How You Can Become A Freelancer
Setting your own hours and working whenever you want are two roads on the path to financial freedom. One of the ways to become financially free is to become a really good freelancer with an awesome reputation that will earn you a hefty fee. If you have ever started a new career you always have to work from the bottom and these 5 websites will help you get started.
Elance is the Internet’s biggest marketplace for legitimate freelance work. And, it’s my personal favourite of all the websites in this list. It provides a simple interface that allows you to search for jobs in any kind of niche. From Writing and Translation, to Web Design and Programming. Basically, people post jobs they want doing on the website, and you submit a proposal for it. It’s that simple.
Every site on the list is a little bit different. You will have to start out in the pack with everyone else and either bid on a proposal like a contractor or pay the site for you to prove you are competent like at Freelancer. If you have some room in your budget I would suggest starting off on Freelancer by taking some tests to prove you are competent. That way you know you have the skills your customers will be looking for and it weeds out everyone else who can’t pass the test.
About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.