"Top freelance sites for graphics designers and how they work"

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Finding a freelance website can be a daunting task for graphic designers. With so many websites touting top talent and an endless well of gigs, how do you know where to start?
Designers, join a marketplace with quality projects that match your unbeatable freelancing talent. Here are a list of the top freelance sites for graphic designers:
1: Toptal: Toptal.com hires only the top 3 percent of freelancers who apply. Their curated, vetted platform is an option for large and small businesses who want to take the guesswork out of hiring expert web developers and designers.
Applicants undergo an unparalleled screening process to ensure their customer service and project management skills are up to Toptal’s standards—helping to ensure a seamless process.
2. Freelancer: Freelancer.com is one of the largest graphic designer sites on the web, with millions of registered users and a host of different hiring options and payment plans.
The site has an interesting model for incentivizing quality work and follow-through; while access to the site is free, both the freelancer and the client pay an upfront fee for beginning a design project. Freelancer is a starter venue for freelancers looking to build a portfolio.
3. Dribble: Spend a moment browsing through the site’s featured projects, and you’ll see why Dribbble.com has a reputation as one of the leading online destinations for high-quality designers and some of the best freelancers.
4. 99DESIGN: If you are highly skilled in Graphic design and want to make money out of it, 99design.com is the platform for you. It is the largest platform for freelance graphic designers as it possesses over 1 million from over the world.
Designers are available in various skillsets in logo design, website app development, packaging, UX, and even tattoos. Freelancers are invited to submit ideas and bid on projects. You can also pitch your design services and hourly rates.
5. Envato Studio: On this website, you can find WordPress themes, get premium art, and even buy and sell your own design projects. Evantostudio is a freelancing website that offers a wide range of services but is basically designed for graphic designing purpose.
6. DesignCrowd: This sites provide a great place for new designers or those with limited work experience to build their portfolio while working on real projects. DesignCrowd.com is a platform for young designers to create portfolios and announce themselves to the world.
7. CROWDSPRING: Crowdspring.com was Launched in long ago and it is arguably one of the oldest freelancing website dedicated to Graphic Design. It boasts over 200,000 graphic designers over the world
As a Nigerian, if you are competent and highly-skilled in your field you can become one of them and get a very high payment for services rendered. The site works in such a way that clients post their needs and graphic designers are picked to suit those needs.
8. AWESOMEWEB: Awesomeweb.com is among the top freelance sites because it is solely for Advanced Graphic Designers making it easy for young but really good designers to get jobs real quick.
Here, all graphic designers are verified and for a Nigerian, if you meet the criteria you can hop on this really good platform. The major advantage of Awesomeweb is that it charges freelancers much less than the 10-20% of payment most websites do
9. Fiverr: Fiverr.com is one of the best graphic design website marketplaces for freelancer services. There are listed over three million freelancer services. You can get their service $ 5 or when Fiverr first started the gigs offer service to start with $5.
10. Upwork: In my opinion and from experience, Upwork.com is the one of world largest freelancing website marketplace. Over 1.5 million clients request freelancer service include with graphic design service for every type of freelancer.
They make it simple, quick and cost-effective for clients to find freelancers and work with them. As a freelance coach, i have trained and helped hundreds of graphics designers earn a good amount of income on Upwork.
Here's a graphic designer that recently landed a $800 per week gig. Next time you think you need to worry about how competitive freelancing is,

Maybe you should think again,

It's just a trick your mind plays on you so you won't start;

Starting in itself is progress.
Here's another $280 logo design gig a student of mine landed. How much do you charge for logo here in Nigeria? Coughs.....

Expand your horizon and work with clients that understands value.

If you can make $10 in freelancing, you can make $100 and more......
Here's a $600 gig landed by a UI/UX designer. Actually, it was his first job ever.

The truth is, the people who tell you you can't earn a consistent income from freelancing are ignorant, lying or both.
Here's another $250 gig landed by a graphics designer.

Guys, there are a whole lot of freelance and remote gigs online if only you know how to harness and maximize such opportunities.

The truth about the gig economy is that, you get out of it, what you put into it.

Here's a blogpost i wrote on how to get started on freelance marketplace like Upwork;

Read and take ACTION!

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