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Freelancing online is one of the best ways that I’ve ever found to make money. You can do it as a side gig or full-time. How much you earn is up to you. You can earn as little as a few hundred dollars a month to thousands of dollars a month. If you want to make a living off it, earn extra money, or are just plain broke then freelance. Here are some ways that you can have a constant stream of money going into your bank account by freelancing.
Freelancing on Upworks
I’m probably biased here, but
I had worked as a bookkeeper and auditor for most of my working life, so this was the route I took to get jobs on the site.
To get jobs on the site, after signing up, complete your profile, along with a professional photo of yourself. After that, take a few tests, especially the
If you have a portfolio of work, upload samples as well. That’ll help attract possible clients.
The next step is to find a job you’re interested in and send a proposal. Make it simple and to the point. I’ll go into more detail on this in a separate post.
Make sure you order a Payoneer card. This is one of the main ways you can receive funds after getting paid. It’s a debit card that can also be used to make payments online, as well as transfer money. Another method of receiving funds is Paypal. For some countries, this might not be a convenient method of getting paid. You can have money wired directly to your bank account.
Like most online sites, the way to earn more is to get good reviews. Reviews can make or break your online freelance career. If you’re getting constantly good reviews, there will come a time, when clients will send you invitations to interview, instead of you having to send out proposals.
Freelancing on Fiverr
Fiverr is another popular freelance website. I’ve done a few jobs on this platform, but I have two sons and a number of friends who are making a tidy sum of money on Fiverr.
The basic idea on Fiverr is to sell a service for $5. Sounds like peanuts, right? The money is in the add-ons. Fiverr allows you to add extra services for more money onto your gig. For example, if the gig is scheduled to be completed in two days, you can charge extra to do it in less time.
If the client wants it done differently from the norm, you can charge extra for that. Not only that, the $5 can be for a half-an-hour of work or fifteen minutes of work. Start small and build up from there over time.
Fiverr contractors are making thousands of dollars on this platform. Just sign up, complete your profile and do a few tests. After this you’re ready to set up the gig and wait for buyers to find you.
Peopleperhour is another site that I’ve had a few clients on. This site is based in the Uk. You apply to become a freelancer on their site. When you’re approved, you set up your profile and start looking for projects that suit you.
They also allow you to offer your skill at a price you determine. Sort of reminiscent of Fiverr.
Freelancing on Guru
I’ve also had a client on Guru. Similar to many other freelancing sites, you sign up, create a profile and submit quotes to the job you want.
There are a number of other freelance sites online, but those above are the ones that I’ve had experience with. So if you find yourself broke, sign up with one of these sites and start making some money.