Today we talk about how to make money freelancing. It is not about different ways of passive income like affiliate marketing, selling advertising space on your blog, MLM marketing, investments, etc. The focus is on freelancing your skills and getting paid for your expertise and services. A quick look at the job posts categories on oDesk:
Everyone who’s been an active blogger for a while knows that blog commenting is an excellent way to make some friends in the blogosphere, to support fellow bloggers and even to attract some fresh traffic. So I’ll share some dos and don’ts of blog commenting I’ve noticed the most in my experience.
If you have decided to get some work through freelance job boards, it’s a good idea to complete your freelance profile first. As freelancer, you face great deal of competition every time you place a bid and try to get a project. And no matter how good of a professional and expert you are, the clients will never see past your profile if it isn’t complete and done well. So here are a few steps and rule of thumbs when building your freelance profile.
As we discussed last week, one of the first things to do when starting a blog is to blog regularly. I don’t know about you, but the only way for me to do that is to have a blog editorial. It enables me to write in my own pace. When I have it all on paper, I know what I need to write and what the due date is.
As I said in the “About me” section, I am a freelance marketing consultant. I tried working on several freelance job boards. oDesk and Elance were the only ones that felt right for me. Now, I have been working through oDesk for a few years. It opened a whole new world for me 😀 I have also been hiring other contractors on oDesk for my clients or other projects so I will share some insights about the platform from both contractors’ and clients’ perspective.