Freelance Your Skills

“To change the world takes time, to change yourself takes courage.” - R.S Lowel

Freelance Your Skills

Now you have completed the Transferable Skills Checklist you are clear about your existing skills that best suit online business.

With your Expertise + Transferable Skills, you find your best fit online business strategies.

IF YOU CAN

Write, Teach, Coach, Mentor or Consult Design, Engage, Connect or Entertain, Edit, Research or Analyse, Translate, or Transcribe and more !!

You have a head start in online freelancing.

First, we will take a close look at online freelancing as many people start their online career using existing knowledge from their 9-5 life.

The foundation online income replacement strategies are:

  1. Online Freelancing
  2. Blogging
  3. Affiliate Marketing

There are other online strategies we (Savvy Experts Online) use. For example, this website OnlineWorkingatHome.com. It’s one of our twenty websites using a variety of different ways to make money online.

Let’s get started.

As Savvy Experts Online started, my source of income was online freelancing as a writer, creating online courses and writing grants for groups all over the world.

It wasn’t the six figure income from my professional 9-5 career. It did, however, pay the bills, and there were no savings in these early years as I invested in my business.

Getting started online freelancing is easy and super fast.

A freelancer is someone who does task specific work for others.

There are hundreds of different types of freelance tasks.  You can specialize in one or as many as your skills can manage. If you can write at bit, and like to write check out Online Writing Income. There are tools to help and great advice.

Fiverr is a massive freelancing site. It was called Fiverr because it starts with jobs costing $5. As the size of your job increases, then the price you pay or charge increases. It’s also used to raise awareness of their business, it’s called lead generation, and you can learn more about that here, Online Freelancing With Fiverr.

You can promote your skills and have others do tasks for you. In this online world. You don’t have to do everything yourself.

Learn to outsource and Fiverr is a good place to find excellent talent at a good price.

If you like the Savvy Experts Online logo or the animated video, they were all outsourced to Fiver for under $50.

Read the Savvy Experts Online Free Guide “Starting a Freelance Business with Fiverr with absolutely no experience.” Just let me know where to send it, and you can download immediately. It includes how to open a Fiverr account and create your first gig.

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You can be a freelancer yourself where you get paid for jobs using your skills. And, you can employ freelancers to build your business. You can also be a “middleman” where you source good online freelancers for other people in business.

Become a Freelance Writer

If you love to write or improve your writing, look no further than the Freelance Writers Den lead by Carol Tice.

A good place to start is the Step-by-Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success E-Book.

 

Grow Your Writing Income: Learn How

 

Writing is just one skill you can freelance.

Here is a summary of the job posts found from just one of the online freelance job sites, Personally I have had more success with Yooker.com and Freelancer.com then moved onto Upwork.com.

Don’t be put off by the low rates, get started, get jobs and build your profile and customer base.

WRITING

Copy writing (417 jobs)

Content Writing (299 jobs)

Blogging (206 jobs)

Article Writing (629 jobs)

Ghost Writing (297 jobs)

Technical Writing (143 jobs)

Article Rewriting (242 jobs)

If writing is not your strong point, or you don’t want to learn how don’t despair. There are plenty of other online freelancing opportunities.

DESIGN

Graphic Design (2,665 jobs)

Photoshop (505 jobs)

Logo Design (543 jobs)

Social Media Design (99 jobs)

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANCE

Virtual Assistant (184 jobs)

WEBSITE

Website Design (2,491 jobs)

Research (429 jobs)

DATA PROCESSING

Data Processing (306 jobs)

Data Entry (542 jobs)

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Social Media (245 jobs)

Facebook Marketing (383 jobs)

Some Freelancing Statistics

The freelance business in the US is a $751 billion economy, and in Australia alone it is a $51 billion economy. You, too, can take a slice of this.

In 2014, 34% of the US workforce was freelancing their primary skills, and many more are learning new skills to meet the demand for a range of tasks they can deliver to online customers around the world.

People freelance full time, part time and moonlight as a part of their primary job.  According to the this Freelancers Union report, 69% of freelancers said online portals make it easier to find freelance work, and 36% of moonlighters have thought about quitting to work completely independently.

There are several online sites to seek for work. With a seven-year history of online and offline freelancing, I have learned different sites suit different skills. You can search these sites for freelance work to suit your chosen freelancer skills:

Case Study- Online Freelancer with Fiverr.com

Mark Mason, a semi-retired journalist found success by offering business-related services through Fiverr.“Fiverr for me was a fresh new marketplace that was bringing in buyers,” he said. He quickly started earning $150 to $300 a day by working around three to four hours.

“It fits my semi-retired life and keeps my skills sharp,” Mason says. He also enjoys interacting with the Fiverr community, which helped him earn his status as a top-rated seller.

Mason recommends newbie sellers start with $5 gigs to test the market, and then slowly build up steam – and ratchet up their pricing – as they build their reputation on the site.

Sellers who are starting out must be on the site for 30 days and successfully complete 10 orders before getting “promoted” to level one, which allows them to start offering gigs for more than $5. (Sellers join the site for free, and they keep $4 out of every $5 gig they sell.

If buyers aren’t satisfied with their purchase, then they can visit the Fiverr “resolution center” to get help working out a solution with the seller, or to reject the work and not pay for it.)

Mark Mason, a semi-retired journalist found success by offering business-related services through Fiverr.

“Fiverr for me was a fresh new marketplace that was bringing in buyers,” he said. He quickly started earning $150 to $300 a day by working around three to four hours.

“It fits my semi-retired life and keeps my skills sharp,” Mason says. He also enjoys interacting with the Fiverr community, which helped him earn his status as a top-rated seller.

Mason recommends newbie sellers start with $5 gigs to test the market, and then slowly build up steam – and ratchet up their pricing – as they build their reputation on the site.

Sellers who are starting out must be on the site for 30 days and successfully complete 10 orders before getting “promoted” to level one, which allows them to start offering gigs for more than $5. (Sellers join the site for free, and they keep $4 out of every $5 gig they sell.

If buyers aren’t satisfied with their purchase, then they can visit the Fiverr “resolution center” to get help working out a solution with the seller, or to reject the work and not pay for it.)

 

Don’t forget to check out the Transferable Skills Checklist to fast track your start to a new online career.