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:
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 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.
Many have asked me about freelance job boards which offer variety of projects and not only writing gigs, designers’ and programmers opportunities. So I took some time to research and compile list of websites with freelance projects, suitable for all kind of professions (incl. writers, designers, programmers, translators, marketing consultants, virtual assistants, data entry personnel, and more).
The question I get the most from friends and readers is ‘how to become a freelancer’. I will give a lot of tips and practical info about that along the way but wanted to start with a quick outline of what the first and more important steps are.