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Earn Even More Money By Freelancing
Need to earn some extra Christmas money – or pay off some gifts? This year has thrown all of us for a loop, and many of us have experienced unforeseen changes in our careers. For better or worse, many of us may be looking for ways to make extra cash or supplement our incomes. Freelancing is one of the easiest ways to earn money, especially in the age of remote work. Check out some of our tips below on how to land an awesome position as a freelancer.
Check online job boards and sites, first and foremost. Try to focus on sites that can tailor your searches to freelance jobs.
There are many job boards and freelance websites for all types of jobs, expertises, and experience levels. Get an itinerary of your remote working skills and spruce up your resume. You might have enough administrative experience to work as a virtual assistant or data entry specialist.
Perhaps you have video or audio editing experience, a penchant for writing, or a skill in proofreading. Whatever your skillset, put it on your resume and send it to all the potential employers you’re considering. Job boards are great places to network, meet employers, and also to meet other freelancers who can point you in the direction of work.
Social Media Networking
Never underestimate the power of social media and networking. Join a Facebook group that’s just for virtual assistants. Job opportunities can be posted on pages like this often, and you can score some great opportunities with awesome companies this way.
You can also make some awesome friends and connections this way, too. This can help you broaden your skillset and help you acquire new skills through chatting with more experienced freelancers in your niche.
Remember, employers can be in these groups, too, so keep your posts on the account you use professional and safe for work.
Broaden Your Skill Sets
Invest in yourself. If you find you want to earn a little more an hour or take on a new client that is offering a fresh opportunity, be willing to learn new skill sets. There are hundreds of inexpensive, short online courses available out there for just about any type of freelance contractor.
Want to add more to your virtual assistant resume? Take a course in the evenings to sharpen up your skills and make yourself more marketable.
Remember, when you prove yourself as an asset to a team by always furthering your knowledge and skillbase, you create better job retention for yourself and more job opportunities in the future.
Always keep in mind that one job may bring another opportunity through networking or growth within the company. Even if a gig doesn’t work out, leave on good terms, and be courteous. Don’t burn bridges if you don’t have to.
Be willing to further your education to be more marketable and be selective but open to new clients and opportunities. You never know when a side gig can become your dream job, full of opportunities for growth and education.