We have been discussing about entrepreneurships. Freelancing is one of its forms. Freelancing can be described as short term agreement and self-employed work schedule, where you get your desired work from your potential contractors and you give your services to the contractor according to the contract, for a certain period of time.
Although Freelancing is a vast field but its more common in website development, event management, publishing, journalism, , screenwriting, music, filmmaking copy editing, acting, photojournalism editing, event planning, proofreading, indexing, copywriting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, , video editing, video production, translating and most importantly, article Writing.
With the online money making opportunities, many people are switching towards Freelancing because this is the nature of job that a person actually wants, where he is his own boss and have the benefit of flexible working hours.
Here are the top 10 Freelancing Websites which can help you in starting your career as a freelancer. These sites are all registered and you don’t have to worry about being scammed!
It’s a dream for every Freelancer to stay connected this one. Elance is a Global online employment platform with payment over Escrow Service. Due to its higher efficiency, many jobs are added on it every day. The best part about this site is its professional design and user friendly interface. As a free Lancer, you get 15 bid balances per month, and if you have got the potential, you can make up to 450 million lifetime earnings! I registered myself few days ago and have got two offers by now! It’s amazing!
Now this one is really something really happening for Freelancers & Programmers. oDesk offers Management and contractors of trust and you can get 20 bid balance per month. Like Elance, oDesk has also got a large number of Contractors and freelancers who are earning to meet up their livings as well as saving by working through this platform.
The name speaks itself, another great site where you can start your Freelancing. Its really a huge site with loads of projects, offering many job categories. However, good things are not all for free, so there are limited bids on free members, that makes it a little difficult for the free members who actually gets around 15-20 bids on other site. But still More than one million freelancers are still registered and getting facilitated. It’s really a good site for writing jobs. Its important to mention here that you get paid with PayPal and prepaid Master Card here, and PayPal is unavailable in Pakistan and other countries.
Do you still believe in “old is gold”? Then go for it! Freelancer is one of the earliest Freelancing Sites and still a very famous one. It provides you a good protection against scam buyers with higher commission. You can withdraw your money by many options here.
vWorker is an international marketplace connecting employers/entrepreneurs and virtual workers in numerous industries, as the site says. It has a earned a good name in the freelancing world and has been awarded many times.
Being a student of Computer Engineering, I know about the job crisis that the IT students face immediately after their graduation. They are not up to the standard of the “Good software houses” and no personal business strategies strike them initially too. This site is totally reserved for programmers and designers. It’s true that expecting more from it won’t be a wise decision but still you can make a considerable amount with this small and medium sized online business. Like elance, it is a user friendly website and offers free registration. There are about 8000 active freelancers currently on the website. However, remember that it only give 5% of the project amount as commission, which is too low!
According to the user reviews, this site is a brilliant opportunity for programming, database development and web design freelancers. Its design is not very mesmerizing but as far as its paying you better, what you really want to do with its design. Right?
Donanza match your skills to Millions of projects on most famous freelancing websites and work as your search engine for your freelancing jobs! Registering on different websites and keeping check on all of them can be a hassle for few of you so, for them, let Donanza manage things for you!
Businessmen and marketers are always in search of designers to handle and create their graphic designing. Including logo design, web design, etc. this is the place where they select their contract workers! Best design freelance website. Currently, there are 80,000 satisfied clients affiliated to 99designs.
As discussed, Fiverr is a Social marketplace website that offers buying and selling of services from other users for US $5. You can simply leave your demanded job after getting registered and can make $ 5 for small tasks you offer to do. However, expecting great from this site will only bring you disappointment.
Freelancing is truly what everyone should try once at least. Don’t let your abilities go into veins. Always try to make every skill of yours useful for you !
All the Best,