Thanks to the evolution of the Internet technology and the web applications, you can work from anywhere at anytime. Apart from self-motivation and self-discipline, you need a few web based tools be a successful freelancer. Once you have decided to freelance, take a piece of paper and pen down your skills and the amount that you can allot for each client in a day. If you are a newcomer, it is better to start with one client and as you gain experience, add more clients to your list. Whether you are a freelance blogger, copy writer, tutor, web designer or photographer you need to have the right mindset. It takes a lot of hard work and consistency to establish an identity in the virtual world. I would like to mention that as a freelancer there are many ways to start making money online.
However, you need to find out the legitimate methods of making an earning online without falling into the traps of ‘get rich quick’ schemes. My experience tells me it is wise to avoid any online jobs which would ask you to pay a token amount upfront if they have to hire you. It could be an Internet scam. There are many opportunities to make money working online either part time or full time. Here I have listed a few.
There is a great demand for qualified online tutors who can coach students of various age groups and on various subjects. There are many websites where you can register your profile. These websites would introduce the tutors to the student(s). Here the pay is on an hourly basis. It is wise to maintain an online time-tracker such as Apptivo’s Timesheet App to keep track of the hours spent.
There are many legitimate online survey firms who pay you for opinions on their products. Online survey firms are actually market research companies who work for the manufacturers. There are some firms who pay for surfing. However, beware of the scams.
Design Websites/Uploading Videos
If you know the technologies to design websites, you can earn online very well. There are many online tools that are free of cost. Get paid for uploading videos and reading/sending emails. Though you will not earn a lot, these jobs can be undertaken on a part-time basis. You can send invoices
It is an upcoming trend. There are many website owners and bloggers who are willing to pay you for writing product reviews on your site. You can advertise their product on your website and also give your affiliate link for the product in your reviews. When someone buys that product clicking the link in your website, you get paid.
One of the recent trends, which are becoming popular, is being a virtual assistant. Nature of the job is to assist the online researchers on their research projects, support busy professionals with work etc. You would be paid handsomely depending on the difficulty of the task you shoulder. The researchers would want you to conduct surveys and make phone calls on their behalf and also do a bit of research on their behalf.
Start Off by Making your Presence Felt Virtually
Upload your professional profile in sites such as Linkedin and other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and more. Build your online credibility by creating your blog using Apptivo’s WordPress App. According to your field of freelancing, register in a few good discussion forums. Actively participating in forums and answering the questions correctly will make you noticeable. As you gain popularity host your website to exhibit your skill set. Last but not the least invoicing is mandatory to keep track of your billings and payments. Apptivo’s Invoicing App is a free and easy to use tool for this.