Do you want to have an additional income source other than your full-time job? Or maybe you are only employed part-time and you need more work. If you want to find out how to earn some extra money, keep on reading.
Nowadays companies are trying to cut their costs and unfortunately, the easiest way of cost cutting is cutting back on employees. When companies have a new project, instead of hiring new employees and keep the project within the company, they started to outsource their work to other companies or to freelancers. Therefore, if you already have some experience in your own field, you can advance your career and earn additional income by working as a freelancer. Who knows maybe over time you start to earn more than your regular job and freelancing becomes your primary source of income. However, keep in mind that getting a job as a freelancer is a competitive process since there are already lots of freelancers globally. No worries though, I will give you the tips on how to get a job as a freelancer so keep on reading the article.
There are a few websites where you can get a job as a freelancer. The most well-known sites are elance, odesk, freelancer, guru and fiverr. First, you should get a free account from a few of these sites and fill in your information as much as you can so you can brand yourself. It is even better if you add a portfolio of your previous work and as a result, employers can see your expertise. Second, you should start bidding the jobs relevant to your skills. There are different kinds of jobs in different industries. You should start bidding for smaller tasks first and bid lower than the competition in order to win the job and get a positive review after completion. When employers are hiring, they generally pay close attention to previous reviews and without a few positive reviews, it is harder to win a bigger job. In order to get positive reviews, you should win the project first and complete it according to the client’s requirements. Thus, if you bid for projects budgeted up to $100 initially, you have a better chance of winning the project with no reviews compared to a project budgeted for $1000. You should keep bidding on projects in multiple websites until you win your first job. Afterwards, stick to the same website which you won your first job and try bidding on projects with higher budgets. The key here is not to give up until you win your first job and the rest comes itself once you start getting your positive reviews.
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Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to be able to offer her webinars in her home country. You can follow her via Facebook or contact her via www.cerencubukcu.com/contact.