You have decided to do some freelance work to earn a side hustle income, but the question is where can you start promoting your services and find clients?
We always mention the most popular sites like Fiverr and Upwork, and we are not even paid to mention them. LOL
Well, they deserve to be mentioned because they have helped countless freelancers just like us.
Without these platforms, it would be hard to scour the net for paying clients.
You have to manually do it all the time by posting on Craigslist and other similar sites.
In this post, we have put together the Top 10 sites or platforms where you can sell or promote your services and earn from your skill sets.
We highly recommend that you check each of these sites so you will have a grasp of what they can do for you as a freelancer.
Be ready with your portfolio or other certificates that you have acquired from your recent jobs and experiences.
It will be a valuable asset in finding your clients from these freelancer sites.
So let’s continue.
Aside from Fiverr and Upwork, where else can you sell your freelance services online?
And just like how it sounds, it helps clients get their job done with a little (or more) help from their friends, the freelancers.
You can create your profile here for free, and you can earn as little or much as you want.
Create a really nice profile, with a portfolio if you have, and wait for your first client, and more clients… till you find yourself earning and saying over and over and over again, “job done.”
Freelancers are always looking for legit sites where they can easily promote their services and Legiit is one of them.
Just as the name implies, you can certainly never go wrong. Creating your profile here is free, but you need to follow their strict guidelines as this site is offering the services of their members at the strictest and highest standards to ensure quality of work for their clients.
This site opens the opportunity for you to find real and genuine paying clients either for short-term projects or long terms ones.
When some businesses or individuals need to tackle a lot of tasks at the soonest possible time, but time is just not enough, they always go to Konker so they won’t conk out.
This is where you need to have a profile created to get more side projects for you.
They only charge a minimum 5% as selling fee.
It means they earn 5% of whatever you earn from your gigs.
All your income will be sent to PayPal so be sure you have a PayPal account.
They have a good way of attracting buyers or clients to help their freelancers bag a project.
The word “guru” means a popular expert or teacher and whoever thought of this name for this freelancer site is a genius!
This is where experts from different fields to offer freelance work converge, and this is where buyers of services take their picking.
Its amazing system for freelancers provides a variety of options to receive payments giving freelancers a whole new level of convenience.
Check it out and create your profile for free.
Choose a category for your services so that you can easily be found.
You’ll be glad you joined Guru to get more quality projects that pay well.
This is a stricter freelance platform because it meticulously evaluates every freelancer that registers with them.
So better be careful when creating your profile here.
But passing their evaluation will lead you to better-paying projects because they have high-paying clients that are impressed with the roster of freelancers they have.
Get paid by the hour and not just per project.
They have it here.
The only one missing is you!
So go right ahead and show them what you got.
After you have passed, start browsing for available projects, bid for the project, and get your first paid hour.
Post your services or skilled gigs here for some extra bucks… for free!
You can start charging for your skills for a minimum of $5 up to a maximum of $50.
Check some of the rates of the other freelancers for the same skills that you have so that you can offer a fair and competitive rate.
Make sure you will offer quality work for every project you get so that you’ll have a steady flow of repeat orders.
A steady flow of paying clients, even your rate is at the minimum of $5 will certainly sum up to a huge amount of extra income for you.
Truckloads of tasks people can’t do on their own to keep their businesses afloat are being offered to freelancers of TaskArmy.
If you are the type who wants perfection in all you do with sheer confidence and determination, then this is the right place for you.
TaskArmy wants you!
Just like in the army, freelancers are expected to observe strict discipline when doing projects and it is not that easy to get in.
The high level of service this platform and its members offer made a name in this industry. That is the reason why clients keep on coming back for more help and quality work.
Signing up is free, but aspiring members of this army needs to undergo a strict verification process.
It will all be worth it once you passed!
Don’t worry, you won’t be doing pushups.
If you hate waiting for payment for your freelance services, then this is the platform for you.
Payments are immediately paid after the completion of each project.
No weekly cycles to wait for.
No waiting time to get your earnings.
As a freelancer, you can post your online services here under a specific category and you can charge a minimum of $3 or a maximum of $200 per project.
The more projects you get is a valuable addition to your portfolio.
And then you’ll be qualified to receive a higher pay per project in no time at all.
This freelance platform’s main focus is to find freelancers that are skilled in any area of Search Engine Optimization.
SEO plays a vital role in helping websites gain visibility on the net by helping them rank in Google searches.
Thus the name SEOClerks.
But this platform also allows you to advertise or sell any of your freelance services for free.
And you can easily sign up with any strict verification process.
It is up to you to make sure you will provide quality work every time to keep that steady flow of paying clients.
Register right away because this is one of the biggest places for freelancers.
This is a freelancer platform that offers ease of verification for home-based skilled workers.
Freelancers can browse projects from a wide range of categories and can easily bid on available ones.
There are 3 plans being offered on this platform: Free, Get Verified, and Latium Pro.
For the Get Verified plan, you will be charged a one-time $9.
With this plan, you’ll get more work opportunities.
For the Latium Pro, you will be charged $9 per month. With the Pro plan, you’ll be able to apply to more jobs.
The free plan has a fee of 10% per completed project, 5% project fee for the Get Verified plan, and zero project fee for the Latium Pro.
Depending on how eager or serious you are in doing this freelancing work, Latium can be of great help, and you can get as many projects as you can handle, and earn more in the process.
Just make sure you won’t sacrifice the quality of work you will provide, or all your efforts will go to waste in the long run.
These are the most legitimate freelance platforms available for you to get a head start.
Don’t limit yourself to just one platform.
If you can, why not register to all of the sites we have enumerated for you.
That is a cost-effective way of marketing your skills and promoting your services.
Create a profile for each of these major sites and wait for your clients to find you.
Make sure your profile is as neat and as attractive as possible.
Getting your foot on the door is the hardest part, but once you have managed to get in, do your best and you will definitely find repeat orders for your gigs.
Let your name and skills be known to the world, and that will spell a profitable online income for you without limits.
The great thing about being a freelancer with your skill sets is that you can only get better after every project.
And this has no age limit.
You can do this at the comfort of your home, with your laptop, your dog or cat on your lap, with your freshly brewed coffee or favorite bottle of beer.
Cheer up, freelancer!
There are still a lot of learning to do.
A lot of experiences to acquire.
A lot of money to be earned.
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