Upwork Alternatives And Competitors


Upwork has been in the market for over 10 years. It has a huge database of freelancers spread across a range of over 50 verticals. A few of these would be freelance developers, designers, writers and video editors. It doesn’t offer a screening of developers. Instead you can interview potential fits for your job, negotiate rates and only pay when you approve of the work being provided.

Upwork operates on a bidding system, where developers bid their lowest price for a project. Compared to Toptal, it is a cost-effective option for short-term and one-off tasks. You are offered 24/7 customer support to smoothen the process.


Both fixed and hourly rate models are available. The average rates of  developers can start from $8-$15/hr and go up to $200/hr.

1. CloudDevs

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2. freelancer.com

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3. Fiverr

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4. TaskRabbit

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5. Toptal

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6. Remoteok.io

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