How to Find WordPress Website Design Freelance Work

If you’re looking for website design freelance work, where should you start looking? Is it best to look for specific platforms or can you find work on various platforms (i.e. WordPress, Shopify, and more)?

Finding freelance website design work can be rather difficult. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best tips and tricks for finding the most suitable work for you.

Start With The Most Popular Websites

One of the best places to start your freelance website design search is Google. Simply enter “website design” and the name of the city or town you’re in into the search bar, and you’ll be presented with a list of websites. You can either scroll down the list or click on any of the blue links to be taken to the websites’ homepage.

If you’re lucky enough to find a website that matches your skillset, apply for the job and start building your client base. Websites that are usually the result of a simple Google search have the highest chance of being able to use your services. They don’t necessarily need a complete re-design, but they do need some serious updating. You can also add a custom message at the end of the application explaining why you’re interested in the job.

Check Out The Smaller Websites

Sometimes, you’ll find an attractive looking website that seems to be an excellent fit for your skillset. However, if you check out the website’s social media accounts, you’ll mostly find a bunch of angry comments and dislikes. This is usually an indication that the website owner is either unaware of, or doesn’t care about, the comments section of the website. In these situations, it doesn’t hurt to apply for the job anyway as you may stumble upon a gem.

Focus On WordPress Websites

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in use today. This is also one of the most popular platforms for building websites (especially for freelancers and small businesses).

If you’re looking for web design work, you should apply for jobs that are related to WordPress website development. Not only are WordPress websites easy to build, but the CMS also makes it fairly easy for newbies to get started. Once you have a few years of experience, you can start demanding more money and becoming picky about the projects you accept.

Avoid Free Blogger Accounts

Free blogger accounts are an excellent way to get started, especially if you have minimal experience. However, free blogger accounts have a nasty habit of slowing down your web browsing speeds. If you go with a free blog hosting service, such as Blogger, you’ll end up with a slow, unresponsive website that you’ll have to fix yourself (or pay someone else to do it for you).

If you want to find web design work, avoid free blogger accounts and go with a premium one instead. There’s also the option of self-hosting a blog on your own domain name (i.e. “myblog.com”). If you do decide to go with a free blog, make sure you’re ready to accept the limitations that come with it.

Build Up Your Portfolio

To stand out among other freelancers, you’ll need to have a portfolio of previous work. There are a few things you can do to put together a portfolio. You can either create a WordPress website yourself with previously published content or you can find a theme built on a CMS (such as WordPress) and start filling it with articles. If you have a graphic design portfolio, you can use it as an opportunity to show off your work. In addition to showing off your work, you can also include a cover letter detailing your experience and skills. Finally, don’t forget to add yourself to LinkedIn.

Finding web design work can be difficult, but it’s certainly not impossible. By taking the time to put together a good portfolio and using the right keywords, you’ll be able to find suitable work much more easily. With the right amount of hustle and determination, anyone can become a successful freelance web designer.