codeable freelance jobs
WordPress Developers: Time to start whistling while you work
We believe in whistling while you work and loving what you do. When you’re whistling, you’re not stressed, you’re getting paid what you’re worth, and you’re able to deliver your very best.
In other words, you’re finally able to build with heart.
Why WordPress developers choose Codeable for WordPress freelance work
Fair-play, no race to the bottom platform
We believe that what ultimately plagues other platforms for remote WordPress jobs is bidding, fierce competition and mad race to the bottom of prices on freelance projects. To fix this, no matter how many experts provide an estimate, we only show one price to the client. This price is calculated by our special algorithm that automatically eliminates both undercutting and over-pricing. This allows clients to hire based on value, not on the lowest bidder.
Guaranteed minimum hourly rates
Our minimum $70-120 USD rate guarantees that you are being paid what you’re worth, which in turn makes you happier and willing to go the extra mile to satisfy your clients. Our secure escrow service ensures that you’re always paid on time without having to deal with any client billing yourself. Finally, you can work from anywhere as long as you have a laptop and reliable wi-fi.
Coaching, support & professional development
You’re never alone on Codeable. Our support team is always on to help you navigate a tricky client relationship or a project going south. You’ll have access to our dedicated expert community manager who will coach and help you polish your soft skills. You’ll get access to our Expert Academy – a library of internally produced training videos and masterclasses that helps you further hone your professional skills.
Tight-knit, hand-picked community
We like to think that our inclusive community driven approach is what truly makes Codeable different for both clients and experts. We’ve created a network of the world’s best WordPress developers and made them colleagues, not competitors — our experts exchange ideas and share knowledge through a private Slack, forum and regular skill-sharing sessions. They even refer customers to each other. To keep the community closer together, we also host annual community get-togethers.
Stories from community members who have worked on thousands of freelance WordPress projects
4 years on the platform | 1215 freelance jobs | Part-time
“Codeable is made by developers and for developers, and from the first day, I felt surrounded by awesome and knowledgeable people ready to help and share experiences!”
Keryn van der Dijken
3 years on the platform | 197 freelance jobs | Full-time
“Codeable runs deeper than just a group of developers bidding on jobs and occasionally meeting up for conferences. The biggest example of this is one of my fellow developers who took me “under his wing” so to speak when I first joined Codeable.”
5 years on the platform | 1809 freelance jobs | Full-time
“Making the transition from working a nine-to-five job, to full-time freelancer is much easier said than done. Codeable is a platform that’s made full-time freelancing a viable vocation for many WordPress developers around the world.”
Choose from a variety of WordPress job types that suit your skills and availability
Codeable can be your ideal path to a full-time WordPress freelance career
Job description: These types of requests are usually one-off tasks that can be around anything from troubleshooting and fixing existing WordPress website or WordPress plugins, small site updates, migrations, SEO audits, site cleanups and infection removals, or speed and performance audits.
Suitable for: WordPress generalists, Server/DevOps specialists
Typical duration: up to 1 week
Job description: With such projects, you will create scalable and complex web/e-commerce platforms with custom WordPress plugins, WordPress themes, or API/CRM integrations. Responsibilities may also include the design of custom responsive Gutenberg components and architecting WordPress theme frameworks, WordPress website redesigns, and other custom WordPress work.
Suitable for: Agencies, web designers, web developers, Front end developers, Backend developers, Full-stack developers
Typical duration: 1-6 months
Job description: With such projects, you will work with clients on a long-term partnership basis. Retainers are usually a block of hours per month paid in advance. Projects scope typically consists of monthly WordPress website maintenance, new features and functionality development, and ongoing optimization for speed, security, and usability.
Suitable for: Front end developers, Backend developers, Full stack developers, Web developers
Typical duration: 3-6 months average
Are you a good fit?
Codeable is an inclusive, community-driven, fair-play platform for WordPress freelance jobs. We only accept developers who carry and operate by the right values and are committed to give as much as they are willing to get from the community.
We’d love to welcome you to apply, if you:
- Are an experienced WordPress developer
- Have a lovely portfolio
- Meet deadlines
- Are committed to quality work
- Are respectful & professional
- Communicate well
What happens after you pass the vetting process and begin your 45-day trial period?
Review jobs and engage
After you have filled out your expert profile and preferred freelance project types, you will start reviewing jobs that meet your criteria and engage with customers on those jobs, along with up to 3-4 other interested experts.
Estimate and apply
You will build rapport in a shared chat room with both the client and other experts. Once you’re 100% clear on the scope of the projects you’ve engaged with, you will provide an estimate and apply for the job.
