If you’re in need of a designer to help you accomplish your business’s goals, whether you’re looking for someone who will help you design the most innovative packaging for your products or you’re hoping to find a graphic designer who can help you create a stellar logo and other marketing materials that are attention-grabbing and will help you increase your profits, social media is a great place to start.

While you may have thought that social media websites are only good for wasting time when you don’t feel like working, it turns out that there are many networks of professional designers out there that you can tap into in order to find the one that’s right for you. Below are four of the best sites you can begin using today.

Dribbble

The “Twitter for designers” is a social networking site known as Dribbble. There, designers can sign up to post their portfolios, and professional business owners can browse through the portfolios and connect with designers with whom they would love to work. If you can manage to get yourself invited to the site by someone who is already a member, be sure to take full advantage of this site.

Purchase the Pro version of Dribbble in order to find local designers based upon their skills and location, as well as to contact designers about work opportunities that your company is currently offering. This is one sure-fire way to get the designer that you know will be professional, reliable, and worthy of the money you’ll spend on him or her.

Twitter

Twitter is a great social media site for finding the professionals you need in a variety of fields. When it comes to finding the right designer, simply use the right keywords, hashtags, and the great geotagging feature built right into the site in order to access a list of local professionals with whom you can connect to see the types of services they have to offer.

Yelp

Yelp is yet another great social networking website where you can perform a simple search using keywords and the city that you’re located in to find the best local design companies. Whether you’re looking for an interior designer, a website designer, or a product packaging designer, you may be surprised by how many local companies are available for you to choose from.

Behance

Behance is a social networking website that’s created especially for creative professionals, from designers to photographers and everything in between. Sign up to create an account that will allow you to browse the portfolios of local professionals as well as those with whom you can work from remote. You can also post job opportunities to find the talented individuals you need if you have a specific position available.

With so many social media sites to choose from today, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are appropriate to use when you’re seeking a professional designer to add to your team. But sites like Dribbble and Behance, as well as Yelp and Twitter, make it easy to not only locate professionals but also see their portfolios.

Author Bio:Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, Beneco Packaging, one of the leading food packaging companies in Canada. She is an ardent baseball fan and enjoys going camping on weekends. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.