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11 Freelance Website Developer Websites for Hiring in 2021

Katrina Pascal

September 23, 2021

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1. Toptal

When it comes to top talent, Toptal is one of the best places to hire a freelance website developer. Toptal is meticulous when listing freelancers on their platform. They follow a 5-step process from interview to screening to ensure that only the best web designers are part of an elite community.

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Price: $60 to $200/hr

2. Gun.io

Gun.io is a tech-based freelance platform. Here, you can hire a freelance web developer on a contractual basis or as a salaried employee. There are thousands of web developers on the site with a different programming language, framework, database, or methodological expertise.

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Freelance fee: minimum 20 hrs, with a $50 to $150 hourly rate (Gun.io keeps 30%)

Employee hiring: first-year salary discounted at 15%

3. Upwork

Upwork is another popular freelance site to find a freelance website developer. Here, you can post a job or browse through different freelance web developer profiles to hire one. High-rated web developers there cover Java and PHP. Plus, they also develop iOS apps.

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Price: Starts at $15/hr

4. Fiverr

If Upwork isn’t for you, then Fiverr is a great alternative. Not only will you find experienced web designers, but some of them charge more affordable rates. Most freelance web developers on the site focus on front-end web development and full-stack web development.

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Price: Starts at $5/hr, Pro services start at $20/hr

5. X-Team

X-Team believes they’re not a freelance platform but a community of web developers globally. Similar to other freelance sites, their vetting process ensures only the best get in and get hired. Their freelancers cover a wide range of expertise, including Python, React, Java, and Ruby on Rails.

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Price: Better Team says it starts at $40/hr

6. Arc.dev

Arc.dev is one other freelance site to consider when hiring a freelance web developer. There are 20,000 developers available on the site, and they cover over 100 tech stacks.

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Price: $60 to $100/hr

7. Stack Overflow

While Stack Overflow is like Quora for web developers, you can also find and hire a freelance website developer by posting a job advertisement. You can also search for developers and even post your company to add open job listings.

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8. Gigster

Gigster doesn’t consider itself as a freelance site but a software delivery platform. The platform has invite-only web developers to help businesses create websites and software. Only 600 of them are part of their elite platform.

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Price: Fixed at $52,000 with no hidden fees

9. Guru

Like Fiverr and Upwork, Guru is another general freelance website. So far, there are 100,000 web developers available to hire. A business can post a job listing or find a freelance website developer in their marketplace.

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Price: Freelancer rates start at $20/hr

10. Working Nomads

While Working Nomads is not a tech-focused freelance website, you can find quality web developers on the site. Here, you can post a job advertisement noting if you want a remote worker or someone in the same country.

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Price: Payment to freelancers vary, but posting a job listing starts at $149

11. Topcoder

Topcoder is both a Talent as a Service and a crowdsourcing platform. You can hire a freelance or full-time web developer or start crowdsourcing to host a small competition. 

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Price: Varies

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best programming language for my site or app?

Experts say that the programming languages ideal for your site or app is:

Should the freelance website developer be my main developer?

This depends on the programming language they’re skilled at using. You may need a different developer using another programming language for an app, for example.


About The Author
Katrina Pascal
Media partner
Katrina has worked more than five years as a content writer. She has experience in writing and covering topics focusing on social media, graphic design, and tech.