So you want to work as a freelancer? And who wouldn’t? You get to make your own hours, control your workload, be your own boss and have the flexibility to travel or just work in your pyjamas from the comfort of your own home. But how can you get started, and most importantly, how can make sure you get consistent work weeks, months or years down the line? Forget about UpWork and People Per Hour – those freelance job sites are pretty saturated now. Instead, take a look at these seven websites for finding freelance work. You’re likely to find some amazing freelance jobs, whether you’re a writer, graphic designer, virtual assistant, web developer or anything else.
Seven best websites for finding freelance work
Yun Juno is a platform for freelancers in the creative industries. If your expertise is creating things (be that web design, development or content writing), you’re likely to find some high-quality jobs on here.
There’s just one snag: it’s a city-based marketplace, and that city is… London. It’s also an exclusive network, so it only accepts new applications from freelancers a few times a year.
However, there’s good news. YunoJuno acts as a middleman, paying you when you finish a job (the company you’ve worked for pays them), which means that you’ll always get paid on time for any work done.
Sick of all the best jobs being in London? Eager to travel and freelance at the same time? Then Flexjobs could be for you. This US site advertises freelance work from all over the world.
Its best feature is that many of the jobs are remote, allowing you to work from wherever you are in the world… as long as you have an internet connection.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that it isn’t free to use Flexjobs. Yes, you can browse the jobs for free, but you’ll need to sign up to apply. It costs around $50 for a year if you pay the full fee upfront or $15 per month if you pay as you go.
Not only is this site a one-stop shop for all the information you need to set yourself up as a freelancer, it’s also home to a freelancer directory for freelancers of all types: from photographers to journalists, product designers and researchers. For £5 a month, you can create a profile to show off your skills to prospective employers.
As the name suggests, this website is a great resource for anyone who makes a living from writing or editing copy: from classic journalism to blogging and web content writing. The Freelance Writing Jobs website is also updated daily and features jobs that span a variety of sectors, including food to technical or specialist writing.
Local Solo is a premium freelance jobs website. As a freelancer, you either need to be invited to apply to join the database or you can fill out an application and wait to see if you get approved. We won’t lie to you, it seems to be a little hit and miss. Some users report getting well-paid jobs from this freelancer site, while others say that the rates on offer are pretty low. The decision is yours….
For £12 a month, you can join the Freelancers in the UK directory and create a profile that potential employers can browse. It’s a site for self-employed professionals, consultants and sole traders across various industries, but you kind of have to sit back and wait for the offers to roll in, rather than bid for jobs yourself.
Constant content is where employers go to find freelance copywriters who specialise in SEO. Virtually all of the jobs on this site are from businesses looking for online content. This can vary from blog posts to web copy or online articles.
If you’re more of a risk taker, you can also write full articles on any topic you want, set a price for it and let employers bid to take it off your hands.
Have we missed any amazing freelance jobs website worth knowing? Let us know in the comments below.
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