If you want to find freelance work you are in the right place. We are going to give you some tips on how to find freelance jobs online and in your area. We will also provide tips on how to spot the various scams that promise you great freelance jobs but never deliver.
There are two ways to find freelance work, you can look in your local area or online.
We are going to focus on how to find a freelance job online for now so please take detailed notes.
What are your primary skills?
Everyone has a talent but you need to figure out what you are good at. Perhaps you are good at telemarketing or handling customer service.
Maybe you are great at search engine optimization (SEO), make a list of the top ten (10) things you are good at.
Once you have made the list of the top ten things you are good at you should go online to freelancing websites like Odesk.com , Freelancer.com and fiverr.com which are two of the more popular websites that promote freelancing jobs.
These websites have different job categories so look for the category that matches one or all of your top ten things you are good at. While reviewing these freelance job openings you will need to submit an application so sign up for an account with the website and review their terms and conditions.
When submitting your application for the freelancer position keep in mind you are competing with other freelancers from around the world so pricing is vital especially when starting out.
You might consider keeping your pricing as low as possible to win the contract. Once you have completed a few of these assignments and established your reputation you can start raising your pricing.
The tax life of a freelancer
Since you are working in a freelance capacity you are responsible for your own taxes so speak with a tax expert in your area to find out what your liabilities are. You do not have to pay to participate in any legitimate freelance website, the individuals the run these websites will either take a percentage from your actual earnings or they will charge the employer directly in either situation you don’t pay anything upfront.
If you want to secure a freelancing job locally you can use the same approach look online on websites like Craigslist for people looking for services that you specialize in, offer your services at the lowest possible rate until you have some really strong testimonials in place.
If you follow these suggestions you can find a legitimate freelance work and make a decent living in the process.