Top 20 Freelance Job Sites 2011

Freelancing is a great way to work from home. Freelancers do anything from writing to graphic design to computer programming. They are often hired by businesses (small and large) for a particular project. It’s a win- win situation.

The small business owner gets his website up and running, or his press release written without having to create a new position in his company to get the job done.

The Freelancer gets to do what he or she loves to do from home. The big question is how do the business owner and freelancer find each other? They do it through one of the freelance sites below.

These sites projects are posted and freelancers bid on how much they would charge for the work. It is up to the company / person posting the job to choose which freelancer they would like to work with.

Smashing Jobs

Find jobs and gigs in web design and programming. Get hired as a web professional.

Smashing Jobs

Mashable Jobs

Find Social jobs, Networking jobs, and OR jobs at Mashable Jobs.


Freelance Switch

FreelanceSwitch is a community of freelancers of all varieties. The site offers freelance job listings, a directory of freelancers, resources for freelancers, over a thousand articles on freelancing and many other resources for contract workers.


Programmer Meet Designer

This is a site for programmers, web developers, designers, entrepreneurs and writers to find each other and work together to create websites that look and function great.



37Signals has a really nice job board which features many top web design jobs from companies such as The New York Times, CNET, Facebook, Adobe and Trek.



Designing jobs include logo design, Stationery design, QuickBooks, Form design, Web design, Web page design, WordPress themes, Twitter backgrounds, Banner ads, Print design, Print design, Business card design, Brochure design, Label design, Flyer design, Book cover design, Invitation design, Graphic design, Button & icon design, Other design,T-shirt or clothing design. Registration is free.


About Freelance Writing

A community resource for freelance writers, editors, copywriters, bloggers, authors,and self-publishers,plus a freelance writing jobs announcement site.


Authentic Jobs

Full-time and freelance job opportunities for web, design, and creative professionals.


Contracted Work

Contracted Work offers a platform for web designers, writers, software developers, and administrative freelancers, among other professionals, to find jobs and get paid via an escrow service. The site has thousands of listed providers,and it receives approximately 15,000 hits per month in the US. The webpage claims that 30% of their subscribers are international, and that they have plans to expand in that direction by featuring pages in different languages. The marketplace software is a bit basic and closed bids remain on display, helping attract search engine traffic – but making it hard to assess the usefulness and quality of the work available at any point in time.



Coroflot is a huge collection of online professional portfolios for students and professionals to display their work. The app was founded in 1998 and has since grown to over 1.4 million images of work and portfolios of over 150,000 students and professionals. The app was started and is still run by designers.


Design Crowd

This site caters for clients and designers alike; clients can post jobs and designers can bid for freelance work or enter design briefs.



If you want freelance writing jobs, freelance web design jobs or freelance video editing jobs, there’s no place like Elance to get the jobs you want at the price you want to be paid. Freelance writers have access to hundreds of projects each day with Elance.


Freelance Job Search

Freelance jobs from multiple web sites conssolidated into one searchable database updated hourly.


Freelancer is the ultimate freelance jobs website. We have thousands of freelance jobs online for freelance programmers, web designers, graphic designers, writers and more. We have hundreds of thousands of professional freelancers ready to bid on your outsourced projects.


Fresh Web Jobs is a job board with a declared goal of bringing together companies and professionals who take interests in latest web technologies, web standards and web design trends.


Get A Coder

Find Freelance Programmers, Web Designers and Freelance Writers for your next request. Outsource jobs to your home country or to countries where labor is cheap. Post a request for free and start receiving bids within minutes. Thousands of outsourced jobs prove that GetACoder is a cost-effective way to get the best talent in the world at an amazing low price. Grow your business and achieve a greater return on investment by using GetACoder.


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