We’ve collated the best places for UK Based freelance designers to find work on a project or contract basis.
UpWork – Is a US based freelance marketplace that allows UK freelancers to work on the platform. Customers browse freelance profiles, which feature the designers portfolio, previous work and experience. The Upwork platform manages most aspects of the project, from proposal through to billing and escrow. With freelancers advertising hourly rates from just $17 per hour.
Fivver – Is a global online marketplace for graphic designers, digital marketers, writers & translators, video producers, musicians, programmers and photographers. According to Wikipedia, the highest-paying jobs on Fiverr are website design, social media manager, proofreading / copywriting and CV writing. The marketplace is very large with freelancers and businesses in roughly 160 countries.
Bark.com – Bark.com is a UK based marketplace headquartered in London, UK. Bark connects customers and suitable freelancers with each other. According to Wikipedia, Bark.com has over 5 million users and turns over roughly £20 million pounds annually. They offer a broad range of categories specifically for design freelancers including web design, web development, 3D modelling, graphic design, illustrators and logo design.
PeoplePerHour.com – Is a online platform giving businesses access to freelance workers, its based in the United Kingdom and claims over 1 million businesses use it’s marketplace. From a freelance designers standpoint, the site offers work in the following disciplines web design, graphic design, logo design, illustrations and drawings, 3D design and many more. PeoplePerHour claim over £100m in total revenues.
Dribbble – Offers a freelance jobs board for graphic designers, UX designers, mobile design, product design, web design, illustration, animation and more.
Gumtree – Is a classified ads site, which allows web designers and graphic designers to post ads in the business section of the website, posting an ad is free. The site gets over 9.2 million visitors a month.
Freeads.co.uk – Has a design services section in its business category, allowing you to post a freelance design advert to the site. Freeads.co.uk gets over 20 million page views and over 1 million buyers per month.
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