Freelancing and micro jobs

A great way to make money online is by offering your services to people and companies that will pay for you to complete work for them. This is known as freelancing because you can do pretty much anything you are capable of and work your own hours from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The best free sites to sign up with are:

Fiverr is a good place to get started if you’ve never done this sort of thing before. You offer “micro gigs” which are smaller jobs such as making a video or audio recording, writing an article, drawing a picture etc, that you are willing to do for a minimum of $5. They have a huge audience and you can browse existing gigs to get some ideas of what to offer. There are no upfront costs and any fees or payments are taken out of what you earn, so you never miss it.

Mturk is owned by Amazon and offers very straight forward jobs which are a lot easier for a person to complete than a computer. Some examples include data entry, identify and classify objects in images, data clean up, gather information, writing content, editing and transcribing audio, translation and categorizing information.

Freelancer have larger jobs which require more time than Mturk and Fiverr but it is also higher paid. You have to bid against other freelancers for jobs. When you sign up for a free account you get up to 8 bids per month

Exactly what you are able to offer is going to be different for everyone. If you have a talent or interest such as singing, drawing or writing then these are great places to start. On Fiverr people pay for all sorts of things most people can do such as voice over artists, making testimonial videos, writing reviews and transcribing audio. If you have technical expertise or a qualification then Freelancer will be worth signing up with to see if there is a demand for it.

Top Tip

This is a great way not only to make quick cash but if you make money through affiliate marketing you can advertise on freelancing sites to have other people complete work for your website or business.

Recommended Reading

Brilliant Freelancer by Leif Kendall

Sites to Use

Fiverr – Great place to get started

Mturk – Smaller jobs that people can do easily

Freelancer – For the more serious freelancer

Upwork – For freelancing professionals

Cointiply – Get paid in cryptocurrency for completing tasks