4 Useful Sites for Picking Up Freelance Blogging Work
Times are rough and it is getting harder and harder to find a job without some kind of experience. Many individuals are looking for work, but no one can find work faster than a dedicated freelancer on the internet. There are plenty of reasons an individual looking for work would be searching online to gain some extra cash, but if you are a freelancer with a portfolio there are many clients willing to hire you. Here are five sites that can help a freelancer find work.
This website works best with freelancers that do not mind taking part in contests. Clients that sign up to find someone to work with are looking for the best of the best and they set up contests to sift through designs in order to determine who they want to work with. What this means is you have to create the work (or at least pull off a grand brainstorm) to be entered into the competition for a job you want. It is not bad, but you do have to be willing to put work into the contests knowing there is a chance you will not always win. On the plus side, no matter what you enter you can always add it to your portfolio!
Twine is a fairly new platform for freelancers in the design, illustration, and music careers. Every day there are new clients with new work looking for someone to work with. You are given 10 intros a month for the basic account and you can send an intro (or pitch) to anyone looking to hire. In the future, if freelancers and clients continue to sign up and keep it active, Twine may become one of the top sites for freelancers to gain great work. Their best feature is being able to apply to any job (paid and unpaid) without an upgraded account. There are other sites that do this, but not many sites that incorporate musicians and voice actors.
Freelancers of all kinds flock together and meet here to kickstart their careers with music, writing, dancing, or designing. The list goes on for days, but the site teaches all of these freelancers one big lesson: self-promotion. If you are not willing to post your link and sell yourself on other sites, you will not be able to capture the attention of many people. Most people would see it as a fault, but I think it to be the opposite. Learning the correct way to put yourself out there and allowing others to see what kind of name you want to make for yourself shows dedication to your work. It also helps to have a great portfolio because even if you gain a few clients with fancy wordplay in your about me section a lot more work will roll in when clients see a sample of what you have.
Upwork. Noticed as one of the top sites that bring freelancers and clients together, this site takes a spot on nearly all lists- if not most. This site offers freelancers of varying skill sets a chance to get their name out. Every hour there is a new job and depending on the categories you choose to look through, there will be clients willing to give you a chance as a beginner. Having at least one or two samples will get your foot in the door to put that experience on as your portfolio.
There are a ton of freelancing sites out there and for everyone, there is something different that works best for them. Always keep your portfolio clean and full of your best work. You never know who will want to hire you and you want to keep your best foot forward. These websites will help you get there.