We normally see many graphic and web designers struggling to earn money online. Some of them try to create a designing blog but it doesn’t works most of the time. Freelancing is rather a better alternative than blogging for designers because in Blogging there are many other things to learn and manage. But we find that many freelancers do not get good results and they finally end up with frustration. This is a true fact and it happened to me also. I started to earn money online by freelancing. At the beginning, I was very excited but my excitement was not long because I wasn’t getting any projects. So at that time I left freelancing and from that time I started and stopped it three times. But now recently I decided to continue with freelancing along with blogging.
Why Do People Usually Quit Freelancing?
The basic question now arises, why people quit freelancing? Well the answer probably is known to them but what others think is that most of the people who quit freelancing are those who want results very quick. It is not always that you participate in a contest and win it. It takes time to get results.
Now the another question arises, Which freelancing websites are ideal to work on ? This question is answered below with each and every detail. These websites are based on their popularity and on guaranteed payments.
Top 10 Freelancing websites for Graphic Designers and Web Developers/Designers
It is no doubt that Design Crowd is the best freelancing website for graphic designer and web developers. There are many people who earn good money from it. I myself also work on Design Crowd and I love the way the website is organized. It is very simple and there are no complex methods to enter a contest or submit your design. I strongly prefer to work on Design Crowd.
The next after Design Crowd is 99Designs. It is the second best marketplace for Designers. There are many contests daily on 99Designs from Logo design to Website Design.
Crowd Spring is the 3rd largest marketplace for designers. Though some people give negative feedbacks of the website but after having a research on it, I came to the conclusion that it is an amazing portal for designers. Infact it is in a good competition with Design Crowd and 99Designs. You must work on it.
oDesk is also another website to get freelancing jobs. The people who work here have earned good money from this website. It is not for only designers but there are people who are paying good money for designing jobs.
Elance is a good freelancing jobs website. There are some drawbacks in comparison to the above websites but if you work for long here, then good payments are guaranteed.
Fiverr is considered one of the best freelancing websites. Here you can work for people by creating your own gig. But the payments are very small. For each gig you will get 5$. So to earn go
od money from Fiverr, you will have to work hard and give your time. I personally do not recommend you to work on Fiverr. There are many other alternatives.
Smashing Jobs has got many good jobs for designers with guaranteed payments. It includes other freelancing jobs also. You can make good money from Smashing Jobs.
Designm.ag is a community based website for web designers. You can try to work here.
Guru.com has got good freelancing jobs for designers. It is better than all other freelancing websites which are not included in this list.
GO Freelance is another online makretplace for freelancers. You can earn good money from here also. If you don’t want to work on the above sites then I guess this is the last best option.
Do you think I missed Freelancer ?
Now most of you might be thinking where is Freelancer? Let me tell you one thing, Freelancer is not better than these websites and because of many reasons it is famous as the worst freelancing website.
The reason behind this is that there are many fraud cases in Freelancer. I have read many reports in which the person takes away what he wanted without paying for it.
In the case of designing, never try Freelancer because you might end up earning nothing but wasting your precious time. You can search on the internet the fraud cases of Freelancer.
So these were the Top 10 Freelancing websites for designers. Just try these websites and I guarantee you that if you work hard, you will earn money. And once you win a project or contest then you can see money flowing down your pockets.
Howsoever slow the income may be, but after sometime you will earn lots of money. If you have any queries then you can comment below for questions.