This site maintains a solid activity base, with 100 projects listed over the last month. Over 100 categories of freelance jobs are listed on project4hire.com, from writing to software development and much more. 17,000 plus daily page views make this Phoenixville, PA based website one of the more popular online job markets around.The site has over 36,000 freelance workers and 8,000 buyers. This puts it up there as a site worth using, particularly for those who want to avoid the big 4.
Posting projects is free for Buyers, though there is a $10 fee to post permanent employer ads.
Buyers pay a 5% commission on awarded projects.
You have to pay the commission BEFORE you get paid, unless the buyer decides to pay it for you.
If your selected bidder disappears after you paid for their commission in advance, you may ask for a refund. (The same applies to Providers).
The interface is cool and functional, and there must be a reason 36,000 plus freelancers and 8,000 plus buyers are using this site, At any rate, Project4hire.com enjoys a good reputation, and it charges no fixed fees - and sufficiently low commissions to be worth trying.