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8 best websites for finding freelance work and earning money while studying

Sep 25, 2017 16:12 IST
8 Freelance websites to earn money while studying
8 Freelance websites to earn money while studying

Over the years, freelancing has gained popularity among students and even working individuals because it allows them to work from the comfort of home and within flexible timings. However it's the same things which work against it when it comes to finding an assignment. The fact that you don't get to meet your employers face to face increases the confusion and scepticism about the allocation of work and payment.

However, you need not worry as here's the list of best freelance websites on the internet in terms of number of people who use them to find work.


This freelance website allows freedom to work on ideal projects and running your own business and choose your own clients and projects. You just have to complete your profile and the website  highlights ideal jobs. Your body of work gives you a chance to work with more number of projects and makes you more likely to get hired by clients that use Upwork.


Guru has a network of employers and people who want a freelance assignment. You can create a profile and find job in the country you are in. You can keep everything on track and collaborate with ease using the 'Work Room' provided by the website. Guru gives you all of the professional tools you need to define milestones, set tasks, communicate with employers, share files, and agree upon payment schedules.

Smashing Jobs

If you are in a technical field, this is the site you should visit for finding freelance work. Smashing Jobs is a part of Smashing Magazine. It offers an enormous list of freelance tech jobs and can in fact be used by those looking for full-time opportunities as well. Apart from a massive inventory of designer jobs, you can be rest assured to find several developer jobs too.


Another bridge between freelancers and the employers, iFreelance allows people to both jobs and freelance employees. Posting jobs on the website is free while it charges fee from the freelancers who can bid on open projects or be contacted directly. iFreelance doesn’t charge commissions or transaction fees so both sides get a better deal.


When a freelancer applies to join Coroflot, their application is reviewed by its team using rigorous standards. If the application is accepted, the person becomes a part of the websites' talented community of designers. Being accepted into the eclectically-curated community means having a direct connection with talented designers around the world. It also means having access to professional tools and the opportunity to put your best work in front of the world's most successful companies.

Authentic Jobs

As the name suggests, the website is driven towards providing young people credible job opportunities. Authentic Jobs is perfect for finding contracts/projects, or even moonlighting jobs (second job) from companies around the world. You can choose projects as per your area of expertise in categories ranging from project managers to backend developers to content strategists.


One of India's most trusted job portals, Naukri.com also provides wide range of options for people to choose from, when it comes to freelancing. It has around 2000 job opportunities for freelancers for designations such as freelance consultant, freelance content writer, business development executive, business development manager,  freelance trainer, freelance recruiter, HR recruiter and marketing manager. You can also put other filters like location and industry and salary etc.


Monster.com is another big job portal in India beside Naukri.com. It also provides the chance to do freelance work to the freelancers. You can see the top employers in the freelance category to increase your chances of finding  work.


99designs is one of the oldest in this business and caters to freelance designers who submit plagiarism-free work in response to client-generated briefs. The type of work you can expect to get includes everything from corporate logos to book covers, digital advertising materials and screen prints. The work is competition-based on 99designs and the positions for every job/brief is posted as a contest, where an unlimited number of designers can participate over a seven-day period. The contest comes to an end with the client selecting their favorite design and paying the winning freelancer.

These are some of the websites you can go to, to find freelance work and earn that extra amount of money while studying in college so that you do not have to ask for money from parents for things you can't tell them you are doing.

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