Sunday, July 24, 2016

10 Freelance Job Sites For Filipino Freelancers

Freelancers are continuously in the look out for opportunities and potential business. To many of us who've been getting their freelance gigs from Upwork, admit it, many are disappointed with the new policies and practices that are rolled out. When companies--whether that is in a corporate setting or in the freelance world--start to lose that certain culture we got acquainted into at the very beginning, our interest slowly decline. Though that doesn't necessarily mean we are giving it up, it's either we adapt or we find ways of releasing most of our energy and effort to something worthwhile.

Recently, I find myself spending more time looking at other freelance job sites and among other sites that I would uncover opportunities. I am still with Upwork though, I still have several contracts with the platform. Never did I planned to end my relationship with the site. It is where I started and I believe that as long as it is giving me opportunities, I will never cut my ties.

If you are one of those Filipino freelancers who are also looking for their next freelance gig or remote work outside the Upwork platform, let me share these 10 sites in terms of popularity, size, personal familiarity and social mentions. Most of these sites allows you to post your profile and let you search for freelance opportunities.

1. is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. We connect over 19,977,335 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. (

2. PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour is a purpose-driven business… everything we do comes back to our purpose, which is to help people start and build their own businesses and live their dream of being independent. More than the what we do, and what we make, what defines us is the impact it has, why it matters to the world and how it makes a difference. (PeoplePerHour Blog)

In the last 3 yeas, they have:
Over 600,000Jobs Posted
Over 150,000 Satisfied Buyers
Over £40,000,000 Earned
In over 188 countries

3. Guru

With 1.5 million registered members, helps businesses connect and work with freelance professionals efficiently and safely. Freelancers market their skills to a global audience and compete for jobs at minimal cost. (Facebook Page - Guru)

4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn may not be a freelance job sites but this is really worth mentioning on top of the list.

You don't need to have a premium account to find jobs on this social media site. You can look for some freelance gigs through their job search function or let recruiters find you. Having a complete profile helps companies find your profile and improve your searchability.

5.  Craigslist

Craigslist is not a freelance job site either but this online classified ad site provide a whole section for jobs. Entrepreneurs and small-sized businesses, both local and international, post their needs for virtual assistance or freelancers.

6.  Jobstreet

If you've experience hunting jobs, I am sure that you know LiNa, she can be quite persistent in sending you job matches. This popular job site in the Philippines also post freelance, part-time and consulting jobs. 

You'll be seeing a lot of posts mostly from 51Talk looking for online teachers. But if you don't love teaching, there are other home-based or remote jobs that might piqued your interest.

This online freelance marketplace is for finding and hiring Filipino virtual assistants and employees. It is founded by John Jonas in Utah who started working home in 2004 and realized the ease of working with Filipino freelancers in 2006.

8.   Remote Staff

Remote Staff hire people located nationally across the entire Philippines, from provincial towns to cities, so long as you meet our minimum Internet speed requirements, speak very good English and are committed to building a long-term career working with our clients. (Remote Staff - About Us)

9.   GoLance

Just launched in June 2015, GoLance looks very promising.

GoLance, according to CEO Michael Brooks, is created to form an independent, flexible, and innovative platform where there is no differentiation between employer or employee. On our platform, we have users and we offer them the best of both worlds without compromise.

10.   Outsourcely

This July, I got an email from Eric Stewart introducing Outsourcely and inviting me to create a profile to receive job offers and interviews.

This new freelance marketplace posts homebased jobs from American employers.

You've probably have other freelance marketplace on mind. If they are not on the list, it doesn't mean they are not worth checking.

Let us not be complacent and get tied up to things we are so used to. Let us keep keep exploring opportunities and hopefully improved our earning capacity.

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