Home is no more the place where you just get to relax and unwind. It is also a place which would help you become the master of your career and your fortune. How? By working from home or the what we call as ‘Freelancing.’
But what exactly is Freelancing and how does it work? Essentially, Freelancing is just another way of earning money where a worker chooses who he decides to work with through a contract. Once the contract is over, a worker is free to work with someone else. A person may have several contracts with multiple employers when they are into Freelancing and this helps a person to challenge himself creatively and also to earn more in less time. Less time did we say? Yes, in India a person spends a lot of time in not just offices but also commuting to and from the office. Compared to that, Freelancing seems so much better! Here we bring you options and forums that provide you Freelancing opportunities and gigs and help you earn moolah.
- Taskr: At Taskr, a company seeking a Freelancer can avail services starting from Rs. 500. Freelance graphic designers, web designers, developers, copywriters, photographers, consultants and online marketing experts and other professionals will find these Freelancing avenues worthwhile!
- Toptal: For Freelancing Toptal is a great option for Freelance software developers and designers in the world. Top companies like J.P. Morgan and Pfizer are the notable names that have used this forum for hiring.
- Upwork: This is the best place to work and is easily the biggest brand in the world. From web designs to almost everything under the sun and boasts of 10 million registered Freelancers and more than USD 1 billion worth of work done annually.
- Guru: This platform claims to have over 3,400,000 available services by category and has Freelancing assignments in Web, Software & IT, Design, Art & Multimedia, Writing & Translation, Admin Support, Management & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Architecture and Legal sectors.
- 99Designs.com: Are you a designer with awesome ideas? Want to earn in your free time? Then why not try this? With 1.22M talented designers and great opportunities this is perhaps one of the best places to show creativity and get paid while sitting in the comforts of home!
- Craigslist: Craigslist isn’t exactly the place to find a freelance opportunity, but hey! There is a section devoted entirely to jobs!!! So why leave this place without devoting time to hunt for your favourite freelance opportunity? It never hurts to try, especially in your free time.
- Peopleperhour: From marketing and PR to writing to translation, this place has many jobs for right candidates. Those who are into Freelancing should keep their options open and try different platforms so as to earn a handsome sum at the end of the day. This is one such platform!
- Staff.com: For Freelancing opportunity, Staff.com is an excellent option! With the database of 215, 158 staff members from across the globe, this place is brimming with opportunities! It also claims to be 100% free for job seekers and companies and has several jobs for administrative assistants to java developers to data entry and SEO there are thousands of open jobs just waiting to be explored.
- talent.studiod.com: : From Samsung to USA Today, this place has amazing opportunities for talented freelancers. Those who have way with words are the best suited to this platform!
- Constant-content.com: This is one of the places for writers where they get lots of work and a steady income to boast of. The fact that there are 100, 000 content writers on this platform is enough to showcase the popularity of this place!
Freelancer: There are 18,983,237 registered users and 8,832,458 total jobs posted here in these categories:
- Mobile Phone
- Software Development
- Internet Marketing
- Software Architecture
- Android etc
The platform boasts that it is the “world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. We connect over 18,983,273 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories.”
Freelancer Limited is also trading on the Australian Securities Exchange and is easily one of the greatest place for a Freelancing career!
- pitchme.org: This place is ‘niche’ as it is essentially for journalists who have ideas that can be converted into stories for publications.
- Newsmodo: Are you a Freelancer who can work in these fields:
- Content marketing strategy, Content creation (including social media)
- Content calendar planning
- SEO optimisation
- Content amplification / distribution
- Web analytics
If yes, then don’t wait any further and try your luck here. This is also a great place for journalists with ideas that aim at a global audience although it caters more to those based in Australia.
- Daily Posts: This is a UK writing company which provides content solutions ranging from PRs, guest posts, articles, blogs, technical docs, landing pages, websites, sales copy and product descriptions. This is a great place to work if you wish to write for global brands.
- Simplyhired.com: Maximum freelance jobs are in the realm of writing, but there are places which offer freelance opportunities for other fields as well like at the ones here. Right from management to sales to engineering to finance to health and software, this is a place to try if you have a successful freelancing career in your mind.
- EnvatoStudio: Here are the categories for Freelancing that this place offers to a Freelancer:
- Logo Design & Branding
- Design & Graphics
- Websites & Programming
- Ecommerce & CMS Development
- Mobile & Apps
- Content & Writing
- Business & Online Marketing
- Social Media Design
- Infographic Design
- Web Banner Ad Design
- Presentation Design
- Business Card Design
- Stationery Design
- Video & Animation
Anyone looking for a Freelancing opportunity can sign-up and build his career as a successful Freelancer.
- Behance: This is a place of creativity and anything under the sun gets pitched here. But some of the most popular categories for Freelancing here are:
- Graphic Design
- Interaction Design
- Art Direction
- Tutor.com : Up for teaching while enjoying the comfort of home? Well! This is the place for you! This place offers you an online classroom and is excellent for Ph.D.s or teachers, doctors, professors and pilots to earn some extra bucks. From Maths to Science, this place is one cool classroom for those who have the zest to impart knowledge!
- Crowdsite.com: This is a place that offers affordable graphic design for everyone and boasts of no less than 49563 designers! To understand this place better, do check out this short video:
- Fiverr: This is a great place for almost all kinds of fields as far as Freelancing is concerned. Some prominent categories are:
- Graphics & Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
- Fun & Bizarre
So a Freelancer is actually will have umpteen number of opportunities if he tries his luck here!
- Mturk.com: As a Mechanical Turk Worker a Freelancer gets assignments that allow him to work from home and choose his own working hours and get paid. Amazon Mechanical Turk defines itself in the following words:
It is a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The Mechanical Turk service gives businesses access to a diverse, on-demand, scalable workforce and gives Workers a selection of thousands of tasks to complete whenever it’s convenient.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details. Traditionally, tasks like this have been accomplished by hiring a large temporary workforce (which is time consuming, expensive, and difficult to scale) or have gone undone.
- Justanswer.com: Ask a question and there arrives an expert who would take your question and answer it and in return he gets paid and a seeker gets the much needed opinion or answer while sitting at his home. Isn’t it a win-win situation for both? And don’t think that the money is any less; top notch experts easily make a cool USD 1000 here. From engineers, to home improvement and boat experts to doctors and lawyers…everyone is right here on this platform!
- Freelanced: This is again a great place to begin your Freelancing career and has thousands of Freelancers and jobs. From writing and translation to book cover and T-shirt designers and photographers, there are many categories to explore here for a Freelancer.
- Flexijobs: This is a great avenue in case a Freelancer wishes to receive screened jobs that match his criteria. Often those Freelancers who are short of time due to extensive work use this service. But even if someone is fresh, then too this is a great place to begin a Freelancing career as it has several categories to work.
- Designhill: This is the place for graphic designers to show what they have got! With more than 30,000 graphic designers and experts that can take care of all the needs of a client including those of logos, websites & more, this is one place that one should pay a visit too.
- Textbroker: Textbroker is the leading article and content writing service that offers premium content solution and provides work for native speakers in up to 10 languages for as low as 1.3 cents per word. In short, this is again a great place for Freelancing if one knows to create magic with words!
Besides these avenues, let us not forget that that there are thousands of jobs on LinkedIn, Naukri.com, Monster.com and other portals like Skillpages that provide the opportunity of Freelancing to interested parties. In short Freelancing is not something elusive any more if one has the right talent and also time to explore this terrain!
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