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Get it done with a freelancer. Grow your business with the top freelancing website.

  • Description


    Upwork is a freelance marketplace offering freelancers across various categories, moderating individuals through reviews and ratings. Probably the best marketplace for freelancers, but still suffers from the usual troubles of talent marketplaces - unreliable quality, long time to find freelancers, etc.

  • Pricing


    • Allows both fixed project and hourly rate models
    • Takes a 20% fee from freelancers
  • Pros and Cons

    Pros and Cons

    • Has a pretty large database of freelancers
    • Been in the market for over 10 years
    • Helps in finding freelancers in very obscure categories too
    • Tough to find quality freelancers
    • Have to sift through numerous applications, most of which are irrelevant
  • When to use

    When to use

    Best for very small companies where cost is the main concern or when the work is not very core to the company

  • Know more

    Know more

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  • Testimonials


  • David Monk
    @dm9091, Marketing at Moat, Moat

    I’ve used UpWork to hire several freelancers as well as to find freelance work. They’ve taken great strides in helping those that do good work stand out. The big downside comes with pricing as they charge clients a percentage on top of whatever is agreed with a freelancer and they also take a pretty hefty percentage from freelancers to start (20% until $500 in billables, then 10% until 10,000 in billables, and then 5% - this fee structure is per client).

           reply     0      over 1 year ago
  • Katheriin Liibert
    @katheriin.liibert, Tech x Product x Marketing | Co-Founder #muhoov | TedX Speaker

    UpWorks makes it easy to hire people on a project-basis. Have used it several times to hire developers and translators.

           reply     0      over 1 year ago