As you probably already know, all companies and organizations of the world are taking their trades beyond the archaic mode of face to face transactions. Nowadays, firms are trying as much as possible to make every activity easier and conveniently accessible for both staffs, other employees and customers.
All activities from hiring, to sales, to researches are now done online as organizations have now seen it right to create their official websites for easy access by staffs, members, customers and other outsiders. It is the job of a Programmer to facilitate the use of computer systems by the company as he is responsible for writing programs and codes for software applications and operating system.
In the heart of a company’s online activities lies a skilful programmer. A programmer can also refer to a Software Developer, a Software Analyst or Engineer and a Coder. He or she takes care of both public and confidential programs, tend to the security of the company’s database and a lot more so their importance is clear.
Having a degree in Programming is fantastic as careers under the discipline is widespread and really flexible as one can work in a company or individually as a freelancer. Nigeria is getting developed and is going digital so there are a lot more young folks who are willing to pursue a career in Computer Programming. Yeah, of course, they earn a lot as their job requires a great mind as well as expertise in Computer Science and Mathematics.
In this article, we bring you the top 10 sites where Nigerians both home and abroad can land freelance jobs relating to Programming.
This list is divided into two parts, the first five dedicated to sites that hire just programmers alone and the other five for sites which give job application privileges to freelancers of other kinds, but Programming highly inclusive. Also, the article is also aimed at bringing to light some global and lesser know platforms which talented programmers can try out. Let’s shoot!
GENERAL FREELANCING SITES WITH PROGRAMMING INCLUDED
Yes, you heard it right, you could work at WordPress as a programmer. The Web hosting site has an official job board of which disciplines relating to everything WordPress does can be accessed and these include plugin designs and development, theme customization and WordPress site optimization all of which are richly related to programming.. Most Nigerian programmers are very familiar with WordPress which makes everything easier, you might want to give it a shot at jobs.wordpress.net.
As the name clearly suggests, WeWorkRemotely.com is a platform where Programming freelancers can find jobs which they could carry out easily from the comfort of their homes, or anywhere else. This site is dedicated to a variety of freelancers but majorly Programmers and Graphic Designers.. There are no restrictions related to geographical areas on this site so Nigerian programmers can benefit.. If successfully picked for a job, the worker in question can earn a lot beginning at $200 for a job.. It is definitely one every skilled developer should try out there.
This site is a unique one… It focuses on the basis of collaboration. It is a site that allows programmers and designers to join forces and collaborate with one another to get a work done.. Note that you don’t have to be a Programmer to collaborate with a designer or vice versa as a Programmer can seek to collaborate with a fellow programmer for a job. On the site, job listings are made clearly visible on the home page of the site based on criteria and certain qualifications.. One has to sign up for an account on the site and sign in to connect with other Programmers or designers around the world.
Fiverr is the largest marketplace for freelancers worldwide.. Here you post your qualification and the service you’re willing to render and a client needing your help contacts you for a job, you do it and get paid, simple as that. You can earn a lot from fiverr starting from $5 per service, no matter how simple the service is. Your earning tend to increase as you grow on the platform. There are many freelancers who earn a living from this site and it is one very popular among Nigerian technology personnel.
Toptal is a no-brainer on this list. If you have a good degree in Software Development and you’re a highly skilled professional in your field then Toptal is a site for you. It is a platform that possesses a wide range of high caliber top talents (as the name suggests) in tech-based field such as Graphic Design and Programming/Software Development. If you’re that developer that is sure of the talent he’s got and want clients who are passionate and serious about the services they want whilst being 100% ready to pay for it then you should give Toptal a shot.. The catch on this platform is that the bars are very high as they only recruit about 3% of applicants so you need to be of very high quality to get a job here, this could be an advantage to some people though. Toptal is majorly for developers, and should be in the top two in this list, but it also gives opportunities to Designers so we can’t say it’s strictly for Developers.
SITES DEDICATED TO DEVELOPERS
5. STACKOVERFLOW CAREERS
StackOverflow aren’t just there to provide solutions for some problems, they also provide job listings of tech companies all over the world.. To get a shot a job on this platform one needs to request and invite, then after invitation go on to get an account with the platform. This site is really good due to the fact that since it’s a community platform that deals with Questions and Answers, clients can figure out your skills through basic interactions and you might just get contacted.. Voilà… You should try it out real fast.
4. HACKERS LIST
This is a platform where clients who need a job hop on and request for a developer that can solve their problem.. The site offers job opportunities to highly skilled programmers and it has very simple jobs which could earn a worker as much as $100-$500 based on the task. One advantage of HackersList is that it’s a small site with no much popularity so not a lot of competitions as most programmers go for the top guns.
Expert360.com is a free to use freelancer job platform that offers relevant, tailored job opportunities and payment support to freelancers that pass the vetting process. The site is a very simple one and easy to navigate. Both clients looking for workers and developers looking for a job can get through the process rather easily as signing up isn’t a tedious process… For a developer, passing the screening is the major hurdle and once done, you’re very likely to get a job that meets your desire soon.
Gigster is a platform created for companies and tech-related organizations to hire top developers in a team. Gisgter offer employees career opportunities at not only upcoming companies, but large ones like Google, Microsoft and eBay so if you’re a skilled Nigerian Programmer and have a dream to work in one of these giant corporations, you can apply as a gigster.
Firstly, Gun.io is like Toptal in the sense that their vetting process is extremely tough and they hire those of elite skills only. It is for those developers looking for clients who are willing to pay high for their services as this platform have been providing top sites like Amazon and Zappos good freelancers for years. Application is completely free but to apply you need to possess a GitHub account.
SOME OTHER GOOD SITES FOR PROGRAMMERS
- Upwork (Not included because it hosts a large variety of freelancers and is very large)