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Yoren Chang

I'm a WordPress developer now full-time with RocketGenius (parent company of the form plugin Gravity Forms). When I was freelancing (been there for over a decade), Codeable was a game changer for me.

When I joined in 2017, the proposed hourly rate on Codeable is $60-$100 and now it's $70-$120 (codeable.io/pricing/). It takes several phases to join Codeable - application, test project, interview, and live coding. Once you passed all of them you'll start a trial for 45 days (you get paid 100% in the trial even you didn't pass it), and then you get a certificate and can stay there ever since (I'm still there just don't take new clients).

In my opinion, it's the best platform if you are in the WordPress freelancing market. Nowadays WP is very common so there're plenty freelancers work for low hourly rates or bidding with low prices, but if you're very good at WordPress, you can find high paying clients on Codeable and $5-6k per month is very common among our best experts (members on Codeable are called experts). And the most successful ones are reportedly securing > $10k per month (e.g. nathanello.com/freelance/two-years...).

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Florin Pop Author

Nice! Glad to see it worked out for you!

I'm not a WP guy so maybe Codeable is not for me ๐Ÿ˜„