Top Fiverr Alternatives

If you’ve ever bought links or content before, you’ve probably heard of Fiverr before. It is one of the largest marketplace for freelancers out there, but there are many other options that are better and also safer. 

In today’s article, we’re looking at some of the best Fiverr alternatives that you should consider — for different jobs and for working with better professionals. As you might know, Fiverr prices can be very affordable, but that also means that you may not find the best people for the job. Read on to find out more!

Note: this is an article addressed to business owners or entrepreneurs looking to hire, but freelancers might also get some value out of the list we’ve put together. 

Top Alternatives to Fiverr

Upwork

This is by far one of the largest and also one of the higher end alternatives to Fiverr that exists these days. While it has become more challenging for writing and translation freelancers to join, since there is such a large pool of such professionals already on Upwork, the platform makes it very easy for entrepreneurs to find top talent. 

What makes it stand out from the crowd is the fact that it is super safe. While it might have hefty commissions for freelancers, which can be a drawback, the payments are protected by the network, so everyone’s covered.

There are no fees for entrepreneurs once they find someone to work with, so at least there’s that. Lots of jobs can be found here, from programming and design to blogging, social media, and online marketing in general. 

Guru

Although not as well-known as Upwork or Fiverr, Guru might also be worthy of your consideration. The company is known for its reliability and outstanding reputation. It’s been around since before the 2000s, so the brand has had enough time to perfect their platform. 

Both buyers and sellers are protected by Guru, so in case you run into any issue with the freelancer you are working with, you may be able to get your money back. The internal system enables fast and safe payments, so you do not have to worry about anything in that sense.

While we couldn’t find any info as to whether Guru has a mobile app, they do have a pretty nifty messaging system that works perfectly on any browser, even on mobile devices. 

Toptal

This is the place to go to if you really are looking for the ‘creme de la creme’ of freelancers out there. The platform takes a lot of pride out of separating the wheat from the chaff, meaning recruiting only the best professionals that work online these days.

Apparently, Toptal gets rid of up to 97% of the applications it receives on a daily basis, selecting only 2-3% out of the entire pool of talent that tries to create an account on the platform. 

It’s also worth noting that they have an internal algorithm that can match employers with employees very quickly, so you can save a lot of time on that. While this is one of the best alternatives to Fiverr for business owners, it might not be the same for beginning freelancers — as they can easily get their application rejected. 

Freelancer.com

This is yet another good option especially if you’ve been trying to find some good content writers whose services do not cost a fortune. There are over forty million individuals using the platform at this time, making it one of the top Fiverr alternatives out there. 

The nice thing about Freelancer, although it’s also pretty crowded and suffocated by cheap writers, is that the jobs and projects are categorized in more than several hundred categories — which means you can get as detailed as you want in your listing. 

In case you do not manage to find the right person, a Freelancer.com recruiter can assist you (for a fee). You can also utilize the pretty convenient and user-friendly mobile app that the company has built and tweaked through the years. 

PeoplePerHour

We mentioned PeoplePerHour in many of our previous articles and the truth is that it is one of the more popular options when it comes to buying niche edits, link insertions, and guest posts — especially when putting it side by side with Fiverr. 

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While everything is pretty easy to work with in terms of finding talent and working with freelancers, after testing it, we’d say that the website needs a serious re-design. It looks like something taken straight out of the 1990s, at the start of the Internet. 

When it comes to alternatives for Fiverr for design, this one may be good if you’re looking for basic stuff — but save the more serious stuff for the likes of 99designs, Upwork, or Outsourcely. 

Truelancer

This one is similar to Upwork in many ways, in that you are not going to stumble upon a myriad of identical listings coming from freelancers here. You will have to do the grunt work and post the project yourself and then review all of the applicants. 

There are quite a bit of professionals using Truelancer, though, which means that you basically gain access to a large pool of people you may want to be working with at one point. 

As a person hiring someone to do a job, you can actually request a sample from the freelancer you may be interested in. This is another platform that charges the workers and not the prospective employers, so if you are a business owner, you have nothing to worry about in this sense. 

Outsourcely

If you want one of the alternatives to Fiverr that looks and feels good and that can also match you with the right freelancers, you’ve come to the right place. Outsourcely is one of the top choices you now have available. 

Ever since it came to be, back in 2014, it’s been one of the top competitors of larger platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr. You’re not going to come across project gigs here as you would on Fiverr, though, so you will need to post the listings yourself. 

The aspect that sets it aside from many of the other options that we have showcased in this post is the fact that it is not focused on short-term jobs. 

