Even though freelance has some disadvantages, nowadays it has surely become a target for many beginners and experienced professionals worldwide, while sitting on the old office chair is moving to the oblivion.
Main advantages of freelancing are: freedom for creative natures, no boss who “stands behind your back”, the ability to manage your time, benefits, participation in various projects, the opportunity to earn today – and get your money tomorrow.
We prepared for you the list of best freelance platforms from all around the world. Don`t forget to set straight you chair, when you will be quitting from your previous job!
What popular web resources are worth checking out? Go to the next page & get the answers!
FlexJobs opens a whole new world at 50 different job categories: freelance, full-time and part-time jobs, vacancies that don`t require special qualification and top management jobs.
All jobs, as well as employers’ accounts are thoroughly checked before placing – that excludes the possibility of meeting with scammers or unreliable employers.
Today the site offers more than 20000 jobs!
PeoplePerHour is an ideal place for cooperation of small business entrepreneurs and freelancers from all over the world, specializing in various fields for expeditious implementation of small business projects at a price attractive for both sides.
They have seven main categories of projects:
- IT / Programming;
- Admin / Secretarial;
- Writing / Translation;
- Accounting / Legal;
Each category has several sub-categories so that everybody can find exactly what he needs!
Comparing to other similar services, Freelancer.com has an expanded choice of subcategories, which greatly simplifies job to both employers and freelancers – whether you are professional nanny, or a novice photographer.
An important advantage of this service is security of transactions due to Milestone Payment. Depending on the size of a project, you may require a phased payment of Milestone Payments upon completion of certain parts of work. Most employers agree to do that, if the project is big.
Using the tools and opportunities provided by platform, freelancers can protect their own interests and quickly earn a positive reputation.
“The thing” of this resource is that the employer writes a technical task, which is visible to all designers, and they can optionally perform it. Then the employer chooses the design that he likes the most. The author of the work he liked most takes the prize.
Pluses of this way of earning for designers is a good prize (here you can get 400 dollars for a t-shirt design. And for a design of 2 pages of a website — 1000 dollars. Disadvantage of this method – if employer chooses other work, your work will be unpaid.
By the way, its advantage is that there are plenty ways in which you can demonstrate your skills: from website design, accessories design to design of applications for mobile devices.
Haven?t made your choice yet? You will now! Go to the next page!
We Work Remotely
This platform with ads about work has earned the support of Remote (famous book of 37 Signals founders) – and this really means something!
We Work Remotely also offers hot and very tempting vacancies in best IT-companies of the world. The main slogan of the site is “Office not required”.
Following the merger of the freelance jobs websites (Elance and oDesk), new website Upwork has become the largest place in the world, where you can find a job (or executor for your project).
When talking about working remotely, the majority immediately thinks about programmers, web designers and translators. But actually Upwork offers great variety of vocations, including the following:
- video editors;
- graphic artists;
- fashion designers;
- IT consultants;
- legal consultants.
Upwork is a place that gives you the opportunity to earn money, and any financial affairs do not accept false names, phone numbers and addresses. Therefore, all these and other data are checked very carefully (e.g., your name and surname must match the spelling in your passport and in a bank card, you must be available at a phone number given for a test call, etc.).
One of the good ways to make your profile more attractive is to undergo some tests.
Here you can work both for a fixed price and hourly (using the special application Upwork team app).
This job search portal offers only remote work in a variety of spheres: from technical authors to paralegals.
The site was created by a young mother during her maternity leave, when she was desperately looking for a legal freelance job. Portal is now managed by a team of freelancers, who also have a blog with tips, such as how to work at home during holiday season.