8 legitimate freelance websites for beginners.

If you’ve ever thought of taking up freelancing as a career; then you must be aware of the top websites or rather the best or the legit websites for freelance jobs. 
Most of the blogs listing freelancing websites begin with sites like upwork, freelancer, odesk etc. Now, these websites are no doubt used by millions across the globe and surely are no scam. 

But, one major drawback of these top websites is that; the competition here is too tough. People have been using these sites for more than five to ten years. They have a sort of fixed customer base that just keeps growing with every project they complete. 

It’s not that newbies cannot compete them or reach their level of perfection of doing a certain task, it’s just that they have a lot of experience which gets them benefited to a certain extent. 

I personally think that as newbies we should begin from a place where we don’t constantly have the pressure of a tough competition; where we get to work and gain some experience and reputation in the freelance market. 

Keeping the above thought in mind, I scoured through the net looking for websites that aren’t so heavily filled with experienced freelancers and still are genuine and pay quite well. These sites offer different kinds of freelance jobs from photography to content writing to coding and programming as well. 


This website offers a wide range of freelance jobs. It is used by people from all across the globe but, it’s not as hevely filled with people as upwork and freelancer. 


As it’s name suggests, this website focuses on freelance writers only. It offers jobs like content writing, article writing, copywriting and other online jobs like these. One good thing about this site is that it ranks you based on the feedback that your client provides, and as your rank increases so does your pay per article. 


Now this is again a website for freelance writers. It is based in India and is quite new. A plus point about this website is that you need to pass a test before you’re signed up by them, this prevents the site from being spammed by those who just want to earn a few bucks online and aren’t serious about writing. 


This website is for those people who love travelling and doing exciting stuff. Most of these people have only one problem, “how do I earn and enjoy at the same time? “. This site connects to various ski resorts, tour companies etc. These resorts offer you jobs at places where you can work and enjoy at the same time. This site has been up and working since 1995 so, yes it’s genuine. 


This website solely focuses on technical jobs. All the coders and programmers out there, this site is for you. Look through the website and you’ll end with some good projects. 


This site works on a slightly different criteria. Most of the jobs listed on this site are by start-ups. If you’re willing to get paid for helping a start-up build their enterprise then you should definitely check this site out. 


This is a website for all creative freelancers. You can find jobs for programmers to graphic designers. It’s mainly geared towards connecting the bright creative minds across the globe. 


Localsolo is a site that mainly connects you to local jobs or freelancers. You can find almost any type of freelance job here, signing up is free on this site. 

I listed a few sites that I think will help you find a job as a newbie in the freelance industry. If you know of anymore such sites; you can definitely list them in the comments. Happy reading!