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.

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How Is the Top 1% Selected?

Step 1 : Freelancer Application

Resume/CV, portfolio, short answers, Internet speed test, typing test

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.

Step 2 : 1 On 1 Interview

Vet specifically for skills, communication, and attitude

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.

Step 3 : Terms of Use Test

Must prove understanding: expected response time, handling emergencies, using software, and best communication methods

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.

Step 4 : Onboarding

Obtaining all freelancer details needed to create their FreeUp account

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.

Step 5 : Held to High Standards

Regular reminders of FreeUp Marketplace Terms of Use and best practices.

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.


Meet The Top 1%

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

Entry Level

$5 to $10 per hour

US and outside of the US

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

Mid Level

$10 to $30 per hour

US and outside of the US

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

Expert Level

$25 to $75+ per hour

US and outside of the US

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

Hear How Businesses Are Succeeding with FreeUp

Alex Charfen | Founder and CEO of Charfen

Damien Coughlan | eCommerce Entrepreneur

"I have had a great experience using FreeUp. They are able to fill the gaps in our business while we are growing and don't need full time staff. The owner Nate is always available to discuss new requirements and needs. Look forward to using this service more as we expand."

Jay Morris, FreeUp Client

"I've worked with several of the freelancers on FreeUp and am very impressed. I was never able to get consistent web development and analytics service by hiring on my own, and was always worried I was hiring someone I couldn't trust. Nathan and his team are customer oriented and have delivered freelancers that go above and beyond. Thanks guys!"

Carey Gjokaj, FreeUp Client

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