Thousands of people make a living full-time working at home on the internet by freelancing. 99.9% or less will never “get rich quick” by freelancing, but it can be an honest and relaxing way to make a living. Unfortunately, freelancing as a full-time job is not for everyone because it generally requires a specific skill on a computer that people are willing to pay for.
Some work can be found doing less skilled jobs like data entry, job posting or collecting Facebook friends, although this work does not generally pay very well. For skilled work, you do not have to have a college degree or even be an expert at what you do – just as long as you can complete the requirements of a project to the satisfaction of a client. If you have a college education, you will discover a new world of work freelancing online.
There are massive numbers of corporations, small businesses and individuals constantly looking to outsource work on an as needed basis. You will bid on individual projects of your choosing, so try not to get greedy and stretch into areas of work that you are uncomfortable completing at a satisfactory level. The key to working as a freelancer long term is client satisfaction. It can sometimes be difficult to find a client to do work for, but obtaining a single project can often lead to further work if you make them happy, impress them or go above and beyond by doing an outstanding job instead of the bare minimum of what is required.
If you already have a skill that can be done on a computer, the hard part of the learning to freelance is done. You simply need to learn where to find available jobs, how to get work and more importantly how to build good relationships with your clients so they will continue coming to you when they need more work done. This eBook has been designed and written by a professional freelancer who has learned the ins and outs of the system the hard way and is here to pass along crucial knowledge that many freelancers never discover.
It is very easy to get frustrated with this job, especially if you fall prey to one of the scams out there, get involved in a project that takes much longer than expected or run into problems receiving payment for completed work. Many freelancers do not last past a few jobs and many more never even win a first job. By taking the time to carefully read through this information before you look for your first project, you will not only save time and money but you will likely be making money before the week is over. It will tell you what to do during each step of the project process and how to look for and prevent problems before they ever happen.