Freelancer-Platforms

An introduction to the freelance-platforms presented here you find at the Freelancer-Starting Page.

freelancermap is an open market place for highly qualified freelancers, self-employed persons, and small enterprises. It is active since 2005. Currently, there are about 7.500 projects available. Each year, they provide a study about the freelancer market in the DACH (DE, AT, CH) Region – Download Freelancer-Compass in German.

Interesting for: Software developers, IT-experts, project managers, interim managers, HR-specialists,…
Registered freelancers:  53.000 active profiles; 194.000 registered users
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers: free to  € 49,- per month Status: 2019-09

UnitedInterim operates as a specialized provider platform for interim managers, focusing on the DACH region. A clear differentiator is the extensive quality assurance, which is compulsory. This includes professional expertise as well as the personality of the interim manager. The goal is to synchronize the interim manager with client projects to allow the best possible success of the project. There are substantial resources for interim managers to design their careers.

Interesting for:  Qualified interim managers of all disciplines
Registered freelancers:  > 1.000
Typical project volume: Several months; daily fees typically from € 1.000,-
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Case studies can be presented.
Costs for freelancers: € 9,90 for 125,- per month; € 150,- one-time fee for quality assurance.
Status: 2020-02

Das Auge exists since 1997 and links creative professionals. There are freelance and job offers. There is a swap shop. A multitude of other resources completes the picture.

Interesting for: designers, photographers, stylists, Multi-Media specialists. Registered freelancers:  92.000
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers:  none
Status: 2019-09

twago refers to itself as Europe’s leading project platform for freelancers. 500.000 professional service providers use is it to find contracts. Currently, there are about 150.000 projects with a volume of  € 667.749.850,- available. Payment is facilitated via the twago escrow account (twage-SafePay).

Interesting for:  Webdesigner, programmer, graphic designers, text writers, bloggers, translators, ghostwriters, marketers, sales specialists, video producers, administrators,…
Registered freelancers: 280.966 programmers, 100.345 App developers, 207.379 designers, 80.276 translators, 66.896 texter
Typical project volume:: < € 2.000,-
Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers:  none
Status: 2019-09

Hallo Freelancer is a service from XING and has 450.000 Freelancers, who use the service.  IntelligentMatch™  is used as a technology to link project suppliers and freelancers.

Interesting for:  Designers, IT-specialists, consultants, interim manager Registered freelancers:  450.000
Typical project volume:  n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers:  none
Status: 2019-09

Freelance.de was founded in 2007. Each week there are about 1500 new projects published. Expert members can have checked their personal data and have them presented quality assured. Projects are typically done at the clients location. Online offers are in the minority.

Interesting for: SAP consultants, web developer, IT experts, engineers and technicians, designers, developer, interim manager.
Registered freelancers: 140.500 (57.000 currently on display)
Typical project volume: several months
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers: Basic free; expert € 17,-  per month
Status: 2019-09

Gulp mediates projects and jobs since 1996 and is part of the Randstad-Group. Currently, there are about 1.100 jobs and 950 project positions available. The website has a calculator for hourly rates that links to the projects. Software developers earn an average of about € 85,-, management consultants and trainer € 100,-. These are average results for the DACH region. In Germany, the rates are below the average in Austria and Switzerland above it.

Interesting for: Software developers, consultants, trainer
Registered freelancers: 6.900 Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers: none
Status: 2019-09

Projektwerk is active since 1999. The projects and jobs vary but most are in IT or engineering.

Interesting for: IT-experts, SAP specialists,  PHP developer, software- and hardware developer, engineering project specialists.
Registered freelancers:  25.000
Typical project volume: n.a.; typical hourly rate between € 80,- and € 120,-
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers: From € 0,- to € 150,- per months
Status: 2019-09

4Scotty deals primarily with jobs in software and IT, but has offers for other freelancers in Germany since 2014. There are jobs that can be done remote too.

Interesting for: Software developer and IT-experts
Registered freelancers: n.a.
Typical project volume:  no projects; jobs only.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers:  none
Status: 2019-09

Work Genius is active in Europe and the USA. The matching between project and freelancer is automated.

Interesting for:  Editors, SEO-experts, translators, graphic designers, programmers, data recorders, researchers, students.
Registered freelancers:  350.000
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers:  none; payment via Hyperwallet
Status: 2019-09

Honeypot was founded in 2015 and is a tech-focused platform active in Germany, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. The local focus is on big cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Köln, Stuttgart, Munich, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Eindhoven, and London. More than 1.500 companies make use of the platform.

Interesting for: Software developers, IT-experts, data scientists, CTOs, quality assurance specialists: They do quality assurance with freelancers such as referrals and background checks. There is a coding challenge for programmers without extensive referrals.
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers:  none; companies pay 30% of the Freelancer as a fee
Status: 2019-09

ONANDOFFER is an active connecting online-platform for people coming from the communications and creative industries. It is active since 2018.

Interesting for: Professionals coming from the communications and creative industries.
Registered freelancers: 670 (available) Typical project volume: n.a. Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers:  none; companies pay € 10,- per accepted contact
Status: 2019-12

Fiverr is one of the largest freelancer market places globally. Since the end of 2018, it is with a German-language portal online. Globally over 40 Millionen orders were fulfilled. There are over 200 supplier categories.

Interesting for: graphic designers & designers, digital marketing specialists, text writers & translators, video & animation specialists, music & audio creative specialists, programmer & developer,…
Registered freelancers: n.a.
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer can present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers: registration is free, 20% of the project honorarium stay with Fiverr.
Status: 2019-09

Metajob operates Websites für Germany and Austria. The portal aggregates jobs from companies, job exchanges, recruiters and Internet search portals. Freelancers are a specific job-category. Currently, there are about 20.000 offers for Germany and 1.500 for Austria available.

Interesting for: Freelancers in general
Typical project volume: n.a. Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer. Costs for freelancers: none Status: 2019-09

SimplyHired is a globally operating job exchange that went online in 2003. The site aggregates job offers from thousands of websites and Internet job exchanges. The search is done by the country.

Interesting for: Freelancers in general
Registered freelancers: no registration possible
Typical project volume: n.a.
Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers: none
Status: 2019-09

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an Amazon crowd service which is an expression of the gig-economy and active since 2010. “Requesters” and “gig workers” are linked supported by Artificial Intelligence. The service operates globally and services are delivered online. Prices are established in global competition. Freelancers of the DACH region are in direct competition with those from Asia or Africa which often operate on a completely cost basis.  

Interesting for:  Gig workers
Registered freelancers: n.a.
Typical project volume: n.a.;  The median of the income is USD 2,- per hour; 4% earn more than USD 7,25 per hour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Mechanical_Turk
Presentation: The freelancer cannot present himself/herself and his/her offer.
Costs for freelancers: registration is free, 20% of the project fee stay with Amazon Mechanical Turk
Status: 2019-09


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