(Sweden, started in February 2004)
For professional programmers, interpreters and graphic designers. Ability to work independently and choose among hundreds of projects. Unique feature: freelancers can signup for fully functional debit MasterCard®, which can be used at ATMs, at stores and online anywhere around the world. It is like Western Union, but more simple and flexible. There is a free escrow system for freelancers and buyers.
ScriptLance (Canada, started in 2001)
Provides a service that helps businesses find freelance programmers and designers for their projects. Over 100 new projects posted every day, most of them are web-based. This site has the lowest fees. ScriptLance provides users with escrow payment options to help projects get completed smoothly. No recurring fees, no project posting fees. Webmaster/Programmer will have to pay per project fee at the point of project acceptance (when webmaster had selected a programmer for the project and programmer accepted the project). Best if you want really cheap coding. Join for free and get $1 signup bonus.
elance (USA, founded in 1998)
One of the largest freelance site. The best site if you want a large professional job. However if you are looking at a smaller job or you cannot afford yourself spending much money you may be better off with Rent-a-coder or Scriptlance. Elance charges the freelance providers to just be listed on the site, whereas Rent-a-coder and Scriptlance only charge the providers once a project has been selected.you will get extra 10 connects.
Guru (USA, started August 2000)
Directly connects businesses with over 520,000 freelancers who specialize in over 160 professional categories including: website design, programming, graphic design, business consulting, and administrative support. Whatever your specialization, you can be sure that the site has a wealth of projects in your field.
Vworker (USA, started in 2001)
The site has about 20,000 registered buyers. When you get a project done through Rentacoder you put the entire project fees into an escrow account. You don’t release the fees until the project is complete. This is good because it gives reassurance to the coder that they are going to pay you, but it also can be difficult if you have a large project, because you have to pay the entire amount into an escrow account, although you can put the project into stages and pay based on each stage.