Who is the Top 1%?

Freelancers with extensive experience, strong communication, and a great attitude.

FreeUp's founders spent years using platforms to hire freelancers and grew frustrated with how much time it took to find a strong candidate. They decided to build a better solution.

FreeUp has its own internal team that recruits, interviews, and vets hundreds of US and international freelancers each week for their skills, communication, and attitude. Then only the top 1% of applicants are allowed in.

  • Trusted by 20,000+ businesses

How is the top 1% selected?

5 Steps

Step 1

Freelancer Application

All freelancers must submit a Freelancer Application to join the FreeUp marketplace. Each application gathers information about the freelancer's work history, skill sets, Internet speed reliability, past clients, and typing speed. Once submitted, the marketplace reviews and makes a decision based off of strict marketplace standards if they will be given a first interview.

  • Resume/CV & portfolio check
  • Internet speed test
  • Typing test

Step 2

1 On 1 Interview

First, the marketplace discusses the freelancer's work history pinpointing the skill sets they have experience in. Freelancers are asked specific questions about their skills and are placed in real life scenarios to see how advanced their knowledge is.

Freelancers are also asked questions to make sure they are dedicated, ambitious, and hard-working professionals. Freelancers are asked about how they solve problems, work with clients, and uphold strong communication. Only the most qualified freelancers are allowed through the interview stage.

Vet specifically for:

  • Skills
  • Communication
  • Attitude

Step 3

Terms of Use Test

The final step is introducing freelancers to 15+ pages of the FreeUp Marketplace Freelancer Best Practices and Terms of Use. Each freelancer is required to read the best practices and Terms of Use then prove they understand the key practices to work professionally with clients through FreeUp.

  • Resume/CV & portfolio
  • Internet speed test
  • Typing test

Step 4


If the freelancer makes it through the application, interview, and testing process, they are invited to provide information about their freelancing business. Once fully submitted, they are provided with a FreeUp account to start meeting clients.

  • Obtaining all freelancer details needed to create their FreeUp account

Step 5

Held to High Standards

Each accepted freelancer is encouraged to follow FreeUp best practices as they accept their first clients to ensure that all freelancers within the FreeUp network are providing an exceptional service to clients. Freelancers that are not following the marketplace Terms of Use will be re-evaluated and potentially removed from the network.

Regular reminders of:
  • FreeUp Marketplace Terms of Use
  • Best practices.
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Meet The Top 1%

Browse the three levels of freelancers that are available in the FreeUp network.

Entry level icon

Entry Level

$5 to $10 per hour

Entry level freelancers are perfect for businesses that already have systems and processes in place.

Mid level icon

Mid Level

$10 to $30 per hour

Mid level freelancers are specialists that can take projects off your plate with their own processes.

Expert level icon

Expert Level

$30 to $75+ per hour

Expert level freelancers are consultants and strategists helping you to organize and expand.

The Best Place To Hire A Freelancer

Read reviews how others are using FreeUp.

Alex Charfen | Founder and CEO of Charfen
Luis Muniz | Marketing Entrepreneur
"I've worked with FreeUp on a few different projects now, and I've been highly satisfied with the experience each time. This is a freelancer marketplace that is a step above a service like Fiverr, allowing you to work with more seasoned talent from around the globe at prices that fit your specific budget."

JJ K. | Digital Business Owner
"The best hands-on outsourcing resource I've come across. Nathan and his team do a great job of connecting you with the best, vetted talent they have available. The communication level is so high and professional. Will continue to recommend FreeUp to friends and colleagues."

Troy Johnston | Digital Entrepreneur

Hire the top 1%

Zero upfront costs. No minimums.
Rated 5 stars on TrustPilot FreeUp 5-Star Rating