A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.
Freelancing is one of the 3 proven ways to make money online. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance labor to clients; others work independently or use professional associations or websites to get work
According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report compiled primarily about North America freelancing, nearly half of freelancers do writing work, with 18% of freelancers listing writing as a primary skill, 10% editing/copy-editing, and 10% as copy-writing.
20% of freelancers listed their primary skills as design. Next on the list was translating (8%), web development (5.5%), and marketing (4%)
I have put together 9 selling freelance job ideas you may want to consider:
A lot of start-ups and content creators need custom graphics like logos, infographics (very hot right now) or other branding work. If you have the skills and equipment, you are sure to get more clients and that translates to more money.
Teacher or Tutor
Do really understand Spanish? Can you speak French fluently? What of Chinese? You can teach these languages online especially if you’re already a native speaker. One of the best qualifications you can get if you want to work overseas as an English teacher is your TESOL or TEFL certification.
Not only languages, you can teach a skill that you’re good at (e.g how to play a box guitar, keyboard etc. and how to make beads, wire-works etc.)
Podcast or Audio Producer
Are you experienced in Recording, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering Audio for music, film, TV, radio, podcasts and games?
You can help a lot of people and companies set up their interviews mix/edit the sound, upload to iTunes, and even release audio series on topics that are of interest to you and you start growing an audience that will listen to you.
If you have skills here, this can make serious money. Got a camera or a smartphone? Why not try your hand at freelance photography.
There are so many amazing websites where you can sell your pictures. Are you into on-location portrait and photography specialist? You can render your service online as well.
This is a narrow but very useful skill. You will have to be very good at this. If you’re bilingual, you could use those skills not only in your foreign country but also in your home country.
There are also a lot of jobs calling for interpreters on freelance websites so you could use your skills and work from anywhere.
You can also offers other language services such as proofreading, editing and writing of texts on various topics, specializing in ICT, social sciences, literature, etc.
Can you make websites for people? Can you provide custom web development, mobile apps and digital marketing services with proven expertise in PHP, ASP.NET, iPhone, Android apps, SEO, PPC, MYSQL, MVC, Drupal, Joomla, and Magneto? Your service can be rendered on the internet as well. Just freelance, you can do this alongside your day job.
Social Media Manager
Can you specialize in social media marketing with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Myspace, etc.
Can you use Hootsuite and other tools to coordinate a company’s social media efforts and take it off their shoulders? Then you can render your skills online and get paid.
There are so many people that are always online, sharing, liking and re-tweeting other companies’ posts on social media, if you are one of them, turn that into an opportunity to earn as well.
Also called virtual office assistant, generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office.
Virtual assistants are Administrative assistants and they are always in demand on freelance platforms. Working virtually is not the future but is now an everyday reality and so this industry has seen tremendous growth in the past 5 years.
You can provide support to a firm or company right from your location. It could be answering calls, writings or research work. There are lots of things you can do.
Start-up Data Analyst
Do you have a strong and proven track record of doing questionnaire design, Survey implementation, data analysis using Excel, SPSS or other necessary packages and forecasting future outcomes in financial markets? Your service can be rendered on the internet. As a freelancer, you get paid!
Also if you’re good at data/Google analytics, lots of beginning businesses need insight into what’s happening with their campaigns, and specific recommendations for what to optimize in order to get more traffic, etc.
Note That: this post is to give you an overview of the possibilities of making additional income online with what you’re skilled at doing.
You may have to find other freelance job ideas that you can do from the comfort of your home, and learn how to offer these skills online using the freelance websites.
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