Never A Day Off!

Anonymous-pen-pencil.png (300×272)I had decided not to work this Sunday and give myself a break, but couldn’t succeed in doing so. I logged in and checked and replied to all messages and even did some short revision work for a client.

So this is one issue related to freelancing, and that is, you can never get a day’s off from work.Everyday is working day…

Yet everyday can be a non working day if you choose it that way :):) Continue reading

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Do Not Give Up!!

do not give up, remain hopefulI had my eyes set over a certain editing job, that I really really wanted to do. There were two solid reasons for that, firstly it was for some Islamic based literature and secondly, it involved use of skills that I have never before done on any other job so it was supposed to be a big plus on my job history….. Continue reading

How To Begin Work At Home

googley-eye-birdie-has-questions.png (298×196)Many of my friends have been asking me how I actually landed with the first job on freelancing sites. I have also been receiving many messages  from friends  on various social networking sites making queries about my freelancing jobs and how I actually began with it :):)

Most of these sites are very popular and gaining popularity day by day as college students and housewives are increasingly wanting to utilize their time and skills in doing something productive. Find out what skills are highly in demand these days and also what 5 careers are most in demand in the market if you are highly interested in finding freelancing jobs for yourself.

So how to find your first job? How much to wait? What to do exactly? Continue reading

The Beginning of Freelancing

start-banner.png (231×297)Since the last couple of years, I wanted to avail my time in a productive manner and “do something” and earn a few bucks while doing so… I thought of many ideas, one being to start a fashion designer’s boutique, the other, opening up a learning centre to teach kids skills like mathematics and language e.t.c. but none of my ideas managed to even start working out for lack of space or lack of facilities did not venture up the project right from the beginning!

One day, I accidentally tumbled upon a freelancing site and then lo and behold! there was no looking back after that.. I made my account, registered myself and started applying for a decent writing job with the hope of working hard myself and not getting any pay at all! Continue reading

Never Under Estimate Yourself!

Question_Girl.png (255×288)As a freelance writer, I have mostly focused on a few categories some of which being children’s writing (moral stories, creating lesson plans, making worksheets), Islamic based writing (for ebooks related to Salah and other Islamic obligations) and academic writing (research papers, assignments etc). Most of the time, I apply for doing works related to the above categories for I have always considered myself capable of handling those projects. Continue reading

Work At Home: Yes! I’ve Got A Job

Exquisite_kwrite.png (271×294)Opening up my freelancing projects site, I notice that I have got a new job. How excited I am, for I had been wanting to do all this since years! Now, I look carefully and read the job statement and try to figure out what exactly this client liked about it, that he at once awarded me the job…

It wasn’t like this in the beginning, to be very honest, for I would state the request and wait and wait. None of them would be replied for. Continue reading

Work at Home: Top 5 skills in demand

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The top 5 careers to choose from is what you just read from me, now move on to read the top 5 skills that are very in most demand these days.

Many skills have been in demand since the rise of the internet, blogging and increase in social media interactions. Lately, there has been a sharp rise in the increase in demand of a few skills, read on more to find out about the latest skills that are very much in demand these days:

1. PROGRAMMING / HTML

If you are into programming, then this is one of the most in demand skill. Use your knowledge and expertise to establish your own company to perform programming jobs for others. Programmers are paid quite well and you can use your expertise to earn as well as gain experience over time.

2. WORD PRESS / BLOGGER

If you know word press or blogger or any other site that offers blogging features, then you are certainly capable of doing lot more than you are actually doing! Setting up a simple site and moving on to setting up of advanced options on a site are one of the highly in demand skills and people are taking special courses and attending tutorials to actually establish themselves further in these skills!

3. WEB CONTENT WRITING / EDITING

If you know how to write, you are an amazing writer and know your language well, inside out, then again you can go for any kind of writing jobs available at many freelancing websites or micro job sites.

Read more about these sites at my own blogs, check out from the TECHNOLOGY category listed above.

4. MARKETING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

It seems that social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin have become very popular lately. If you know how to use these effectively, you can join any individual or company to market their product or service through these sites.

5. TRANSLATION

If you know any other second language besides your native one, then you can become a translator. This skill is also much in demand as with the increase in people from different cultures sitting across the web, need to translate the written material in an understandable language highly arises.

If you have any of these skills, if you are a stay at home mom, college student, retired officer or just any one who would like to do something to avail their free time productively, then use your knowledge to look for the appropriate job!

If you are looking for sites to perform freelancing projects, then view them here… and you can also check out how micro job sites work.

Work at home: Top 5 careers to choose from

Are you working from home? Are you planning to work from home?

If you are a housewife looking after your household/children or a retired army officer or a senior level student striving to earn a few extra bucks from home to pay for any further studies at university… read on to find out the best five careers that you can pursue in the privacy of your homes…..

1. WEB DEVELOPER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER

In today’s age, internet has become a vast treasury of knowledge and people all over the world are accessing it 24 hours a day for obtaining information, marketing their products/services and increasing their presence on social media. It is very easy to become a web developer or graphic designer as an individual. Start by making your own website which will serve as your online office. Show your own created samples and start marketing your site. Soon, people will get to know about the work you are capable of doing and may contact you for placing orders for having their websites developed.

