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15+ Lesser Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition

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If you ask any well-established freelancer if he could suggest a good freelancing platform for you to get started, he’ll probably tell you not to rely on a freelancing site to find work because those sites pressure you to compete and lower your rates.

That’s true and it’s good advice. But, the truth is, we all have to start someplace and the chances are even those so called expert freelancers have used a freelancing site at some point in their career to score a project or two.

The first freelancing site I used was Elance (now known as UpWork). I didn’t get many jobs on this platform, but I used it to connect with clients and build long-term partnerships. At the time, there wasn’t too much competition on Elance so landing a job was easier than it is today.

If you’re new to freelancing, sites like UpWork, PeoplePerHour, Fiverr, or Freelancer.com won’t do you any good. It’s best to look for a site with less competition to improve your chances of making money early in your career.

A Google search will bring up hundreds of “Top 10” lists for freelancing sites, but the selections in those lists are too competitive for newcomers.

Try these brand new freelancing sites that I’ve found just for you. These recently launched sites have low competition and will allow you to build your reputation without having to compete for low prices.

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Zeerk

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Zeerk is a 5-year-old freelancing site, slowly growing with new freelancers every day. The site features a system that allows you to price your services from $5 to $500. You can register and start selling for free, but Zeerk will collect a 8% to 20% commission from each of your sale.

Twine

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Twine is a fresh and a rising freelance platform with over 175,000 freelancers working in design, music, and film industries. The platform is best for creative professionals offering services such as graphic design, illustration, music, film, game design, etc. Twine is completely free to use and it doesn’t charge any kind of a fee from freelancers.

CloudPeeps

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CloudPeeps is a high-quality site that features a small community of established freelancers. Freelancers can join the site for free. However, the platform will take a 15% cut from each job you successfully deliver.

GlassDoor

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GlassDoor is not a freelance platform, it’s a job board that connects employers with freelancers. The site allows you to find jobs related to your industry near your local area and apply for the jobs. GlassDoor has a massive directory that will guarantee a freelancing gig for you.

Jobinda

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Jobinda is a new freelancing site that comes with a membership plan to let you accept jobs without having to pay a platform fee. New users get to use the platform 180-days for free. After that, you have to opt-in for a membership plan, starting at $1 per month.

People As A Service

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Similar to Jobinda, this site also comes with a membership plan that costs $39 a month. But, you can test drive the platform for two months without subscribing to see if you can make a profit on this site.

Talent Cupboard

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Talent Cupboard is slightly different from other freelancing sites. It’s mainly for students and graduates who are looking to make some money online. You can simply create a free account, upload your digital CV, and start applying for jobs.

The Freelancer Club

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This UK based website offers two options for freelancers: A Free account with limited features or a £11.99 per month premium plan which allows users to bid on an unlimited number of projects, rank higher on the charts, access to business directories, and more.

Boonle

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Boonle is another interesting site which works as a collaboration platform for creative minded people. It’s a place for freelancers and creators to team up with authors to help them with their work. In return, they will leave you a generous tip. Of course, the platform will take a 30% cut from that tip as well.

Jobs Outsource

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Jobs Outsource features work for both online and offline freelancers. The platform includes services for everything from copywriters to virtual assistants, gardeners, handymen, and more. The site has membership plans, starting from a Free plan with limited access and 10% platform fee and up to a $199 plan with full access and a 3% platform fee.

Growth Geeks

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Growth Geeks is a freelancer marketplace where you sign up and feature your services as Gigs (similar to Fiverr). It’s free to join, but the platform will take a 25% commission off your sales.

Mavis

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Mavis is an independent digital recruitment agency based in London that works with digital design and advertising agencies. They work with creative freelance designers and copywriters.

Creative Group

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Creative Group is a creative staffing agency which connects freelancers with marketing, advertising, and public relations agencies. If you’re a freelancer from the US, you can submit your CV through the site and get access to their offers.

Baseway

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This is a brand new freelancing site and it’s currently only available in Canada, United States, UK, and Australia. If you’re a freelancer living in any of those countries, it’s worth giving this platform a try.

Total Freelance

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Total Freelance is a site that connects local talent with UK businesses. So you’ll have to be a freelancer living in the UK to register and offer your services through this site.

