How to Make Money Freelancing and 9 Websites to Do It

Making money freelancing online is about finding something you can do that you're an expert in or someone else doesn't want to do. Simple as that, almost.

Freelancing is just another way of saying running your own business. You market your service through different sources, agree on contract terms and perform your work for clients. 

Making money freelancing online can happen in several ways, from direct communication through your website or one of the platforms listed here.  


Elance bills itself as “The World's Leading Site for Online Work,” but most sites have a similar claim to fame. There are 27,539 jobs posted currently across eight categories, from IT & Programming to Legal. is a great site for design and marketing jobs. For freelancers, it's a great break from the traditional bid-down strategy, where the lowest bidder usually gets the project. 


Udemy isn't necessarily a freelancer site but a great place to launch your side hustle in video courses. Freelance for more than a few months, and you will start building some fundamental expertise in your field. is a freelancer website I've started using more over the last couple of months. Freelancers offer “gigs” for $5, including limited services, but then try to upsell into more services for more money.

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