Introduction To Freelancing and Freelance jobs
Whether you are a typist, a guitarist or an astrologer who knows a lot about stars, there is an opportunity in Freelancing for every skilled person and you can earn a good amount of money through freelance jobs.
Freelancing is about making money online by doing part-time jobs at the Internet. Doing part-time jobs like Logo designing, content writing, proofreading etc. online comes under Freelancing only.
Freelancer is the term used for people who do all such part time jobs online.
Many guys work as full-time freelancers these days and are making a good buck from freelance jobs.
You can work as a part-time freelancer or as full-time freelancer totally as per your choice. This is one great benefit of Freelancing as anyone can work according to his or her time comfort.
There are various Freelancing websites like
where you can register yourself as a freelancer and get freelancing projects.
Example: if you running an enterprise you have a concept and you want to develop it in reality or want to develop software for your enterprise you go to enterprise software solutions tell them your idea & they develop software for you they work as a freelancer for you.
How to Get A freelance jobs
When you are an experienced Freelancer, you easily get a lot of projects and tasks. Especially if you have a strong portfolio, getting projects is not difficult.
But for a newbie, Getting a freelancing job especially at websites like Fiverr is bit tough.
What happens is when a newbie comes to know about Freelancing the first thing he does is he searching for freelancing websites where he can get a job.
Most of the new Freelancers usually make up profiles websites like Freelancer.com or Upwork but when they signups there they see that for a single job hundreds of people apply and getting a job becomes very tough for them.
Actually, most of these Freelancing websites have two types of members. Ones are members with free accounts and others are members with premium accounts.
Most of the time it happens that only premium members get a job or project from these freelancing websites.
I am sure that even when you have yourself registered at a freelancing site like Fiverr you must have also noticed that these websites ask you to upgrade your account by entering your credit/debit card details.
See friends, this is a very natural thing actually. For these Freelancing websites, premium members are one of the major sources of there earnings. Whenever someone purchases a premium membership the money goes in the revenue of the freelancing site.
But for a newbie with no investment, getting a premium membership is not always possible.
Hence newbies, think that they cannot get a freelance job at these sites and Hence, in the end, they do not Google more things about Freelancing.
But the actual thing is Freelancing has a great scope. If you have skills, experience, and portfolio you can easily get some good jobs.
So Let us First talk the top ways which you can use as a Freelancer to get your first Freelancing job:
How to Find freelance jobs:
- Facebook groups: Facebook groups are great engaging places for those new freelancers who are looking for a job. Competition is less in these groups as compared to freelancing sites.
So If you are someone with great social talking skills and 0you need a part-time job online you can look for them in some genuine Facebook groups.
Groups are the best place to get more reach & new clients and there are many groups in social media platforms which you can join and increase your reach built your network which helps you to grow fast.
you can look at some of the best LinkedIn groups and join them.
- Your personal Blog: Let us suppose you are an IT guy. Then, in that case, you can make your account at freelancing platforms and add a hire me button to your blog which takes people to your profile on these freelance websites.
So those people who are looking for freelancers can contact you. Hence, if you will have some great writings or works provided on your Blog, chances are great that more people will contact you and will try to hire you.
Side by side, you can monetize this Blog through other methods too best way is through Adsense.
- Freelancing websites: It is quite weird but still I place this method at the end of my list. If you want to work as a full-time freelancer you can move on these sites and even go for paid accounts if required. Fiverr and Upwork are both great sites where you can find freelance jobs. It is better to fill your profile properly as it increases the chance of getting a job.
Hence using any of the above 3 methods you can easily find freelancing jobs.
Let’s see some Golden Tips below that you have to always remember while working as a freelancer.
Tips for New Freelancers:-
#TIP 1: Take some money as advance before doing freelance jobs Most of the time in Freelancer Groups many people share proofs of How someone hired them as Freelancer and once work is over they refused to paid and Blocked them.
These types of scams do not happen at Freelancing websites but when you make the direct contact with the hiring guy like that from Facebook groups probability of getting cheated is high.
So it is always suggested to take at least half payment in advance.
#TIP 2: Try to Build strong Profile: When you work for someone do the job properly and get good reviews. This will build your resume and you can get your dream job in future easily and also you can make a strong Freelancing profile which can help you get more jobs in future.
Tip 3: Don’t wait for opportunities, Go and Grab them: The sentence is so powerful and it also implies to every business. Instead of waiting for people to list jobs, look at yourself for the jobs.
For e.g. If you are someone who sells SEO services, just find a list of new websites, do a basic SEO audit of them and contact with the report.
Probability is high that they will ask you to solve them and you can charge them for that work. Aggressive marketing can be a heck useful in these cases when you have something great to offer to the buyer.
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Sahil is a passionate Blogger and Digital Marketer who writes about Content Marketing, SEO, Email Marketing, Blog monetization with Platforms like Adsense and other domains of Digital Marketing