October 7, 2014

OnSite – Find Quality Freelancers

Finding a freelancer with the skills and experience necessary to handle complex assignments isn’t always an easy task, particularly for businesses that are dealing with limited time and financial resources. OnSite is a curated marketplace that connects businesses with qualified freelancers who are available and ready to work.

As a business owner, you can use OnSite to find freelancers with the exact skills and availability you need. Start by posting a description of what you’re looking for — for example, an expert UX designer who is available to work in a London office next week. OnSite will notify potential freelancers by email, and it will provide you with a list of people who meet your requirements. Click on any of the listed freelancers to review their complete profiles, which include biographical information, contact details, work experience, portfolios, and links to any relevant social media accounts. You can “favorite” the best of the bunch, and directly contact any that seem like they’d be a good fit for your opportunity.

Although the majority of businesses will want to contact freelancers themselves, OnSite also offers freelancers the ability to reach out to companies when posted opportunities align with their own skill sets and availabilities. Unlike many other freelancer marketplaces, OnSite is completely free to use for both freelancers and businesses.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a UX designer who is available to work next week
  • Search through job postings for temporary work in your field
  • Quickly find a graphic designer to create a logo for your company
  • Earn extra money by doing freelance projects on the weekends

Insider Tips:

  • Companies must enter guide day rates when posting new jobs
  • Freelancers can update their availability by marking the days when they’re booked
  • OnSite is inviting freelancers to join its marketplace based on demand for specific skills and locations
  • Freelancers can only notify companies of their interest if OnSite has determined they’re qualified for the job

What we liked:

  • Companies can review examples of a freelancer’s work before making any hiring decisions
  • OnSite doesn’t share company contact information with unsuitable freelancers
  • A company’s day rates are never publicly shown

What we didn’t like:

  • Not every freelancer who signs up for OnSite will be admitted to the marketplace


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Web site:


  • Free

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