Pick.im is the latest addition to the Freelance Marketplace platter, having launched in April 2010! The site is refreshingly different to the mainstream freelancing sites - the interface and the concept are ultra simple.The homepage is a simple form which asks two simple questions - what type of freelancer do you want and what is your budget. Click find a freelancer, and you will be presented with a selection of freelancers that meet your requirements and can review their profiles and contact them.
With a catchy domain name and a very different business model – it doesn't charge any commission on project fees - iFreelance appears to be an interesting alternative to bigger players such as oDesk and Elance. The site's marketing pitch is that, since they do not rely on commissions, communication is much more open there than at the bulk of competing online job marketplaces; and you will always pay the same to use the site, no matter how much you're making.
With a cool interface and a good marketing strategy, UK based Peopleperhour.com is the only serious freelance marketplace in the UK. Launched in late 2007 the site has already posted billings around the £8M mark and its growing steadily with high levels of repeat business. The site offers high quality projects to its pool of high quality providers. PeopleperHour.com has thousands of open jobs in a wide variety of freelancing categories.