5+ Best Freelancing Websites To Make Money Online

Are you bored with your 9-5 job routine? Want to work at your comfort and travel the world?

Ah, Who doesn’t want to do that? Right?

Do you know that Freelancing online is the best way to generate income, working from your home?

One of the most satisfying things about Freelancing is that you get full control of your work and time, You don’t have to report any boss, You will be your boss.

Once you establish yourself as a reputed freelancer, Constant money will follow you, as you deliver projects on time and maintaining quality work.

But, wait, How do you get those projects & work from companies or businesses online?

Don’t’ Worry, I have covered it too!

I am here to assist you, I have compiled a list of best 5 Freelancing websites available, which anyone could use to get the work you are passionate about and earn money from service you offer.

Using these platforms you can freelance editing, copywriting, website design, and much more.

( Not Interested In Freelancing , You can also Earn Money Teaching Online )

Let’s get started,


Fiverr is my #1 advice, if you want to earn online fast by offering your services. You don’t need to be a tech-savvy guy to promote your services.

If you have a skill that can help others, Fiverr is the place for you.

You can sell your service in any of the niche available on Fiverr. Some of the most successful niches are Graphics & DesignProgramming & TechDigital MarketingVideo AnimationWriting & TranslationMusic & Audio, and much more.

Your service on Fiverr is referred to as a “Gig“, Individuals or Companies order these Gigs from you, and you get paid based on the number of Gigs ordered.

Pretty Straight forward, Right?

You are free to set a price, and Fiverr charges some service fee and returns the rest of the money to you.

How to enroll?

Promoting your services is incredibly easy on Fiverr, You just have to:-

  1. Create a seller Profile here – Fill all required details 
  2. Create a Gig (Service) – Gig is the service you offer to businesses/individuals.
  3. Add Introductory Video – Optional but recommended.
  4. You are ready to sell your service.

You can also send custom offers to your client’s, Offer different packages to them. It’s a great way to give your buyers even more choice, and to push your average order value higher! 

How much can you earn?

There is no limit to your earnings on Fiverr, The more number of gigs you sell, the better you earn.

You can also earn a six-figure salary on Fiverr. Have a look here.


Freelancer is another great website for you to promote your services. It has more than 25 million users and has completed around 12 million projects to date.

Freelancer.com too has a lot of domains, in which you can promote your service. You as a freelancer are supposed to work on projects, that are on board. Projects are also recommended to you as per your expertise.

Freelancer attracts a lot of crowds, thus a newbie might find this platform quite daunting, but once you start proving yourself, You will get projects regularly.

Freelancer.com works on the principle of bidding. Bidding is the price and the proposal you put up to get a job, The Bid you put either get’s you the job or doesn’t.

You just have to try to guess, How much price your competitors will quote on that project. Just place a bid, that stands out in the crowd.

Joining Freelancer.com is free, but they too have a membership plan too, which helps you to earn more by getting more bids per month and more skills to list.

One of the cool features on Freelancer.com is, you can set Milestone Payments so that you get paid for modules you deliver, as you complete the project.

How to enroll?

  1. Choose Your Domain and Register as a freelancer. 
  2. Set you Profile – Add skills, personal info, Payment details to stand out.
  3. Find out projects & start bidding.
  4. Work & get Paid.

How much can I earn?

You can earn great money, once you establish yourself. There is no limit to the projects that you can undertake. The only limit is on bids you place, (which you can increase by a membership plan).

Newbie freelancers might find this platform quite challenging as there is a lot of crowd on the platform, thus promoting personal services & getting projects to work on is quite hard.

But once, you deliver projects on time with positive feedback, This playground will be yours.  


Upwork is a bit professional platform to earn money. It too works similar to Freelancer.com, i.e you place a bid on the project you want to work on, and the client signs you for the project if your bid & past work history convinces him.

It is a great place to find more projects and grown your freelancer business online.

Getting started on Upwork requires easy signup as a Freelancer, where you have to Setup your profile (filling basic info, highlighting your skills, payment details).

