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21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join in 2021


Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raise their platform fee to a ridiculous amount?

This not only forces us freelancers to raise our prices but also causes us to lose our repeating clients who often feel unhappy with sudden price changes.

UpWork now makes all of its users go through the same experience by using a new scheme of platform fees that aimed at charging heavily from freelancers.

As soon as the news came out, most UpWork freelancers started looking for alternative platforms to avoid having to lose their money or having to raise their prices.

If you’re one of those freelancers looking for a new platform to offer your services or even if you’re just starting fresh as a beginner, then this list is for you.

As you know, joining a new freelancing platform can also bring you a lot of benefits in many ways. So, have a look below and see if you can find a suitable site to offer your services.

Followings are some of the great new freelancing sites that are slowly rising to become big players in the industry. As an added bonus, I checked each of the sites listed here to find out their platform fees, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome!

Remote Tech Jobs

Remote Tech Jobs is a brand new jobs board dedicated to freelancers in the tech industry. It curates the top jobs from popular job boards so you can easily find the right job that matches your skills.

This site is most suitable for web developers, app developers, and programmers. And it’s free to browse and apply to jobs.


CloudPeeps is a freelance site that covers a wide-range of skills from marketing to social media managers, SEO profesionals, developers, designers, and more.

It’s been service over 20,000 customers in multiple countries. Since it has a fairly small customer base and professionals, you will have a higher chance at landing jobs on this site. Give it a try.


FreeeUp is a new freelancing platform that only accepts freelancers after putting them through a vetting process. This ensures the platform is free of unqualified and cheap freelancers. Which means you won’t have to compete in bidding wars to win jobs in this site. Instead you will be rewarded for your skills and experience.

Getting into the platform won’t be easy. But, if you have a good portfolio and experience in your industry, give FreeeUp a try.



Speedlancer is worth a mention because the site is quickly growing in popularity.

This site also focuses on featuring only the high-quality, or premium, freelancers. You’ll find a lot of experienced freelancers in there. Apparently, delivering the job in under 4 hours is the main selling point of this site.

The only downside is its 20% platform fee. Which is pretty much the same as UpWork.


Contena is a freelance job board made specifically for copywriters. It includes writing jobs that are regularly updated. Covering various copywriting jobs ranging from blog article writing to book writing, resume writing, and much more.

After a simple registration process, you can easily apply for these writing jobs without having to get into any bidding wars.


ServiceScape is a new but a growing freelance site that only covers writing, translation, editing, and graphic design jobs. It currently has over 80K registered clients, including reputable companies.

This site is perfect for established freelance writers and designers. You will have to fill out a really long signup form to register with the site. Only downside is it only supports PayPal and check for sending your earnings.



Workana is a platform that features freelancers from Latin America.

If you’re a Hispanic freelancer, you should definitely be on this site. I couldn’t figure out the pricing system for the platform. Feel free to have a look through this page.



Outsourcely is another new freelancing site that rewards freelancers with amazing features and options. Outsourcely is completely free to use and it lets you keep 100% of what you earn. No platform fees. The site only charges employers for using the platform.

remote is a well-established platform with more than 2 million registered freelancers. The platform uses an interesting AI (artificial intelligence) technology to match the freelancers with the right jobs and clients.

You can join and apply for jobs for free.



goLance is one of the new freelancing platforms that’s quietly on the rise to fame. It’s founder and CEO, Michael Brooks has quite an inspiring vision for the future of this new site.

If you’re looking for jobs related to marketing, programming, or web development, this new platform will offer you plenty of jobs to select from.

goLance also has a considerably low 10% platform fee.



How would you like to work at a startup like Uber or Yelp? Then this is the site you’ll want to explore.

AngelList consists of a massive selection of jobs posted by popular and up and coming startups around the world, including remote work.

Through the Remote Jobs category, you’ll be able to find hundreds of job listings posted by startups looking to hire freelancers. And the best part is you’ll see what they’re offering to pay for the job upfront.



Zappos, AlJazeera, Forbes are only a few of the companies that are using Hired to find freelancers.

If you’re a skilled freelancer, this platform will prove to be quite profitable to you. Also, on this platform, you don’t apply for random jobs. Instead, the companies will come to you.

