Become a Freelancer

During the month of April, I made almost $3,000 dollars just by doing freelance software development, as luck would have it, my second project was working for Jamie Lewis a super affiliate that has made millions of dollars from Internet marketing, my job was to help him finish The Singing Guru, his latest web site, I will go more into details about affiliate marketing in another post, for now lets just say it's a "passive way" to make money from the Internet, it is such a huge topic that I'll have to write multiple posts on it alone.

So how do you make money by being a freelancer?

Lets say you love to write and you're really good at it… you can get a jobs as a copywriter, or in my case, I got a couple of jobs doing web development, the important thing is you have to be good at something you don't really have to be in an office to do.

Some of the jobs you can get are data entry, writing, graphic design, software development, etc. … there are a few websites out there, the ones I have experience with are Freelancer and oDesk which I'll be reviewing in future posts, you can also look at Craig's List and Elance (oDesk and Elance merged a while back, but they still keep separate websites).

There are a few other websites out there that you can find if you a search on Google, but they're all basically the same, you create an account (except for Craig's List), fill out your profile, look for work and get hired.

Finding a freelancer jobs is just like a finding a regular job, it's a numbers game

I wish I could tell you that every time I've applied for a job I've gotten it, but that's not the case, I'm probably getting 5% of the jobs I've applied for; the light at the end of the tunnel is that on these sites people start leaving reviews about your work and that starts making it easier to land the jobs, on the first job I got, I had to be the lowest bidder and sometimes not even that helps you get the job, I don't want you to be discouraged if you apply for 20 jobs and don't get a single one, with practice you'll get better at writing your proposals, every site has tips about writing proposals, what I've found is that some employers just care about the money and not the quality of the work, none of those tips say "be the lowest bidder" but sometimes that's the only way to get your first couple of jobs.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me directly at [email protected]