So, you need a Web site developed, you’re looking for a new logo, or you’ve got a business application you need created. OR, you would like to be developing Websites, logos and apps for other people! But you don’t have a clue how to go about matching yourself up with someone who can fulfill your needs?
Don’t worry, I hear this a lot. My recommendation is to create a simple description of the type of work you are looking for, and post it on one of the many freelance developer sites that have sprung up online. I’ve actually used a couple of these myself, and have been impressed with the quality of work that I’ve managed to get done.
So whether you’re looking to get hired or hire someone else, here are 8 sites you should definitely check out:
- Elance.com – One of the largest freelance sites around. Membership accounts range from FREE to $39.95/month for large businesses. Elance charges a service fee of between 6.75 % – 8.75 % for paid jobs.
- RentACoder.com – Claims to have over 200,000 registered members, and over 2,500 active jobs (as of the day I published this).
- GetACoder.com – Large list of jobs available with commissions comparable to the other services listed here.
- GetAFreelancer.com – Most projects seem to range from $500-$1,000, with the company charging a commission for paid jobs.
- Guru.com – Claims to be the largest freelance site out there. Guru offers FREE, as well as paid, memberships that range from $29.95 to $99.95 per quarter. Guru takes 5 % – 10 % commission.
- ScriptLance.com – ScriptLance is FREE but charges 5% commission.
- iFreelance – Membership levels vary between $4 – $7/month but that is all you pay. iFreelance doesnâ€™t charge a commission.
- ProBlogger’s Job Board – pretty much nothing but jobs for writers or bloggers.