Work with top clients
The client will review the profiles of all experts who have provided an estimate and will choose which one to work with. You will then enter a private chat room with just you and the client and work on delivering the project.
Your job application questions, explained
Application and vetting process
Who can apply?
WordPress professionals who know WordPress inside out and have at least 3 years of experience working with clients, managing expectations, and meeting deadlines. If you are a front-end developer, backend developer, full-stack developer, or DevOps specialist with deep knowledge of WordPress, we want to hear from you.
What does the application & vetting process look like?
You have to first submit an online application form to demonstrate your past experience and previous work references. This is then followed by a series of assignments including a technical task. You will then go through a behavioral interview & live coding test, several courses in our Codeable Academy, and 45-day trial period. Each stage of the process must be passed in order to proceed to the next.
How long does it take before I hear from you after I apply?
Typically within 3-5 business days, depending on the number of applications received.
Why do I need to go through a vetting process?
Codeable is a premium freelancer platform. To ensure our quality standards are being met (or exceeded) at all times we vet every single expert on the platform for both quality of code and quality of communication. Our bar is high, but we’re sure so is yours!
What are your top tips for crafting a good application?
Aside from providing great references to previous work, it’s really important to demonstrate that you’re motivated to join the Codeable community and why. Be sure to proofread your application before submitting it. Spelling and grammar errors can prevent your application from being approved to the next stage.
What if I don’t pass the vetting test? Can I reapply in the future?
Yes, we welcome applicants to re-apply after 12 months of not passing. This will give you time to improve and increase your chances of passing the next time.
How does Codeable make money?
Codeable earns money by charging a client fee of 17.5% to all estimates submitted and by charging an expert fee of 10%. For example, if an expert submits an estimate of $100, the client will pay $117.50 and upon project completion, the expert will earn $90. There is also a fee charged when withdrawing money from your expert balance. There is a $10 fee on all PayPal withdrawals and a $50 fee on all Bank Wire withdrawals.
How much can I make?
There are no limits to how much you can earn on Codeable. However, please keep in mind that you must be willing to put in the effort and work to earn money on Codeable. If you’re looking for the ‘hacks’ or shortcuts to earn money without putting in the hours, you will not find success. We will supply you with the tools, resources and clients you need to be successful.
When and how often will I get paid?
After a project is marked as complete by the client, the money held in escrow is instantly transferred to your Expert account, minus applicable fees. You may then make a withdrawal at any time you wish. PayPal withdrawals are typically processed within 24 hours during Monday – Friday. Bank Wire withdrawals are typically processed within 5 business days.
How do I get projects/clients through the platform?
After a client publishes their project request on Codeable, it will appear in the projects queue. If the request appears to be something you’re comfortable assisting with and are able to complete with great quality results, then you are welcome to begin engaging on it. This means welcoming the client, asking them questions to ensure you understand the scope of work, and if you still feel confident assisting, you may submit your estimate. By estimating you are applying for the project and confirming your ability to complete it.
How many projects can I take at a time?
We ask all new experts to limit themselves to 3 max open projects for your first 45 days (trial period for all new experts). After your trial is complete and you’ve earned your expert certificate, we may increase this limit to 7. You are expected to always manage your time and client expectations with regards to deadlines. Finding projects is not hard, but managing them can become challenging with too many simultaneous open projects. If you’re able to comfortably manage more than 7 projects, let us know and we can look into increasing this on a per-expert basis.
Can I work with other experts from the platform on projects?
Yes, you may work with other experts on Codeable to complete projects. We refer to this as On-Demand Teams and we provide full details on how this works inside our Codeable Expert Academy which all experts have access to.
How does the no-bidding work?
Codeable uses estimates instead of bids. The Codeable platform uses an algorithm to essentially take the average of all estimates submitted (5 estimates max per project), and displays that average to the client. This prevents the ‘race-to-the-bottom’ challenge found on other freelance platforms as the client is unable to see individual estimates and experts do not attempt to ‘undercut’ each other in order to win the project. The clients only see the total average (inclusive of our client fee) and they hire the expert whom they feel most comfortable working with – this is most often the expert who is asking the best questions in the pre-hire communications.
How is Codeable different from other freelancer networks like Freelancer.com, Upwork, Toptal, etc?
Codeable is unlike any other freelancer network in the world. Not only do we solve the ‘race to the bottom’ challenge by using estimates instead of bids, we also focus 100% on WordPress specific projects. This allows you to focus on what you do best. Another advantage of Codeable that nobody else has, is our expert community. This is the most amazing place for WordPress developers to connect with like-minded people, ask questions, get help, and make lasting friendships. Other experts have likened it to WordCamp events but in Slack.