One of the major and proven ways to earn money online in India as well as the whole world is FREELANCING. Freelancing is nothing but working for someone as an independent body without a long-term commitment of association and getting paid in exchange for the work done. One who works for others like this is known as a freelancer.
So the concept is as simple as 123. Work for others from the comfort of your home and get paid in exchange.
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How does the whole system work?
People all over the world have a lot of jobs to outsource to others (freelancers). Because either they themselves can’t do it, don’t know how to do it or simply do not want to do it in order to go faster with their business. A simple way out for them is hiring freelancers who can get their job done within their specified time limit. Some world famous freelance networks are there as a marketplace where Employer and Freelancers sign up for free, create their profiles. Freelancers bid for jobs they can do and employers take interview of the freelancers to find the best fit freelancer for his work. The beauty of this system is you do not have to cash out a single rupee to join the network. It’s absolutely free to join.
What type of works are available?
Starting from typing jobs to the software development. Everywhere there are employers looking for freelancers. I guess the following list of jobs is sufficient to give you a generalized idea about the available jobs.
- Data Entry
- Personal Assistant
- Web Research
- Administrative Support Jobs
- Web Design
- Web Programming or Development
- Desktop Application
- Graphic Design
- Logo Design
- Print Design
- 3-D Modelling & CAD
- Audio Production
- Video Production
- Voice Talent
- Engineering & Technical Design
- Customer Service & Support
- Technical Support
- Phone Support
- Email Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Search Engine Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Market Research
- Statistical Analysis
And you yourself have to decide the areas where you would like to provide your service.
What are the freelance networks?
Upwork.com, Guru.com, and Freelance.com are the famous networks where you can make your profile as a freelancer and can bid for jobs you want to do. All for free. But getting a job is quite difficult as a beginner and without a past work record (portfolio). Guru.com, Upwork.com let you sign up for free but ask for money to upgrade your profile. But Upwork will never ask for any money for membership. Upwork.com is easier for beginners as because the availability of low-cost projects are more in number in comparison to Guru or Upwork. A newbie without a portfolio can never expect a $1000 job from an employer at Upwork whereas a $20 job can easily be won at Upwork.com even if you are a complete newbie.
How would I get jobs at Upwork.com?
Yes, this is an important concern. Getting your first job is a bit difficult and frustrating. But you have to keep trying with your best. Your profile should reflect your expertise. My friend Tamal Anwar works as a Freelance WordPress designer at Upwork.com and knows in and out of Upwork.com. He blogs at blogkori.com. You can go to his blog and learn Upwork.com Tips from him for free and learn how he is getting freelance jobs through his blog. And Freelancefolder is there for you to help your freelance like a professional freelancer in India.
Happy Freelancing and earning money online in India.