Research Outline

Marketplaces to Hire Research Gig Workers


To identify marketplaces to hire research gig workers, and provide details on what they facilitate.

Early Findings



  • Freelancer offers a similar marketplace as Upwork. Companies can post a project or browse freelancers looking for gig work.
  • Freelancer is free to sign up for and to post projects. Fixed priced projects are subject to a 3% or $3.00 USD fee, whichever is greater. For hourly projects the fee is 3% on each payment to the freelancer.

Early Findings

  • Early research suggests there are a number of marketplaces to find research gig workers, however the ones identified so far are based on projects and carry fees.