Freelancing for beginners?
July 14, 2010 12:19pm CST
Alright so I am a little new to the freelancing industry. I know the main idea is to do online jobs for people but I am not too sure how you get the job and what to do after that.Also if you can answer another question, which freelance site would you recommend for a beginner? I have signed up with odesk and from reading around some does not look like I will get a job for a while.
• United States
14 Jul 10
Ohh I am doing that and I am doing pretty good I think. I reached my first payout the minimum pay out for paypal just today and actually most of my earnings to get there have been from the last few days. Do you use triond as well? Maybe could add each other and network our articles.
• United States
16 Jul 10
to be honest,I am not completely sure. It on what you looking for when you view those sites. Each site is different. Shortask of course is simple, odesk and elance require a bit of bidding, ratracebellion has tab listed as "Todays leads" its very helpful with various types of jobs. However if you looking for writing free lance work www.hubpages.com wwww.exmainer.com www.demandstudios.com
• Hong Kong
15 Jul 10
I am still no very experienced online earner, so I guess you should only take my advice as reference. I personally have tried a few traditional freelance sites, but as a beginner with no previous working experience online, your resume are simple not attractive enough to get your very first job. As far as I know, many beginner just get stuck in getting their first job and simple give up after some time. I would therefore suggest Cloud Crowd as an alternative. (check my website in my profile if you are interested. Sorry that due to the policy of myLot, I cannot post the link here.) Cloud Crowd is a facebook application that works like the hybrid of freelance sites and Amazon mTurk. They provide simple jobs that you can finish using their application. The main difference is that you can start working right after joining. The first work that up to standard will be accepted and paid - completely first come first serve and you need not to handle any resume writing or job bidding like you did in traditional freelance sites. Poor work will be rejected and all checking will be finished within one day. All jobs are paid in real money, instead of gift cards like mTurk, for international workers. Another very good feature is that they pay you every business day automatically through payapl, with no minimum payout amount. As this site is also free to join, that means if you just wonder if this is a scam site, you may go to the site and take a job and the payment you receive the next day will be the best proof. The only bad point is that they only provide simple jobs that you would take at most 1 hour to finish. (the shortest even can be finished within 1 minute.) So, if you need to earn a living from this, you need to do many task and repeat doing similar task can sometimes be boring. Anyway, why not just give it a try? I'm sure you will love this site as I do. (Again, you can go to my website in my profile to get the link)
14 Jul 10
Well, what kind of skills do you have? What kind of work would you be able to do for people? It all depends on what you have to offer others too. But freelancer.com is pretty good, and you can also check out different webmaster forums to get started, that is what I did in the beginning. Good luck and may you have a long and successful online career!