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9 Best Freelance websites to find Web Design Jobs

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Web-designing, like all tech-related jobs, can be easily completed from the convenience of your home. Online market has been flourishing over the years making it easy for job-seekers to find projects that they can work on. With online jobs you don’t have to come in and sit in an office during a certain time period, instead you can do it right from your home.

Due to increased popularity, working online has turned into a serious business: freelancing career. Millions search for jobs while the other million post jobs. It is not surprising that a lot of sites have been established providing this facility of online job seeking and claiming to be best. We have selected 9 best websites to find web design jobs to help you decide which one you would want to be a member of.

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[divider]Freelancer[divider]

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Not including Freelancer in our list would be a crime which is why we started with it. Freelancer is a big hit amongst those searching for online jobs as well as those who want their jobs to be done. It is huge marketplace with over fourteen million users and over seven million projects that you can get your hands on. A simplified system without any complex workings makes being a part of Freelancer a blessing. Although you can start off without any charges, as you continue freelancer requires payments for functions related to bidding, withdrawal, and listing. Hence, there is a compensation price you have to pay to this site for helping you earn money. Another cautionary aspect is lack of payment by clients in quite many cases. Sadly, even Freelancer support system cannot help you through this.

[divider]Elance[divider]

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Elance is another active site that provides jobs online to thousands and lists an impressive 215,400 Designers on its home page. Hence, it is perfect for web designing jobs.

It operates on a point basis where each member is given points that are then utilized to carry out transactions related to proposal, promotion, etc. You have an option to have a free membership with a limited website version, or a paid one which eventually increases your job prospects since you your site exposure will increase. Elance also takes precautions by having an Escrow money system to reduce the number of fraudulent incidents.

[divider]99designs[divider]

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This job-granting site is specifically for web-designers, and is more suitable for beginners. It provides an array of jobs such as logo design, graphic designing, website design, etc. This site works quite differently. It launches a contest in which the designers send in their work, and they get paid only if their design is selected as the winner by the client. They can also switch to working on 1 to 1 project with the client.

[divider]Envato Studio[divider]

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Envato studio is a place that offers web-designing services in exchange for good money. It maintains quality standards by carefully selecting experienced and competent designers for its clients, and managing the payment system for its members whom they call “Talent”.  In order to be a part of this community, you have to prove your worth for it is known for its tough screening. But once you are in you can benefit from many projects that will polish your web-designing skills. Envato studio is well-known and usually on many companies’ and people’s list who are looking for great results when the job is completed.

[divider]Codeable[divider]

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This one is for the ones skilled in WordPress who can tackle projects related to website building, themes, plugins, optimization, etc.  Codeable also undergoes a strict process of selecting its designers to ensure quality standards. Before handing a project the designer’s capabilities are matched with the job type and client’s expectations. A plus side from working in Codeable is that your income is secured because it is handled by the website. Since it is a small business, you can expect communication at a personal level instead of a huge corporate rigidness.

[divider]PeoplePerHour[divider]

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This is a good site for a part-time job because it lists job types that adhere to hourlies-job that requires less than an hour. Those who are interested in small gigs should definitely visit their page. It is easy to use and registration is free, however charging fee is deducted from your payment once you complete a project.

[divider]Project4hire[divider]

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Project4hire is another platform for web-designing geniuses to fulfill their purpose. This site provides numerous job opportunities in return for a fee-charge once the project is landed. It is a great market for online web designing jobs since a lot of business clients use this site to post jobs. Buyers can select the person they want to work with it by assessing the freelancer profile based on experience, expertise, feedback from others.

[divider]Smashing jobs[divider]

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This place is fit for those hungry for jobs related to WordPress developing, graphics, and web designing, etc. The jobs listed on this site are also mentioned in blogs which increases your chances of getting projects. It informs of any job openings through updates on social networks such as Facebook and twitter. They also appear on the website and Smash Newsletter.

[divider]Dice[divider]

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Dice helps you find tech related jobs. Instead of working in a large base, Dice works for the development in a niche industry. Its search engine built-ins detects your location and immediately lists the available jobs in your area or you could enter some keyword for better search results. The jobs that are listed are from big and well-reputed companies. Dice engages in discussions on forums, provides tips on getting a job, and helps in building resume. Since Dice has a newsletter, members are frequently updated with the affairs in IT industry.

 

 

Written by Syed Ali

I'm a self taught web designer, experienced freelancer and an addicted blogger. Always remains ardent to get acquainted with new technology at the first opportunity.

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