“Remember nobody is hiring you because you can design, write, market or code… they’re hiring you because they have a business problem. Your service (in their mind and yours) provides the solution to that problem, so focus on that rather skill-jargon, buzzwords and vague lists of qualifications” - Liam Veitch (freelancelift.com/1m-freelancer-book)
Finding another way to pay the bills? Or just love the freedom that comes along with practising freelancing?
Finding website and then signing up on them isn’t enough, you need to work your ass off, showcase your past work and even give multiple tests that these websites offer to prove your skills to potential customers.
Continuing with our series, today, we are discussing 5 freelancing websites where you can find work as a freelancer:-
Previously oDesk, UpWork offers work to every kind of freelancer out there. There is every kind of project, both short term & long term, hourly or per-project, expert level & entry level engagements. UpWork is great for finding work even if you’re in your beginner stage.
99 Designs is a different site; it’s not a regular freelancing website. This platform is exclusively for designers and every member joins as a member of a contest.
Instead of posting jobs, every client is required to post their project as a contest, post instructions and then let designers work on their project. At the end of the week, the client chooses the best design and the designer gets paid. This is a great website for designers to increase their experience and make some bucks.
Founded by Shai Wininger & Micha Kaufman, it’s a global online marketplace, where every job & service starts at $5. Fiverr is great for beginners, you can easily get a project here.
Here are five tips for getting work on Fiverr:
Make a great profile.
Upload unique and low costing gigs.
Use great images and videos.
Make fake profiles and increase views on your gig.
Toptal is for the exclusive and elite. Toptal screens 97% of the applicants and if you’re accepted, you’ll join an exclusive community of experts.
Toptal lets you work hourly, part-time, full-time and you even get to set your own rates. Now let me tell you the best part about Toptal, it screens their clients too. You only get to work with top companies like AirBnb, JP Morgan etc; you will always have a steady supply of work and clients who appreciate your efforts and work.
LinkedIn has over 420 million members and is the go to website for all the job related information. Not many know about it, LinkedIn decided to begin its foray into the freelancing economy by launching LinkedIn Profinder.
LinkedIn has enormous amount of data about professionals around the world, and is a great option for someone looking to find out work in this field.
Be it programming, designing, coding or any other profession, there’s a freelancing platform for every professional out there. We hope you found value in this article, share this with your friends and other freelancers.
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