With hundreds of thousands of websites going live each year, the demand for website design is off the charts. And, if you’ve got the skills to pass a skills screening, there are plenty of sites willing and able to help you find clients.
Here are a half-dozen sites that can help you find work in website design.
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FreeUp is a freelance marketplace for content creators, web developers, tech support experts and others. There’s a serious skills screening to get in. But once you pass, you get offered plenty of work at reasonable rates. You can read the full FreeUp review here.
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WorkingNotWorking connects creatives in the entertainment, media, marketing, and tech with companies that want to hire them. The idea is to avoid agency fees and commissions levied on the talent. This site puts the cost of hiring on the company seeking work.
You sign up; upload a bio, resume, and portfolio and list your skills and references. The site uses both computer modeling and a board of advisors to determine where your information shows up in any given job search. The site suggests that you set your pay expectations between $50 and $150 per hour in the U.S. You can read the full review of WorkingNotWorking here.
Braintrust connects skilled tech experts — software developers, designers, and user-experience mavens — with clients.Built by freelancers for freelancers, the site lets you set your own rates and get 100% of the fee. Clients pay a 10% platform fee, on top of the freelancers’ rate, to Braintrust for the connection. Freelancers also set their own payment terms. You are paid through Stipe or TransferWise on a schedule you work out with your client. You can learn more about Braintrust here.
Robert Half, a well-established staffing company, helps find remote tech experts for established companies. The site also launched a smart phone app last year. This app has already shot out more than 1 million job notifications to job seekers on the go. Better yet, using this site is 100% free for freelancers. Robert Half charges its corporate clients fees to place both temporary and full-time workers. But those costs are not passed on to the employee/contractor. Read our full review of Robert Half here.
Catalant is a marketplace for skilled freelance consultants in nearly any job category, from accounting to tech. The site uses software to help companies describe what skills they need. It then uses the same technology to search through its database of 70,000 registered freelance experts to find the right experts for the job. Freelancers sign up and upload a resume. They’re then asked to get more specific about skills and experience to boost the chance of finding a project. You are also encouraged to specify a specific “service offer,” with a price range. More on Catalant here.