They are many fine resources for all types of freelancers on the Internet. There are forums, job boards, freelancer’s directories, and blogs that have a lot of advice and many articles. Graphic designers won’t have any problems browsing the content or spending time on these websites because they are designed so well.
The forums on the Internet are very busy, with subjects like members bios, money matters, and review my work. These forums will also provide a resources area that has links to a third party resources like other job boards, backup services, payment services, and project management software. The website uses podcast that cover subjects that include negotiating contracts and working remotely. These forums also have a calculator for hourly rates which is great for calculating your rates that are based on billable hours, business and personal expenses, and desired salary.
The freelance directories are a fast way to locate a freelancer by tags, country, profession, or keyword. It is important to the listing have a description that is written well with the important keywords. The paid subscription to these listings will get you access to a profile page, testimonials, additional work samples, more skills, and multiple URLs although the public profiles are free. The paid listings also display more details and are higher in search results. The monthly fees will permit you to apply for freelancing jobs are very reasonably priced even if it only gets you one project.
Many freelance directories will permit anybody to post listing for free as opposed to permitting anybody to apply for them. However, only paid members can apply. The cost of a paid subscription is very reasonable and also comes with upgrades in the freelancer’s directory such as an enhanced profile. The freelance jobs are categorized by miscellaneous and flash, illustration, writing, development, and design. A freelance directory is a great resource for finding numerous freelancing jobs because there are many new quality freelancing jobs posted every day. The reason that the freelancing jobs quality is maintained so high is because all of the freelancing jobs are moderated prior to being posted. According to their FAQs they don’t permit work that is based on commission, ridiculously low rates, bartering, unpaid internships, or spec work.
Freelance blogs have a lot of advice that is primarily focused on the business side of freelancing. Recently, the subjects have included such things as tips for time wasters, customer research, advertising by word of mouth, and self promotion. The articles that they publish are short and to the point and good for Internet reading. If you want to enter the conversation to discuss as subject, you are welcome. You can also browse the archives by category or with such subjects as interviews, making money, freelancing essentials, project management, and inspiration. Most blogs also have a section that can be explored that has some of the best selections of freelancing articles from the editors.
Alex Wu operates a cheap advertising website that lets people advertise, build groups, and connect. He hopes to create an active environment for businesses to place their job listings.