10 Money Making Opportunities For Freelancers.

Date : 18 January 2016

Freelancing is gradually becoming the norm for many people that want a flexible working schedule. There are a number of jobs that freelancers can get online and get paid good when done satisfactorily. Some of the freelance services that can be offered to clients online are :
1. Customer service – Offering support to customers of a company as part of their home based staff is a service that is required by many organizations. Freelancers can choose to work as independent contractors or be directly hired as chat support agents. In most cases, these jobs have training which make it easier to represent a company’s interests in the best way possible.
2. Writing reviews – Giving their opinion on different products is another service that freelancers can offer different websites at a fee. Since many online users rely on reviews posted about sites before making any purchases, many companies are looking for freelancers to write them on their behalf.
3. Teaching/ Tutoring – Academic assistance is always required by students at all levels of education, making tutoring an essential service that can be offered by freelancers. These services are not restricted to professional teachers or lecturers as college students can also tutor classmates that might not be grasping a subject topic very well.
4. Online marketing – Marketing of products or services on behalf of companies from different parts of the world on an online platform is a service that freelancers can offer their clients. The marketing can be done through social media or even videos that are posted online as a way of creating awareness for different brands. In most cases, the success of the marketing is evaluated on increased traffic to websites or purchase of company products or services.
5. Proofreading and Editing –  Making sure that regular articles and academic projects have no grammatical or spelling errors is a service required by students or educationists. Therefore, if you are good at picking out errors and making the necessary changes to documents so that they become more comprehensive then this is the job for you. In addition, editing work can even extend to books and online magazines as well.
6. Virtual assistant – This job involves offering services similar to an office assistant at a regular job such as receiving and making calls; sending e-mail responses to inquiries made by company clients and arranging the calendar for the boss among others. The tasks done as part of the job usually depend on the person hiring so that it meets their needs.
7.  Online writing – Writing jobs are the most common jobs freelancers can do online especially if they have experience in creating content for different types of publications. There are two types of writing jobs online and they include article writing which involves the creation of content that is posted on websites and blogs. On the other hand, is academic writing which requires writers to submit academic projects after researching and compiling information from different sources. This type of writing requires a person that is likes research and understands language styles used in academic papers.
8.  Buy and Sell Domains - If you are looking for something that can make you great money then this business is for you. You can buy domains at low prices from GoDaddy or other domain registrar and then sell it to the needy people for much higher price.
Here you need to do the research to find good domains and book them. After sometime, you can put your domains for auctions.
You can get minimum 10 times to 1000 times of the original domain price depending on the quality of the domain name.
9.  Sell Photographs Online - This is another online job you can earn good income from. Now a days, everyone has got their own smartphone.
If you like to shoot good photos of nature, animals, real life incidents, places etc. then you can sell your photos on number of photo selling websites like PhotoBucket, Shutterstock, iStock etc. So next time, you use your mobile phone to shoot photos, you try to catch good photographs and sell these photos on the above sites.
10. Mystery Shopping - In this concept, you have to become an secret agent of the company & try different products of the company at their outlets.
Here you have to check your experience as a client & submit your feedback to the company.
For e.g. if Walmart wants to know, what treatment their customers get, when they go for shopping at their outlet in a particular city.
Or a chain of hotels want to know, how their customers feel while they stay at their hotels.
You have to actually shop or stay at hotels & all the expenses are provided by the company.
You will get paid for all these real experiences.
In conclusion, freelancers are able to make money from the numerous opportunities that have been made available on the internet. However, getting people to buy the services may take time but eventually it will pay off, if you keep at it.