Use Your Skills To Make Money With 15 Freelance Online Jobs
As more and more people start using online options for income, the opportunities to make money are growing. If you have a specific skill you may be able to gain a good side income from a variety of freelance online jobs. You may be surprised to know of the many available options that exist online for freelancing and growing your skill set.
I have assembled a list of what I consider the top 15 places to go online to make money with freelancing. So what exactly is freelancing? Instead of working for an employer freelancers are self-employed and can be hired to perform a specific task, then move on to another. There is a rising demand for this type of work.
Many people can use help with online operations of there business. For example, you may have a website or blog and would like to make a logo for your business or maybe you need one of those nice video introductions of your business for all your videos, perhaps even just creating stunning graphics and images for your site. All can be accomplished by freelancers.
If you needed work done and you could get it done by spending a little to have that work done for you, freeing up your time to manage other functions of your business would you consider it? Many of us that have online businesses occasionally reach out to have a project completed by someone who is much more proficient at a specific skill, Like graphics design or web design and countless more.
The order below is a randomly ordered list of places you can work as a freelancer and gain exposure and experience in your craft.
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Fiverr– One of my favorite places to have a specific job done is Fiverr, there are so many members that can help out, then again it may be a bit competitive for someone doing this as a living but you certainly can get some jobs doing it
I reached out 3 times to the Fiverr community and had a few things done for this website. I had a radio commercial made from a radio broadcaster who made me a 1-minute spot on his online broadcast to a national audience. That was fantastic and it worked well and only cost me $14.
Another time I had a video intro created for my videos (see below) for $19- had the file within 2 days. I Also hired a writer for an article- $10 received a well-written article
Below is the intro I use for many of my videos. I will eventually get another one but it is one I got from a freelancer on Fiverr
Up work– Another freelance site that is a bit more upscale that Fiverr- As Stated by the company- It is “The premier freelancing website for top companies to hire and work with the world’s most talented independent professionals”. You do not need prior experience to become a freelancer for them. Just like many of these sites, there are a wide variety of skills offered so it is very probable that what you bring to the table would be of value and you could make some money doing it.
As with any site that provides a service you are interested in signing up for, make sure you do your homework. Read reviews about them see some of the comments others have left in the articles. This can give you a good idea if it is worth your time to sign up
Freelancer– Similar to Fiverr, a great resource for freelance jobs- This site is well done, nice layout and a great reputation, major companies like Boeing and Microsoft also use this service for projects they need. You can get good exposure from doing this and also get a project done for you as well.
I Writer– Another content site, high-quality writers can provide you with content for a small fee. You can research and provide your info or let them do the research as well, however, you will get better results if you provide the information you want in your article.
I have a post on this site that was written on Iwriter. If you have a passion for writing but do not want to deal with a blog or a website, you may want to consider this one.
Appen– You can find a variety of tasks that are paid gigs depending on your skills. Jobs like “social media evaluator” or what they call “Micro tasks” that can be completed in a very short time frame.
As stated on the Appen Website, They are leading the charge in the development of human annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. There are a wide variety of jobs available some short term some a bit longer. They are worth a look to see if you are interested in contributing
Postloop a Content exchange marketplace- If you are a proficient writer, this is your gig. You get paid to write content for blogs and websites. It is a great opportunity. The users are rated and ranked depending on the quality of the content they provide to others. This keeps the information clean and of good value.
Toptal – Top tier of freelancing talent in the fields of software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers. The screening process to work for them is impressive and only 3% normally make the cut, so this is not the option to “dabble” with.
If you are talented in the skills listed then, by all means, you should consider applying. You could end up partnering with major companies to provide what they need. That can lead to many other great opportunities that could come your way
Craigslist– Yes, Craigslist. Besides finding a variety of items for sale or trade like household items, you can also find Freelancer jobs and also offer up your services on the platform.
If you decide to meet someone in person from a craigslist post be safe, make sure you meet in a public place to avoid any shenanigans that might be planned. You could also just contact via the site and make an exchange online and still get the work you want and still provide them with quality
Guru Great layout and a good place to make it as a freelancer. This site was once a small startup, which was struggling for funds to now one of the industry leaders in the Freelancer space. Guru’s core mission: Is to help skilled individuals around the world find work opportunities regardless of location, as stated by CEO Inder Guglani.
You offer your services and get an “agreement” from an employer looking for your services, which keeps this on the level with both sides following through with what has been decided for the work and pay compensation. there are 4 payment types. Pay by milestones by the hour, by task and recurring payments for longer jobs
99designs – A great place to get your Graphics design needs or Logo’s or even a Book Cover for a new E-book. This site is primarily based around “design contests” as a buyer you submit a detailed brief of what you are needing and you get many responses from designers who submit ideas for your approval.
As a designer you can sign up for Free and start creating your portfolio and get paid for your work, the amounts will vary based on the work agreed upon. So if you are a gifted designer or can make Logo’s look fantastic, this is a good option to consider
Peopleperhour– There are many choices here to offer your services. Complete an online application to become a freelancer for them, They will review the application and once approved you can be matched to projects from a client and have access to many other projects available.
This one is worth a look to see if it is right for you, There are a variety of payment amounts, depending on the project and many of the freelancers charge an hourly rate for the service. This could be you doing this and making a nice living on from home.
Freelance Writing Gigs– Basically this is a community of freelance writers, who can get great exposure by posting on FWG website and by working with other website and blog owners to produce great content.
On this site, there is a nice link to 100 sites that pay writers in 2019. There are telecommute jobs if that’s your thing or you could be a copy editor or a tech writer, it just goes on and on. Check out this site and see if it works for you.
College Recruiter– A great option for students wanting to jump-start a career. This one may not be the best option for freelancing but you can get a headstart on a good career if you are just finishing up your college and are looking for a job. or a good internship which would be a great opportunity.
Kolabtree– This one is mainly for connecting with scientists or engineers, and other fields of scientific research like chemists and biologists, also for researchers and academics.
You can apply to “become an expert” from the website You may not have the skills yet to do this but keep it in mind if you are in this field as a way to have an income source when you are ready
Your own Website or Blog– Many of these options listed above are for writing jobs and graphics related activities among many other choices, but my point is, if you are a good designer and or a writer, then you are a tailor-made blogger or website owner.
In order to effectively monetize your site, you need good quality content and impressive images help as well so there ya go. You could be your own boss and try to make it on your own doing a wide variety of ways to make money with your skills.
Affiliate Marketing, Retail website, just to mention a couple of ways. Heck, you could create a site based on your skills and create your own writing and graphics gigs from others online, that seriously could end up being a nice niche market.
Alright, so we have gone through several ways to make money with a variety of freelance online jobs that can get you going with making a nice income source. For sure I would advise you to research these sites well before you sign up and read reviews about the services they provide so you can have a good idea of what you’re getting into here
This list contains several options but honestly, there are many more choices. I kept this to 15 so you don’t get a case of information overload.
I would really like to know what you have experienced with freelancing, what other sites have you used. Please comment below and share, I will respond and others can benefit from it.
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