List of freelancer marketplaces, on-demand remote work networks and similar services

February 8, 2014 15:56 CEST, under Up2staff category
last updated Feb 27th, 2015 23:47 CEST

This post is an aggregate of our efforts to map the freelancer marketplaces, on-demand remote work networks and similar services. The table below will be updated continually. Each row with a link leads to the service page with detailed info (where available - also including specific notes with more coverage).

2 types of services are covered from the process point of view:

  • OnlineSourcing (buyers engaging with specific  individuals, teams) .. called Direct in the table below
  • CrowdSourcing (buyers engaging with human cloud via computer service or managed service) .. called Crowd in the table below

service name alexa rank api exists service type alexa links service status
SamaSource 312175 on-demand Crowd 453 Live
oDesk 534 Yes Direct 5843 Live
Elance 581 Yes Direct 8261 Live
Utest 47727 No Crowd 850 Live
Guru 6224 No Direct 3638 Live
Freelancer 1149 Yes Direct 27465 Live
BizReef 1031133 No Direct 77 Live
Joomlancers 194227 No Direct 306 Live
TranslatorsCafe 20334 No Direct 1976 Live
MechanicalTurk 4749 Yes Crowd 1144 Live
Fiverr 349 No Direct 37435 Live
99designs 2634 No Direct 5324 Live
Blur 56305 No Direct 295 Live
MobileWorks 1388820 Yes Crowd 102 Dead
CloudCrowd 2147483647 No Crowd 310 Dead
CloudCrowd-Servio 14690341 No Crowd 54 Dead
Mob4hire 664372 Yes Crowd 120 Live
TopCoder 17534 No Direct 2139 Live
Trada 214813 No Crowd 293 Live
ProofreadingPal 723022 No Crowd 39 Live
ClickWorker 51078 No Crowd 595 Live
Write 106793 No Direct 130 Live
Workio 4644334 No Direct 10 Live
WorkMonk 2147483647 No Direct 78 Dead
CloudSpokes 1323540 No Direct 138 Dead
CloudFactory 348576 No Crowd 194 Live
CrowdSource 39595 No Crowd 185 Live
Project4Hire 201706 No Direct 335 Live
DesignQuote 166673 No Direct 228 Live
FreelanceAuction 4747176 No Direct 61 Live
TranslatorsBase 151976 No Direct 278 Live
FreelanceJobOpenings 307147 No Direct 129 Live
GetACoder 58618 No Direct 931 Live
iFreelance 177479 No Direct 723 Live
ProgrammerMeetDesigner 416090 No Direct 170 Live
InnoCentive 144193 No Direct 1174 Live
ParetoCentral 2147483647 No Direct 23 Dead
CrowdSpring 23847 No Direct 1954 Live
Staff 129883 No Direct 471 Live
Up2staff 2147483647 No Direct 1 Live
FancyHands 40091 No Crowd 304 Live
SpeakerText 809204 Yes Crowd 143 Live
OnForce 161238 No Direct 243 Live
FreelanceWork 12066424 No Direct 24 Live
CastingWords 202576 Yes Crowd 277 Live
Chirpsy 2147483647 No Crowd 4 Live
Humanoid 2917357 No Direct 9 Dead
Swiftly 188877 No Crowd 123 Live
LeadGenius 117599 No Crowd 29 Live
CrowdFlower 6187 Yes Crowd 710 Live
Envato 1216 No Crowd 5505 Live
FreelanceSwitch 250739 No Direct 5319 Dead
WorkFusion 1240961 on-demand Crowd 29 Live
VerbalizeIt 244057 No Crowd 166 Live
Instantly 255970 No Crowd 262 Live
Sooqini 1679865 No Direct 90 Live
Fotolia 1172 Yes Direct 27999 Live
Lambda 4794268 No Direct 11 Dead
SocialAgent 1931743 No Direct 28 Live
XPrize 85576 No Direct 2172 Live
Contently 14419 No Direct 2203 Live
MicroWorkers 12392 No Crowd 931 Live
Microtask 1026960 No Crowd 138 Live
Kaggle 27090 No Crowd 1484 Live


Stay tuned for the updates using our feeds. You are most welcome to send us a note (using the form below) in case there is a service you know and it is not covered here or you have anything to add or comment on.

* Alexa data in the table are from: 04 Jan 2015
* The green, red and black arrows represent overall trend of the indicator


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