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Anyone use Japanese Freelance websites?


#1

Hi, Currently I’m working in Osaka as a programmer and I have valied visa untill next year. recently I saw freelace website called https://freelance.levtech.jp/ according to my japanese undestanding they pay attractive rates for the feelancers. Does anyone work with them ? If anyone knows please let me know. and I’d like to know are there any Japanese freelance websites like upwork? so far I came across Lancers and crowdworks.
Thanks


#2

With Levtech, it looks like they’re an agency that has positions on a monthly contract. While Japanese developers often refer to this as フリーランサー, its a bit different than my image of it. I’d call these “contractor” positions. You’ll probably need fluent Japanese skills to go through them.


#3

Thanks Paul. yeah and looks like they don’t have remote Jobs (complete from home) it needs to go to a office for doing the task. Do you know any good freelancer websites ?


#4

I’m personally skeptical of freelancing sites, as they tend to have poor clients who are primarily focused on getting a deal. I’ve not used them myself, but have built up relationships myself instead.

If you are wanting to work remotely though, I’m not sure there’s a reason to restrict yourself to Japanese sites. I’d expect you’d find more suitable opportunities on the international ones.


#5

International sites are much more comfortable to use but, If I have Japanese clients I can get freelance visa myself (self sponsored) Thats why i’m looking for japanese clients.


#6

If your goal is self-sponsorship, you’ll need to have longer term contracts with clients (see this article).