I've worked in the past as a web designer / developer and am thinking of returning to it full time.
I do a few sites for friends and family at too low a rate in my spare time and I was just wondering how people manage to get good paying freelance work.
I have looked at freelancing sites where you can browse jobs but the amount offered on those seems to be crazily low...and other designers are offering super low quotes. Where do people find their best freelance jobs come from?
Thanks in advance
I make this comment as a buyer of freelance web design services: I think if you do stuff at the simpler end of the spectrum, you end up competing with the fiverr crowd... and many of those folks are in emerging market economies where wages and freelancer rates are really low by developed economy standards.
My thought , therefore, would be you need to move up the complexity continuum and then use your (obviously excellent) language skills and understanding of your local economy to do this work. The fiverr crowd can't easily compete with you using low rates for this work.
BTW you're probably not interested, but just to give you a couple of web projects I have on my to-do list but which I wouldn't ever outsource to a fiverr vendor... First, I need to make my www.scorporationsexplained.com
site mobile friendly... Second, I need to set up an email newsletter for my blog (URL in sig). I've worked enough with fiverr gigs to know that both projects require a higher priced solution.