Back when I first started freelancing, most of these sites were not around. It would have been awesome to have had these sites back then because it would have been easier to get work. I would spend countless hours searching for freelance gigs, then, after I finished the gig, it was back to digging for more jobs.
However, in today’s article, I am going to share 10 really awesome freelance sites that will help you get jobs. Most of the sites I am mentioning take 20 percent of what you make, but that’s standard, and when it comes down to it, you're saving hundreds of hours of searching, so it’s totally worth it.
1. Up Work - I really like this site and am currently offering freelance writing on here. I will also be adding my marketing as well.
From their website:
"A world of opportunities through Upwork businesses get more done, connecting with freelancers to work on projects from web and mobile app development to SEO, social media marketing, content writing, graphic design, admin help and thousands of other projects. Upwork makes it fast, simple, and cost-effective to find, hire, work with, and pay the best professionals anywhere, any time.
Upwork’s vision to connect businesses with great talent to work without limits."
2. Fiverr – This is one of my personal favorites, so much so that I have an affiliate link because I talk, as well as use Fiverr so much. This is actually the 2nd time it shows up in one of my posts, I have an entire article dedicated to Fiverr, and you can read it by clicking here.
From their website:
“Fiverr is the world's largest online marketplace for freelance services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name.”
3. Peopleperhour – Now, I have not personally used this one, but have heard from others that they have gotten work from it.
From their website:
“We strive to create a trusted and dynamic online workplace that will help people realize their dreams and lead a free and independent life.
Everyone deserves an equal shot at success, and it’s our mission to make it a reality."
4. Craigslist – I know they get a bad reputation because of the shady people that sometimes post fake jobs, but I have had pretty good success with CL. You just have to know what to look for before taking a job. If nothing else, perhaps sell some stuff while you're there!
5. Local Facebook Groups – Again, you have to be careful when looking for jobs on here, but a lot of big companies use Facebook to hire. I have found a few good writing gigs through Facebook groups. Just search for the freelance job you’re looking for. In my case, it was always writing. I got a few paid blog post like this, so it’s worth a shot.
6. Guru – This is another site I have not used, but by doing some research it looks like a very solid format for getting jobs, as well as getting paid. From their website:
“Create a free Employer or Freelancer account in minutes. Employers post jobs — Freelancers create profiles and submit quotes to open jobs. Employers review the quotes, communicate with the freelancers, and choose who they want to Hire.”
7. LinkedIn – Believe it or not a lot of companies post freelance jobs on LinkedIn. If you don’t already have a profile, I strongly suggest you create one. I talk about LinkedIn a lot because it’s a great place to showcase your talents. It’s a virtual resume that will show potential employers that you know what you are talking about.
8. SimplyHired – This has always been my go to when looking for jobs. I love this site because I know that if a business posts an ad, it’s usually a real job, plus they search all the other job sites for you, including Indeed. Type in freelance and see what pops up. Some may not be remote jobs, but you can at least inquire.
9. Flexjobs – This is a paid site, so I don’t use this one for that reason, however, if you are tired of digging and waiting for gigs, this might be worth it for you to check out.
From their site:
“FlexJobs knows that there's a ton of junk out there for job seekers. Whether it's the too-good-to-be-true business opportunities, endless ads, broken links, repetitive postings, or just straight-out scams... well, yes, there's a lot of junk out there. And it's often burying the actual good job opportunities. FlexJobs can change that. We can make your job search experience better, easier, faster, and safer.”
10. Google keywords – A good ole Google search might surprise you with some jobs. As a matter of fact, when I first started Freelance Writing by Sheena Diane, these freelance sites were not around, and I found 70 percent of my jobs by google keywords. Type in "Write for pay", "Freelance Marketing", or "Website design needed." You might just find your next job!
Good luck with finding your next gig. As a freelancer myself, I know it’s all about digging and finding that next job, so I hope these 10 freelance sites will help in that journey. Check out WAHM Radio to hear more about freelance jobs!