Are you out of work? Got Skills? Tired of the commute and lack of security with your employment?
There is a solution. Did you know that if you have the desire you can develop full time employment in your own home office?
Here are a few of the freelancer job sites to get you started.
Freelancer Work Sites
Are you an expert programmer, designer, writer, translator, marketer, researcher and/or admin contractor? Elance offers testing in each of your specialities to lend validation to your skill set. The tests are short, yet go along way with the people who use Elance to hire part time/full time talent.
This is a community of people seeking work and people seeking to hire the right person. Writers, filmmakers, photographers, programmers, and others will find plenty of work once they get past the ‘being a newbie.’ Register an account, develop your skills list, build a winning profile. Free to get started, but if you want more bids p/month you will need to upgrade. Payments are handled through Elance. All work is contracted and completed through Elance. The benefit to these types of sites is you will get paid if your work is satisfactory. The more jobs you successfully complete the hire your ranking within Elance.
If you are a freelance programmer, web developer, designer, writer, data entry sign up at Freelancer to begin show casing your skills.
A community of writers, programmers, etc. There are other ways to earn and share your expertise.
Promote your profile with a widget. Connect your profile to Facebook. As a free member your bids are limited per month. Take skills tests at $5 each and save to your profile.
Payments are made upon approval by the client. Get started here. Set up an account or sign in with Facebook.
Guru is a community of writers, software programmers, web designers, graphics, and many other titles. Employers post for free, you bid on the project along with others, if you win the bid, develop the product, and it is accepted, you earn votes, stars, recommendations. As a free member you are allowed so many bids per month. Upgrade to earn more bids and show off more of your profile. To begin, click here.
Are you a writer for hire? oDesk is the largest marketplace for online work.
A community of employers and writers, programmers, and webmasters. Freelancers bid on jobs they are qualified for, after winning and completing the project, clients may approve or ask for changes. To read more and set up an account, click here.
As a freelancer you are in competition with at least 40,000 plus freelance writers.
Another community of like minded individuals and freelancers. Bid on the work you can do, complete and get paid. Working your hours and doing what you like best. Get Started Here.
There are over 200 communities on line for freelance workers. Each one specializing in programming, writing, technology, and similar industries. You are competing with thousands of other freelance workers. Many of them live in the Philippines, India, the Unites States, and other countries. When placing your bid remember there are others who can do the job cheaper, so make your bid count. Highlight your skills, make those the employer is seeking stand out and worth your bid.
You may wish to set up more than one profile, try setting up on each of these freelance sites. Check each day. At least in the morning and again in the afternoon.
For those sites offering skill testing, use them, they will enhance your profile on those sites. Hone your skills, peruse other profiles, especially those with the most work and highest rankings. Look at what they are doing. Give it your best shot for the next 6 months to a year.
Thank you for taking time out to let me know what you think. If you know of another resource for freelance workers, contact me, I will be happy to add it to the budding data base I am developing.