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The Best Websites to Find Freelance Work

Freelancing is a great way to do what you love while keeping a flexible work schedule. However, finding work can sometimes seem difficult if you’ve exhausted your one or two favorite job boards. Here are some of the most popular and well-respected websites for finding freelance work. If you haven’t checked out all of these sites, you might want to take a look.

Upwork

This is a huge favorite with freelance developers and designers and those looking to hire them. Its organized system allows companies to hire freelancers as part of a team for a specific job or project and allows you to “work together as if you’re in the same office.” When searching for jobs, you can view feedback on each employer so you’ll know which ones are reliable and which ones you might want to stay away from.

Over the years, Upwork has gained a really great reputation in the freelance world, so you know there will be freelance jobs available for Shopify developers, database experts, Magento developers, web designers, WordPress developers, and other professionals, and you know you’ll receive compensation.

Craigslist

You already know this one. Of course there are many cons to using Craigslist to find work, but the simple fact of the matter is that there are just A LOT of jobs posted here.  So you might have to weed through a lot of spam and jobs that are completely unrelated to you, but there are so many postings here that you can’t find on any other sites.

Envato Studio 

This site provides opportunities to all kinds of freelancers, so the variety is definitely one of its pros. Whether you are a Shopify developer, WordPress developer, Magento developer, PSD to HTML conversion guru, or have other valuable skills to sell online, you will definitely find something at Envato. In addition, the site has all kinds of tips, articles and resources that can benefit new and veteran freelancers.

Problogger

Even if you’ve never blogged a day in your life, there are so many design blogs looking for experts in your field that it might be worth a try. There’s no right or wrong way to blog, so if you have basic communication skills and an expertise in e-commerce development or web design, blogging could be a great way to get your name out there, make connections, and supplement your income. And Problogger is one of the most trusted sites for blogging jobs

Freelancer

This site caters mostly to web designers and developers, so if you have expertise in WordPress development, Shopify development, Magento development, Squarespace development, BigCommerce development or have worked with other content management systems or technologies, you will find a very targeted base on this site. From design to blogging to programming to SEO, web savvy job seekers can find what you’re looking for at Freelancer.

Hubstaff Talent

Hubstaff Talent is a free directory for the world’s top freelancers. You can find an expert for every kind of work here: freelance writers, marketing professionals, Drupal developers, email template developers, customer service agents, and specialists in many other fields. The main thing is that the site is completely free. There are no markups and no fees for both the freelancer or business owner.

The platform is easy to use for both business owners and freelancers. Business owners can quickly find and scale a remote team for their business. They can search for thousands of contractors based on their skill set, location or category and contact the team member they feel will be a good fit directly.

Storetasker 

Shopify is the stellar e-commerce platform. Thanks to its tremendous popularity among online merchants, Shopify development opportunities are currently in abundance, and Storetasker is a great place to find a job that suits you best if you are a freelance Shopify developer.

You can take on a lot of different tasks at Storetasker, starting from a store design and launch and ending with building custom apps. The site has an excellent escrow system, so that you always receive your payment as soon as the project is approved.

Smashing Jobs

Of course Smashing Magazine is one of the most trusted online magazines for graphic designers, so their job board has to be one of the best out there. Since it’s a well-known source, many companies post their design jobs here instead of other sites since they know it will reach a large but targeted audience. Web designers, e-commerce developers, and creatives of all kinds can find something on this job board.

Guru

This site offers several targeted categories that will allow employers to find great web designers, freelance Shopify developers, mobile app developers, WordPress developers, Magento developers, and other professionals. In addition, Guru’s escrow payment system helps to keep both employer and employee safe from scams.

Codeable

Do you have expertise in WordPress development? Then, Сodeable is a perfect freelance platform for you — the one and only site for freelance WordPress developers on the Internet, as its maintainers claim. Collaborating with Codebable, you can expect a $70-$120/hr rate for your work depending on your Shopify development experience. A decent price in exchange for your time and effort.

Freelance Shopify developers can focus entirely on their tasks. The platform will deal with all the other business stuff such as billing and customer support. It also provides other great benefits for freelancers. Check it out. It’s worth it.

Toptal

If you consider yourself as good as to be among the top 3% of freelancers on the Internet, Toptal will gladly open its doors to you. This elite platform for freelance developers connects the best clients with the best IT talent in the world.

Whatever your specialization is, you are sure to find a job to your liking on this site. Mobile app developers, AI engineers, Magento developers, data scientists, Drupal developers, PSD to HTML freelance developers — all are welcome here. However, the selection process is quite challenging and you will have to work hard to prove that you deserve a place among the best of the best.

Fiverr

This is a marketplace for probably every freelance developer or designer, regardless of their level of expertise or experience. Most freelancers at Fiverr start offering their services for as low as $5. As you get more projects done and have more positive reviews from your clients, though, you can gradually increase this rate.

For example, a Drupal developer or BigCommerce developer can do some low-level, low-paid work such as a site setup. Eventually, they can switch over to something that requires more time and skill, for example, building a custom theme. Thus, if you’re just beginning your freelance journey, you might consider Fiverr as your first option.

Each of these sites are different, but they all have their own positive attributes. Keeping your job hunt diversified can be very important when making a living as a freelancer. Which of these sites are your personal favorites?  Do you have any favorites not on the list?

 

2 comments

  1. Justin Spencer Jan 27, 2015

    The list is good. You should also add few more to the list like DICE , GETACODER , etc

  2. Jarelle Nov 26, 2015

    Hey, a clever post for freelancers! Readers might want to check http://imicrolancer.com to get more freelancer work

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