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Top 5 Global Freelancing Platforms

If you have an entrepreneurial mind, you’re probably always on the lookout for new business opportunities. Why not consider freelancing? It’s a great way to start your own gig and can be a lot of fun, too. But not all freelancing platforms are created equal. So which one should you choose?

What Is Freelancing?

Freelancing is a type of work where you are self-employed and are not necessarily committed to a single employer long-term. It can be a great way to get start your career, or to make some extra money on the side. There are a lot of different freelance opportunities out there, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for before you start.

Although freelancing is a great option for both companies and individuals looking to freelance, getting started with freelancing can be easier said than done. As of today, there are hundreds of freelance websites and sometimes it can be quite tricky to find good and profitable projects.

Native Teams does not offer freelancing or remote jobs, we are a platform offering different payment solutions as well as an Employer of Record service.

But to help you as much as we can, we decided to create a list of the 5 top global freelancing platforms where you can find great jobs (or high-quality freelancers).

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Top 5 Global Freelancing Platforms We Love

There are a growing number of freelancing platforms out there, but the top 5 are: UpWork, Freelancer, Guru, PeoplePerHour, and Fiverr. Each platform has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to do your research before choosing one.


UpWork is a one of the most popular freelancing platforms that connect freelancers with businesses all over the world. It was created in 2015 when two of the most popular freelance platforms, Elance and ODesk, merged. UpWork has over 12 million registered freelancers and 4 million registered businesses.


Fiverr is a freelance platform that connects freelancers with businesses to complete short-term tasks or projects. You can offer different services as a freelancer aka gigs. Fiverr gigs have a basic starting price of $5, hence the name Fiverr. People sell anything on Fiverr from voice-overs to logo designs, website development and much more.

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As per Collins English Dictionary, a “guru” is “a recognized leader”, and that’s exactly what Guru is all about. It’s a freelancing platform created for true leaders in the industry. But how does the platform make sure to get the industry leaders? They handpick all freelancers who work on their platform to make sure what their skills and eligibility are.


PeoplePerHour, popularly known as PPH is relatively small when compared to other similar platforms. However, their major goal is empowerment. They try to empower you to do what you love doing as a freelancer. The platform also comes with a suite of other useful and relevant features that help you excel in your business.

As a freelancer on PeoplePerHour, you can access tools such as invoicing, proposal review, and the platform even has its own messenger app.

Freelancer was one of the first freelancing sites ever to enter the market. To this day, it is still one of the best freelancing websites with over 20 million signed up users, both freelancers and clients. The platform has many great features including accounting and invoicing directly to your clients. also hosts awesome contents where the freelancers get to compete to win awesome projects or clients.

In conclusion, those 5 are our favourite freelancing platforms and the ones our team members have used before. There are of course many more great freelancing platforms out there for both freelancers, who are looking for new projects or companies who want to hire freelancers.

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Are You Freelacing And Want To Become Properly Employed In Your Country?

With our Employer of Record service, you can easily get properly employed in your own country while you keep on working for different clients.. You will get an official employment status with a contract that abides by your country’s laws and regulations. You will be able to set your own salary, pay social contributions such as health insurance or pension and have your taxes deducted. Furthermore, you will be employed in the same way as you would be if you would work for your local employer.

Want to learn more about the perks of becoming properly employed with Native Teams? Check out 5 Reasons Why Freelancers Decide To Be Properly Employed With Native Teams.

Are you not working as a freelancer yet but you want to start with your own freelancing career? Check our blog post on How To Become A Freelancer In 2022.

Sign up for Native Teams today, explore all of our packages and get familiar with what Native Teams is all about!

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