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Money from freelancing

Updated on June 3, 2008

Making a career from freelance writing has become so much easier thanks to the networking of the internet. The online network brings a world of information into your home. With a little research you can find numerous jobs that need your freelancing skills. Freelancing online is one of the most common ways to earn money at home.

Finding a freelance job can offer you flexibility and freedom in your career pursuits. Go to freelance job sites that offer a variety of jobs, like writing, web design and much more. If you are just starting out in the freelancing world try some of the freelance job sites that offer the bids for jobs option. Some might argue that you are selling yourself short by using these freelancing sites but in my experience it's a great way to start, it's a great way to get your foot in the door and start building credentials. Of course you will have to put some effort when bidding, it will take a lot of bids to get that first job, but when you do it will open the door for a lot more work.

Another freelancing opportunity is blog writing, like here on hub pages you can write what ever you want and use affiliated programs to earn money. There are plenty of sites that offer such options. Read all the fine print first of course, because even though some site offer big cash, often you may not be approved for the full payment options. For example if you are not a US citizen the site will only offer payment through a pay per thousand click policy. She just remember to read the fine print so your not wasting you talents for pennies

Other ways to make money online can be filling out surveys. There are legitimate sites out there that will offer cash payment or points to redeem for items or cash just for filling out surveys. Be careful if you plan to pursuit this option because often these site will require a vast amount of personal information. They do this to direct the right surveys to your life style and experiences.

Remember what ever type of freelancing work you choose to do, be smart about it. Read everything you can about the sites you visit, be cautious with what information you reveal and most important don't expect to make big money right away. It takes time and effort, you can't make money for nothing. Yes working from home is a great alternative but you still have to work at it.

Tips to begin your freelancing career...

Make a web page, about your self, your knowledge and any other information someone might need to know if you have applied to do business with them.

Post profiles and join groups that revolve around your interests.

Make a news letter to email to your friends and contacts.

Join affiliated programs

Post a resume

Apply for freelancing jobs

And most important...don't give up...

Links to freelance job sites

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    • Karen Ellis profile image

      Karen Ellis 9 years ago from Central Oregon

      Thanks for the info.

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      Jeff 9 years ago

      I just came across a great freelancing site called ShortGig. It has freelance opportunities for programmers, web designers, networking, domestic work, construction and more. Just thought I should share, and maybe you could add it to your list of sites. Thanks!