The 55 Best Companies For Freelancers


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About a third of today's workforce do some form of freelancing.

The 9 to 5 workday isn't as common as it once was. Now, more and more people are becoming freelancers, which allows for flexible hours and the ability to work from home.


In fact, 53 million Americans - or 34% of today's workforce - holds a freelance job, according to a new report.

About 68% of those professionals said they freelance to earn extra cash, while the remaining 42% do it to have a flexible schedule.

In addition to the control and supplemental income freelancing offers, it can also add some excitement to one's career, says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a service that specializes in helping connect people with flexible jobs.

"If you can get a steady stream of freelance jobs, it'll provide you with variety, whereas working in one traditional office job may only offer the same responsibilities day after day," Sutton Fell explains.


To provide an even better feel of the freelance landscape, Flexjobs compiled a list of the best companies for freelance work by analyzing how many freelance listings employers posted between August 2013 and August 2014.

For anyone hoping to gain more control over their career, or who just want to work from home, here are the 55 companies with the most freelance opportunities:

  1. US-Reports
  3. K12
  4. Razorfish
  5. Overland Solutions, Inc
  6. LanguageLine Solutions
  7. CompuCom Systems Inc.
  8. Carolinas HealthCare System
  9. Appen
  10. Judge Group
  11. ChamnessOnline
  12. Edmentum
  13. Connections Academy
  14. Roundarch Isobar
  15. Time Warner Cable
  16. Aureus Group
  17. Shutterfly
  18. RealPage
  19. The Center for Client Retention
  20. Horizontal Integration
  21. Rogers
  22. MakroTech
  23. Overland Solutions Inc.
  24. Clarity Consultants
  25. Collabera
  26. Shmoop
  27. KPMG
  28. Freeman Leonard
  29. Bloomberg
  31. GoPro
  32. Achieve Test Prep
  33. Expedia
  34. CompuGain
  35. Cook Systems International
  36. Walmart
  37. Nintendo
  38. Lionbridge
  39. United Nations Development Programme
  40. Direct Interactions
  41. ObjectWin
  42. IVI International
  43. CACTUS Communications
  44. Action Against Hunger
  45. Thrillist
  46. Winston Retail Solutions
  47. Mater Health Services
  48. Pac-12 Enterprises
  49. donorworx
  50. Bustle
  51. Conde Nast
  52. Euromonitor International
  53. HUGE
  55. Active Network