For the starters or the pros, freelancing is constant work search process. It feels no great to work for 2-3 projects and seem left out. Being part of freelance communities will help to get work through numerous resources and know the updated information about the world of freelance. Here are some of the communities every freelancer must be aware of:
Creators of some amazing WordPress themes, Envato studio has a freelance community of graphic and web designers. but, the only exception is that the members were handpicked by Envato. If you really have a solid portfolio, then Envato provides a world full of opportunities where the span out the areas of web design, audio and mobile development.
Slack is more than just a instant messaging system. One can upload the documents and share it across to get the real-time feedback and edit suggestions. With customized organization and participant channels, freelancers can use Slack to share ideas and get client leads too.
Here, freelancers can get things done for what they wanted. Freelancer community provides software to track the working hours and communication between client and the freelancer. It also has the resource search engine where one can develop new skills from UX to coding.
Sologig is the venture by CareerBuilder (One of the largest job search boards) in the engineering (IT niche) stream. It is not a solely freelance community but the engineering firms they do need technical developers and writers.
Odesk and Elance both merged known as Upwork, a well-known freelance community where one can find work and also showcase their skillset by taking tests and can display score. There is also a premium option that can increase the client connects and allows to see the bidding amount for any job so that the negotiation process can be little more easier.
I think these are some of the communities that freelancers can be part of. What’s your go to community to collaborate and to work? Let me know in the comments section.