Navigating WordPress Job Sites

Are you a WordPress developer looking to freelance while working from home? Or maybe you are a busy professional who needs a WordPress project completed ASAP? The following sites bring the developers to the demand connects you with solutions. Check these out if you’re a developer looking for work or someone looking for a quality WordPress professional.

Code Poet
If you’re looking for work: Code poet has a couple more barriers to entry than most WordPress sites (you must apply to create a developer profile), but has a big payoff. The user-friendly nature of Code Poet, combined with the fact that it is run by the same company as WordPress, gives you access consistent and well-paying projects.

If you’re looking for a developer: Code poet is a fantastic way to get exactly what you want from a trusted source. Code Poet allows you to search for a developer by geographical location, specialty and budget. One drawback, however, is that you cannot post individual projects on the site.

WPMU Jobs

If you’re looking for work: Again, this is a site that has some level of screening when it comes to posting your professional services. To create a profile on WPMU you must be a WPMU DEV Premium member. Again though, this has obvious payoffs when you have professionals seeking quality developers who are willing to pay top dollar. Also keep in mind that WPMU is strictly freelance – no full-time work here.

If you’re looking for a developer: You must be a WPMU DEV Premium member to post a project for review. This may deter some, but keep in mind that you pay for what you get. When it comes to developing, this is especially true, and shelling out a little more now can go a long way later.

WP Candy Pros

If you’re looking for work: It’s relatively easy to get started with WP Candy, and setting up a profile is fast and free. Because of this, WP Candy is a great place to pick up projects and build your WordPress expertise. On WP Candy, you cannot search projects, rather clients seek out a developer who seems to most meet their needs. Thus, the more detail you put into your profile the better your chances of getting contacted. Bear in mind that this is WP Candy pros only handles freelance work.

If you’re looking for a developer: Keep in mind that developers on this site can easily create a profile for free. Despite this, it is easy to screen people by the amount of detail in their profiles and portfolios. Another potential drawback is that unlike other sites, you cannot post individual projects to be perused by potential developers.

WP Hired
If you’re looking for work: WP Hired is a great place to search for full-time, part-time, freelance work, internships and temp work. Post your resume to get your name out to potential employers, while at the same time browse and search job postings from all around the world. Also sign up for email updates to alert you when a job related to your expertise is posted.

If you’re looking for a developer: WP Hired makes it easy to create a free profile and begin posting jobs. Keep in mind that you can browse detailed resumes of potential developers on the site for free as well. This site is great for people with a variety of needs ranging from full-time to temp-work.

WordPress Freelance
If you’re looking for work: WordPress Freelance lets you browse project postings and bid on them per project or per hour. Build up your reputation on the site through client reviews of your work.

If you’re looking for a developer: This site may not be as easy to use or the professionals as verifiable on other sites, but if you’re willing to take a little risk WordPress Freelance could end up saving you some money. Be sure to check the reviews of developers who bid on your projects to ensure you’re getting reliable service. Also be sure to check developer portfolios if you have a specific look for your project in mind.

WordPress Freelance
If you’re looking for work: WordPress Freelance lets you browse project postings and bid on them per project or per hour. Build up your reputation on the site through client reviews of your work.

If you’re looking for a developer: This site may not be as easy to use or the professionals as verifiable on other sites, but if you’re willing to take a little risk WordPress Freelance could end up saving you some money. Be sure to check the reviews of developers who bid on your projects to ensure you’re getting reliable service. Also be sure to check developer portfolios if you have a specific look for your project in mind.

 

What successes have you had as a developer or as a client on these or similar WordPress sites? Let us know in the comments!