What is freelancing and how to become a freelancer?

In short, a freelancer is a self-employed person who does not work for one employer, but earns of short-term projects for employers all around the world. If you are looking for extra income, and you have certain knowledge, it is time to use them.

The process of employment is actually very simple. There are many platforms that function as “World Marketplace”, and where employers are looking for people who will do a specific job for them.

Most often it comes to programming, coding, designing, SEO, processing of videos, sound and so on, but even if you have no advanced computer knowledge, you can try a variety of other tasks, such as evaluating music, games and software testing, data entry, editing Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations ….

All you need is to register at one of the freelancing sites, find a job that suits your preferences and skills and send the best offer to the employer.

 How to get a first job?

Best offer does not necessarily mean the cheapest, although you initially probably have to do some work “below cost”, to gather some references. Specifically, the freelancing sites you will soon realize that there is great competition of cheaper labor from India, Pakistan … However, it does not mean that you have no chance.

Employers often look for the best price-quality ratio and this is your chance. Assure them that you are the best person for the job, ask them questions, explain how to make a specific project .. In short, try to convince the employer that they will not regret it if they hire you for that specific project.

How to get paid earned money?

The best thing about freelancing jobs is that you can be sure that the earned money will be paid. The payoff function is made in a manner that after you received the contract, the system takes the money from the account of the employer, and you have made a specific project, the money is paid into your account on a freelancing site. Actually, the process is very simple.

You can be charged hourly, daily, by the compellation of the project phase, or by the ending of your contract. It all depends on your agreement with the employer.

The best freelancing websites

By far the most famous freelancing sites are elance.com and freelancer.com. those are the sites that offer most various jobs, so we highly recommend them to start your online career.

There are many other freelance sites, some of which are: