Freelancer.com is definitely winning in the ‘most obvious name’ stakes. Unlike some of the other best freelance websites we’ve looked at, Freelancer.com isn’t free to use at the point of source.
They believe this to be a strength rather than a weakness. By charging for their model they can filter out less committed buyers and sellers, and focus on those who want to give and receive high quality professional services.
Instead of operating purely through the website, Freelancer.com encourages users to install a desktop app.
This allows the progress of ordered jobs to be monitored in real time, as well as allowing secure communication and file transfer between buyer and seller.
Freelancer.com puts a little more onus on the writer to find work rather than the seller to come to them.
The site heavily promotes its marketplace, where buyers will post projects they require work on, and invite sellers to offer their services at the best possible price.