By: Sahil Mittal | Date : 06 Apr 2020 | Category : BusinessDate : 2 years ago
Seven years down the line, if we look around, freelancing in India has totally revolutionized from a part-time opportunity to a healthy lifestyle of thousands of aspiring professionals. More and more people are joining the freelance space making massive money throughout the year. Freelancing as a preferred option not only provides the flexibility to flawlessly manage your personal life but even allows you to choose your own working hours and location.
Over these years, freelancing in India has become a lucrative choice of thousands of dedicated professionals, making it a full-time career option. In fact, India has the second-largest freelance workforce after the U.S, typically over 15 million freelancers as of 2018 doubling itself every 5 years. The majority of these professionals operate in urban areas, making their daily living. According to the latest survey by the end of 2020, 50% of the workers are expected to go freelance.
Though the freelance industry offers many incredible benefits, yet we find the majority of professionals struggling to get constant potential opportunities. While social media marketplaces stay as the top choice for these professionals to find quality freelance jobs, customers on the other side are likely to adopt channels that lack secured payment gateways and online customer support channels. Here we list out the top 5 freelancing websites in India that are a fine choice of thousands of smart freelancers. Follow them up and find thousands of quality freelancing gigs this year.
The biggest freelance giant in the world, with more than 5 million registered clients and 12 million registered freelancers across its platform. The platform majorly caters to professionals in IT, Finance, Web, SEO, Content Creation and invites professionals from more than 30 vertical domains. The platform claims to have more than 3 million jobs posted every year accounting $1 billion every year.
One of the very best things about the website, it houses only quality professionals on its platform. This means candidates, in order to be a part of the platform, has to go through multiple online selection process thus exhibiting quality traits and expertise on the platform. This makes the platform highly competitive especially for beginners to find quality leads over the platform.
Fee Details: Upwork charges a flat commission fee of 20% from freelancers and businesses listed over its platform. The fee can be reduced to 10% when you bill any client more than $500.
Started in 2010, Fiverr born out of the amalgamation of two renowned platforms ODESK and ELANCE. The platform houses more than 8 lakh freelancers from over 200 domains on its platform. Fiverr has more than 5.5 million registered clients and is operable in more than 160 countries across the world. The platform majorly caters to professionals in IT, Graphics & Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Content Creation Services.
It even welcomes candidates interested in delivering services across the lifestyle segment. Though the platform offers fantastic opportunities to beginners earn potential leads for their starting career but always been controversial due to its low pay rates. The platform has a novel business model of delivering services on the platform starting at $5.
Fee Details: Fiverr charges a flat commission of 20% from freelancers across its platform.
Founded in 2009, the platform claims to have more than 38 million users accessing its services. It is operational in 44 global regions, in 34 regional languages, and with 21 currencies available on its platform. The platform operates on a competitive bidding system like other marketplaces, making it difficult for professionals to get quality potential leads.
For beginners, the bidding system works highly helpful in targeting maximum posted projects. The site even hosts a desktop tracking application that logs the time you started working on a per-hour base project. Freelancers can find a wide range of projects across web development, marketing, data entry, accounting, writing & sales.
Fee Details: Freelancer charges a commission fee of 20% which can be scaled to 15% by joining the “Preferred Freelancer Program”.
India’s Exclusive Online Marketplace built for professionals in Fashion, I-Architecture, Graphic, Web Design & Development, Makeup, Art, Photography, and Content Creation Space. The platform is the country’s first of its kind and works on a No-Paid Promotion Policy. This means every professional registered on its platform will experience the same amount of visibility.
Also, the platform has segmented competition among professionals as per their proficiency level, which means every professional registered on the platform will compete with professionals carrying the same expertise and proficiency level. The platform has even introduced a series of competitions on its platform. Top performers in every domain and vertical will even enjoy personal branding support from the platform. The platform doesn’t even have included any bidding system on its platform keeping the freelancing game fair and competitive.
Fee Details: Despite the astonishing features on the platform, it charges a very competitive commission fee, just 10 % from its registered sellers.
India’s leading online freelance website with more than 1 million freelancers across its platform. The platform has more than 5 lakh projects posted across its platform. It welcomes professionals in web design, computer programming, advertisement, logo design, copywriting, and many more.
The platform too operates on a competitive bidding system and operates online contests across its platform to maintain a competitive fuss across its platform. Just like other platforms, freelancer visibility on the platform will decide on the subscription packages, freelancers will opt for.
Fee Details: Truelancer charges a commission fee of 10% from its registered sellers.
So, these are the top five freelancing sites in India. We recommend freelancers to either go for online marketplaces or individual Ecommerce Websites to find potential customers around the world. For those who are unclear with the terms check our article Ecommerce websites Vs online marketplaces to understand the difference between two.
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