The platform charges a 15% fee from the employers and get this, you’ll receive a $1,000 signing bonus from the website once you bill 500 hours to a client. How cool is that?



RemoteOK is a massive job board for freelancers.

No need to signup. You simply find the job you like, click the apply button, read the description and apply for the job through the contact email. It’s as easy as that.

Working Not Working


Despite the odd name, this site actually seems to offer a quality service to freelancers.

Everyone from copywriters to art directors and animators can join the site. But, all have to go through a review before getting accepted into the platform.

Working Not Working is free for creatives. It won’t charge a fee from freelancers.



Authentic is a job board for freelancers in design, web development, marketing, and copywriting industries.

The site features jobs from a variety of respected clients like startups and even universities. You’ll have to create an account at Authentic to apply to most jobs. But, some of them will simply redirect you to the job pages of the companies.

GitHub Jobs


GitHub is a no stranger to software and web developers out there.

This official jobs board has been created by the same team behind GitHub, featuring jobs specifically for software and web developers.

You can click on a link for more info and apply for a job by emailing the company. No platform fee charged for doing that.



Parttimerz is a community for freelancers. Mostly featuring jobs from Europe and the Middle East.

After registering with the site, users can create a profile, browse jobs, and apply. Everything from consulting to web design and even jobs for nannies can be found on this site.

The platform is free to use for both freelancers and employers. However, the site charges a “symbolic transactional fee” for each completed job.



This is a site for gig-style freelancer living in the UK.

FiveSquid is like Fiverr, but for the folks in the UK. Instead of gigs for $5 (USD), you’ll find gigs for £5 (sterling pounds) on this site. The site is already filled with plenty of gigs from different types of freelancers.

Even if you’re not living in the UK, you can still join the site to offer your services. I saw more than a few services offered by freelancers in Hong Kong, India, and even the US.

The platform fee depends on the price of your gig. For each £5 gig you complete, the platform will keep £1. For each £10 gig you complete, the platform will keep £2.



There are two ways to find jobs on Jobspresso: 1. You can submit your resume to let employers find you. 2. You can find jobs posted by companies and apply to them directly.

Once again, there’s no platform fee for this site either.

Landing Jobs


Landing Jobs is a site dedicated to helping you land a job in software development, UXD, design, and video production.

You can sign up and apply for a job for free. The platform fee will be charged from your clients.



Proz is a platform made for freelance translators, which has been around since 1999.

If you’re good at translating languages, you’ll find plenty of great jobs on this site. Just click on the jobs tab to find a job and then submit your quote. You’ll need an account on the site as well.

Non-paying users will have to pay $1 per each quote you post when applying for a job.



Remotive is a freelance jobs board that features jobs from highly reputable companies like Automattic, Wikimedia, and Ghost. Web designers, developers, and software engineers can find plenty of jobs on this site.

No platform fee involved. The links on the site will redirect you to the jobs page of each company.

Looking for more freelancing sites with low competition? Then be sure to check out my previous list.

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Roshan Perera
Roshan Jerad Perera is a freelance writer, blogger, and founder of His main goal is to help others get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
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  • Harshal More Aug 6,2021 at 7:29 AM

    Thanks a lot for this high valuable information and details to find out Non-competitive freelancing websites . Thank you again!!! Keep it up .

  • Progress Jul 30,2021 at 3:44 AM

    Hello Roshan, can you recommend any Engineering Freelancing site. I would be grateful if recommended. I anticipate for your response.


    • Roshan Perera Aug 3,2021 at 12:27 PM

      Sorry but I’m not aware of any freelance sites dedicated to engineering jobs. You should look for engineering jobs in other marketplaces and job boards.

  • Sagari Das Sep 15,2020 at 12:26 PM

    Great article.Very helpful.Thanks

  • Ruth Serrano Raquel Apr 14,2020 at 10:42 AM

    Thanks for this list. It does help a lot especially for freelancers like myself. I have also found this new website I thought I’d share for future references.
    thanks again

  • Andy Nov 29,2019 at 2:38 PM

    The write up is very detailed and quite informative.

    Nice share.

