Product Reviews

99designs originated from a friendly competition between a group of designers on the Sitepoint forum. By 2008, 99designs had formed as a unique design marketplace, and now sees connections formed between tens of thousands of small...

Project4Hire was established in 2006 by the Internet marketer Abdoulaye Sangare, with the aim of providing a convenient marketplace connecting freelancers and contractors to hiring agents based across the world. The site prides itself on...

Fiverr was founded by Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, based on the concept of a two-sided marketplace where digital services could be bought and sold between individuals and freelancers from just $5 - although prices can rise to thousands...

Freelancer.com, based in Sydney, Australia, is nothing less than one of the world's biggest outsourcing marketplaces. It has acquired numerous other companies of its type down the years, including GetAFreelancer.com, EUFreelance.com,...

Outsourcely was launched in December 2014 by Oleg Posternatsky. It therefore lacks the established reputation of some of its rivals, but makes up for that by providing an incredible range of talented remote workers from the Phillipines, in...

Elance and oDesk built up strong reputations as freelancer marketplaces since their foundations in 1999 and 2003 respectively, and in December 2013, they announced that they would merge. The newly-launched Upwork is aimed at providing a...

Elance is the grandfather of many of today's online staffing platforms, having come into existence in 1999. However, it was announced in December 2013 that Elance would merge with rival site oDesk, which in 2015, was relaunched as...

Toptal was established in Silicon Valley in 2010, by Taso Du Val and Breanden Beneschott, and carefully vets freelance software engineers to provide its select number of clients with only the very best such individuals in their respective...

Outsource may have only been launched in 2014, but the Palo Alto-based company has already caused a bit of a stir amid online freelancer marketplaces, providing great independent talent in such disciplines as web development, content...

PeoplePerHour was established in 2005 by Xenios Thrasyvoulou and Simos Kitiris and is based in London, UK. It is a portal through which employers can find freelancers in an extremely wide range of disciplines, from admin, business support...

Since GetACoder was established in 2004, it has become a highly popular portal for employers seeking to outsource their programming, web design or writing jobs to talented freelancers - often overseas, where labor costs may be lower or...