How does Freelancer work for employers?

Freelancer provides a convenient and safe environment for service buyers (employers) and skilled workers (freelancers) around the world to conduct business. You can use the site to look for professional freelancers who can deliver the work you require, whether it be a short-term or long-term project. To know more, click here.

Use the guidelines in this article to see just how simple outsourcing your projects can be.

What fees will I pay?

Posting a project on the site is free!

To know about project-related fees, please check our Fees & Charges page.

How do I post a project?

To post a project, hover over Hire Freelancers and select Start a Project. For your convenience, you can just click this link.

You can read this article before posting your project: Tips for Posting Projects 

How do I hire a Freelancer directly for my project?

Hire a freelancer in 3 easy steps:

  • Find a freelancer through the Browse Directory page.

  • Click the freelancer's username to visit their profile page.

  • Click Hire Me and complete a short form to offer them your project.

Alternatively, you can just click the Hire Me button beside the freelancer's username on the Browse Directory page

You can also hire Freelancers who have previously worked for you. Just go to your Contact List, hover over the username of the freelancer you want, and click the Hire Me button to fill out the form.

Why is my project rejected?

We do not allow projects with content that may harm the business operation or reputation of Freelancer.com or cause a possible loss of services of its suppliers. The fees incurred from these projects are non-refundable

Below is a list of some of the projects that violate our Terms and Conditions:


      • Hacking, reverse-engineering, skimming, cracking, clickjacking, decompiling, Cryptowall, or dropper software

      • Advertisements

      • Looking for work

      • Creation, buying or selling of accounts

      • Asking for/generation of likes, views, followers, reviews, votes, downloads, comments

      • Money-transfer and money-exchange projects

      • Captcha Projects - bypass, keylogger, etc

      • Buying or selling of end products

      • Selling of stolen scripts

      • Craigslist projects

      • Cloning

      • eBay spamming

      • School assignments, university projects, theses, dissertations, online exams, online interviews, etc.

      • Falsification of documents

      • Creation of bots for cheating, bypassing or circumventing of systems

      • Javascript injection

      • Silent doc exploit/FUD (fully undetectable)

      • Racist or discriminating remarks

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct if your project did not fall on any of above.

If you feel that we’ve made a mistake, please go to this link and click Live Support down the page.

What is a Featured Project?

Featured Projects attract more, higher quality bids as they will be listed prominently on the home page. Featured Projects incur a one-time fee of $9.00 USD. 

This type of project appears with the Featured icon next to the title of the project. To know more, click here.

What is a Recruiter Project?

A Freelancer.com Recruiter will work together with you to find the best freelancer for your Recruiter Project, reaching out to our network of Preferred Freelancers to select the most suitable freelancer.

The Recruiter will talk you through the process of awarding the project and how payments work on the site and make sure you have the best start to your project with a highly skilled freelancer! Read more here.

This type of project appears with the Recruiter graphic next to the title of the project. 

What is an Urgent Project?

Urgent projects skip the project queue and are listed immediately, receiving a faster response from freelancers to help get your project started within 24 hours!

You can mark your project as Urgent for $9.00 USD. Your project will be listed for bidding for 24 hours and will also be displayed in the Ending Soon table. To know more, click here.

What is a Sealed Project?

You can hide all bids for a one time fee of $9.00 USD. Sealed project upgrade may lead to more accurate and high-quality bids for your project! To know more, click here.

This type of project appears with the Sealed graphic next to the title of the project. 

What is a Private Project?

The Private upgrade hides project details from search engines and users that are not logged in for $19.00 USD. This upgrade is recommended for projects where confidentiality is a must. To know more, click here

This type of project appears with the Private graphic next to the title of the project.

What is a Full-Time Project?

A Fulltime Project is for hiring a full-time or commission-based position (e.g. sales). It will help you save money if you have ongoing work as project fees will only get charged if the project's payment exceeds $5000 USD.

Fulltime projects cost $199.00 USD. To know more, click here.

This type of project appears with the Fulltime graphic next to the title of the project.

What is an NDA Project?

For employers who value the privacy of their project details, an NDA Project is a great way to list your project and discuss project requirements with freelancers.

Freelancers must agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before placing a bid on your project. Freelancer provides a default NDA though we recommend you should always get legal advice on important documents like this. Otherwise, you may upload your own NDA which freelancers will sign and agree to instead.

Once the Freelancer has digitally signed and agreed to the NDA, they agree to keep details of the project and files confidential and to discuss them only through private messages.

The NDA project option can be applied even after posting the project. To know more, click here.

NDA projects will still display your project's description publicly.

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