Getting started with your WordPress based freelancing business can be quite hard.
In the early days of your freelancing business, even if you have the skill set to support your clients, chances are you might not have a client base that can back you up financially.
So as a freelancer, it is crucial to use different ways of acquiring new clients who would be able to support your freelance career in the long run.
That being said, most newbie freelancers fall into the trap of making the wrong assumption that the only way to find freelancing jobs is through bidding sites such as Upwork and Freelancer.com.
In reality, bidding sites are not a good fit for everyone.
This is especially who those who find the bidding process a bit challenging, or for those who do not have a strong profile on Upwork and Freelancer.
In these cases, bidding on these sites is frustrating, unfruitful, and many times a waste of time and resources. You should use as little time as possible on these sites, otherwise, you will be eating away from your productive WordPress freelancing time.
If you're actually looking for WordPress developers for hire, check out this post.
Best Places For WordPress Jobs
Let's outline the different websites where you can find WordPress-related freelancing jobs without the hassle of bidding.
1. Subscribe as a WordPress Developers on Toptal
Toptal are renown solely because their aim is to cut down the time required to find a great WordPress Developer. This is because at Toptal they ONLY hire the top 3% of freelance WordPress developers
Toptal is one of the best choices if you’re looking to be hired as one of the top WordPress developers and jobs around the world.
In order to identify the best talents, they’ve developed a rigorous screening process and don’t accept anyone who applies as a freelancer. They claim that out of thousands of applications, only fewer than 3% are accepted and everyone who is accepted is a senior developer or designer.
Are WordPress jobs from Toptal the right choice for you? They are if you can make the cut.
If you’re looking for regular and great WP jobs and have got the skill set to match, Toptal is surely an excellent place to get great WordPress work.
Fiverr.com is the largest marketplace for small services, which is not just limited to WordPress based services. Over the years, Fiverr has grown a lot and it is no longer a marketplace that offers services for just $5. Today, mature gig sellers even offer their premium services and can charge 4-figures on Fiverr.
Pros: Easy to get jobs. Go to Fiverr, create a gig under the WordPress category explaining the service you’re about to offer. This 5 minutes task can bring in jobs for a lifetime.
Is it for you? If you’re looking for part-time tiny jobs, it is a perfect fit for you. However, it is not a perfect place to build a long term full-time freelancing career.
Pros: Huge reputation. Big WordPress companies such as WooThemes and Yoast rely on the site. It takes only premium services starting from $60/hour. Codeable claims to be the best WordPress outsourcing platform on the internet. You can find almost any kind of WordPress related jobs on it as the site is 100% dedicated to WordPress services outsourcing.
Is it for you? If you are a WordPress expert who knows WordPress inside-out and already have a portfolio on sites like Github, this site is for you. If you aren’t then build your portfolio with a target at getting on this site.
Indeed is a mainstream careers website that has plenty of WordPress jobs around the world. It’s free to use, simple to search and covers all aspects of WordPress including development, design, support and many others.
Pros: It’s free to use and you don’t need a login to browse. There are thousands of employers using it from across the world.
Is it for you?: If you’re looking for freelance, permanent or temporary roles, Indeed could definitely be for you.
Glassdoor is a careers website that seemingly came out of nowhere to become one of the most popular places to find a job in the world. It is particularly good for tech jobs as it has a global reach and lots of employers use it.
Pros: It’s free to use although you do have to log in. It covers full-time, freelance, temporary and permanent roles covering anything WordPress.
Is it for you?: If you’re looking for a WordPress role anywhere in the world, you should check out Glassdoor. It doesn’t speclialize in freelance work but it’s still a solid bet.
Hubstaff Talent covers a lot of tech jobs including for WordPress. It covers development to marketing and everything in-between. Freelancers place a biography and hourly rate and you can select some to shortlist and eventually hire.
If you’re looking for work, you can create your own portfolio fairly easily to appeal to potential employers.
Pros: Has a decent mix of roles from across the world covering most WordPress skills. Simple to set up a profile and either hire or be hired.
Is it for you?: If you’re into freelancing, Hubstaff Talent could be for you. There isn’t much bidding, you just place your hourly rate and your key skills and wait for someone to contact you.
LinkedIn is the professional social network that also dabbles in job hunting and recruiting. It’s a great option for finding technology jobs as there are thousands of roles advertised across the globe.
Competition is high though so you’ll need to be at the top of your game to stand a chance!
Pros: Most of us already have a LinkedIn account so it’s easy to check it every now and again when looking for work.
Is it for you?: If you’re looking for WordPress work, it can be a good place to search. Competition is fierce as the network has such a high profile so bear that in mind.
WordPress.net Jobs should be much busier than it is considering its profile. Yet even though it’s a name synonymous with WordPress, there are only a few roles advertised on there.
Those that are advertised tend to be from recognized names so are usually a safe bet.
Pros: One of the most recognized names in WordPress does jobs. The site is simple to use too.
Is it for you?: It’s always worth checking here because some big names post jobs, but it won’t be your main website for finding work, freelance or otherwise.
