Top Freelancer Websites: Make Money, Stay Busy & Grow Your Portfolio
I have a few very VERY hungry artist, geek and writer friends who I wish I could help. I know they need full-time jobs and fast but are they taking advantage of even the smaller project opportunities that can at least get them some rent paid for a month or buy some IAMS for Spot and Fluffy? Here are some freelance sites that are AWESOME and may just put you in a position to help thyself to some cash while keeping your skills fresh.
AND: THIS LOOKS GOOD ON A RESUME.
Example: Employer during interview: “Hey why haven’t you been working for six months?”
You, because you’re pro-active and kick ass: “Well, sir, the job market is a challenge BUT I have been keeping busy with freelance work! Allow me to show you my portfolio of recent art/publications/programs/apps!”
Get it? Good!
Freelance artist and designer jobs. Top shelf stuff...
Freelancer has created a safe environment for both freelancers and employers via their secure milestone payment system. They have thousands of freelance coders, writers, programmers, designers, marketers and more.
FreelanceSwitch is a community of freelancers of all varieties. The site offers freelance job listings, a directory of freelancers, and much more!
If you have skills and talent and want to work, Elance is the place to find clients who pay for great results. To help make delivering great results easier for you, Elance offers a suite of tools to help make your work life as efficient as possible.
Sure, you’ve been living on this site looking for work, but did you know they have opportunities for freelancers. also?
Create a profile in your Skill Category; indicate five Skill Subcategories and industries reflecting your expertise. Upload optional Work Samples, Videos, Website links, Certifications or Skills Tests to help prospective Employers find you.
iFreelance is the place for independent professionals looking for freelance jobs. Whether you have experience in proofreading, art jobs or data entry, graphic design and photography to bookkeeping and data entry.
For my web dev geek friends:
Find jobs for graphic arts and design, web designers, web developers, php, .net, java, drupal, joomla programmers, etc!
VWorker/Rentacoder is good place to find small to mid-sized projects for earning extra money. It also offers a rating system which can hurt or help you depending on your work. Would you like to earn more income? If so, vWorker.com gives you the ability to do this, along with the unique freedom to choose how much, how often and where in the world you want to work. All you need is a marketable skill, the ability to communicate well and a laptop/computer with an internet connection.
This is a site for programmers, web developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and writers to find each other and work together to create websites that look and function great. FREE to join.
Final Notes on finding freelance writer, artist or web professional work:
Good luck, my hungry friends, may you find the work you need!
Did I miss any good resources? Let me know in the comments!