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Online Marketplace and freelance options

Sky Families has compiled a list of companies that offer opportunities to work for yourself as a freelancer or just picking up odd jobs. There are some well known ones and a number of lesser known companies to suit people with a specific skill set or others who are just looking for an opportunity to pick up some extra cash. 

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Fiverr logo

Fiverr® is the world’s largest marketplace for services. A service offered on Fiverr is called a Gig®.

Buyers pay Fiverr for orders in advance. Sellers keep 80% of each Gig they sell and successfully deliver. For example, each $5 Gig you sell and successfully deliver, accredits your account with a net revenue of $4. Fiverr accredits sellers once an order is completed.

Fiverr® provides a wide range of both skilled and unskilled categories for you to offer your services.

Click here to visit the Fiverr website

Upwork logo

Upwork is a great place to find more clients, and to run and grow your own freelance business. On Upwork, you run your own business and choose your own clients and projects. Clients post jobs in hundreds of skill categories.

Clients seek a wide variety of available projects across multiple categories. Search here to see all job categories and find available projects.

Click here to visit the Upwork website

guru logo

Create a profile and define the freelance services you want to offer. Employers will find you by these services when they search for freelancers to hire. Search and apply for jobs that interest you, in any category. Guru enable you to showcase previous work you’ve completed to back up your proposals. They also provide Job Matches daily so you don’t miss out on an opportunity.

Click here to visit the Guru website

freelancer logo

Freelance is an online freelancer and marketing platform. Freelancers representing every technical, professional and creative field post their skills and abilities and clients either select the freelancer they wish to work with, or post a job for freelancers to apply for.

Click here to visit the Freelancer website

Freelancer Local is suitable for jobs which require the person carrying out the task to be present in person. e.g. photography, house cleaning, moving furniture etc.

Click here to visit the Freelancer Local website

Scoopshot Pro is a new service for professional photographers. With Scoopshot Pro, you can receive photo assignments from the media based on your location.

The service is completely free for photographers to join.

Click here to visit the Scoopshot website

99 Designs logo

99designs is the world’s leading design contest marketplace, powered by a massive community of designers and business owners. 

Clients write a design brief and name the cash prize for the winning designer. Designers from all over the globe can submit their design that meets the brief. The client then chooses the ones they like best and give feedback and direction to the designers to refine the design. 

Once they have a favourite design, they choose a competition winner. If you win the competition you then transfer the copyright for the design to the client. Once that's done, 99designs will credit the prize to your account. 

Once you’ve received the credits, you can transfer the money into your account using Payoneer, Paypal or Skrill.

99designs allows you to choose which contests you pitch for and when giving you flexibility in your hours.

Click here to visit the 99designs website

Australia & New Zealand

Helping Logo

Helping is an online platform to locate and book cleaners. It is currently operating in Melbourne and Sydney.

You can register as a cleaner, earn from $23.30/hour and set your own schedule. 

Click here to visit the Helping website

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Airtasker is a platform which allows people to post tasks they would like someone else to complete for them. There are hundreds of categories for people to post tasks in. Some are online and others in person.

Choose the tasks that you would like to complete for the people that you’re happy to work with. You’re in control of your own schedule and creating your flexible work-life balance.

You can get started on completing a task straight away knowing that payment is secured via Airtasker Pay. A Service Fee is automatically included to cover variable insurance and transaction costs.

When completing tasks on Airtasker, you're covered by a $20 million insurance policy placed by Lloyd's approved coverholder Savannah Insurance Agency Pty Ltd.

Airtasker is currently operational in Australia, however they are looking to expand.

Click here to visit the Airtasker website

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Zoom2u is a courier marketplace designed to connect you with customers looking to have their parcel delivered throughout Australia. They operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra, and are expanding their network of coverage across Australia. Joining is free and you have complete flexibility on when you work.

You’ll need to have an iPhone or Android phone to accept bookings, your own registered, roadworthy and reliable mode of transport and a valid state licence. You will also require a clean police record with the Australian Federal Police as they require mandatory police checks.

Click here to visit the Zoom2u website   

Stellar Logo

Stellar Home is an Australian, online booking platform designed for people to outsource home services.

Stellar Home connects people with a wide range of professionals including home cleaning, and laundry services, lawn and garden services, pet and car care, pest control, home beauty and health & fitness. 

You will need a police check, public liability insurance and an ABN number for them to list you on their site.

Click here to visit the Stellar Home website

Ozlance logo

OzLance is a catalyst for clients and Australian and New Zealand Freelancers to create mutually beneficial, equitable freelance working arrangements based on expertise, quality, price and convenience.

OzLance does not charge fees to freelancers.

OzLance currently provides opportunities for freelance writers, translators, mobile application developers, computer programmers, network administrators, website developers, web designers and graphic designers. However they are in the process of expanding their list of occupations.

Click here to visit the Ozlance website

Snappr is a freelance photography agency which matches clients with photographers based on their skill sets. Snappr provide a fixed price service for customers. 

Snappr is an Australian based company which is currently looking for photographers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Hobart, Geelong, Townsville, Cairns, and Darwin.

Click here to visit the Snappr website.

gumtree logo

Gumtree is an online marketplace where people post both virtual and in person tasks and jobs. 

You can also use Gumtree as a way to sell items to earn some extra income.

Click here to visit the Gumtree website                             

North America and Canada

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Accutran Global provide work paid in both Canadian and US Dollars for realtime captioning, woicewriting, transcription and scoping. While it is a work from home position, the hours they require the work done is fairly specific and the workload varies significantly throughout the year. 

Pay is by the word and ranges from $0.004/word to $0.0055/word based on turnaround time. To calculate this on an audio per-minute basis, multiply by an average of 140 words a minute.

Click here to visit the AccuTran Global company website

Snappr is a freelance photography agency which matches clients with photographers based on their skill sets. Snappr provide a fixed price service for customers. 

Snappr is an Australian based company however they are currently looking for photographers in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles.

Click here to visit the Snappr website