# Review of freelance websites

Comparison The following is a list of freelancer's websites that I have used or considered. I am not too happy with some of them. Information about fees is notoriously difficult to find in most cases. The site "Freelancer.com" even produced a broken link (2011-09-01) - I am not impressed!

### Comparison

The following is a list of freelancer's websites that I have used or considered. I am not too happy with some of them. Information about fees is notoriously difficult to find in most cases. The site "Freelancer.com" even produced a broken link (2011-09-01) - I am not impressed!

Service Cost to buyer Cost to worker Domicile Comment
freelancer 5\$(refunded) + max(3\$,3%) max(5$,10%) AU Bidding period cannot be extended. twago - 7% + 3% for "Safe pay" DE officecavalry - max(10Â£, 8.5%) or max(7.5Â£, 4.5%) UK peopleperhour - 4.5% UK elance - 6.75-8.75% US guru - ~10-35$/month subscr. US
ifreelance - 4.69$/month basic subscr. US guru - 4.95%-8.95% depending on membership US odesk - 10% US There's no way to upload information in messages! vworker - up to 15%! US Just too expensive! 99designs Obscure pricing. On contests the fee may go up to 40%. US Only design tasks lancewriter max(3$, 3%) US Only writing
freelancefree free! free! ? Not too much going on there. Has advertising.
projectspring free! free! ?
freelancerchina ? ? US ?
indiafreelance ? ? ? Dodgy

### Experience

Mixed. Unfortunately people of different background and social skills linger on these sites. I had some very bizarre conversations with people who became very unfriendly when challenged some of their BS. Also I noticed a marked increase in hacking activity since I posted jobs on these sites.

Note: Elance and odesk merged in December 2013. The two websites continue to operate independently and the fees also continue to differ.

### Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is the outsourcing of a task to an large, anonymous crowd of people.

Service Cost to buyer Cost to worker Domicile Comment
crowdflower     US
mturk     US
Zhubajie çŒªå…«æˆ’     CN
TaskCn     CN