There are a lot of advantages to freelancing. You will have more flexibility over the hours you work, you won’t have to commute to work any more and best of all, you are your own boss. It can be hard work landing a job. Not to mention making sure a project is completed successfully can mean working unsocial hours from time to time, however most people who leave their 9 to 5 jobs are happy with the freedom freelancing offers.
You can’t just sit at home waiting for the work to come to you though (unless you are an established freelancer with years of experience). You need to be proactive and go out and find work every month. The two most common methods of doing this are job boards and freelancing websites.
With job boards, the website owner or company posts details of the job or project that they need completed. It is then up to applicants to contact them with details of themselves, their experience online and why they are suitable for a project. Freelancing websites are a little more competitive, with many freelancers privately or publicly bidding for work from employers. Due to this, good feedback from previous clients can be an important factor on whether you are successful in a bid or not.
Today we would like to show you 18 websites perfect for finding design and programming jobs. The first 9 are on this page, and the others are on the next. Just follow the link at the bottom of the post to continue on with this hopefully useful resource.
Help Wanted Websites
A great freelance job board that’s updated regularly. It publishes online jobs where location isn’t an issue and location based contracts from around the world. Design, development, writing, illustration and flash positions are all listed.
Used by top digital companies such as Google, Apple and Linked In; Smashing Jobs lists full time and freelance design and programming jobs.
It’s not updated frequently however there are still good design and developer jobs published on Sensational Jobs every month.
4. WP Hired
A good place to find theme and plugin development work for the WordPress platform. Freelance and full time positions are advertised and you can also upload your resume so that employers contact you for work.
A job board from the makers of WordPress, WordPress Jobs lists designer, programmer and blogging positions. There are also employers who simply need their WordPress installation upgraded.
Online since 2005, Authentic Jobs lists positions from companies such as Facebook, Skype, Sony and Electronic Arts. Full time, contract, freelance and internship positions are available for design and development projects.
A design website that features jobs for a range of different design jobs from large well respected companies. Users can upload their portfolios so that employers can contact them directly.
Another WordPress jobs board that is actively updated. A range of WordPress design, development and support positions are advertised here.
A creative job board for designers, directors and freelancers. Users can create a portfolio and resume so that companies can contact them directly.
Don’t give up yet! That perfect freelancing design or programming job may still be lingering right around the corner. There are still more opportunities on the rest of the job boards and websites we have left. Read more here.