Looking to start your own online business? You want to become a full-time micro-entrepreneur, or simply offer yourself a small salary supplement each month? If so, freelance assignments are an ideal solution to find paid projects to work on.
But you still need to be able to find clients easily.
While it is of course possible to approach potential clients one by one, the simplest and most effective way to start is to use a freelance mission platform that will put you in contact with companies looking for freelancers to carry out projects.
Some platforms, which we will present in more detail in this article, can even provide you with services and tools that are very useful in your freelance activity in addition to putting you forward to potential clients.
It is certainly one of the most recommended platforms when starting as a freelancer and looking to find assignments quickly and easily.
The concept of Fiverr is simple: the freelancers propose there according to their skills several various and fast missions whose price starts at 5$.
Of course, this is only a minimum: the amount will then depend on the complexity of the missions that you propose.
But in any case, Fiverr’s goal remains to participate in punctual projects and to use your talent to carry out a wide variety of short term missions.
You can therefore earn money quickly while respecting your desires, objectives and availability.
Whether you are graphic designers, writers, digital marketing specialists, programmers or others, your talent will inevitably find its place on this platform.
It is you who build your missions from A to Z.
For all freelancers working in the design and graphic design industry, 99designs is one of the best platforms on which to find quality assignments.
The originality of this site is that on 99Designs, each project is a kind of tender. The client publishes a brief on the platform, then each designer works on the subject and composes a proposal. The client will then choose the proposal he likes the most.
One of the main advantages of UpWork, one of the most well-known platforms for freelance assignments, is that the remuneration is often attractive.
However, it can be quite difficult to get noticed when you are new to the platform.
On UpWork, it’s up to you to apply for the missions that interest you. And the more assignments you have completed, the more visible your profile is and the more your application is highlighted.
The site also includes a kind of chat room that allows freelancers and companies to exchange on missions and to hold small job interviews.
You can find both short-term and long-term assignments, and be paid either by the hour or by the project.
PeoplePerHour is a fairly popular European platform for freelance missions, with competitors that are a little less fierce than at the major global sites.
It is particularly popular for all web-related projects.
You offer here your missions with an hourly rate exclusively.
The site is free as long as you don’t exceed 15 hours per month: beyond that, you will have to subscribe to a paid offer. If your goal is to work full-time, the free format will be quite limited.