Therefore, if you are actually looking for someone to hire for a part-time or full-time position, even remotely and without handling the hassle of the hire in your country, Outsourcely should be right up your alley. If not, this is not the best match for you. 

Gigbucks

This one is by far the top Fiverr SEO alternatives in the sense that it’s pretty much organized in the same way. As a freelancer, you need to create a listing that’s as appealing as possible and that gets you noticed and also gets you orders. 

As an employer, you do not have to post any project and there are no costs for you whatsoever. You simply find the person you are searching for using the search system that’s conveniently available on the platform. 

For short-term gigs, we’d say that this is probably your best bet if for some reason or the other, you cannot use Fiverr right now. Freelancers are charged 20% out of the value of every order, which is exactly the amount that Fiverr asks for, too. 

FreeUp

Creating a listing on this website is completely free of charge, which makes it a fairly good choice for startups and entrepreneurs managing small e-commerce businesses, for example. 

There’s really nothing negative to add with regard to FreeUp in that both the freelancers they have on there and the employers that use the platform seem to be quite satisfied with the service. 

And the main reason for that is the fact that FreeUp does a background check on every freelancer that submits an application — so if that person doesn’t exist or has engaged in some shady activity, they have zero chance of joining this freelancing platform. That, in turn, means that entrepreneurs can’t work with bad freelancers. 

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99designs

If you need some type of design work done, whether that be for actual physical products, infographics, or anything related to online marketing, we’d say that this is the best place to go to. 99designs works with the top freelancers out there.

Like Upwork and Outsourcely, it functions on a project-based model, which means that you will have to do some amount of work to create a listing and describe what you are looking for. 

The nice thing about 99designs is that the platform has a rather effective algorithm, so it matches you with some of the designers that match your requirements. It also suggests the job you have posted to these freelancers, making the hassle on your end minimal. 

SEO Clerks

When it comes to the top Fiverr SEO alternatives, you should definitely consider this one. Here, you can find anything from backlinks to PBNs, guest posts on truly authoritative websites, and more. Other categories that range from app development to online marketing and ghostwriting are also available, so the network isn’t solely focused on SEO. 

The nice thing about this option is that as an employer, you can filter out the gigs based on several different factors, such as level of experience, price, skills, and more. 

Much like Fiverr, SEO Clerks also uses a system where they categorize freelancers based on the reviews (or likes, in this case) they may have received from past employers. 

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FlexJobs

More than 5,000 serious companies now use FlexJobs to work with talent that they might otherwise have had no access to. There are more than 30,000 available jobs at the time we’re writing this, so the opportunities for the freelancers themselves are quite generous, too.

The gigs are categorized as per several dozens of categories, so you can find whatever you might be searching for with as little time and effort as possible. We’d say that the platform’s reliability is what recommends it as a good Fiverr alternative. 

Zeerk

This one is specifically designed for people looking for micro-jobs — both for employers and for freelancers. Most gigs are categorized based on activity, meaning social media marketing, writing and SEO, reviews, audio and music, graphics and design, programming, software, lifestine, as well as gaming. 

Most of the projects you will find here are extremely affordable, so we’d say that this makes a good choice for people who are on a tight budget. There are folks that offer a variety of services, some of which are quite dubious — Instagram followers, likes, watch times, reviews on Facebook, and more. 

CloudPeeps

This one resembles what Upwork and Outsourcely have to offer, in that you are not going to stumble upon any micro-job listings here. Even though it might not be as well-known as some of the bigger platforms, there are several thousands of freelancers using it at this time. 

What’s interesting about this site is that as a prospective employer, you do not even have to create an account — you can simply use the right page and create your job listing and then get in touch with freelancers in a jiffy. 

Hubstaff Talent

Since posting a job on this platform is also completely free, you should definitely give it a go, especially if you manage a small website and you aren’t looking forward to spending your hard-earned cash on any fees. 

The rates that some of these freelancers ask for are super low, with lots of successful individuals asking for anything between $5 and $20 per hour. Given how challenging it can be for people to find good content writers, we’d say that those prices are amazing. 

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Servicescape

There’s not too much to add with regard to this Fiverr alternative in that it can help you get the job done, and quickly. You can also be matched with plenty of successful professionals in multiple domains, ranging from editing to web design. 

In this case, too, you will have to post a project yourself instead of searching for gigs that freelancers have created in the past. From what we’ve gathered, Servicescape doesn’t charge clients any types of fees — but we assume that the same rule does not apply to freelancers. 

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Craig Campbell

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