7 Places to Hire Your Next Excel Expert and Programmer

Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.

To run your business more successfully, you will need to free up more of your time and hire others to share the workload.

Hiring an Excel expert or a programmer will also benefit your business as they may be able to come up with better solutions than what’s already in place.

In this article, you will learn the best places to hire an Excel expert or programmer.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

Let’s get started right away!


Before everything else, let us inform you that Spreadsheeto also offers consultancy services. Kasper, aside from being the co-founder of Spreadsheeto, is also a certified Microsoft Office Specialist.

If you’ve been here for a long time, you must have known that he has built online courses in Excel, VBA, and Power BI.

On this blog alone, there are more than half a million that read the tutorials, and over a hundred thousand of them signed up for his courses.

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Upwork is one of the most popular freelance platforms out there with more than 12 million registered freelancers.

Using it to find Excel experts is easy. All you have to do is sign up, create a job, and wait for freelancers to come. You could also invite freelancers to look up your job post and see if they like to submit a proposal.

What is Upwork

If you want to do it easier, you could also talk to a recruiter which will get you a handpicked shortlist of the best talents that fit your project.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

The disadvantage of using Upwork is that it may be hard to truly distinguish good, high-quality service providers due to the population of freelancers on the platform.


Toptal is another freelance platform you can use to connect with Excel experts and consultants. As they claim, Toptal hires only the top 3% of freelance talent.

The Toptal screening process is rigorous as each applicant must pass a 5-step process which usually takes between 2-5 weeks to complete.

What is Toptal

Joining Toptal as a client is also smooth. You just have to answer a few questions about the project and a Toptal specialist will call you to discuss the project scope and talent preferences.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

A disadvantage though of using Toptal is that you couldn’t discuss the price, under any circumstances, with the consultant. This means you will have to stick with the original arrangement for years without being able to negotiate.


If you’ve been hiring remote workers, you must be familiar with Fiverr already. Compared with others on this list, Fiverr is literally a services marketplace where you buy gigs from experts.

The good thing about Fiverr is that you will be able to find consultants for a lower price. In case there’s any trouble, Fiverr will always support the buyer so you can ask for a refund.
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto
What is Fiverr

Here, you will not only be looking at a freelancer’s profile, but you will also be able to check their posted gigs too and the specifications involved. Of course, you could send a message to the provider if you want to negotiate.

Unfortunately, you may have to face unreasonable deadlines. Most of the top sellers on Fiverr have hundreds of orders in queue. But if you’re in a hurry, there’s always an option to pay extra if you have a project that needs to be done as soon as possible.


Next on the list is Freelancer.com, an Australian crowdsourcing marketplace website. Like Upwork, Excel consultants will have to bid on your project.

On this list, Freelancer.com is the biggest freelance platform with the most number of registered freelancers. Meaning, you will have lots of options to choose from.

What is Freelancer.com

On the flipside, Freelancer.com also has lots of complaints from clients. One of them is the presence of scammy providers.

Many clients have expressed concerns about the legitimacy and quality of some of the providers on the platform.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto


FlexJobs is a job platform dedicated to remote and other types of flexible work. For a flat rate, you can post as many jobs as you need with unlimited access to their resume database.

Consider this platform a bit different than the others on this list. This isn’t the typical freelance platform as freelancers and clients alike have to pay a monthly fee to be able to use it.

What is FlexJobs

On the other hand, FlexJobs doesn’t always accept every client or employer who comes knocking at their doors.

According to them, you will only be given membership access once their expert team feels there’s a good match.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto


The last place we recommend you look for Excel experts is PeoplePerHour, an online platform dedicated to giving businesses access to freelance workers.

Here, you can hire someone in minutes and pay them per hour or per project. This is an amazing way for you to test the platform and the provider and see if there’s a fit.

What is PeoplePerHour

Like most freelance platforms, be prepared to meet lots of providers that don’t have the skills to finish the task you needed.

If you need to use PeoplePerHour, be specific on the deliverables and the compensation per deliverable. That way, you will be able to protect your assets and the integrity of your project.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

Wrapping things up…

As you can see, there are a lot of places you can use to find your next Excel expert. Aside from the first option, prepare to face the inevitable and uncertainty as there’s almost no way to ensure you’re hiring a legit provider.

Another option is that you could also become an expert yourself. Instead of hiring someone, you can check out our course, Zero to Hero, and become a swiss army knife in Excel.

Whatever platform or action you choose, always consider the pros and cons. See what benefits you more in the long term. 😊

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto