Looking for work on the website can be done in a number of ways.
- By bidding on projects, and
- By joining contests.
Before you start looking for work, make sure that your profile is complete and updated. On Freelancer.com, your profile will serve as your resume. In order to bid on projects, you will be required to verify your email and update your basic profile information. In addition to that, you need to add your relevant skills, specify your hourly rate and upload a professional looking picture.
Once you are all set, you can start finding work through various ways.
From the Search pages
Hover on the Browse menu and choose between Projects and Contests.
On the Search Projects page, you can filter the projects by the following:
- Project Type
- Price / Hourly rate
- Listing Types (Project)
On the Search Contests page, you can filter the contests by the following:
- Contest Prize
- Listing Types (Contest)
From Live Notifications
Live notifications about available projects and contests related to the skills added to your profile are available in the Notifications in your sidebar, in the Updates menu (represented by a bell icon), and from toast or popup notifications.
From Newsletter Emails
If you opt in to our newsletter, we will notify you via email when there are new projects or contests matching your skills.
By being a Service Provider
Freelancer Services allow you to become a service provider to predefined services in the site. If you meet the requirements of a service of your choice, you will be added to its pool of providers. You will be assigned a project when a client requests for that particular service.
To take your freelancing career on a higher level, we also recommend reading these articles.
- Successful freelancing on Freelancer.com - Features more ways to find work and get paid
- Tips for new freelancers - Best practices for starters
- How to write a winning bid - The do’s and don’ts in writing a bid
- Common scam warning signs you should avoid - Learn how to protect yourself from scammers.
- Communicating or paying outside Freelancer.com - What you need to know about offsiting violations