Work N Hire

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Work N Hire is yet another freelancing site from India, which uses a credit system for applying for jobs. You get 20 free proposals every month. Adding an additional 5 credits will cost you 50 INR.

Coming Soon

Another great way to get ahead of your competition is to join new sites as soon as they go live. Here are a few other brand new sites that have just launched, or about to launch. Keep an eye out for these.

 

Reality Check: I’m not affiliated with any of these freelancing sites and I haven’t tested out their services. So, proceed with caution. Some of these sites are completely new and they might even disappear at any time without a warning. Read each site’s terms, conditions, and privacy statements. Choose wisely.

Roshan Perera
I’m Roshan Jerad Perera, a freelance writer/blogger and the founder at FreelancingHacks.com. My goal is to help other people get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
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14 Comments
  • Derek Arcila Mar 24,2017 at 4:20 AM

    Thanks Roshan! Never heard of cloudpeeps, giving this a try.

  • Manish Mar 11,2017 at 12:12 PM

    Hi Roshan,

    This list is awesome and informative.

    Thank you so much for this.

    There is a website I would like to recomend to add in this list:

    https://www.toogit.com/

  • marta Jul 20,2016 at 10:14 AM

    Thanks for the detailed article! You should have a look to http://www.aog.jobs – online IT marketplace. Find jobs and hire workers at a click.

  • rohit Jul 12,2016 at 10:59 PM

    hi roshan freelancing needs experience as clients are very irritating people they pay you for results, i cant say much about the lists as all are good, the lists above mentioned are for seeking clients so yes they are Important However main Thing is your skills, you work and delivery thanks for good article.

  • Chris Apr 28,2016 at 4:32 PM

    Be sure to check out Network-Freelance.co.uk in about 3 weeks when they come out of BETA – Its got a few speed issues at the moment but looks very promising.

  • Maneesha Feb 22,2016 at 6:55 PM

    I can see workster as working. Should I go for it ?

    • Roshan Perera Feb 23,2016 at 9:01 AM

      Yeah it seems to be back online. Check it out and let us know how it goes.

  • Umair Umer Feb 21,2016 at 1:41 PM

    Jobz done is now migrated to http://www.freelancerejobs.com. They are still developing their website

  • Shaket Shah Feb 19,2016 at 11:25 AM

    Hi Roshan,

    I found FlexiPort as good website as well. Although it is not a well know one like Work n Hire but I keep getting quality reliable projects from it.
    URL: http://www.theflexiport.com/

    • Roshan Perera Feb 20,2016 at 6:32 PM

      Hi Shaket,

      Flexiport seems like a good site. Thanks for mentioning it.

  • Frank Dec 2,2015 at 9:06 AM

    well that is true also another point on that with Zeerk, they already as you you mentioned yourself 5 years, so more trustful, i went over a few of the others they full of grammar and bugs, not really professional in my opinion, i am member of Zeerk for i think 3-4 months only but against another platform that i do not want to mention here they are far better, i looked very closely to Zeerk options and i did not see any other with the same, anyway in the few months got some nice big jobs, the problem is with Zeerk and many others seems other people do not give them a try they stay hanging with…the so ‘famous’ platform that have bad support, asking high fees and even ask fees to the buyers…yep Zeerk for me should be on 1 in the list only 1 reason because they already there for 5 years so they won’t shutdown as fast as all others (i hope they don’t shut down at all) Zeerk like you mentioned is getting slowly bigger is true and more upgrades, more options where peopel can buy with and withdrawal just look at there FB page for updates! thanks anyway for this post that i found because ZEERK shared it

    • Roshan Perera Dec 5,2015 at 7:22 AM

      I agree. Some of the sites don’t come close to even the web standards. But, like you said, the main idea behind this post was to give freelancers alternatives options to those popular, high-competitive sites. Folks at Zeerk were kind enough to share the link so as a thank you I bumped their site to the top of the list. BTW thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

  • Frank Dec 2,2015 at 2:39 AM

    Zeerk is the best unlimited jobs reasonable fees, good support, try them they awesome by the way when i try to load workster got error

    • Roshan Perera Dec 2,2015 at 4:59 AM

      Hi Frank, thanks for your feedback on Zeerk and pointing out the error. It seems like the site has been shut down. Like I said you’ll never know when these sites will disappear 🙂

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