Ten websites that help freelancers find new clients

Abundant job opportunities are available in graphic design, writing, web design and consulting, among other things

Makeda WatermanA freelance career can flourish by using the right online tools. Abundant job opportunities are available on freelance websites for professionals in graphic design, writing, web design and consulting, among other things.

Here are 10 top freelance websites to consider:

FreelanceMyWay

Freelancemyway is a new website for companies to post jobs for admin support, data entry, programmers, writers and designers. Before you start using the site to find opportunities, an application is reviewed by the quality assurance team.

Guru

Guru is used by international job seekers who include engineers, translators, lawyers and finance experts. Freelancers receive payment for work on the website through a SafePay service based on checkpoints completed at each stage of the assignment. A client can pay you based on the completion of each task.

BloggingPro

BloggingPro lists freelance jobs for bloggers. The jobs can vary from postings on other freelance sites or directly on a company’s website. The posting will specify if international freelancers, contract workers, U.S.-only or part-time workers can apply.

Freelance Writing Gigs 

Freelancewritinggigs offers a variety of postings for temporary work, contract, full-time, internship and part-time jobs. Advice is available on the website on blogging, copywriting, other tools for freelancers and article writing.

Fiverr

Fiverr is often used by speed writers of music, audio, video animation, lifestyle and digital marketing content. The website offers an opportunity for users to switch currencies based on their location to receive payment in their foreign exchange.

People Per Hour

PeoplePerHour has a list of jobs with fixed prices, making it convenient for freelancers to pick and choose jobs to apply for. Similar to some other websites, you can communicate with clients and receive payment through the site.

FlexJobs 

FlexJobs has a list of work available from freelancers with listings from reputable companies. The website screens the companies that post jobs to ensure freelancers are applying to quality firms.

Outsourcely

Outsourcely states on its website that it has “long-term employment” for freelancers. The freelancers on the site are in customer service, administrative support video editing and web development, to name a few.

Toptal

Toptal connects organisations with the top 3 per cent of freelance talent all over the world, on demand.

Freelancer

Small businesses use Freelancer to find help from remote workers for assignments. Similar to the other websites on the list, you can set up a profile with writing samples, a photo and your bio to compete for freelance work.

Makeda Waterman is a professional writer with clips from CNBC Make It., Huffington Post, Glassdoor.com, Elite Daily, Fast Company, among others. She owns an online writing business and enjoys traveling in her spare time.


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