You can’t get paid within 6 months. Its my guarantee.

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    December 25th, 2015

    Its fine. Everything is great but they pay too much attention on getting paid themselves instead of quality of service. At one point I did a project, got payed, got feedback but 3 days later, the money was reversed from my account and the reason freelancer told me is “there were problems in the clients account”. They didn’t even reversed me the project fee taken by freelancer.com . That is just something very basic to a freelancing website. Upwork is a lot better actually the best one.

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    December 15th, 2015

    Its very bad, IT shows like working for Freelancer.com website without earning $1 for your work. For using website we need to pay. No support nothing. I have faced many problems with freelancer.com, Highly not recommended for good workers, Its a headache thing with freelancer.com, You can work anything anywhere but don’t choose freelancer.com for your work and don’t trust this website, You don’t get support.

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    September 7th, 2015

    Freelancers are steped on, very high rated for small projects (for a project that you get 10$ as freelancer they get around 21$ with all the commisions)

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    March 1st, 2015

    The worst website for freelancers.

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