Learn about the top freelance sites to join and how it can improve your income.
Freelancing is a way to showcase your skills no matter at what level. The whole concept of freelancing is to get paid for a service that can benefit someone who has a desire to learn all about the subject matter at hand.
What is freelance about?
There are many freelance sites out there that you can get into I mean literally hundreds.
I recently did some research and discovered more people are doing classes online to showcase some of their skills.
The good part about creating a learning platform for others is that you can do it in just about anything you are good at, or a subject that you’re really passionate about learning. Even the weirdest things you think you might be into someone out there beat you to the punch.
More and more people are becoming entrepreneurs in the online space, I can’t stress this enough but the internet is our second home.
This is where people are spending most of their time on a daily basis. Also in a consumer standpoint, we want to find the answers as quickly as possible, We want someone else to do the research for us and nowadays you can pretty much find the solutions to anything online.
Top freelance sites for writers-Become a freelance online writer
There are tons of platforms for writing services that you can get into. Below I am going to discuss some of the ones that I personally had some involvement in or I heard some positive feedback about.
Textbroker is a platform for writers/ bloggers, where you can either purchase a request from someone to write a blog for you no matter what it might be about. Or you can become an author and pick up gigs that you can get paid for.
Now I personally have an account with Textbroker and I will be honest the pay can be low. There are different stages that you can get into when you first start off.
The first stage or level would be level 2. in which you are paid about ehhh 2-5 cents per word.
However, there is an upside to that when you reach level 5 then you have the option to pick up more articles and the payout increases to about 10 cents a word or so.
To check out what a profile on Textbroker looks like you can take a look at mine here
I don’t have much to say about this platform but I did sign up for their newsletters.
ProBlogger helps other bloggers gain experience in the blogging industry as well as helping others showcase their ideas.
Darren Rowse who is the founder of ProBlogger took his blogging expertise to the next level and created a brand for himself in the online space.
What I liked about ProBlogger is that they had an affiliate program at the time and I never did set it up until now where I wanted to look for more information about it. However they had ended their affiliate program, so I wish I was able to experience.
This platform actually seems very interesting to me it’s almost like a job search engine bur for writers. I haven’t had any personal experience with this site but I have heard some really good things about it.
The company also allows writers to look for jobs very similar to Textbroker. The person posting the job has the option to hire you to work on their blog or move to the next author. They look for specific qualifications that may fit their needs and what kind of work that needs to be done.
This one is one that I got into recently and was really excited about.
This platform you simply create an account to showcase what you are good at as far as marketing, writing, proofreading, web design and more. Fiverr is very competitive, there are many freelancers looking for work and many people out there looking for solutions to their problems.
I have had one project since I became a member a few months ago. I try to expose myself to using social media as much as I can. However, sometimes things like this take time. Fiverr takes 20% percent of your earnings which in my opinion is pretty fair.
I recently discovered Guru.com a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try. What I like about Guru is that you can bid for jobs and you pick and choose what you want to do.
Now the tricky part is especially for someone that is starting out to get noticed. There is a membership option that you can choose if you wanted to go that route. Basically, the difference is being able to create more bids.
So, for example, every month you can request 10 bids from people that are needing projects done. Once you exhaust those bids that’s pretty much it, you would just have to wait for the next month to rebid again.
I created an account with Upwork and I was denied based on my credentials.
So this one is pretty difficult to get into. The company looks for freelancers that work in the field as well as having the skills set. I currently do marketing and sales and I originally wanted to get into it to promote my writing services but oohh maybe next time.
Freelance business ideas
I mean all I can say is think! Put your mind to work and let others benefit from your teachings. Did you know that the number #1 search online is health and fitness? This is why you have so many coaches out there promoting shakes and daily workouts. Because you’re creating a brand for yourself.
Become a fitness coach
Go ahead girl… and show them how you flex!
Excersing is addicting once you get started.
It puts you in the right frame of mind as well as in good health. This is why so many people are doing this as their full-time jobs and becoming coaches or personal trainers.
There are many programs out there that you can promote and people are pretty successful at it why? Because people buy from people.
Consumers want to feel as if your speaking to them directly. They want to feel wanted but most importantly that you have the best solution to their problems.
Take videos of yourself cooking and post it on YouTube
Remember that I told you that health and fitness are the most popular subjects being searched online? Well so is food. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to eat.
People are always uploading YouTube tutorials on how to meal prep or make certain dishes. I personally love to cook but Iove to eat more than cooking :).
There are very famous chefs out there like Gordon Ramsey who hosts all of these cooking shows and shares some dishes with us on YouTube.
How to gain more exposure for your freelancing business?
The best way to gain more exposure is through the internet. Yes, I know I sound like a broken record 🙂 but its the best way to gain as much exposure as possible.
There are many platforms where you can showcase your work. But what better way to show off your skills sets by having your own website. For example, I do some freelance writing and web design for a small client based and this is how I gain some exposure.
What I like about the online platform is that you can have a subscription-based clientele and monitor your incoming traffic flow.
Now there are other ways you can do this besides creating a website you can set up a Facebook business page like the one I have set up for myself. You can check out my profile here.
What I like about the Facebook page is that you can set up campaigns and reach to a lot of users. You can also set up campaigns to filter out a specific audience you’re trying to target which also helps you gain more prospects.
What are your thoughts?
Now that you have read some good recommendations for your freelancing ideas site what are your thoughts? What’s your favorite freelancing platform to get into? Is there one that you would prefer more than the other?
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