How to Make Money Freelancing
Whether you need to make extra money to pay off debt, meet a savings goal, or just make ends meet in a tough economy, freelancing is a great way to make money that allows you to use the skills you already have.
So what is freelancing? Freelancing is simply a way of making money by hiring out your skills outside of your traditional job.
There once was a time (in the dark days of the pre-internet and rotary phones) when it was much more difficult to make money freelancing because you could only connect with so many people who knew you and needed your skills.
But in these heady days of WiFi and high speed internet you can advertise your skills to literally billions of people in the world that have access to an internet connection. It’s especially easy to find freelance work if your skillset lends itself to working over the internet. That might include skills such as accounting, transcribing, translation, marketing, IT, software development, writing, website building, general office work, interior design, and many, many more.
You can even become a virtual assistant (find out more about that here)
Sites For Freelancing Gigs
Clients can also find you by searching for specific skills you have listed in your profile and can look at projects you have completed for others. These sites also have great tools for tracking the progress of the project, and guaranteed payment once the project is complete.
As you complete jobs, your clients will rate your work. Obviously, the better job you do the better reputation you build for yourself, thus getting more work.
However, if your skill set is one that lends itself more to a local service area such as a plumber, electrician, general maintenance, landscaping, child care, auto repair, etc., you can still hire out your skills using sites such as Craigslist.
Craigslist has “Jobs” and “Gigs” sections where you can advertise your unique skills to anyone in your local area needing what it is you do. Of course it’s free, and if you make the effort to differentiate yourself from your competition by listing qualifications, photos from completed jobs, references, and testimonials, you can easily make a steady side income you can use for debt reduction, savings or other financial goals you have.
The World is Your Customer
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once more. I am thoroughly convinced there has never been a better time in the history of the world to find ways to make money. When you can hire yourself out to literally anyone else in the world it becomes so much easier to make that extra income you’ve been looking for. I didn’t say it will be easy, it will take some work to get started by filling out profiles and finding projects, but it’s still much easier than it once was.
So get out there and hustle, you might be surprised at just how much extra money you can make!
Question: Do you have any suggestions for making money with freelance work? Leave a comment and let me know