It is amazing how much I learned about myself working a job in an office. I found out that I felt suffocated! An introvert by nature, I quickly soon realized that working in an office just wasn’t for me. I know I am not alone when I say that. More and more people are quitting their day jobs to become their own boss. It isn’t just a generational thing, it is more so about wanting all the perks that come along with being a freelancer. Not being able to drive was one motivation for me, but the biggest factor was I could finally embrace my independent nature.
There are a ton of sites out there where you can find work that actually pays well. I know this post is redundant to all the other blog posts listing websites to work with, but I figured one more can’t hurt 😉
Blogging & Article Writing
I mentioned in a previous article a few sites where you can find people looking for bloggers. If you hop on these sites and get several clients, you learn a lot about what clients are looking for in a good blog article. I wouldn’t plan on hanging around on these sites for too long. If you are really looking to make a career out of writing, there are other job boards out there where people are looking for full-time writers (and they’ll pay a heck of a lot more!).
Turn your home office into a call center! With the right set up and a quiet place, you can answer calls for companies in various industries. Before you get the okay to be a call center employee, expect an interview.
After a long day’s work, I find myself plopped on the couch watching TV. To make a little cash while I relax, I participate in surveys! These survey sites pay from pennies to over $10 or more. A word of caution, these sites do monitor your responses and you are rated on how good your feedback is. If you try to scam any of these sites, you’ll get kicked off.
Are you a native English speaker? Then try out being a transcriptionist. People with Podcasts, YouTube channels, and even court case recordings are looking for someone who can write up a script of a piece of audio lasting from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. Expect this type of work as hourly pay!
With all the people out there starting their own business or managing larger companies, they need someone to help them out with minor tasks like planning business trips, managing their calendar, and organizing emails. If you have previous administrative experience, or just love to help people out, these sites are definitely something you should look into! Again, expect an interview and a flooded market, so make yourself stand out.
There are other types of freelancing jobs online like being a document translator, online reseller, and tech support. You can even be an online tutor. Keep those ideas in mind as it may surprise you what websites are looking for experts like you to hire.
Have you tried any of these sites? If so, which ones did you like? Which ones did you find yourself making good money on? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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