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  • Writer's pictureUrjaswi Dutta

Top 5 website for freelance projects

We all know how the times have changed, and all of us design professionals who are either starting off with our careers or even the ones who have been there in the industry for quite some time now- We all look for variety, we are obsessed to try new things all the time and keep looking for such opportunities to break the monotony in our professional lives.

That’s where our savior enters – Freelance. Freelancing provides us with new projects which induces us to think of new ideas, new designs , ultimately helping us to outsource our work and all of this comes along with new experiences. So here is a list of TOP 5 websites that will provide you with great freelancing work.

It is a popular platform used by small businesses to hire graphic and web designers. With a user-friendly interface and a plethora of visual design categories, you have everything you need here. From a business card design to WordPress website design, Fiverr has freelancers for every design job.

Once upon a time, there existed two leading platforms for landing freelance jobs: oDesk and Elance. Eventually, their two kingdoms combined to create one large peaceful marketplace for people to land freelance jobs from clients all over the world. Enter: Upwork. As a result, this freelance jobs site is huge. They have over 12 million freelancers and 5 million clients listing upwards of 3 million freelance jobs each year. Just about every freelancer can find their niche here, but beware: Upwork takes a 20% cut until you build up a regular relationship with a client. It’s very beginner friendly, but be prepared to take lower-priced freelance jobs through sites like Upwork, than you would from the more carefully curated marketplaces that focus on a specific niche.

Here employers can find freelance designers, they can search for the services according to their preferences or can create project contest which induces a lot of excitement resulting to a lot of entries coming directly to the employer. Designhill has a lot to offer whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, or pursuing other types of design. Designhill further courts their creatives by providing them with the opportunity to design their own merchandise, have them printed, and sell them in their online shop. This is a nice touch, giving freelance designers yet another way to get their work out there and to make some money off their artistry.

It pitches themselves as a place to find the top 3% of freelance talent. Their screening process is so rigorous that out of the thousands of submissions they get every month, they only accept a few into their ranks. This exclusivity sets them apart from so many other freelance websites out there. It may seem intimidating getting in, but if you do, you’ll get the chance to put yourself in front of some pretty big names — Airbnb, Zendesk, and Thumbtack are companies that have used Toptal to find designers.

5. Guru

Guru has an authentic, grassroots feel to what they do. They encourage transparency on their freelance platform and value trust, making sure that whatever your role, expectations are met. These sensibilities also extend to their job postings, which all clearly communicate what a project entails. There's nothing sketchy here, making Guru a reputable source to go to if you’re looking for new freelance design work.


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