50+ Places to Sell Services Online and Grow Your Business

Erin Erin

When you’re starting a freelance or service business, it can be tricky to find your first customers and gain credibility — especially when you’re going it alone.

Luckily, you can do the online equivalent of “pounding the pavement” thanks to a growing number of resources that connect professionals to people looking for industry-specific services.

Whether you’re teaching a course, fixing furniture, or cutting hair, we’ve compiled this list of websites to help you establish a customer base, sell services online, and grow your business.

Ready? Let’s go!


Beauty & Fitness

BBforME is an app that connects fitness and beauty professionals with new clients in their area, including people who want services done in their home.

Booksy helps independent hairdressers — as well as barbers, salons, and other beauty businesses — get discovered, complete bookings, and manage clients.

theCut is a free app that connects barbers to customers in their area. It also lets you take bookings, schedule appointments, and accept payments in one place.

FindYourTrainer helps personal trainers find clients (and get found!), whether they’re looking for training at home or at a local gym.

PrettyBird connects hair stylists and makeup artists to people looking for beauty professionals to come to them for weddings, events, and more. (Note: Only available in Canada at this time.)


Coaching & Sales

ClarityFM connects business owners to their membership of entrepreneurs. If you’re approved as an expert, you can set an hourly rate and take coaching calls.

RepHunter helps independent sales reps find new lines to sell from manufacturers, service providers, and distributors.


Food & Travel

Airbnb Experiences is a way for chefs, hikers, nonprofits, and passionate locals to plan and list unique experiences for travelers to their city.

EatWith lets people become “a chef on their terms” by hosting private dinners in their homes and other unique spaces.

Flightfox gives you a chance to put travel-planning skills to good use by helping people find flights, book hotels, and make the most of their loyalty programs.

Hire A Chef is a website created by the United States Personal Chef Association. It connects personal chefs and culinary professionals to people in their area.

ToursByLocals lets you become an independent tour guide and connect with travelers to your city; signup includes training and marketing support.

Vayable is a platform that lets you create unique experiences for others visiting (or living in) your city, including food tours, hikes, dinners, wine tastings, and more.


Freelance (Knowledge Work) 

Fiverr helps you build your business (and portfolio) in graphic design, digital marketing, writing, translation, programming, and more.

FlexJobs lets you find telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and contract work in more than 50 categories, from project management to sales.

Freelancer lets creatives find jobs in  areas like website and app development, brand design, and digital marketing.

Guru is another freelancing platform that helps you find jobs in IT, finance, architecture, legal, admin support, and more.

Hubstaff Talent lets you sign up to find remote work and freelance projects in marketing, design, development, writing, admin, and business consulting.

Moonlighting is a freelance jobs marketplace that covers jobs in all different areas — everything from tech & web to business services and events.

PeoplePerHour connects freelancers (writers, designers, translators, and more) to established businesses, with jobs posted as “hourlies,” design contests, and more.

Toptal hires top freelancer talent in the areas of design, development, and finance. If approved, you can gain access to jobs from companies like Hewlett Packard and Airbnb.

Upwork is an online workplace where you can connect your services to businesses big and small. A popular place for writers, designers, project managers, social media experts, and much more.


Home Maintenance & Repair

Handy is a well-known network that lets experienced cleaners, handymen, plumbers, painters, furniture assemblers, and other home service providers find work in their city.

HomeAdvisor connects home improvement professionals to homeowners who need help with renovations, painting, roofing, flooring, and more.

Jiffy is another app for connecting home maintenance professionals with jobs in their city — everything from duct cleaning to pest control to furniture assembly.

MeetACarpenter matches carpenters with clients who need renovation services in cities across the U.S. and Canada.

TaskRabbit lets you sign up to be a “Tasker” in your area, and complete jobs like moving and packing, furniture assembly, yard work, and more.


People & Pet Care

Care.com is a place to advertise your services as a caregiver for children, pets, seniors, and people with special needs. You’ll also find listings for tutors and household work.

Petsitter matches you with pet owners across the U.S. and Canada and allows you to post related services — kennels, doggy daycares, pet grooming, and more.

Rover (and DogVacay) is a network of pet sitters and dog walkers. Sign up to promote your services, take bookings, and accept payments.

Sittercity helps you find both full-time and part-time babysitting and child care jobs in cities across the U.S.


Teaching & Tutoring

Lingoda is an online language school where you can apply to be a teacher. It offers flexible working hours and class materials (plus no contractual commitment).

Skillshare lets you create and deliver classes on topics you’re passionate about and reach students around the world.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an educational marketplace where teachers can sell their resources and lesson plans.

Udemy is a popular platform that gives you the tools to create online courses and teach new skills to people across the globe.

TakeLessons helps you find online tutoring jobs and become a private math, language, or music teacher while setting your own prices.

Tutor Matching Service is an official private tutoring website of colleges and universities in the U.S., and lets you easily create a tutor profile and find jobs.

Wyzant is a tutoring website that covers 300+ subjects. It lets you sign up to connect with students in person or online and set your rates.


Translation 

Gengo is a community platform for translators that connects you with jobs and an easy-to-use system to work on (and get paid on).

Trusted Translations lets you sign up to get translation and interpretation jobs from clients around the world.

Unababel helps you work anytime and anywhere as a translator, offering training and evaluation to access paid jobs. The platform supports 28 languages.

(See the Freelance section for more resources.)


Voice-Over & Narration

ACX (Audio Creation Exchange) connects you with authors, literary agents, and publishers for narration and voice-over work.

Bodalgo lets you register as voice talent or a translator to find freelance work posted by businesses (applicants are vetted). More than 80 languages are included.


Virtual Agent or Assistant

Fancy Hands lets you sign up to work as a virtual assistant; tasks include making phone calls, scheduling appointments, finding hotels, and entering data.

Liveops hires virtual agents to meet call center and customer service staffing needs around the world.

(See the Freelance section for more resources.)


Web Design & Development

Crowdspring is a place for creatives to sign up to be part of a crowdsourced platform for graphic design, illustration, business naming, and more.

Codeable is a place for WordPress experts and developers to offer their services to businesses and bloggers.

DesignCrowd is another design crowdsourcing site that allows designers to sign up and create apps, ads, labels, signage, and more.

Yeeply is a platform for web and app developers to get certified and find new projects, with a centralized place to manage work and get paid.

(See the Freelance section for more resources.)


Writing

Copify is a U.K.-based site that connects freelance writers to jobs. Apply to be on their team to write blog posts, websites, articles, press releases, and more for a variety of clients.

Scripted is a site for writers and content marketers to find work — includes blog posts, email newsletters, social media, and website copy.

TECHWriters lets you apply to be a contract technical writer in the U.S., and work on projects like API and software user guides, equipment manuals, and more.

(See the Freelance section for more resources.)


…And a few other places to sell services online (that are harder to categorize!)

Air Tailor is an on-demand clothes tailoring service. As a tailor, you can apply to be part of their network to get alteration and repair jobs sent to you.

GarbageMarket lets people who haul junk and dumpsters bid on the jobs in their area, and get paid directly by customers.

Meet Your Psychic is a psychic advisor services website where psychics can go to offer their services and receive a referral commission.

YourMechanic gives mechanics a place to apply to be mobile mechanics and find evening, weekend, and full-time jobs.

 

We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Twitter or Facebook if you’ve used any of these websites to sell services online and grow your business or side hustle. You can also let us know if there are other websites we should add to this list!

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