Getting your feet wet as a freelancer can be rough, especially if you don’t have a solid idea on where you go can find work. Cold calls and cold emailing can give you a jump, but both do require some extra time and effort to get the formula down on how to handle them properly, so where do you go in the meantime?
Job boards can be your bread and butter for freelance work, providing you with enough work to cover your next 2-3 months worth of expenses. They can allow you to get your foot in the door inside of actual businesses who are looking for work to be done, and they will allow you to spend the extra time you’re not spending trying to find work, doing the actual work. The freelance job boards can be a wonderful addition to your daily routines.
However, you have to remember that not all job boards are created equal. Some job boards will not have new leads posted every day. Some of them will allow bidding and some will be a sea of bottom feeding fish that only want to find someone to work for minimum wage. This is not where you want to end up and it’s definitely nowhere that I’d tell you to go.
You’re in luck though because I’ve narrowed it down to 10 active freelance job boards that will actually be of a benefit to check out. They’re all powerful for their own reasons, which are listed below the names and images, and any one of them would be a perfect place to visit on a daily basis, but I’d strongly suggest viewing them on all as much as possible – after all, too much work is never a bad thing (there’s a topic I will probably cover in an upcoming article).