10 Best Places to Find Freelance WordPress Jobs
Looking for freelance WordPress jobs to earn some money from the world’s most popular way to make a website?
While one great way to find work is to create your own portfolio website and market your services directly to potential clients, there are also lots of great job boards and freelance marketplaces where you can find freelance work on an hourly or project basis.
In this post, I’ve collected 10 of those resources. Some are 100% dedicated to WordPress, while others are more general marketplaces with busy WordPress job postings.
Here you have it – 10 great places to find freelance WordPress jobs, in no particular order…
Codeable is a freelancing platform that’s 100% dedicated to WordPress. It has much higher rates than many other marketplaces – jobs range from $70-$120 per hour and Codeable charges the job submitter a service fee rather than taking a cut from your earnings.
The fact that Codeable is upfront with its prices does a great job of qualifying freelance job prospects. That is, Codeable is going to automatically filter out the people who want to pay you $25 for a custom WordPress site.
In order to charge these higher rates, though, Codeable is very protective about who they allow into the marketplace. You’ll need to apply – you can’t just sign up for an account and start accepting jobs like many other marketplaces.
Codeable aims to only accept the top 2% of WordPress freelancers. But if you make it through the application process, this is definitely one of the best places for high-paying freelance WordPress jobs.
Jobs.WordPress.net is the official job board for WordPress. It includes both full-time and freelance WordPress jobs across a range of categories, including:
Each job includes a qualifier to indicate whether it’s full-time, part-time, or project-based.
It’s not super active in terms of the number of postings, but there is still a steady flow of new jobs for you to peruse and it’s 100% dedicated to WordPress.
WPhired is a popular third-party WordPress job board that includes full-time, part-time, and freelance WordPress jobs. Jobs are clearly marked, and it’s easy to filter out just the freelance opportunities.
It’s not super active, but there seem to be at least a few new freelance jobs every week, and you’ll find jobs from both well-known WordPress companies and non-WordPress businesses looking for WordPress help.
WPhired is just a job board, so there’s no fee or commission to pay.
Toptal is another curated freelance marketplace, like Codeable. That is, Toptal requires you to go through an application process – you can’t just sign up and start posting.
However, Toptal is a little more generous – Toptal aims to hire the top 3% of WordPress freelancers, while Codeable only wants the top 2%!
Unlike Codeable, Toptal is not just for WordPress, but it does have a dedicated WordPress section.
Toptal doesn’t charge freelancers a commission. Instead, they take a cut of the rate they charge to clients, which they advertise as $60-95+.
Clients must submit a $500 deposit to get started, which weeds out cheap clients.
Upwork, the rebranded platform of the Elance/oDesk merger, is one of the most popular general freelance marketplaces.
Unlike Toptal and Codeable, there’s no vetting process – you can just sign up and start applying for freelance jobs.
However, the downside of this ease of getting started is that you’ll run into a lot of low-paying jobs and there can be a bit of a race-to-the-bottom when it comes to pricing.
At the time that I’m writing this, there are over 6,400 WordPress jobs posted. So if you spend a little time filtering out the bad opportunities, you can still find some valuable options.
Upwork lets you set your own rate and charges anywhere from 20% to 5% depending on your lifetime billings with a client (higher lifetime billings with a client gets you a lower fee, but only for work with that client).
After Upwork, Freelancer is probably the next-most popular general freelance marketplace.
The same general pros and cons apply – there are lots of opportunities, but you’ll have to filter out the bad ones and avoid a race-to-the-bottom when it comes to price.
At the time that I’m writing this, there are 1,200+ freelance WordPress jobs posted. So while the selection isn’t as large as Upwork, there are still plenty of opportunities.
For hourly projects, Freelancer charges a 10% fee, which is much lower than Upwork unless you’re able to reach Upwork’s lowest tier (which requires billing over $10,000 with a single client).
Though Fiverr started as “pay $5 for everything”, it’s since merged into a more traditional freelance marketplace where you can charge any rate.
Unlike Upwork and Freelancer, though, Fiverr uses a service-based approach. So instead of responding to job posts from others, you can hang your own shingle and let people come to you by offering your own WordPress service.
For example, you could offer a “WordPress speed up service” or a service to convert a PSD to WordPress.
8. Post Status Job Board
The Post Status job board doesn’t have a ton of listings, but the listings that are there are all high-quality WordPress jobs.
Each job is clearly marked with its commitment – e.g. full-time vs part-time – as well as its location. Most are remote, though some are only remote within certain broad geographic areas.
At the time that I’m writing this post, there are only 12 job posts, but it’s still worth a look because of the quality of each job.
9. People Per Hour
People Per Hour is another place where you can hang your shingle as a WordPress freelancer.
You can create your own profile and set your own hourly rate. Then, potential employers can find you by search and hire you to work on their WordPress project.
You can also post your own productized WordPress service, a la Fiverr. And employers can also post their own projects that you can bid on.
So basically, there are a lot of different ways that you can use People Per Hour to find freelance WordPress jobs.
At the time that I’m writing this, there are 300+ posted WordPress projects, plus you also have the ability to create your own profile.
Like Upwork, People Per Hour charges its commission rates based on your lifetime billings with each client. Rates start at 20%, but then drop to 7.5% and 3.5% as you exceed certain milestones with that client. Again, that lower rate only applies to that specific client.
10. Hubstaff Talent
Hubstaff Talent is a way to connect people looking for WordPress help with freelancers or people who are open to full-time employment.
It works in both directions. That is, employers can post jobs, which you can browse for opportunities.
But it also lets you create your own profile that employers can search for directly (rather than going through a job listing).
Currently, there are 70+ WordPress jobs posted, covering both full-time and hourly work.
Most importantly, Hubstaff Talent is 100% free, so you won’t pay any commission to a middleman.
How is it free? Hubstaff is actually a time tracking tool, and that’s how they make money. Hubstaff Talent seems to be more of a marketing tool for them, which is why it doesn’t cost you anything.
Find Your Freelance WordPress Job Today
That wraps up our collection of the best places to find freelance WordPress jobs and remote work.
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