A directory of ways for freelancers to find work



“Remote or on-site, the best freelancers live here.”

creative software writing uk

Launched in London 2012, with a focus on the creative industries and startups. Handles and guarantees payments on your behalf.

How to apply: Complete a short sequence of application forms to build a profile, then await vetting.


“Hire the top 3% of freelance talent”

software creative global

Global platform for remote work, launched in 2010, and since expanded from software roles to creative, finance and project management.

How to apply: Submit a profile, followed by a code test, work history verification, and a video interview

“World-class technical talent, on tap.”

software global

Remote work matching service for software professionals, described as a "Guild". Handles billing and contract on your behalf.

How to apply: Submit a profile, followed by a code test, work history verification, and a video interview


“Small army of writers. Big resource in the cloud.”

writing global

Matching service for freelance writers and editors

How to apply: Submit resume and links to writing samples. Open to US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the Republic of Ireland


creative software writing europe

German project matching site, for multiple roles.

10x Management

“Hire the Best On-Demand Developers. We've vetted the greatest freelance tech talent, so you don’t have to.”

software global

High-end group founded in 2011, positioned like a talent agency, and so includes a range of services for accepted freelancers, including contract negotiations.

How to apply: Application process is a short form, interviews, reference checks, and code review.


“The best freelancers near you”

creative software writing europe

European freelancer matching

How to apply: Create profile and await approval

Working Not Working

“Where the world's most innovative companies hire creative talent”

creative global

Invite-only community of creative freelancers, based in the US.

Envato Studio

“A community of designers, developers and creatives ready for your project ”

creative software marketing global

How to apply: Envato search for new freelancers themselves, but you can register your interest in joining via their FAQ page.


“Collaboration through Compatibility”

creative writing software global

Focussed on creative agency projects. Operates free and paid access plans for freelancers.


“ Join a professional community of software developers ”

software global

Remote work matching site for both contracts and full-time software developers.

How to apply: Complete a profile and connect social accounts Requires valid Stripe account.


“Friendly, talented freelancers you can rely on.”

creative software global

Freelancer network for experts in platforms like Shopify, Wordpress, Squarespace and Hubspot

How to apply: Complete form giving experience per platform


“The platform for professional contractor and freelance jobs”

creative writing software marketing uk europe

Per-country matching service, handling contracts, billing and payment.

How to apply: Create a profile and await approval.


“ The simplest way to find the right freelancer. ”

software europe

German IT freelancer network

How to apply: Open to self-employed contractors in German. Submit a short form, with links, and await approval.


“Get more done faster.”

creative marketing software global

Freelance marketplace for remote work. Uses three defined levels of freelancer expertise.

How to apply: Submit answers to questions by form, followed by 20 minute video interview.


“Find Great Remote Opportunities”

software global

Remote software work platform (formerly CodementorX), for both freelance and full-time.

How to apply: Multi-stage process, involving coding assessment, hands-on project, at least one interview


“Experience freelancing the Flexiple way!”

creative software global

How to apply: Form & CV upload


“Search and hire talented independent professionals”

creative software writing marketing global

How to apply: Create a profile and choose a plan

“Behold! The almighty devsyou’ve been searching for”

software global

Developer and CTO matching service, aimed at startups.

How to apply: Three stages: English language test, live interview, skills assement.

Lean Hire

“Make a Lean Hire. Hire a contractor and have them join after they have made an impact on your company. ”

software global

Contract-to-hire platform with pre-vetted candidates, with focus on alumni of startup accelerators.

Django Gigs

“independent professionals”

software global

HN Hiring

software global

A collection of all "Freelancer? Seeking Freelancer?" posts made to Hacker News (at the start of each month).

Flex Jobs

“Discover a faster way to find the best work from home and flexible jobs!”

general global

Charges a monthly membership fee.

Find A Proofreader

“the proofreader directory that works!”

writing global

Charges an annual fee to be listed.

We Work Remotely

“largest remote work community in the world”

software creative writing marketing general global

Fresh Gigs Canada

“Hire Canada’s Top Tech and Creative Professionals”

software creative general marketing canada

Dribble Design Jobs

“Dribbble is the heart of the design community and the best resource to discover and connect with designers and jobs worldwide. ”

creative global


“For Freelancers & Consultants”

software creative global

Subscription access to reply to posts


“The HasGeek Job Board”

software global

Stackoverflow Jobs

software global

StackOverflow jobs has freelance/contract roles

Behance Creative Jobs

“ Discover your next career move, freelance gig, or internship ”

creative global

“Hire the best freelancers for any job, online. ”

general global


“In-demand talent on demand.”

general global


“Find & hire expert freelancers”

general global


“Live your work dream”

general global


“Thousands of freelancers are ready to start working on your project”

general global