Especially if you can work from home, or your favorite coffee shop! You can pick and choose the projects you take on and how much you work. That means if you want to schedule a month off to travel, you can!
And it’s a dream that tons of people in the US are following. 34% of the national workforce, in fact, freelances. And most people who freelance do so either for the flexibility or just to earn some extra money on the side of their “regular” job.
For someone who’s just getting started in tech, freelancing is a great way to gain experience and build your portfolio. But it goes beyond that: freelancing gives you flexibility that even the most flexible remote jobs can lack. You can pick and choose the projects you take on and how much you work. That means if you want to schedule a month off to travel, you can!
So where do you get started? Below we’ve curated a collection of 25 of the best freelance job boards for designers, developers, and other techies. Some are open to anyone, while others are for those with stellar portfolios who are accepted into their ranks.
1. Smashing Jobs, part of Smashing Magazine, has a large listing of freelance tech jobs (they also have listings for full-time jobs). Smashing Jobs posts primarily developer jobs, though there are tons of designer jobs listed, too. Read more…