Apart from Upwork, where would you look for freelance or remote jobs?

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Freelancer.com, Fiverr, LinkedIn, TopTal, Guru, PeoplePerHour, Indeed for remote jobs (have to set location to remote):

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Google can be a good place to look, as well:

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Look for industry-specific job boards. For example, Dribbble is a website dedicated to graphic designers and they have their own job board with listings for remote jobs:

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And then, let me give you one last one (more for getting freelance work)… local business meetup groups. These can be crazy effective. I was in two for almost two years until I moved to a really small town.

Each one met once a month.

And, every time I went I’d get 2–3 leads for projects or people who wanted to work with me. The business owners at these groups invest a lot of time and energy into networking, so they usually know a ton of people.

And, they’re more than happy to help people out.

And all the work I got from these meetings, those people never saw any of my previous work. They just hired me. It’s a bit surreal. But, it happened over and over for those two years.

As for where to find them. There’s a good site: Meetup.com. It’ll show you meetup groups in your area, number of members, information about the group, etc. Which is nice to know before going in.

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So, there you go. Hopefully, that gives you some ideas on where to find freelance work, especially if you’d been getting work, but hit a dry spell.

I should also mention that even though you excluded, Upwork is still a good place to get client work. It can be a little difficult to understand at first, because its ranking engine is highly sophisticated (to the point that even the time of day that a client performs a search affects which freelancers show up).

But, once you understand it, it becomes clear how to get work there. In any case, I do have a free tutorial where I show you how their ranking engine works and how to build your profile to rank higher in their results. It’s here if you’re interested.

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