In this day and age, finding the perfect job to compliment your busy lifestyle is a complicated task. For most of us who are still struggling through their degree or at a loss of what to do post-graduation, finding a good and decently paying job proves to be more difficult as time goes by.
Some traditional workplaces require years of experience that are nigh impossible to gather and some even have laughable minimum wage salaries in terrible working conditions. Young Canadians shouldn't have to be limited to a life of living on tips, struggling to make ends meet!
Have you ever thought about applying to a freelance job where you can work from the comfort of your own home? Most freelance jobs pay rather decently and if you work hard enough, it could be your main source of income! Freelancing requires you to be self-motivated so make sure you're prepared for that.
TL;DR MTL Blog brings you an exhaustive list of the 9 best freelancing websites where Canadians can work from home!
Rev.com is a service provider that relies on a network of freelancers to work on transcribing, video captioning, subtitling, and translation jobs! Freelancers can get paid to work on various transcribing and captioning jobs from the comfort of home.
Freelancer.ca is a great resource for all kinds of freelance gigs. You can find work as a writer, a designer, marketer, and so much more. Freelancer.ca matches you with jobs based on your unique profile, allowing you to pitch your ideas directly to companies that are looking for people like you!
Upwork.com is one of the better websites for freelancers to find well-paying gigs that allow you to work from home. Upwork will match you with jobs based on your profile. Some of the biggest businesses use Upwork.com to find freelancers. You can potentially get contracts for Microsoft, Airbnb, General Electric, and more!
4) Writers Work
Writers Work is an online bank of freelancers and businesses that compiles all the best freelance writing jobs under one website. Writers can easily find jobs and get published within minutes. Keep in mind that you have to pay to set up a profile. It's $15 bucks a month or a one-time payment of $97 dollars. They always have sales on their subscription service though.
Fiverr's concept is super cool because it allows you to offer any service to anyone for $5 bucks. Any service that you think anyone would spend five dollars on, from web design to singing 'happy birthday' is fair game on Fiverr.
People Per Hour uses the same concept as Fiverr, only with more serious jobs and more serious money. This website primarily caters to freelance designers, coders, and web developers. If you're at a loss of what to do with those random Java skills, People Per Hour could be the place for you.
If you're a graphic designer who's looking to sell your skill to a huge company, 99designs might just be the place for you. Graphic designers can design pretty much anything and get matched with companies. 99designs has a team of professionals that scour resources to match you with the perfect company.
Flexjobs.com is an online resource that pools various freelance gigs from all over Canada. Currently, there are over 54 pages of freelance jobs across Canada. From teaching gigs to accounting gigs, Flexjobs.com is a great resource to find any kind of freelance job that suits you.
Behance is an online resource that compiles creative graphic design jobs for freelancers. Some of the largest companies in the world use Behance to find freelancers for various projects. Currently, places like Facebook, Starz Entertainment, and Rockstar Games are looking for freelancers to do various jobs.
It's never too late to find that perfect job! Good luck!