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Finding legitimate and authentic sites that offer freelancing jobs can be one of the hardest tasks when starting out as a freelancer. Normally the internet is the place to start using ones’ preferred search engine alas; some of them look shady. In the beginning there are excess of search engines, never-ending descriptions, peculiar technical language, poor spelling, bafflingly unnamed companies, and generally hazy tasks. The best freelancer websites can be known through their number of jobs and the people who hire you. There should be something legal that should bind you and the company to ensure that you are not swindled and you get your money. Some websites are just a hoax and you need to be careful when choosing one.

When searching for jobs online one is not even sure that you are dealing with humans as there are no managers to shake hands with to find legitimate jobs can be hard or easy if one follows the these tips wisely.

Search established well-known job sites.
A fast search on Google for freelance jobs returns thousands of links to listings for potential opportunities. As a general rule of thumb, it is advisable to deal with those sites that are well –known and have been dedicated to providing legitimate freelance and consulting projects over the years.

Listings from recognizable organizations
Organizations now days tend to use freelancers to complete both short and long-term projects on an outsourced basis. Therefore as a freelancer contact those organizations that are recognized in the listings as they can be verified. When dealing with individuals use third-party job sites which offer secure payment and protective measures to freelancers being hired. This will minimize the risk of working with both individuals and unknown organizations.

Call to discuss the job.
Despite the fact that freelancing just requires a few email, communicating either face-to-face or through the phone can further cement the legitimacy of the job or task at hand. This helps one to have a direct contact with the clients and a god sign to make direct connection with the client. One should be alert to their gut instinct when they feel something is not right about the client even when you meet or talk.

Use a contract.
Having a legitimate contract with clients that one works for is generally a good thing be they virtually clients or those whom you meet personally. These ensure that one has the legitimate contact information for client as in mailing address and phone number in addition to the email address.

Conduct background research.
Just as the client would want to know about you, your company, and referees it should therefore be normal for you to inquire and look for information about the client one is working for. The aim here is to determine whether the client is genuine. One can also ask the client to furnish you with their professional references of organizations they have worked with or vendors whom they do business with. Alternatively if you are not comfortable with a client, one can request for a deposit upfront and the balance to be paid on completion of the work.

Working as a freelancer
As a beginner once you have the established the client it is generally good to follow the guidelines stated below

Start small – As a start-up it is very rare that you will get a job paying one a million; therefore as a beginner you should look for manageable tasks with reasonable deadlines.

Ask around - Fellow freelancers are the best source for experiences with job sites. It is very important to ask if you are being asked to pay to join a particular site, ask if you are unsure of the rates, ask if you do not understand their wordings, ask, ask, and ask.

Make sure you have a contract - Having a written agreement is a must plain and simple. Read the contract or develop your contract to be on the safe side in case they clients does not provide one.

Build interactions – Once one does a good job clients will be in plenty. It does not matter how small a job is as it might turn out to be a long term work for an organization. Clients tend to pass on the a good word to the friends whom can also contract you and so forth till you have no more time for hustling for work.
It is good to bring include your friends on the profile and the advice they give you.

Established freelancers can tell there is no scarcity of work for gifted experts. Some of the best sites are

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1. Upwork (previously oDesk)
This offers something for every type of freelancer.

2. Toptal
Toptal is for seasoned, talented freelancers.

3. Freelancer
Freelancer lets you compete with other freelancers in contests to prove your skills.

4. Craigslist
Craigslist is not just a platform for buying and selling things, it is also a source of freelance jobs.
5. People per hour
Is a great platform that focuses on freelancing for web projects

6. Freelance Writing Gigs
This is a great site for writers, editors, bloggers, publishers or any freelancer who have a way with words.

7. Demand Media
Caters for writers, filmmakers, producers, photographers and more

8. College Recruiter
Is for college students or recent graduates looking for freelance jobs of any type

9. GetACoder
This site is for freelance writers, web designers and programmers

10. iFreelance
Caters for freelancing world (writers, editors, coders, etc.) it also features freelance marketers as well.

11. Project4hire
Project4hire makes it simple to spot jobs that suit your skillset, without look into large volumes of posts. It is good for coders, consultants, designers.

16. SimplyHired
SimplyHired is perfect for everyone from salespeople to construction workers and includes a blog with hiring tips, a company directory and location-based search.

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