Being a full time University student and running Wheal Media doesn’t always leave a lot of spare time. I firmly believe that you should stick to what you know best and not be afraid of outsourcing when required. I have therefore put together my top freelance websites where I look for talent.
This is by far my favorite freelancer website. There are thousands of talented members ready and waiting to work on your next job. The process of finding a freelancer is easy, simply post a job and within minutes you will start getting proposals from talented professionals. Compared to other freelancing sites the number of poor proposals is very small. The majority of the members are from the UK or US and prices can be at a premium. If you are looking for someone to work for a few dollars an hour, think again. The other amazing feature of PeoplePerHour is Hourlies. This is where freelancers advertise a small job that they can do within a few hours. For example, I can install WordPress on your server for £30. I love just searching through the hourlies and sometimes stumble across things that I would never think about.
This website has the basic premise of being a contest between multiple freelancers on who can create the best design. You start by deciding what you want to be designed and giving a short design brief. This brief can include extra information, such as the values you want your design to communicate. A contest is then posted on the website for freelancers to compete. Within a few days you will have dozens of designs to choose from. The cost of such a contest can be considerably higher than hiring a single freelancer (you want be able to get a logo for less than $250).
99Designs also has a logo store for cheaper, ready made logos all costing just $99.
Although I have never directly had any experience using Freelancer I have heard great reviews. It has a diverse range of freelancers advertising on the site and is actually one of the oldest freelancing websites. At the time of writing this article there are over 7.5 millions freelancers registered with the site.
Elance has a great selection of freelancers and some high paying companies have used the site before. It can’t really bring anything unique to the table but is certainly high on my list of places to search for freelancers.