Listing of community-curated resources to find topical remote freelance & contract work for software developers, web designers, and more!
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The Remote Freelancer

List of community-curated resources to find topical remote freelance & contract work for software developers, web designers, and more!

Now available in website also!

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Name Alexa Rank Hires these Types
Upwork 500 Designers, Developers, & Others
Freelancer 2,000 Designers, Developers, & Others
PeoplePerHour 8,000 & Gigs Designers, Developers, & Others
Toptal 8,000 Designers, Developers, & Others 13,000 Designers, Developers, & Others
Truelancer 29,000 Designers, Developers, & Others 10,000 & Tutoring Developers
Crossover 50,000 Developers & Business Mangers
Speedlancer 400,000 Designers & Developers
Lorem 500,000 Designers, Developers, & Others
Scalable Path 600,000 Designers & Developers
Soshace 2,000,000 Developers
Certace 9,000,000 Data Scientists
Name Alexa Rank Hires these Types
Fiverr 400 Gigs Variety
Bonsai 100,000 Tools Designers, Developers, & Others
HackHands 200,000 Tutoring Developers 2,000,000 Community Developers
#freelance 10,000,000 Community Developers
Name Alexa Rank Hires these Types
Stack Overflow Careers 60 Developers
Dribbble Jobs 1,000 Designers
Angel List Jobs 2,000 Variety
FlexJobs 20,000 Variety
Hired 20,000 Designers, Developers, & Product Managers
We Work Remotely 40,000 Variety
RemoteOK 50,000 Developers
No Fluff Jobs 70,000 Developers 1,000,000 Go/Golang jobs, filter on remote jobs 20,000,000 AI/Machine learning jobs, filter on remote jobs
Name Alexa Rank Hires these Types
Codeable 100,000 Wordpress Developers developers
Crew 100,000
Working Not Working 100,000
X-Team 200,000
Konsus 200,000 Designers, Writers, Researchers
Experfy 200,000 Data Scientists & Developers
Gigster 300,000 Developers 300,000 Marketing 400,000 Developers
Lightboard 500,000 Designers 700,000
10xmanagement 1,000,000 Designers & Developers
Pilot 2,000,000 Developers
Moonlight 3,000,000 Developers
Dreamlance 10,000,000 Designers & Developers

Latin America

  • Workana -- Largest Latin American freelancer network


  • Codeur - Leader in France.
  • Hopwork - Is getting some tractions.


  • Codeable - Leader in Denmark for Wordpress freelancing.



  • Freelancer MX - Contrata a freelancers expertos para tu trabajo en l?nea.


  • Ponisha - Ponisha is an online network for freelance professionals, in Iran.


This repo was inspired by this Hacker News thread about one software developer's experience with Upwork. For all those who have had bad experiences with Upwork, I wanted to create a list of additional resources that software developers can use to find freelance, nomadic and contract work.


Please please please contribute to the list! If you have freelance work available or know someone who does, feel free to open a pull request to augment this list!

Thank you for looking :) Good hunting!

Differences betwteen types

Clients Jobs Agency
Interaction with Clients You interaction is with clients directly, organization does little/no communication with clients You interact with employers directly, organization does little/no communication with clients Organization handles clients and just gives you work. You have little/no interaction with clients
Control over working environment Generally you can work however, using own tools, supplies, set own hours, etc Employer controls how you work generally. Provides tools, sets hours, tasks, etc. Agency might direct you on what tasks to do but you have flexibility on how to accomplish them
Payment Client pays you, but through the organization (which may takes its cut) Employer pays you salary (withholding taxes) Agency pays you
Choice of Client or Project Complete control of client/project Complete control of job selection Little/no choice of project or client
Vetting/Interviews Clients vets you Companies vet you Organization vets you, Client wouldn't really vet you individual

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