Want to outsource your project ? Want to build up a development team abroad? Want to minimize your project cost without compromising upon quality? Many questions raised when you think to hire a unknown developer remotely . some of the common issues are :

Is i am going to hire the correct team or developer?

How to pay him?

Refund if i am not happy with work quality or freelancer failed to deliver the job.?

In 2016 the number of freelance resources out there has increased as well. I am sharing on top 5 freelance marketplaces.

03. Freelancer.com –  With over millions of freelancer , Freelancer is undisputed No. 1 (in terms of bulkiness and memberships ) marketplace to hire freelancers . But many bidder are not true developers they work as third party . They outsource the projects to India or within India.  But many good freelancers are also there. You will get hundreds of applications on single job. Signup is free , Membership fees varies . Mostly Indian subcontinent freelancers works on this website.

02.Upwork ( Previously elance & Odesk) –  With over millions of freelancers  Upwork (previously oDesk & elance ) offers something for every type of Client . It is very good for all  both short- and long-term projects, hourly or fixed project work and medium level expert-level and entry-level engagements. Upwork offers you full protection , They are very strict over freelancer performance , They offer full refund policy . You can hire multiple freelancer for the same project. You can post job free. Previously they were known as odesk , After odesk , elance join upwork . All freelancers from both websites merged into Upwork making it one of the biggest freelancing market place.

01. Toptal  – Relativity new and smaller ( in terms of number of freelancers) .Toptal is for seasoned, talented freelancers. Toptal is free to signup . But all freelancers are subjected to pass screening . Screening consist of various steps including test of skills , test projects and passing Toptal’s screening process is difficult , Only top 3% of talent works on toptal , You Toptal is best for both long term and short term high valued projects.

Conclusion :

Toptal is the best place to hire elite freelance developers , engineers and designers . If you are looking for cost effective short term freelancers then go for Freelancer or Upwork.