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There are thousands of freelance web designer jobs available online that you can apply for and potentially start to make money. If you are a web designer looking to get hired there are a number of different places that you can start to look for job postings. You may not realize all of the possibilities that encompass a web designer. A freelance web designer could have the skill set to do work on websites that includes:
- Search engine optimization
- Graphic design
- Website development
- Website accessibility or usability
Web designing or web development is a broad subject. There are various niches and tasks that you can complete. Your expertise or your forte will determine what kind of jobs you can bid or apply for online. Whether you display any or all of the skills to complete the jobs above you could earn money from freelance web designer jobs. One of the best aspects of freelance web designer jobs is that you can do it in your free time or make a career out of freelancing.
Getting Started: Freelance Web Designer Jobs
- Create your profile on a freelancing website. The websites you can try out are Elance, oDesk, Freelancer, iFreelance, Guru, Demand Studios, People Per Hour, 99Designs, Get A Coder, Smashing Jobs and Freelance Switch Jobs. You can start with any one site or you can create profiles on all these websites and begin your quest. Be sure to read all of the requirements to make sure you have the correct knowledge and experience to complete the job. Since many of the positions can include a variety of tasks you want to make sure you have the correct expertise before applying.
- On most websites, you would have to bid for freelance web designer jobs. To bid for the jobs posted, you would need a smart pricing strategy and a very convincing proposal. Your profile should mention all your technical skills, education and relevant professional experience. Don’t mention skills that are not relevant to web designing and it is futile to mention any professional experience that doesn’t pertain to web designing. There are tests or samples needed in most projects which you should be ready for to get an edge.
Once you get the first or first few freelance web designer jobs on any of these sites, you would be able to build on it and can hopefully get regular work and clients to make money. There are thousands of freelance web designers who earn more than what a conventional job would pay. Since it is a sought after position you can get paid a lot of money for your skill.
If you are looking for other freelance work check out information on becoming a ghost writer or jobs for freelance graphic designers. Also, I am always looking for a good web designer so if you need work please feel free to email me! Have you ever completed any freelance web designer jobs, please share in the comments below.