Different Types of Freelance Marketplace

Different Types of Freelance Marketplace

Freelancing has become one of the most ongoing trends nowadays and many people are resigning from there jobs to just start freelancing we have some articles on freelancing if you are new here and want to learn to freelance.

We will suggest you go to those articles. Coming back to our topic we will first go through what is freelancing and then we will carry on the rest of the topic that we have to discuss so let’s start.

What is Freelancing

Freelance (sometimes spelled free-lance or free lance), freelancer, and freelance worker, are terms commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.


Now if we want to define this in simple words we will say that freelancing is a profession in which you are boss of your own you don’t have to answer your boss or to work from 9 to 5.

Read Also: How Freelancers Earn Money Using Freelance Market-Place.

In Freelancing, you just have to put your services and you just have to deal with the clients that contact you and you take projects from them and in return they pay you. In a simple way, there is no third-party b/w you and you and your clients.

Now that we have defined what is freelancing let’s move on to our main topic that is how many types of the freelance marketplace there are.

Types of Freelancer Marketplace

There are 2 Types of Freelance Marketplace that are.

  1. Traditional Freelance MarketPlace
  2. Non-traditional Freelance Market Place

Now we will discuss each of the marketplaces separately one by one. So we can understand how both these marketplace work and which marketplace suits you better.

Traditional Marketplace

biggest traditional marketplace

Some of the best and most famous marketplace like upwork,freelance.com or guru.com are traditional marketplace because in these websites there are different projects posted by the client and freelancers from the different countries bid on these projects.

Biding means that I will do this work in x-days and I will charge you y-bucks and that is how the clients choose the best man to do his project and after he completes the project the freelancer is paid by the one who has posted the project.

Some of the main key factors that the client will look in the bidder profile are its specifications, time of delivery what are reviews of other people and in this type of marketplace your profile matters a lot but in some cases, you can get a project with a new profile.

here is the list of best traditional freelancer marketplace.

  • Upwork
  • Guru
  • freelancer.com
  • people per hour
  • Envato studio

Non-traditional Marketplace


There are many Traditional freelancer Marketplace but there is only one Non-traditional freelancer marketplace and that is fiverr.com it has emerged with a different freelancing idea that no one before has ever thought about.

In Fiverr you post a Gig in which you tell about your quality specifications and also set the prize and in how many days you will complete the order the client can also pay you more to get the order before its due date.

And as it has emerged with a new idea it has got special attention from the all the freelancing audience and now it has become the nd biggest freelancer Marketplace after work.it also has bidding system to provide the user with both choices.

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