  • abrar Nov 24,2019 at 7:41 AM

    is there any freelance site for oracle expers

  • Norma Sep 13,2019 at 3:03 PM

    Glad that I turned to freelancing at some point in my career. Office is nice and all, but being your own boss is something you can’t get there. However, now that I get full responsibility in getting my workload, it can get tricky at times. Stoked to see new players in the industry like Insolvo, which is where I get a good share of my clients.

  • Subhajit Shome Mar 14,2019 at 5:37 AM

    There is a site Flexjobs. Also Freelancer and True lancer. These are great sites. Thanks for your amazing resource database.

  • Amanda Feb 27,2019 at 3:14 PM is another fresh launched freelancing platform. It offers lots of categories, both freelancing and local employment, simple navigation system and comfy skills rating. What is important there is no charges.

  • escribr Dec 21,2018 at 2:25 AM

    Hi, Roshan. I just found you yesterday on Facebook, and I’m definitely loving the info you’re sharing. This is a great resource for a lot of us freelancers looking for more gigs.

    We just started a website for freelance transcribers. Our goal is to help connect clients with only the best freelance transcribers. It’s still in its early development. We want to build it one step at a time. I want to learn a few things from you, so I hope you don’t mind me stalking you a bit. LOL

  • humza Dec 14,2018 at 7:35 AM

    really helpful i really like it

  • Asif Oct 26,2018 at 2:42 PM

    I quit my regular job last year to get more flexibility and hence time for family. I have been a Upwork and member for over six months but could not see my first project till date.

    I am from India and experienced professional in Data Analysis, PowerPoint, and Data Entry related work.

    Would appreciate any suggestions on suitable company or tips to succeed.


  • Afzaal Khan Oct 4,2018 at 9:12 AM

    It was very helpful. Thanks

  • Malati Shankar Aug 2,2018 at 6:23 PM

    Is there any sites for teachers? I am a retired teacher and want to work from home.

    • Roshan Perera Aug 13,2018 at 6:42 PM

      Yes, you can join online tutor website to offer services as a private tutor to students. Google “online tutoring teaching sites”

  • Joseph Ricafort Jun 23,2018 at 1:22 PM

    I was looking for freelancing sites to start my career and I found this. Big thanks for posting this!

  • Abhilash Oct 24,2017 at 9:46 AM

    Thank you very much. I hope to get informative emails from you often.

  • Katerina Robard Oct 11,2017 at 8:11 AM

    I’d also recommend the freelance platform, which is connecting software development companies and customers searching for high-profile developers making it a unique b2b marketplace. So if you’re looking a way to promote your business, it’s just the one for you.

  • Priya Oct 9,2017 at 7:10 AM


    I am priya working as a freelancer form last 5 year and I have worked on all above platform.
    All are best but as of now freelancers aware that job quantity is very less on each platform. Now it’s time to move forward on some new platform that give us better revenue ..
    Here I come with one of up growing platform. Which is try and tested from my side. I am working on from last few months. It’s really awesome.
    Everyone must try this once.

    • Mariea Nov 26,2017 at 7:45 PM

      How do you sign up for lyfskill as a freelancer cause am lost

      • Danna Hunter Nov 28,2017 at 1:24 PM

        Just scroll down to the bottom until you see a heading that says LYFSKILL ENTERPRISE FREELANCING. Click on the middle heading to signup

  • Dev Abhi Aug 14,2017 at 12:33 PM

    I love this site for the quality of work delivered by the freelancer here

  • Tamara Nov 12,2016 at 12:18 AM

    We just launched a new online freelance marketplace! After spending 7 years freelancing in NYC, Palo Alto and LA, our founder aimed to create a platform that truly behooves the best and most talented freelancers. Unlike other marketplaces, we don’t take a cut of freelancers’ rates, freelancers can name their own rates and the entire experience is free for freelancers. Our current clients include Fortune 500 brands, high-growth startups and other reputable companies in the tech, media and e-commerce industries, based in major U.S. markets. Check it out and build your online profile today at Thanks!

  • Leon Hoffmann Aug 8,2016 at 3:20 PM

    I love this market place, because it is for remote workers and digital nomads.

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