3 Ways to Earn From Home as a Freelancer

Are you a stay-at-home mom looking for a side-job?

Are you an OFW wanting to earn a little more extra?

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to earn money for additional allowance?

Well, you are in luck! In this article, I will discuss various ways you can spend your free time doing something more productive and earn yourself a couple of bucks at the comfort of your own home.

There are many different ways you can earn from home and explain some of them here including how each one works, how it will benefit you, the good and the downsides, and everything that you want to know about working from home!

Be an online freelancer

Being an online freelancer is good in the sense that you get to choose the type of job that you want to apply for. This may also mean that you can control when you want to work and where you want to work depending on the needs of your clients. Some freelancing jobs are project-based and they will require you to deliver it on a certain schedule.

Some freelancing jobs are project-based and they will require you to deliver it on a certain schedule.

Being a freelancer means that you have no boss, you are the boss of yourself. You don’t need to work by someone’s standards and working time, you just work for whatever time you want for your clients.

Being an online freelancer can be divided into different categories:

  1. Writing

This is one of the more popular and in demand line of work in the freelancing world. If you think you have the talent to write technical and creative forms of writing, then, it is a zone that you should have no problem stepping into.

However, as a writer myself, I do think that learning how to write is possible, especially the technical form of writing that requires no sort of creative talent at all.

What do online freelance writers write about?

Anything under the sun. It can range from fiction such as psychological ebooks or something website related such as writing about a particular product and selling it into the target market. Don’t fret about writing about the technical stuff. It’s the 21

Don’t fret about the technical stuff. It’s the 21st century and you can easily search something and learn it up on the internet.

What do you need to become an online freelance writer?

This question is easily answered. Like the basic requirements for all online jobs out there, you only need a computer or your laptop and then trusty good old Microsoft Word. You also need to have an internet connection to be able to find online jobs, communicate with your clients, and make your research.

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  1. Graphic designing

Being a freelance graphic designer is a lot harder than being a freelance writer. Solely because graphic designing requires more technical knowledge and a lot of creative juices flowing.

It’s harder to get into this line of work because aside from a laptop, you need to be equipped with special programs or tools used by professionals in this field such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.

Some work would also require digital drawing or digital painting, making it extra hard to go into this field and actually earn something. Especially since competition is extremely hard considering most well-known graphic designers in freelance websites (UpWork, Freelancer, Online Jobs) actually have degrees where they learned how to utilize these programs.

So if you are someone knowledgeable of these programs or someone who finished a course regarding these, it’s safe to step into this type of freelance job and try to earn yourself a good reputation.

  1. Social media jobs/admin work

Social media jobs, in general, does not pay a consistent amount. Most of them rely on you spreading around links and you get paid based off how many people visit that website using your link.

The problem here is that people are wise nowadays and they don’t easily click on links that look too shady. Also, in order to actually earn something you would need a crazy amount of followers or audience to distribute your links into.

While admin work, on the other hand, is just like being someone’s secretary but for online. This means that you are working under someone and situations may differ but you are most likely bound by work schedules that you must follow.

Being someone’s virtual assistant usually involved you doing their job for them when they cannot such as responding to emails, checking and posting in their social media accounts and responding to comments among others.

What’s not so good about this job, however, is that you must be someone who follows instructions very well because working as a virtual assistant could very well mean being in control of the external effects your boss is dealing with.

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How much do you get paid?

For the first and second type of work done, you will get paid based on the conditions you’ve settled with your clients. For example, your work rate is a 1000-word article for 5 dollars, your monthly pay will depend on how much articles you put out and how much time you dedicate for your job.

While having a social media job will be reliant on how many people click on your links and how much you influence netizens to actually click on those links. The more clicks = the more money.

Virtual assisting works the same as the first two in the sense that you get a deal with your boss. Some employers would put a week-on trial method which will help them decide whether they want you to work for them or not. Pro tip: Put your best into your work on that first week if you really want the job.

Pro tip: Put your best into your work on that first week if you really want the job.

Where to Find Freelancing Jobs or Work-at-Home Opportunities?

Listed below are the different websites visited by many employers and they are accompanied with short descriptions to help you decide.

  1. Upwork – this is the perfect platform to start out. Although it’s been around for long that’s why there are quite a lot of busy freelancers with great reviews, there are also a huge number of employers looking for non-busy freelancers to get the job done fast and easy.
  2. Freelancer – Upwork’s biggest competitor and works the same way as you look for “job posts” and apply for the job.
  3. Fiverr – the third largest and most popular freelancing website based on statistics and with the wide variety of employees and employers you are sure to find something for you. Most of the freelancing jobs or services here are being offered at a base rate of five dollars, hence Fiverr.

What are you waiting for? Try working from your home and spend that spare time to good measure! After all, it is better to earn money while relaxing than just lazing around doing nothing. Happy working!

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