Like with writing and film, coding has its own freelance gigs. The demand is very high everywhere so once you become more experienced, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding work. Like everything else, it has its advantages and disadvantages.
No matter if you new to Python or if you’re an experienced programmer, freelancer jobs could be a great way to make some extra cash. It allows you to be flexible, to test your skills and to earn more experience. For some, it might actually transform into an actual career. If this makes you’re curious, check out these sites to find you next Python freelancer gig:
Upwork is currently one of the top freelancing websites for everything from writing to coding. It is formerly known as E-lance and oDesk and is based in Mountain View, California. It is currently operating in the U.S. and U.K. only. The site allows for clients to interview potential freelancers in real time and for freelancers to track their time on a timesheet application. They have received four out of five star ratings on most review sites. However, there have been some complaints about the site not being the easiest to use.
Unlike Upwork, Freelancer is a global crowdsourcing site based in Sydney, Australia. In other words, instead of direct client/freelancer interaction, the clients have a large net of potential freelancers who can give them ideas. The best one wins. On Freelancer, you bid for projects and get it if yours is the closest. There also plenty of contests with prize money available. The only disadvantage is that the site takes a 10 percent fee, which is reduced to five with a paid membership. Website Planet has ranked it number three.
This famous job search site can lead you to many stable jobs with legitimate companies. It is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas and Stamford, Connecticut. It is a global site with availability in 60 countries and in almost 30 languages. You can land positions such as data entry and claims specialist. It can also lead you to some positions directly involving coding. With a site like Indeed, the possibilities are endless.
Flexjobs is a job board that offers jobs on a flexible basis. This includes work at home, part-time, and freelance jobs. They are headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Jobs come in from company websites and employment agencies. Unlike most sites, they are screened before being allowed to be listed on the site. Flexjobs’ definition of “flexible” is very liberalized. Some jobs are 100 percent work-at-home, some only partially so, and others require you to report to a brick-and-mortar location. It is a top site for those who prefer to work from home. The only disadvantage is that there’s a small subscription fee. It has four to four and a half stars out of five on most review sites.
When it comes to finding a freelance job, or any job, it is good to throw your net wide and not to limit yourself too much. These days, coding is in very heavy demand and will probably be so for quite some time to come. Again, just be cautious and always look out for your safety when searching for work. As a coder, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to find work.