I have seen Freelancers on different social sites asking about various places where they can find freelance jobs.
If you think freelancing will make you more income than your current job, think again, because there are no guarantees in freelancing, just as there are no guarantees in life. It is all about how hard you are willing to put forth the effort and determination.
Some sites where freelancers can bid on jobs are:
Elance – https://www.elance.com/ – Lower budget, highly competitive, money held in escrow account; until job poster accepts work and authorizes payment. Elance takes a percentage.
Employment Crossing – http://www.employmentcrossing.com/# : After a three-day trial, membership is $49.95 per month.
Freelancer – https://www.freelancer.com/ : Low paying, but free to register; highly competitive from bidders in countries around the world.
Guru – http://www.guru.com/ : Low budget, and highly competitive; Guru takes a percentage.
oDesk – https://www.odesk.com/ : Low budget, highly competitive. oDesk works on a percentage basis
MiNeeds – http://www.mineeds.com/ : Standard package is $24.99 per month.
Writing Crossing – http://writingcrossing.com: After a three-day trial, membership is $49.95 per month.
These are only a few notification sites where you can bid on the posted jobs with no guarantee of obtaining work on any of these sites, which are only a small portion of available sites on the internet.
Would you buy something without a warranty? Then, why would you pay for only a chance at seeing posted jobs only to post a bid or offer your services to someone with no guarantee of a job.
It does not seem right to pay only for opportunities to bid without knowing you can actually get freelance work after paying just for a chance.
There are other productive ways of finding freelance jobs locally at first, which will help you build a portfolio and gain experience in your chosen freelance niche.
No matter how much you may hate it, do not be in a hurry to quit your day job, it pays the bills for now and a paycheck is guaranteed if you put in the time.
Think about this: More than 80 percent of freelancers have side jobs accord to The Freelancers Union. Did you think all freelancers made tons of money; well think again, the number of freelancers making self-sufficient income is small.
Take freelancing slowly; build your reputation, because YOU are your brand. Freelancing is a big business and you need to learn the business part of freelancing as well as what your specific freelance niche is all about, this takes time and a good deal of reading about your niche so you are educated in what it takes to be a successful freelancer in that niche.
The more you know the better equipped you will be to understand the clients pain points and be able to address them. If you cannot understand a client’s needs, how will you be able to handle their needs?
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