CloudDevs is a tech talent platform offering pre-vetted freelance developers and designers for hire. It boasts a 8000+ talent pool of elite senior developers and designers from Europe and Latin America. Unlike Toptal, their highly vetted senior talent is matched to the client’s needs and the recruitment procedure is completed within 24 hours.
CloudDevs conducts its whole business remotely, allowing it to keep its overheads low and deliver the best possible pricing to its clients.
CloudDevs charges a flat rate of only $40 per hour and is the only top-ranked Toptal alternative to provide this pricing without compromising on quality.
Andela is a crowdsourcing site catering to African developers. To assure quality, they have a rigorous verification process and only hire the top 2% of candidates. It caters to over 110 countries spread across 6 different continents.
They strive to maintain quality and you are able to get the team you desire, regardless of its size. It is the ideal platform for a collection of little projects. However if you plan to develop a long-term relationship with your developers, then you need to consider using Toptal.
Andela does not have a flat rate but costs around the same price as Toptal. The hourly rate for an average developer will range from $70-$200+.
Fiverr is an Israeli online marketplace for freelance services. It hosts low cost providers from across the globe. It is the platform that propagated the concept of hiring freelancers based on orders.
It offers a wide pool of freelance developers. Almost anyone can create a Fiverr seller profile and offer themselves as a freelancer. There’s no verification process to filter out the candidates, so there’s no guarantee of the quality of work.
Fiverr is best suited for small tasks, while the long-term projects are rather dealt with by Toptal.
You always know what you’ll pay upfront and there aren’t any hourly rates, just project-based pricing. Your payment isn’t released until you approve of the work being produced. Typically the prices range from $5 to $995.
Gun.io is an invitee only network, dedicated solely to the recruitment of elite software developers. The vetting process consists of in-depth interviews to assess the abilities of the candidate. Based on customised recommendation, it matches developers with clients through a quick matching procedure.
Gun.io offers a refund guarantee if you’re unsatisfied with their work. However, the only hitch is that its entire workforce consists of only software developers.
Its hourly rates range from $75-$150 per hour.
Freelancer is a widely used crowdsourcing and freelance workplace to hire freelancers for a variety of projects. This can involve creating a simple logo or even a complete website. It offers by far the largest pool of quality freelancers, which accumulates to over 50 million. You can find the ideal professional for your project by browsing samples of previous work and reading through profile reviews.
Freelancer’s talented team helps you find the best freelancer and provides you with technical co-pilots to manage the project. Using its time tracker and mobile app, you can track the progress of your project.
You receive obligation free quotes and 80% of the projects get bid on within 60 seconds. Once it’s completed, you may pay if you’re only 100% satisfied with the quality of the work.
Freelancer’s pricing plans range from $0.99 – $59.95/mo, depending on the plan.