Where to Find High-Paying Freelance Jobs

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Here’s my definitive list on where to find legit home-based jobs that actually pay good money. Ever since I became a slasher, this list is my go-to resource on finding clients and full-time jobs. For Filipinos, many think that there are limited options when working for home (I know someone who thinks that a freelancer automatically equates to being a virtual assistant!) when in fact the opportunities are endless!

This list is specifically for skilled professionals who are looking to find a stable job in the telecommuting industry.

Upwork

Industry: Any
Pros: Tons of legit high-paying jobs to choose from. Payment is guaranteed as long as the client is verified.
Cons: The platform requires a time-tracking software that monitors your screen activity. Also, if you are a new freelancer you don’t get a lot of offers bec clients often choose those that have high ratings.

Freelancer

Industry: Any
Pros: Tons of legit jobs to choose from. Payment is guaranteed as long as the client is verified.
Cons: Timetracking software that monitors your screen activity.

Hubstaff

Industry: Any
Pros: No service fees, no bidding required and the jobs are more stable and long-term.
Cons: You wait for employers to contact you for a job and that can take a while.

Craigslist

Industry: Any
Pros: You interact directly with the client, no middle person or a platform that charges additional fees. (my highest-paying client is something I actually got through Craigslist!)
Cons: There are a lot of scams and you can get victimized if you don’t know how to distinguish between legit and fake ads.

Onlinejobs

Industry: Any
Pros: You interact directly with the client, no middle person or a platform that charges additional fees.
Cons: Not a lot of high-paying offers.

Easyoutsource

Industry: Any
Pros: You interact directly with the client, no middle person or a platform that charges additional fees.
Cons: Not a lot of high-paying offers.

Virtual Staff Finder

Industry: Virtual assistance
Pros: Long term employment.
Cons: N/A (I don’t have any first hand experience with them so I am not sure how their process works)

MyOutdesk

Industry: Appointment setting and virtual assistance
Pros: Long term employment, with health insurance and paid vacation leaves.
Cons: Recruitment process is pretty strict and they ask for a lot of pre-employment requirements.

Virtual Coworker

Industry: Any – but mostly virtual assistance and SEO
Pros: Stable, on-going job. A lot of the job ads are from Australia which means that you work during the day.
Cons: I am not sure why, but I have applied several times before and never got a response from them. But I know some people who are employed through VC so they are legit.

Essays

Industry: Content/Writing
Pros: You can easily grab an article request and start writing immediately.
Cons: Payment is pretty low especially for first-timers.

iWriter

Industry: Content/Writing
Pros: You can easily grab an article request and start writing immediately.
Cons: Clients may reject your work and you don’t get paid. Also, payment is pretty low especially for first-timers.

Civimom

Industry: Transcription
Pros: Flexible work hours, health insurance coverage, fixed monthly pay
Cons: You must maintain a monthly score to be promoted to the guaranteed monthly pay

Design Crowd

Industry: Graphic design
Pros: You can easily grab a design request and start working immediately.
Cons: You submit your work and the client chooses the best one so there is a chance that you don’t get paid for your efforts.

199 Jobs

Industry: Any
Pros: You interact directly with the client, no middle person/platform that charges additional fees.
Cons: You get paid per project and not a good source for a stable job.

Humanatic

Industry: Data entry
Pros: Easy work, only requirement is a valid Paypal account.
Cons: Low pay. Cannot be relied to as a main source of income.

Working Nomads
Jobspresso
The Muse
Remotive
Work from Home Happiness
We Work Remotely

Industry: Any
Pros: High-paying, stable jobs. Rates are really good, sometimes even six figures.
Cons: Jobs from these job portals are available to applicants worldwide so competition is tough. But once you got the job, it’s totally worth it!

Note: This is a working list, I’ll continue to update this post if I discover a new one!

Know a good freelance job site that is not on this list? Let me know by hitting the comments below!

4 Comments
  • Kim

    Reply

    Thanks for this, love. 😉

  • Virtual Coworker

    Reply

    Hi Kat,

    Sorry to hear that you have not received a response from your application. We receive a lot of applications weekly, although we do our best to process everyone it is but human to miss some applicants. (Feeling ko lang natakot sayo ang recruiter at baka sobrang over qualified ka kaya di ka nila ma place..jk) Still, thank you for featuring us in your blog post.

    Permission to share this blog in our social media accounts. Thank you and more power.

    • Kat Antonio

      Sure. Thanks for the feedback (albeit late, haha!). 😉

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