When you need work completed, post a job in our marketplace. Then freelancers can find you and you can interview them. To post your job, go to Jobs > Post a Job. You’ll be asked a series of questions to make sure you include all the important details freelancers need.
Key items to consider
- The scope of work. Include as many details as possible for potential freelancers to consider. What exactly do you need done? Will the freelancer need to be skilled in any special technology or system?
- The project’s deadline. When does the work need to be done? Is this a one-time project or an ongoing relationship?
- Your budget. How much is this job worth to you? Do you prefer to pay per hour (hourly contracts) or a set amount for the whole job or per deliverable (fixed-price contracts)? (Read more below.)
- How to pay. You must add and verify a billing method before you can hire a freelancer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, check out this article containing a guide to each section of the job post.
Check out 5 Tips to Determine How Much You Should Pay. In general, the more experience a freelancer needs to have or the more specialized their skillset, the more you should be expecting to pay for your project. If you pay by the hour the job post form will show you estimated rate ranges for different experience levels (based on jobs in your category) and doesn’t require you to have a set budget in mind. Paying a fixed price allows you to suggest a price for the specified work, but we can’t offer you any estimated budget ranges since the cost is based on the scope of your project.
- Hourly: Billed weekly, automatically, based on the verifiable hours your freelancer works. Options include setting a limit on hours per week or adding a flat weekly payment on top of hours.
- Fixed-price: Pay the freelancer as you receive the work. You control the frequency and size of payments. Initial deposit collected at the time of hiring.
Yes, if you’re a U.S. client looking for exclusively U.S.-based freelancers. Choose “Only freelancers in the U.S. can apply” on the job post form.
Alternatively, you can use the location drop-down to specify a region or write more specific location needs in your job description (like a country, state, or city). These alternatives help freelancers know if they’re right for you, but your job will still technically be accessible to freelancers everywhere.
You can add or remove any location preferences or U.S.-only restrictions even after the job post is live if you change your mind.
The issue might be something you said—or didn’t say. These tips can help you improve your job post to make it easier for freelancers to find and harder to overlook.
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