2. TEACHER

Yes! Its not compulsory that you actually go to some school or college to teach. Nowadays with the help of video tutorials, you can teach from home. online-presentation.png (300×300)Also, you can apply for teaching any renowned online course at any Institute providing the service. This will save time and effort and you will be able to fulfill your dreams, right from home!

3. VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

You can assist any individual or company by becoming their virtual assistant. This can be a fixed job with the number of hours predetermined for each day or it can be an hourly job, where you get pay for the number of hours you worked for. Sending emails, filling out forms, recording transactions and performing any simple writing tasks are to be performed by a virtual assistant.

4. SALES PERSON / MARKETER

You can provide sales writing copies or market the product or service of any individual or company through popular social websites like facebook, twitter, linkedin or pinterest. Writing simple slogans, making small ads and posting them on these social networks is what you will supposed to do. Sounds really easy!

5. FREELANCE WRITER

writinghand.png (300×166)You can take any writing project, be it web content for a website, academic writing for a company, creative writing for a children’s book publisher… many such writing gigs are available now on various sites that enable you to achieve a career as a freelance writer.

Read more about the best freelancing sites here: BEST FREELANCING SITES

 

 

 

Best of micro job sites available

There are many micro job sites available and they all make use of almost the same procedure that you have read in my article regarding how a micro job site works. If you still haven’t read it, read it here :

Make Money Online using Micro Job Sites

here, I aim to tell you some of the famous micro job sites that have become very well-known and are being used by millions of people worldwide. Click on any of them to visit and register yourself:

1. Microworkers.com

2. Minuteworkers.com

3. Microfbworkers.com

4. Myeasytask.com

5. Topmoneymake.com

Believe me, all these sites are worth checking and if you are looking for some job while sitting at home, to spend your time in a productive manner, go forth and visit any of these.

Also check out for more micro job sites on Google here: more Micro Job sites.

Make money online using Micro Job Sites

johnny_automatic_bag_of_money.png (234×300)Micro job sites are one of the easiest and most reliable ways to make money online. Just grab this opportunity and make some money, don’t miss such an easy chance.

HOW IT WORKS? All you have to do is visit a Micro Job Site and register yourself. Create an account of your own, add your personal details and write a brief introduction about yourself, indicating your education and experience. Next, post a job statement or a gig, as it is commonly called, on that site. This job description must accurately describe what you are exactly able to do and how well you can do it. Normally, price estimates are quite low in the initial bid specially. You can start with as low as $5 for a task. Once a buyer comes and selects your gig, he thinks you are capable enough to handle his project, he will finalize terms with you and engage you through that site. That particular site will handle all the transactions between you and the buyer and may deduct a slight commission (around 10 – 20 %) from your fee. There is a high potential that the buyer likes your work and engages you further for his tasks and pays you accordingly.

A useful tip for you is to keep in mind the time that you will need to complete a particular task. If you bid for a work assignment for $5 and you can finish it off, in let’s say, 15 minutes, then you can end up with $20 for an hour, deduct $4 as the commission for the site and you are still left with $16 in your pocket. Not bad at all! If you have a faster rate, you can earn even more. But mind it, the more time you take to finish off a given task, or if it is more challenging and requires more mental effort from your side, you will end up with lesser amount per hour. So in this case, bid a little higher in the beginning so you may end up evenly.

WHAT IS IN DEMAND? The list of what is in demand in the cyber market is simply endless. Writing, DIY Crafts, Photography, Culinary skills, Programming and many more skills are in demand. Aim to go for tasks that people want these days, like blogging and posting on social interaction sites like Facebook and Twitter. The buyer may just not have the time so he may be ready to pay you for the work. All you have to do is to be sincere and reliable and work hard to satisfy the buyer.

fortran_minimalist_monitor_and_computer.png (300×204)There are many successful stories of people who have even given up their jobs to stay at home and work at such Micro Job Sites instead. So what are you waiting for? You may be the next one in line to be successful. Go ahead, create accounts on a few such sites and start working! Find out few of the micro jobs sites here. If you want to look out and visit a few freelancing sites, then click here to find out the best freelancing sites…

Also read about the top 5 skills that are mostly in demand and the top 5 careers you can choose from if you are deciding to work from home … Best Of Luck!!

BEST FREELANCING SITES

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Want to know the best freelancing sites? Here are a few freelancing sites that I know of:

1. odesk.com

This is the most popular freelancing site with millions of employers from around the globe looking for capable writers, designers, analysts and so on. There are job entries for beginners and professionals, both. You must complete your personal and work details completely and add the best sample work that you have to offer, to get a rapid response from your client. Payment is guaranteed with the site and you can read more details there.

2. freelancer.com

This site has also business professionals from all over the world and payment system is verified.
Again here, low budget jobs are for beginners and novices who would like to start off with their writing career but due to their lack of experience, they might not be able to win a higher winning job. There are innumerable skilfully talented employees who are either working part time or full time.

Among other very well known freelancing sites are

There are many more freelancing sites that you find HERE.