FlexJobs Names the Top 25 Companies Hiring for Remote Freelance Job Listings | News
BOULDER, Colo., March 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – According to an annual FlexJobs survey of 1,200+ freelancers, 65% said they enjoy working, a higher rate than the general workforce (55%). Around half of freelancers (49%) earned the same, almost the same, or even more of their regular income during the pandemic. In fact, skilled freelancers have been projected to earn even more per hour than 70% of US workers. To connect job seekers with freelance positions, FlexJobs has identified the top 25 companies to hire for remote freelance jobs.
“Companies often turn to freelancers strategically in times of economic uncertainty when they are financially unable to hire full-time workers. This likely contributed to the growing number of freelancers and freelance employment opportunities during COVID-19,” he said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO at FlexJobs. “As the pandemic economy continues and remote working is widely accepted by employers of all types, we can see that employers who were previously reluctant to hire remote freelancers could do so in the coming year,” concluded Sutton.
When analyzing the FlexJobs database of over 57,000 companies, these 25 companies regularly hire remote freelance jobs. Many of the companies listed below were also featured in the 8th Annual Top 100 FlexJobs List to Look For After Remote Jobs.
5. Robert Half International
6. Soliant Health
12. LanguageLine solutions
14. Keywords studios
16. Cactus Communications
20. Reach test preparation
23. Beacon Hill Staffing Group
25. Speech Bear
To help job seekers get started in their freelance careers, FlexJobs career coaches offer the following tips for landing clients with no experience.
1. Take into account your existing skills
Even if you have no experience as a freelancer, there are valuable skills that you can bring with you. Think about the unique experiences you can have to introduce yourself to potential clients and differentiate yourself from other freelance competitors.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and identify the unique traits and special skills that will make potential clients take you seriously – despite your lack of traditional freelance experience.
2. Understand your chosen industry
As excited as you may be to start out as a freelancer, it is important that you understand the potential of your chosen industry. Is it a competitive landscape where you run into loads of other freelancers who want the same look? Are companies hiring freelancers in their specialist area or are they sticking to employee roles? What is the average wage rate and will it be enough for you?
When you know the rate of growth in your industry, you’ll know who to turn to and where to focus on your freelance job search. Career categories that are particularly strong for freelance work include Computing & IT, Accounting & Finance, Administration, Project Management, Customer Service, and Healthcare.
3. Lean on your network
Networking and word of mouth can be an effective way of getting prospects to take a risk on you, even if you have little or no experience. If you are recommended to customers by someone who trusts their own network, the more likely you will get your foot in the door and make an impression.
So reach out to your contacts (including friends, family, and professional acquaintances) and let them know that you are a freelancer and that you would appreciate referrals. You never know who your acquaintances might be related to!
4. Practically meet another freelancer
Ask for a virtual coffee or informational interview with someone who is already a freelancer. A career mentor is an ongoing relationship that you can meet regularly to discuss your freelance ups and downs. An informational interview is likely a one-time get-together to speak and ask questions with someone who is doing what you want to do.
Either of these situations is a great way to get advice and tips on getting started in the freelance world. While your motivation for speaking to a mentor or planning a briefing shouldn’t be asking for referrals or a job, you never know what making these connections might result in.
5. Create a website
A website for your new freelance business is a great way for you to showcase your work portfolio and give potential clients a chance to find you. It is a quick and easy way to showcase a bio about yourself, the type of projects you’d like to take on, your prices, and your contact information.
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals looking for flexible work who specialize in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time and alternative work schedules. Since its launch in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people find a job and created the largest verified database of legitimate flexible jobs in over 50 career categories. Additionally, FlexJobs offers solid ongoing career support, including curated expert resources and career coaching services, to work with job seekers at all stages of their journey. FlexJobs, a trusted source in the media, was quoted in top national branches like CNN, Wall Street Journal. New York Times, CNBC, Forbes and many others. Founder and CEO of FlexJobs Sara Sutton has also launched two more partner websites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of flexible work. Sutton is the creator of the TRaD * Works (* Telecommuting, Remote & Distributed) forum, which helps companies take advantage of teleworking, remote and distributed teams.
Kathy Gardner, FlexJobs, (203) 253-9531, [email protected]