Being able to freelance full-time is something many full-time 9-5 workers dream of. Being able to work from home, setting your own hours and acting as your own boss are just some of the many great benefits of freelancing.
Finding good freelancing jobs, however, is not always easy. To make it as easy as possible, below is a list of my favorite freelancing sites, places that are excellent for finding high quality freelancing jobs:
- vWorker.com – vWorker.com has more than 170,000 clients looking for freelancers for a variety of projects. For clients, vWorker.com offers a money-back guarantee facilitated by its AccuTimeCard system, ensuring clients are billed only for the hours freelancers actually work. That takes one of the biggest sources of risk out of freelancing, which helps attract top employers.
- Elance.com – Elance.com is one of the top sites for freelancing jobs. There are thousands upon thousands of clients looking for freelancers across numerous service offerings, including programming, logo design and proofreading. They offer a paid-on-time guarantee for freelancers.
- Guru.com – Guru.com is one of the longest running freelancing sites. They offer more than 8,000 freelancing opportunities monthly from clients around the world (which means clients distributed across nearly all time zones).
- Freelancer.com – Freelancer.com boasts that it has more than three million employers and freelancers from more than 234 countries and regions. Job listings include, but are not limited to, opportunities in software development, writing, proofreading, data entry, engineering, accounting, legal services and sales.
- ScriptLance.com – Founded in Toronto, Canada, ScriptLance.com offers freelancing services primarily to small, online businesses. ScriptLance.com focuses on freelancing jobs primarily in programming, Web design, writing/editing and marketing.
- GetACoder.com – GetACoder.com services more than 200 countries. With thousands of satisfied clients, GetACoder.com offers a forum style job-posting service.
- Jobs.SmashingMagazine.com – Smashing Jobs is a freelancing jobs website catering to Web design and programming, but featuring a variety of other freelancing positions as well. Freelancers deal directly with the client, and Smashing Jobs does not handle payment nor take a fee from the freelancer.
- Jobs.ProBlogger.com – The ProBlogger job board is dedicated solely to freelance blogging jobs. ProBlogger does not manage these projects, nor guarantee freelancer payment, so due diligence should be done before accepting a position.
- 99Designs.com – If you’re artistically talented, 99Designs.com may be just the place to find your next freelancing job, from logo and banner design to website design. Freelancers complete the required design, and the client pays for the one they like the best.
Randall Davidson knows that finding freelancing jobs is not easy. He was not only once a freelancer himself, but he also now interviews a number of freelancers every day, as a co-founder of ProofreadingServices.Us, a service that serves as an online proofreader. Among other clients, Randall’s company offers professional proofreading services to freelancers who would like to improve their job applications.