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9 Best Websites For Freelancers To Find Jobs Efficiently

9 Best Websites For Freelancers To Find Jobs Efficiently

There are lots of benefits of being a freelancer. You can follow your passion, you can set your own working hours and you have more freedom – but there can be downsides. One of the most common problems with freelancing is job searching, as some jobs are scams, and occasionally freelancers don’t get paid.

The good news is that there are trustworthy, legitimate sites to help freelancers find paid work online. Whether you are a programmer, writer, designer or artist, there is a job platform out there for you. Check out 9 of the best sites below so you can start to apply for jobs today!

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1. Peopleperhour

If you are a writer, web developer, designer or SEO specialist, there is work for you on peopleperhour.

It is worth noting that projects are posted 24 hours a day on peopleperhour, and you are more likely to be noticed if you are one of the first people to make a job proposal. Make sure you look out for brand-new jobs whenever you sign on!

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2. Upwork

Upwork has over 1.5 million clients, so there is work for most types of freelancers. There are jobs for both beginners and experts, and projects can be as short as one hour or much longer. One of the main benefits of Upwork is that you can find long-term job contracts, some lasting over 6 months.

3. Craigslist

Lots of people think that Craiglist is a platform for buying and selling things, but it is also an excellent job site for freelancers. You can either search for local jobs in your area by searching local offerings, or you can find remote work by searching through major cities.

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4. Toptal

Toptal is slightly different to the other job sites on this list, as it is only aimed at experts and pros. Before you can find work on Toptal, you must pass their thorough screening process. If you are accepted you will have access to important projects for big clients, such as Airbnb, with reasonable compensation. You will also be able to attend Toptal meet-ups and events.

5. Demand Media

Demand Media is a job platform for creative freelancers, such as writers, film makers and photographers. The site offers reasonably paid work with the chance to promote your talents, and it also has a blog with helpful tips and advice on how to improve your marketing skills.

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6. 99designs

99designs is a platform for freelance designers that holds design contests to hire designers. The process means that designers get feedback from possible clients, helping them to improve their talents. It joins designers to small businesses, helping the designers to build up reputable portfolio.

7. College Recruiter

If you are a recent graduate or a student, College Recruiter is the perfect job site for you. They only offer jobs to students and graduates, and they list both entry level jobs and intern-ship. They offer work in accounting, marketing, business, education, computer science and more.

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8. Freelancer

Freelancer is a competitive job platform, so it is ideal for confident and qualified freelancers. For each project, hopefuls compete with each other to prove their skills. Although the process can seem tough, the jobs are well worth the competition.

9. Freelance Writing Gigs

Freelance Writing Gigs is ideal for writers, editors, publishers and bloggers. It offers paid writing work, and it also runs a blog with tips on writing, blogging and business. It also has posts to help freelancers apply for work, which is useful for people who are just starting out as a freelancer. Good luck!

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Last Updated on May 23, 2021

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

Seeking for the right job but not sure how to do it in a more effective way?

Try job search apps!

To make the job hunting process easier, I’m recommending 10 best job apps that can help you look for the right match anywhere at any time. The best of all? They’re all free!

1. jobandtalent

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    Great for browsing new jobs as you commute home via subway, bus or carpool, the jobandtalent app is like a Pinterest for job seekers.

    Easily browse, save and revisit job postings from your smartphone and receive notifications about jobs that match your professional qualifications.

    Download it for iOS and Android.

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    2. Jobr

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      This job hunting app is unique in that it lets you anonymously browse job listings based on your professional resume. If a company that you like also shows an interest in you, the app let’s you chat directly with a company rep. Great for getting your foot in the door and making a memorable impression.

      Download it for iOS.

      3. Monster Job Search

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        I’m a big fan of Monster. It’s one of the first job sites employers think of when they want to list a new position online. The Monster Job Search app functions pretty similarly to the normal website, so it’s very easy to use for not-so-tech-savvy job hunters.

        Download it for iOS and Android.

        4. Jobs and Career Search

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          This is a good, simple app for browsing global locations for your next job. With a job index of more than 50,000 jobs listed globally, this app is a good choice if you are moving to a new area and want to line a new job up quickly.

          Download it for iOS.

          5. Hyper Networking Groups

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            This job hunting app isn’t so much a job hunting app as it is a connections hunting app. It’s great for learning who’s who in your desired field and forming connections. It also shows you how you and your industry connections are connected via your social networks, so you can follow up with them on your other social sites.

            Download it for iOS.

            6. CardDrop

            CardDrop

              CardDrop is an awesome job hunting app that let’s you digitally drop and pick up virtual business cards. This app is great for helping you make new connections at seminars, interviews, meetings and conferences. You can also attach social media profiles to the cards you pick up or send to enable easier connecting on social networks.

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              Download it for Android and iOS.

              7. Job Interview Questions

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                Okay, so this app looks kind of outdated, but it’s super useful for getting you into the swing of answering any kind of interview question that is thrown your way. The big benefit of using this app is that it explains to you what your interviewers motivations might be for asking you a specific kind of question. Learn what your interviewer is looking for in your answers and be more prepared for the real interview when the time comes.

                Download it for Android.

                8. 101 Interview Questions and Answers

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                  This app is great because it provides guidance about the kinds of answers you should give for each kind of question. Think of it as an essay rubric but for job interview questions.

                  Download it for Android.

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                  9. Job Interview Question-Answer

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                    Feeling confident with your text-answered interview questions but concerned about doing the face-to-face interview? This app prepares you for interacting with your interviewer by simulating an employer asking you questions.

                    You can record your response and see what you look like to the interviewer to understand what movements, vocal pauses, etc. you need to work on.

                    Download this app for iOS and Android.

                    10. HireVue

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                      HireVue is a great job hunting app for those times when your interviewer wants to get some preliminary questions out of the way.

                      When an interested employer wants to interview you, they send you a request via HireVue and you can answer it in your free time, when you’re ready. Your interview might consist of a some FaceTime, some multiple choice questions or open-ended text answers and can be completed and sent to the interviewer when you’re finish.

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                      Download it for Android and iOS.

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