The three best websites you can use to get started freelancing if you’re just starting out in your part-time. or on a budget I’ve got a few places you can check out that won’t break the bank hey there what’s going on guys.
started on becoming a freelance editor what are the best freelancing websites to apply for jobs. the top three sites that I use to get work as a freelance video editor, there are actually tons of freelancing sites online that you can search for and try out so with that let’s get right.
Into it so I up two here that I want to list as honorable mentions which are guru and freelancer and I think they’re best suited for beginner freelancers on a budget there’s a low cost to get started and to bid on jobs.
There’s a decent amount of various editing jobs available now I haven’t used these sites as much because when I was first starting out I signed up for a bunch of these freelancing websites and I actually ended up having more luck with the other sites that I’m about to mention one of those sites is Fiverr is a website that normally is best for one-time or short time gigs its advantage is that it’s pretty easy to sign up and start using right away
and unlike other P lancing sites, you don’t have to bid for clients, and then after some time when you’ve been established Fiverr actually pushes clients to you by listing your profile and near the top of searches, and Fiverr makes tipping very easy so you can make a little bit of extra money on top of what you earned originally for the gig
However, there are negatives to Fiverr taking a 20% Commission and most gigs are pretty low-paying so that 20% really eats into your profits you get to set your own rates and what kind of editing jobs you can offer.
What the turnaround time will be however there’s a pretty strict policy on no contact outside of fiber so that means that you cannot make it deal with a client outside the platform and then cut fiber out of their commission now we come to up work which is a site that I’ve had the most success with it’s the most popular freelancing site.
It offers lots of high-quality gigs as well as not-so-high quality once you’ve been on the platform long enough you can sort of getting an idea of what a great job posting is before you even bid on it I like to think of up work as a long-term.
Lead generator because I’ve had several clients that I met years ago who I still work with today and it all started with one project now it could be difficult to get that first client however because it is very competitive but once you do it gets much easier to land future clients you also have the flexibility.
What kind of projects you can do such as getting paid by the hour or paid per project the negatives of Upwork are that its kind of expensive to get started you can sign up for free but in order to bid on any jobs it cost fifteen cents per credit.
Most postings range from four to six credits so if you were to bid on a ton of jobs that 15 cents starts to add up also up work has a complex commission rate I’m not going to go too deep into it right now but essentially it’s 20 percent for the first $500 you make per client.
Then after that, it goes down to 10% but remembers that’s per client so every time you land a new client up work takes 20% of your earnings off the first $500 also when it comes to disputes between freelancers.
Clients at work almost always side with the clients so I would recommend doing hourly gigs because typically per hour gigs tend to be more long-term and up work has time tracking features built into the platform that makes it easier to prove disputes between yourself.
A client over work done this next one may surprise you but I’ve actually landed some pretty great clients from Craigslist the cool thing about Craigslist is that the jobs are local to where you live so you can meet up with a client face-to-face.
Discuss the job detail in-person meeting person and developing relationships really drive the ultimate goal which is to create long lasting client relationships plus there’s no bidding on gigs or Commission rates getting in the way so hopefully.
When you look for gigs on the site and reply to a posting you can connect with some really great people now on the flip side Craigslist does have a pretty sketchy reputation for being a place where weirdoes hang out so you do have to be on.
Your guard also there’s no gig or job protection here so if a client stiffs you after you’ve done the work for them that’s totally on you now there are some things you can do such as ask for half of the project payment upfront or even a quarter of it just to protect some of your costs but it’s definitely a risk you have to take the last negative I would say is that it’s more of a time commitment to drive out.
To meet a potential client somewhere whereas if it doesn’t work out on a place like up worth or Fiverr it’s not as big of a deal because you never had to leave your house in the first place the thing about Breen Lansing is not everybody is doing it full-time so maybe freelancing part-time as a side hustle.
Some might be doing it every once in a while as a hobby and not everyone has the same budget in order to get started freelancing so I understand that everyone’s situation is different there’s a lot more information I could deep dive into each site and I probably will do that in future videos so stay tuned for that but I think the sites that I mention are definitely a great place to start.