A freelancer, or independent contractor, is a self-employed individual who doesn’t have to commit to a single, long-term employer. Instead, they work independently for several different companies or clients. Freelancers typically charge by the hour or day and are not required to register as a business if they operate under their own name.
Freelancing is something that anyone can try.
Recommended for: anyone!
How much can you earn? It depends on what services you can provide and how much work you’re willing to do – you could make $50 a week to hundreds of dollars! Plus, once you do this for longer, you’ll have more loyal clients as well as a better profile (i.e. reviews from past clients) which will help you earn more from freelancing. Or, if you go the part-time or full-time route, you could definitely make thousands a month
Start-up costs: none!
This is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to start making money online; although, just like with finding a new job, it can take some time to find opportunities. Once you do though, you’ll be able to start making money immediately, from the comfort of your own home.
And all you need to get started as a freelancer is a couple of websites where you can find potential employers and projects you could work on.
One of the best websites around for this is Fiverr; they’ve got some amazing employers (think Dell, Apple, Salesforce and many others) and you’ll be able to find all kinds of jobs, including part-time and full-time remote work, flexible schedule jobs, as well as freelancing projects.
And they’ve got jobs in pretty much any category you can think of:
How do I start?
Follow our quick guide
To freelance, you need to have a skill you can offer to potential clients. Most people draw on their employment experience, offering services using the talents they already have. Learn freelancing now.
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What do I need to start?
A Freelancer account
To get started, you need a freelancer account with any of the many freelance marketplaces or you can open one quickly and easily with Fiverr, the worlds #1 freelance marketplace. Find businesses looking for freelance services like yours. Signup for a Fiverr account now.