3 Best Freelance Websites For Audio Engineers
I wanted to make a Best Freelance Websites for Audio Engineers list for a while now. The main reason why is because online freelance work is a cool way to make a bit of extra cash on the side. I got into online freelance mixing almost 2 years ago when I started to work from home. There a lot of editing jobs out there and online jobs for musicians in general. Now for warning, freelance work isn’t for everyone and it can take quite a while to get into it. But if you stick it out it can be quite rewarding and may even pay for some new gear.
The first site I recommend is Fiverr.com. The concept is very simple, post your base service called a gig for as little as 5 dollars. But add extra features to up sell your service. For example say you’ll mix a 2 minute stereo track and a mono vocal track for $5. But for tracks that go over two minutes or require extra stems you up the price by creating add-on fee options. I got a lot of guitar work through Fiverr a few years back just by setting up an account and a simple gig. There’s a lot of music jobs, editing jobs for both film and audio production posted so you can even reach out and send in a proposal if you like.
Just a heads up it might be a while before you get your first client with Fiverr. There’s a lot of competition on this site and if you have no reviews you won’t be ranked high. So it might be a good idea to ask someone you are already working on to hire you through the site for a simple service just to get a rating.
This freelance website is among the more popular out there. You set up a profile and search for jobs right away. but instead of someone hiring you from your profile or gig, you submit proposals to job postings you are interested in. I really liked how you can do extra training to get skills you can add to your profile like photography, english basics etc… Upwork also has a work tracker so the client can keep tabs on your editing jobs.
Now for warning I always recommend doing hourly jobs and not flat rates. Only because it’s easier for a client to back out or even under pay you. I’ve had that happen when I first started with Upwork.
PeoplePerHour.com is another freelance site very similar to Upwork where you create a profile and can submit proposals to job offers. I really like this site for how simple the layout is. I like it because I was able to set up a profile quickly and start browsing. There were a lot of jobs for musicians and audio production which is nice to see.
These are just a few of the best freelance websites for audio engineers out there. I like these because there’s always postings and they are pretty legit sites. Here is a list of some other sites to check out to see if they are right for you