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5 of the Most Popular Freelance Platforms to Kickstart a New Career

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Did you know there are an estimated 73.3 million freelancers in the U.S.? That’s a whole lot of people working from home offices, kitchen tables, coffee shops, and other locations.

While many wouldn’t want to change a thing about their jobs in offices with employees and the opportunities that come with seeing people face-to-face, others dream of working remotely.

Are you tired of the same 9-to-5 routine day in and day out? Do you want to try something different to get different results? The good news is there are plenty of online platforms to choose from to find jobs that you can do remotely from the comfort of your own home or elsewhere.

Continue reading for five freelance platforms to check out remote work jobs.

1. LinkedIn

While LinkedIn isn’t specifically a freelance job platform, it’s an excellent place to find freelance or work-from-home jobs. Consider that the professional social networking site has a whopping 930 million members spanning hundreds of countries and territories globally.

Whether you want to work remotely as a writer, web designer, sales rep, or something else, you’ll find companies proactively seeking the talent they need on LinkedIn. You can get even more benefits from the platform if you sign up for a monthly plan. But you can still use LinkedIn as part of your freelance job search even if you don’t upgrade to a premium account. You’ll be amazed at the opportunities available in a wide range of job categories.

2. Upwork

Upwork is another online freelance platform that should be on your consideration list. It’s a site that connects freelancers with businesses seeking help in various areas, such as accounting, software development, and writing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a great way to choose from a variety of interesting and intellectually stimulating positions from companies around the world. Once you sign up, you can bid for projects or pitch projects to businesses.

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is another freelance platform that brings together business owners and freelancers. Do you specialize in content writing, graphic design, website development, or other things? There are businesses on the platform looking for professionals just like you.


Businesses love Fiverr because it employs project-based pricing rather than hourly rates. So businesses know they can set a specific budget. It also means that freelancers know immediately what the project pays and what they’ll make. That sounds like a win-win.


Are you looking for a website where you can find companies looking for professional service providers to work with on different assignments? You can find projects in various categories, so there are bound to be plenty of projects that interest you and that you’re qualified to take on. After you sign up to work on the platform, many opportunities will open up to you. is one online remote working platform you should check out.

5. SimplyHired

Are you looking for a job board where businesses post opportunities for freelancers? One option is SimplyHired. Instead of having to scour the internet in search of remote work opportunities, you can visit SimplyHired to find a bunch of freelance positions organized by category. You can also use the site to research companies you’re interested in working with. You can find out about the salaries, benefits, and what the companies are all about.


These are five examples of online platforms that can help you begin your work-from-home career or pick up more jobs to supplement your income. It’ll take hard work and determination, but it’s possible to transition from working in an office someplace to a home office or wherever you wish to ply your trade as a remote independent contractor.

Imagine being able to eliminate the rush hour commute to and from work. When you start to work from home and stay off the busy roads, you’ll reduce your fuel consumption, lower harmful emissions, and lower your risks of getting involved in car accidents. You’ll probably wonder why you waited so long to make a change.