One of the biggest benefits of working for Upwork is you get to work on a variety of projects, and chances are you might receive a high payout for your work.

Once your bid is selected, You get hired by the company or individual who has posted the job. 

Upwork believes in repeat relationships with clients, hence working here will improve networking for the future.

Upwork provides a lot of tools for you, to carry out your work smoothly. You can share digital files, communicate with clients, ask for real-time feedback.

Upwork charges freelancers and agencies a service fee based on the lifetime billings with a specific client.

Specifically, Upwork charges a fee of:

  • 20% for the first $500 billed with the client
  • 10% for lifetime billings with the client between $500.01 and $10,000
  • 5% for lifetime billings with the client that exceed $10,000

You can get paid by PayPal, wire transfer, Payoneer, and much more once you complete the project.

How to enroll?

  1. Just a basic Sign Up required.
  2. Highlight your strengths, technical expertise.
  3. Place bids & start earning.

How much can you earn?

You can earn better if you have a skill you can use to dominate a particular niche on the platform.

There are no limitations to money you can earn on Upwork, thus earning potential can be maximized as you complete more projects on time.

You can work on hourly projects or fixed time projects too.

For hourly work, submit timesheets through Upwork. For fixed-price projects, set milestones and funds are released via Upwork escrow features.


PeoplePerHour is a great platform founded in 2007, that has the vision to empower freelancers to live to their work dream. It is one of the best freelance platforms available online.

The community on PeoplePerHour has solved over 1 million problems, and have distributed around $135 million to the freelancer community.

If you have never done freelancing, then PeoplePerHour will satisfy your needs, since they have a great supporting community. 

Even a newbie can learn a lot from the variety of projects available onboard & start to earn from them.

How to enroll?

PeoplePerHour follows a stringent approach to hiring new freelancers.

  1. You have complete an online application to join. (Fill basic details)
  2. PeoplePerHour Team will review your application.
  3. Once you get approval, Work on your Profile, so that you get maximum client projects, you also gain access to a stream of projects available.
  4. Start working on projects and earn.  

How much you can earn?

Like any freelance community available, PeoplePerHour is no different.  

There is no limit to your earnings here (given you complete projects before deadlines guaranteeing quality)


Guru.com is one of the oldest platforms available in the market today. It was founded in 1998 and has offices at Pittsburgh, PA, and Noida, India.

If you are an Indian freelancer, I personally suggest you join Guru.com.

Guru.com features the best project’s, that are ready to work on once you get on board with them. 

They have a variety of projects in different domains mainly GraphicsProgramming, and TechBusinessVideo editing, etc.

Each day, thousands of projects are uploaded and recommended based on the skills you have and client requirements.

One can easily earn good money if you satisfy your client with quality work.

How to enroll?

Guru has a simplified process of registration:-

 1. You Just have to sign up as Freelancer. (It’s completely free).

 2. After signup, Complete your Profile (Add Skills, Past work, etc).Make sure your profile stands out from the crowd. Tip: Make your profile keyword-rich with the services you offer.

 3. Place bids & start working on the project.

How much can you earn?

As a freelancer, your earnings are dependent on the profile you maintain on the platform. The more keywords your profile has + Quality work can rank you ahead of others.

If you work on average projects, your earnings will not be much. But Often Solving business problems & delivering projects, can help you earn significant enough to quit a 9-5 full-time job.


Earning online is much easier than we think.

Elon musk says “You are paid, as per the problem you solve “. Hence, If you have the right skills to help businesses produce results, you have fair chances of earning huge money on these platforms.

These platforms are just a community service, that you can use to seek for work online. 

You have to constantly learn & challenge yourself if you want to make it to the top. (In any of these Platforms)

Try these platforms to earn money online by freelancing, so you will have great control over your life. 

Try to provide quality work and always learn from the mistakes you make.

Already a freelancer? How much money have you made freelancing on any platform?

I would love to know, these in the comments.

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