Where to Find Freelance SEO Work

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

As a freelancer, the most exciting, and sometimes stressful part of your time is to secure your next job. While networking and word-of-mouth referral is still the best bet for long-term contracts, it is also quite handy to be able to expand your network and apply for additional jobs when your are not as busy.

Over the years I have joined a couple of freelance networks, which have helped meeting both ends. However do not be too excited as the competition is often quite intense. On most jobs, you are competing with people in Asia or India, who only charges a few dollars per hours, so it can be hard to get a job.
Also some of these "freelancer's platform" often require to pass a test and/or install a particular software on your computer.

1: ODesk

ODesk is an online team marketplace. It basically links freelancer with people or business looking at outsourcing some of their online/development activities. The service is really popular. Odesk offer quite a lot of jobs. The average rate is US$10.36 per hour and the average job size is around US$5,000. Odesk also charge a percentage of the total job and require to pass a test and use their specific client application. Learn more

2. ELance

ELance is pretty much the same as Odesk, maybe slightly bigger looking at the figures from their site. Elance has delivered over US$200 Million of work. Elance requires to create a profile and pass a test. In the same way as Odesk, Elance charge a percentage fee between 4 and 6%. Learn more

3. IFreelance
IFreelance is much smaller than Odesk and ELance, but still offers great opportunities. While the website is less accessible and harder to navigate, spending a bit of time might end up with great opportunities. Learn more

4. Lime Exchange
Lime Exchange is a business of Lime Labs, who previously created the peer-to-peer solution LimeWire. LimeExchange charge a membership fee if you want to bid on projects. Free for 3 bids or $14.99/month for unlimited bids. Learn more

5. PeoplePerHour
PeoplePerHour is another online marketplace. Over the years I have noticed that quite a lot of SEO work is posted on this site rather than pure dev work. Learn more

I have never tried ozLance, but it is basically the Australian version of the online marketplace. The site offers local projects which could be easier to secure. Learn more


Ruchir Parekh said...

OMG i got what i am searching for thank you MR. Alban i really like your list.. Thanks

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