Your company needs to change its brand and you need a competent graphics designer. Someone recommends Upwork, but another tells you Fiverr is better. You are in urgent need of writers for your blog but you can’t seem to decide the best place to look for freelance writers. Your friend suggests Fiverr but another one tells you Upwork is much better! Anytime you try to find a place to get competent freelancers, these names always seem to pop up and no one ever seems to know which one is better! Well today, we will find out. So, if you are searching for a place to get competent freelancers or you want to begin your freelancing career and you can’t seem to decide between these two platforms, sit back and relax, let’s get started.
First, we will examine Upwork and talk about what this platform has to offer.
A couple of years back, two popular freelancing platforms Elance and oDesk decided to merge, forming Upwork. According to them, Upwork is a platform built for top companies and businesses to find top talents and professionals with the right skills needed for a job. With over 12 million registered freelancers and more than 5 million clients, Upwork gets up to 3 million job posts per year and more than $1 billion in revenue.
How to get started
To get started on Upwork, all you need to do is create an account, and depending on what you are looking for, the Upwork algorithms will highlight the best freelancers for you. Depending on what you want, you can also decide to search for competent freelancers or post a job, so freelancers can bid on it. For freelancers, getting started on Upwork is a bit more difficult. Once you create an account, you’ll have to wait until your account is reviewed and approved by their team before you can get started.
Then once your account is approved, you can start searching for projects and reply to client jobs post. As a beginner, it’ll be harder to get projects as your chances of getting hired depends mostly on how you performed in previous projects, something a beginner does not have.
Ease of use
Upwork is easy to use especially if you are a client looking to hire freelancers for your project. You can easily create a job post, send, and receive your files in a secured environment without having to worry about harmful or malicious malware. You can also easily share your feedback to the freelance and provide them with the necessary information needed. And as for payments, you only pay for jobs after you’ve approved them.
As a freelancer though, Upwork is a bit more difficult. You will experience the struggles of bidding for jobs and trying your best to grow on the platform while trying your best to stand out from competition. Upwork does not make it very easy for freelancers that are just starting, but over time, you can slowly build your reputation and grow on the platform.
Like Upwork, Fiverr is a popular platform where you can easily buy and sell services. Today Fiverr is one of the largest marketplaces where you can easily purchase digital services from largely available gigs of up to 3 million offered by individual freelancers and professional teams.
Fiverr originally started with each gig costing $5, but later removed the $5 price limit in 2014. With both professional and quality freelancers available to get your job done, Fiverr will make your projects much easier to complete.
How to get started
As a client, you can easily create an account and then search for a particular service you need. You’ll then have to choose from different available freelancers depending on the feedback you see, and the quality of the freelancer’s work. As a freelancer, you can also easily create an account, add the services you offer with images, descriptions, and videos to talk about what you can provide to the client.
Ease of Use
Fiverr is very easy to use if you are a client looking for professional freelancers. You can easily search for the services you need help with and then choose from thousands of professional freelancers that offer that service. You can also post a request in a section of the platform and get professional freelancers to send offers to you. As a freelancer, Fiverr makes the process much easier. Unlike Upwork where you have to bid for jobs, on Fiverr, you can easily set up a gig talking about the services you offer and interested clients will purchase from you. You can also send offers to requests posted by clients in search of a specific freelancer for a project.
Upwork and Fiverr provides amazing features and services that makes them stand out from all other freelancing platforms. But compared to each other, Fiverr is the clear winner. With easy to use features and the approach that they use, they make it very easy for both Clients and freelancers to get started on their platform. And with thousands of professional freelancers offering unique services on Fiverr, you can easily get your project completed with them.