Whether you’re a long-time freelancer or just starting your freelancing journey, knowing the best sites and apps to find work is crucial for your journey. There is so much to think about – from building your business to simply making fast money. Luckily, there’s many resources out there that are regularly posting new jobs and opportunities for short and long-term work.
Maybe you’re just out of college in this less-than-ideal job market, or perhaps you’ve been in the corporate world for a while. You’re ready to go out on your own – whatever your situation, these four resources are sure to offer opportunities or, at the very least, get you in contact with the right people to network with.
Upwork is my favorite freelance job posting site for short-term jobs. That’s not to say you couldn’t find something on here that could last several months, but the usual Upwork postings are one-and-done assignments. If you collect enough of those at once, you could find yourself earning a good amount of money. Employers post their needs on Upwork’s job feed, and if you find one that you feel qualified for, you submit a proposal. Once selected for a job, Upwork has a very organized system of creating a contract, tracking the payments, and organizing your assignments. We highly recommend Upwork for side hustles and part-time gigs. Click here to start.
Creatively is relatively new on the freelance scene but has some big-name brands posting jobs on the platform. Creatively is an app rather than a website, and you make a profile that allows you to upload a portfolio for other creatives to see and follow, like a social media page. The app offers connections to brands and businesses such as CFDA, CNN, alice + olivia, HBO Max, and more, explicitly catered to freelancers. Go to the app store on your phone to download the Creatively app or check out their website here.
Working Not Working
Working Not Working is similar to Upwork but offers more long-term/full-time positions with larger name brands. This is the platform to use if you’re looking for something beyond a side hustle or quick gigs. You can also follow along with other creatives and create a network for yourself on the platform. Once you set up your profile, Working Not Working feeds jobs curated to your abilities, and you can send in applications directly from the site. Click here to start your profile.
LinkedIn has moved on from being a more professional Facebook and has become a job board haven. Recruiters are constantly combing through profiles looking for candidates to fill roles — yes, many of them freelance. Getting your LinkedIn page up to date and looking through their job board is an absolute must for freelancers. You may be surprised how much opportunity has become available on the platform. Plus, now you can set your profile to let recruiters know you’re interested and what types of jobs you’re interested in, from freelance to full-time. Click here to start your LinkedIn profile.