Top 6 SEO Marketplaces For Freelancers 2019

Keywords Heaven
Jan 6 · 6 min read

If you have been or currently are in the SEO industry, chances are you know how helpful freelancing platforms can be. They are great for selling your products and services, or for if you simply need a way to outsource your work. Here are some of the best SEO marketplaces and freelancing platforms you can use.

1. Konker.io Previously known as Source Market (7/10)

This site was originally created by Alex Becker and currently has some great services on it. While there are a few bugs with the site, and the support is not the best, it is relatively easy to navigate, and has a relatively large reputation in the SEO industry.

For Buyers:

As mentioned above, the site is somewhat buggy which can lead to some complications, and the support is a bit lackluster as it is handled through a Facebook group. Additionally, the site has recently been having issues with fake services and reviews that have begun to pop up. These are made by hackers that find vulnerabilities in Konker’s subpar code. That being said, if you are familiar with some of the sellers on here, and know which gigs to buy, it’s a great place to buy on. We still buy on this platform all the time.

For Sellers:

While there are some fake gigs on the platform, which do cause annoyances, the competition is lower than on some other platforms. It also has a decent UI for handling your orders and messages. All in all, if used correctly, it an easy place for you to sell your services and make money.

Payments methods accepted:

PayPal

2. Legiit (10/10)

Legiit.com was started by Chris M. Walker aka Superstar SEO. He was (and we believe he still is) one of the largest sellers on Konker. That being said, many of the services, as well as the sellers and buyers that are currently on Konker are also on Legiit.

For Buyers:

This SEO marketplace is easy to navigate, and there are unique and quality services offered on it. Chris, the owner, also seems like a good guy and is currently upkeeping the platform well. In fact, we mentioned a feature we would like him to add to the site and it was done within a week or two. To help promote sellers and provide buyers with a service that they can trust, each week they provide a service of the week which the staff purchases and endorses. Additionally, they offer special deals on what is called Legiit Monday’s.

For Sellers:

The project management platform on here used to be confusing, but it has recently been improved. Also, like with Konker, this is a popular marketplace for people in the SEO industry, and therefore people don’t expect as cheap of prices as they may on sites like Fiverr and SEO Clerks (reviewed below).

Payments methods accepted:

PayPal.

3. Fiverr (7/10)

This site is one of the largest freelancing platforms on the internet. Its name originates from the site’s early history when you could hire someone to do something for you for only five dollars. Since then, many services have been added, and a new “Pro” seller status has been introduced, awarded to verified sellers by the staff, which allows sellers to sell at slightly higher prices. That being said, its services span many categories, and its background of being known as a place to buy cheap services makes many of the SEO services on here lower quality as compared to the ones on other marketplaces that specialize in SEO.

For Buyers:

The prices offered on this platform are generally good, and if you know what you are doing, you can find good sellers/services on Fiverr. We personally like the UI and the support offered.

For Sellers:

While we think the new “Pro” seller status is promising, there are a lot of services offered on Fiverr, and it is generally known as a place to buy cheaper services. This makes it difficult to charge a decent amount for your services on this platform. That being said, because this platform is so popular, there is a lot of traffic, which means a higher probability for sales.

Payment methods accepted:

PayPal and credit card.

4. SEO Clerks (5/10)

This platform was started in 2011 by Jordan Delozier. We personally don’t use this platform, and don’t know many others who do, but we thought we’d include it on this list for the sake of completeness.

For Buyers:

While there are some decent services offered on this platform, they are generally of lower quality and some are pure scams. On the flip side, this is one of the few platforms we found that accepts cryptocurrency as a payment method. Keep in mind though that while this may be convenient for some people, it can also lead to issues because you will have less fund recovery options compared to when you use PayPal or credit card.

For Sellers:

Similar to Fiverr, there seems to be a lot of low quality and cheap services on this platform. This can make it difficult to charge full price for your services and compete.

Payment methods accepted:

PayPal, credit card, and cryptocurrency.

5. BlackHatWorld (7/10)

BHW is a popular SEO focused forum and marketplace. While the links for sale on here are of good quality, the main reason we subtracted some points from their rating is because there is no real platform for buyers and sellers to make transactions and no uniform project management UI to manage orders on.

For Buyers:

Since this site is not a platform to sell services on, but rather a listing site, it is less secure than the others we have reviewed and a little bit more confusing. On the flip side, the services tend to be relatively high in quality. This is due to the site’s reputation and the fact that moderators will actually purchase and review the gigs before they approve them. This allows for quality control, similar to the Fiverr’s “Pro” sellers that need to approved by the staff.

For Sellers:

It is difficult to sell on this platform because, as we mentioned before, transactions and project management is all external. That being said, the reputation of this platform as one where the services are of decent quality allows for sellers to charge higher prices.

Payment methods accepted:

Anything the lister accepts.

6. Facebook Groups (5/10)

Facebook groups are currently a popular place for SEOs to hang out. There are all kinds of SEO focused Facebook groups out there, including:

While these can be good for networking and learning more about SEO, we think they are not as good for making service transactions. This is primarily for the same reasons as we mentioned in our BlackHatWorld review - there is no platform for buying/selling as services are simply listed. But unlike BHW, there is no one verifying the listings.

For Buyers:

There is no uniform project management UI, it is difficult to search for the services you need, there is no native service landing page for you to learn more about someone’s services, it’s difficult to compare prices, and there is no uniform review platform.

For Sellers:

While it is difficult to sell services directly on here, it is a decent place to promote services that you may have hosted on other freelancing platforms.

Payment methods accepted:

Anything the lister accepts.

Conclusion

Hopefully by reading these SEO marketplace reviews, you’ve gathered together what sites you can use to both buy and sell your SEO services on, no matter what your experience with SEO is. All of the above sites have their pros and cons and when used together, help move the ball forward. Let us know what you think of them and any experiences you’ve had in the comments below.

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