How to hire a freelance web designer

Before hiring a web designer for a new project there are a few things you need to know.

  1. What is your budget?
  2. What tasks do you need to have done and in what order?
  3. What is your end goal?
  4. Do you have all of your domain / hosting / website login details?

There are many marketplaces you can go to for help. Especially now, post Covid where there are many many people working online that can help with this sort of thing.

Some of these marketplaces include…


You can even put the project out on and as well as post your project on Facebook Jobs. 

So what is most important for you? If you’ve run your brick and mortar business for several years you’re most likely well versed in hiring people to help in whatever capacity you need them. 

Start with what you know

You’re comfortable with hiring locally, so start there. Do a google search for Web Designers near me. There could be a mixture of results. If they have phone numbers listed great, get started right away by just picking up the phone and talking to someone in your town. 

If that doesn’t produce the results you want then post a job on your account and start the process of whittling down the options from the people that apply.

Venture into Freelance Marketplaces

If location doesn’t matter to you but choosing the right person based on their talent and portfolio then go to You can check all the other sites listed above, but this is the one that I’ve found has the most qualified and vetted talent. 

To find the right person on Upwork just create an account, list the job and budget, then search through their database of people that can successfully complete your project. You can post the job and wait for people to apply, or you can search for the right freelancer and invite them to look at your project. This usually gives you more control over who you interview for the project.

Once you’ve found the right match it’s as easy as accepting their proposal and getting started on the project. 

If you’re brand new to hiring people remotely or hiring freelancers in general there are a few things to keep in mind moving forward. How to work with a remote team member, is something that will come up. We’ll discuss this in our next blog post.