Freelancing is a brilliant way to earn extra cash particularly during bad economic periods. Freelancers can do a variety of things ranging from graphic design to writing and also computer programming, and still earn money regardless of jobs around your area not hiring.
Basically, freelancers are hired by large to small business owners who intend to grow their business without assuming that additional responsibility of hiring employees. This becomes beneficial to both the business owners and the freelancers.
If you’re looking to start a freelancing career or to hire someone for a short or long term project, these are the sites you should check out:
This website offers a variety of membership levels. Among the levels is the free level, that comes with no fee and it’s also free to kick off bidding on work. The other one up from the free level is the basic level. It usually has a monthly membership fee of $4.95.
The difference distinguishing the basic level and the free level is just a small number of limitations regarding service.
All freelancers can freely sign up and build a profile on the site. They are also eligible for ten bids on online work projects every month and five portfolios. In case they qualify for a project and effectively complete it for payment, a levy of 10% is charged on the employer’s payment. Freelancers are also allowed to list up to a maximum of twenty areas of competencies for employers to evaluate. The basic level however, increases a freelancer’s monthly bids to 50, areas of competences to 50, and they also gain entry into seven more earning perk areas.
Guru is the pioneer of freelancing jobs, one of the largest websites out there. You can definitely find your desired jobs here. Guru.com provides jobs from data entry to administrative to programming to web designing. Almost all types of jobs are available and, according to their website, they have over 1,000,000+ freelancers registered.
Elance is a platform where freelancers can find work and there are plenty of jobs to choose from. Using both sites can be tiresome and I suggest a trial basis of 2 months before deciding which one is right for you or where the writing jobs are better. You will find that projects are posted every few minutes in every category so there is a lot to choose from.
Rentacoder is a well-known freelance site. This is the place to be if you’re in IT, know how to code or build softwares and websites.
This is a site for freelancers specializing in web and coding work, design, writing, business consulting, marketing, newsletters and planning among other things. New jobs are posted every minute, so if there is any place on the internet to find freelance work in those areas, this is it.
If you are a coder, then hurry up and make an account on Programming Bids. It’s one of the best online resources for finding programming and IT jobs.
This is a forum where people share tasks they would complete for $5. The low pricing is normally a loss leader which allows contractors to create a base for their area of expertise.
Although you won’t make a lot of money with Swagbucks, it is a legitimate site where you can earn some money, through several ways that do not require any particular skills or knowledge.
You can get paid from answering polls, doing simple tasks (for instance providing feedback about a website), taking surveys and even playing games.
Companies post their request, which could be a logo, banner, website or any other design work and designers can submit their design. The pay is set by the client and only one proposal is chosen out of the lineup. You are basically pitching your ideas and work and the client chooses what is closest to their vision
This is an online photography marketplace where you get to sell the photos you’ve captured on your Android phone or iPhone. You just download the app on your phone and you get 50% revenue every time your picture is sold.
So, if you are thinking of more productive ways to make money and, actually, enjoy your time, read our new book ‘Work from Home’ available on Kindle and find out there are plenty of ways to make money without having to go to a job!