Does anyone know any sites offering remote working for software developers?

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Here is a summary of the links provided in all those answers in related questions(since there isn't a single answer with them all) (at least as of 10/17/08):
* http://www.guru.com/index.aspx
* http://www.utest.com/
* http://www.odesk.com/w/
* http://www.elance.com/p/landing/buyerb.html
* http://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/DotNet/default.aspx Please note mixed reviews on RentACoder
* http://www.scriptlance.com/
* http://www.getafreelancer.com/

Edit: Just found a page that provides an exhaustive list: http://www.freelanceswitch.com/finding/the-monster-list-of-freelance-job-sites-2009-update/


I'm not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but there are a number of websites for freelance software developers. i.e.





You'll be in competition with a lot of people that will be willing to work for a dollar an hour, but it's possible for a competent developer to land some decent paying jobs from these sites after you get a feel for it.


http://www.rentacoder.com/ - I've used this and it's worked well for me!

http://www.elance.com/ - Another popular site


DO NOT use rentacoder.com. I had bad experiences with them. Not the site's fault but the coders who hang out there are of poor quality.

A coder bailed out on me in the middle of a project and wasted a month of my time. Another coder canceled within 24 hours after getting the full source code of my application which needed conversion.

Plus coders which deliver code which didn't meet the clear requirements I gave them. I am a developer myself and I gave them clear instructions.

What frustrated me is that I picked coders with high ratings. I only had one good experience so your mileage may vary, but all in all the quality of work done by coders is pretty bad. I think these coders are beginners, inexperienced and cheap ones who bid on anything and try to do do anything.

I would try more professional sites like eLance.


skip the freelancing site, go to dice.com click on Advanced Search, click on Telecommute only, and apply - some excellent opportunities here, much more serious than "i'll pay you $5 for the codez" ;-)


Try these:




i know http://www.freelancer.com. there are lots of people working there but you need to pass the bidding.. but it works so great!


@Steven A. Love

Nice! Do you have any experience with searching job through this site? I'll try to apply.


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