Automattic isn’t a jobs board or freelance marketplace but it is the company behind WordPress. That makes their jobs pages well worth checking out.
Trouble is, they don’t always advertise. They invite interested people to apply to work with the company through a simple form. If it wasn’t the company behind WordPress, we wouldn’t recommend it, but it is, so we are.
Pros: Scoring a job with Automattic is the gateway to goodness for anyone who works with WordPress.
Is it for you?: If you’re in a hurry to find a role, this probably isn’t for you. It’s an opportunity to apply speculatively and wait for the company to get back to you, so won’t be for everyone.
ZipRecruiter has hundreds of jobs mainly aggregated from elsewhere, but is a useful one-stop shop for WordPress roles.
The site is a little complicated to use and requires lots of clicks to get anywhere but otherwise makes it simple to search or browse for freelance, permanent or other roles.
Pros: The site covers much more than just WordPress and could be your portal into many other career paths.
Is it for you?: ZipRecruiter is mainly for permanent jobs but does have some freelance opportunities. Otherwise it’s easy to search although browsing can be a pain.
WPHired is a great option for the more technically minded WordPress expert. It’s a jobs listing website that mainly hires developers, designers, architects and engineers.
It has a clear layout that makes it easy to see whether it’s full time or freelance, the employer and location. That’s a definite plus point in its favour.
Pros: Takes minutes to browse new roles and apply if you find something you like. Specializes in WordPress too, which is a bonus.
Is it for you?: WPHired mainly advertises for technical roles, developers, engineers and so on. If you’re more creative or management level, this website may not be for you.
Flexjobs specializes in flexible jobs, mainly work from anywhere. There’s a lot of development and technical jobs on here as well as permanent, temporary or freelance.
You’ll need an account to see job details and use the site but otherwise it’s well worth trying if you don’t mind paying.
Pros: Lots of opportunities on the site, mainly from the US and Europe but many are work anywhere roles.
Is it for you?: There’s a good mix of roles on Flexjobs, from technical to content writing and high level. It’s a shame you must be a premium member to see the entire range of jobs.
RemoteOK is exactly what it says on the tin. A remote work jobs website that features a good number of WordPress jobs, freelance or otherwise.
It’s a decent website with simple search and clear descriptions that tell you quickly what’s required and where. You’ll need an account to use it though.
Pros: Lots of freelance and permanent WordPress roles across all areas of the CMS.
Is it for you?: If you don’t mind having to sign up to the site, there are a lot of roles on offer. There are better options that don’t require a login though.
Experts is run by the people behind the Elementor page builder and works a bit like a freelance job board without the bidding. You can set up a profile, add your expertise and hourly rate and employers can select you to interview for roles.
It’s a simple setup that streamlines the entire process of being a hirer or being hired.
Pros: Simple to use, attractive website, great user dashboard and portfolio tools to show you off at your best.
Is it for you?: If your WordPress skills include Elementor and you’re in the US or Europe, this could be an excellent option.
Krop is a name we hadn’t heard of before until it was recommended to us. It’s a jobs website with a decent number of WordPress roles covering most areas of expertise.
It’s mainly US-based roles with some remote working possibilities. It’s also mainly permanent but there are some freelance roles there too.
Pros: Simple website, easy access to roles and contains all the information you need to apply to a post.
Is it for you?: If you’re looking to work for a US-based employer, this could be a decent website to add to your list. Freelance opportunities are few but there are some.
Smashing Magazine operates as a job aggregator and collects roles from other places. Employers also post ads on the website linking back to their own pages.
Those roles can include WordPress and many other web-related careers either full-time, permanent, freelance or something else.
Pros: An established name with a solid reputation venturing into jobs. Easy to use and links directly to the employer’s website.
Is it for you?: Smashing Magazine should be for most people who work with WordPress.
17. We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely is another jobs board for web specialists including WordPress. It’s expensive to post a role on here so you’ll usually get only qualified recruiters or those serious about hiring.
There are hundreds of roles, from backend engineers to full stack, to content creators so there should be something here you’re looking for.
Pros: This site wins points for volume and variation as there is all sorts on here. Application links take you straight to the employer too so there’s no messing around.
Is it for you?: This is another jobs board mainly for technical WordPress and other web roles but there’s enough here to make it worth a visit.
18. Post Status
Post Status is a US-based employment website that has a few WordPress jobs every now and then. It isn’t as packed as some of these other options but it does feature some very well known names in the WordPress space.
It’s one of those websites we would recommend checking often just in case a new role appears.
Pros: Simple website to use, easy to apply for roles and to explore the whole job description without having to pay anything.
Is it for you?: Post Status seems to mainly post US-based jobs even though many offer remote working. If you’re not eligible for a 401k or US taxes, you may struggle to be hired.
As you can see, there are far easier ways to find WordPress work than spending fruitless hours bidding for it. Each of these sites has a range of jobs and job types available.
All you need to do is polish your resume, get your examples together and begin applying!
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