Review of Popular Freelancing Sites for Pakistani Freelancers

Review of Popular Freelancing Sites for Pakistani Freelancers


Pakistan is one of the top countries that are making money through freelancing. A report showed that Pakistan experienced 328% growth in its outsourcing business. MIT technology review has reported an average freelancer in Pakistan is working 34 hours a week. Currently, Pakistan is ranked at 4th position in Top freelancers countries by elance and 3rd by freelancer.

There are multiple legitimate websites hosting millions of freelancers. For a new freelancer, it is difficult to decide which platform is better to start with. If you are thinking of starting freelancing? this article will give you a quick review of freelancing sites that you can work with from Pakistan.

1. Fiverr

This is the most popular platform in Pakistan these days. You can sell any kind of Gig in the Fiverr and all jobs start at $5. It is best for those looking for not so mainstream type freelancing job at a small price. If offers best and easy payment method options (Paypal, Fiverr Revenue card, Payoneer card). Its payment options are best suitable for Pakistani freelancing community because there is no legit way to get the PayPal account in Pakistan. For more information about how to start working on Fiverr read this article.

It is free to join Fiverr and they charge 20% fee from your account after order completion.

The main job categories in Fiverr are.

  • Graphic and Design
  • Online Marketing
  • Writing and Translation
  • Video and Animation
  • Music and Audio
  • Programming and Tech
  • Advertising
  • Business

2. Upwork

This is one of the freelancing giant platforms. It is best for those who wanna provide professional services to businesses. The payment options include credit card, PayPal or Local fund transfer but the most suitable for Pakistani freelancers is its new Payoneer debit master card.

It is free to create an account in Upwork. However, it does not charge flat rate to its freelancers. Earning less than $500 per month have to pay 20% commission, earning between $500.01 and $10,000 have to pay 10% commission, and those earning more than $10,000 have to pay only 5% commission.

The main job categories in Upwork are

  • Web, Mobile and Software Development
  • Design and Creative
  • IT and Networking
  • Administrative
  • Writing
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Translation
  • Data Science and Analytics

3. Freelancer

They have 19 million total registered users. It is most popular in the freelancing community but it is using old days freelancing model. It also offers per hour jobs and it has an app for tracking hours spent on each project. They also provide various withdrawal methods such as express withdrawal, Paypal, Wire transfer and Freelancer Debit card.

It is not free to join freelancer, they charge $0.99-$49.95/month billed annually. However, they have a flat fee of 10% but they charge freelancer on upgrades for submitting more bids and its features.

The main categories in freelancer are

  • Websites, IT & Software
  • Mobile Phones & Computing
  • Design, Media & Architecture
  • Writing & Content
  • Data Entry & Admin
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Product Sourcing & Manufacturing
  • Translation & Languages
  • Engineering & Science
  • Business Services
  • Local Jobs & Services

4. 99designs

They started in 2008 and by now they have 0.2 million registered freelancers. It is best for those work on small design jobs such as logo design and photo retouchers. They offer Payoneer, skrill, and PayPal withdrawal methods.

If you are a good designer then you should try this web. It hosts contests for small design projects and only one winner get paid. The lowest project is bronze and winning designer gets 200$.

Its main categories are

  • Logo & identity
  • Web & app design
  • Business & advertising
  • Clothing & merchandise
  • Art & illustration
  • Packaging & label
  • Book & magazine


Paklancers are new to the business and are targeting Pakistani buyers. The offer Gigs, as well as they, provide a platform to Bid on the projects. Its withdrawal options include Credit Card, Skrill, Bank Account and other Payment Methods.

It is free to join and they only charge 150 PKR one time at withdrawal.

It offers following main categories

  • Web, Mobile & Software Development
  • Writing & Translation
  • Graphic, Media & Architecture
  • Data Entry & Admin Support
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business, Management & Legal



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  • faheem#1

    December 29, 2016

    Most of the people argue that fiverr is for beginners only, but for me it’s a full time earning opportunity.


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