The internet is a beautifully simple marketplace for people to make money, and get paid for their services. Below is a short review, whether you want to start your own business – or just make a little extra on the side.
Site 1: Upwork
Upwork is the Internet’s biggest marketplace for legitimate freelance work. And, it’s my personal favourite of all the websites in this list.
It provides a simple interface that allows you to search for jobs in any kind of niche. From Writing and Translation, to Web Design and Programming.
Basically, people post jobs they want doing on the website, and you submit a proposal for it. It’s that simple.
Regardless of how much money you want to make, the possibilities are endless: there are freelancers on subscribed making $1,000 to $100,000 a year.
Pros: Free service. Simple to use. Easy to manage Tax Documents. Verified, trustworthy jobs.
Cons: Can be slow to become established. Bad Freelancers willing to work for $1-$2 an hour.
Site 2: Fiverr
Fiverr is a long established freelance site where everything costs a $5 minimum. It’s a simple and easy to use website, where you post the services you can provide: and if someone needs them, they’ll pay you to work.
It takes the traditional Freelance way of working and turns it on it’s head. It also ensures you get paid before you complete any work so that you never find yourself ripped off.
There is also scope to earn more than your $5 per job, with different levels for different services, such as: early delivery dates, extra work or ‘bolt-on’s for your services.