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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CREATING KDP LOW CONTENT BOOKS IN POWERPOINT

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”

– Jeff Bezos

INTRODUCTION

Currently, one of the fastest-growing businesses online is the selling of information products. It is all about digitally packaging your ideas, knowledge, experiences, and expertise into something valuable for your audience and consumers online. Info products must go directly to providing solutions and answers to a particular problem. They must provide your audience or customers with value to help them stay ahead in a particular field. For example, help them to work conveniently and with speed, help them find ways of earning money or to help them be better users of an application, etc. These products are intended to educate people or provide solutions to a particular difficulty.

With information products, you may not have to own a manufacturing or an office place. They are usually downloadable items that your audience, readers, or subscribers can easily download and read on their devices. These products are created digitally and electronically transferred. You do not require many resources to come up with an information product, except most of the time your knowledge and skill. Any product deemed as information product must be useful in helping to stay organized or help you discover something new. e.g., an e-book or an online course. Info products must help your reader in other to be an information product and must be in demand and beneficial to whoever finds them. The information provided must not be just mere information. Any information product must help your audience locate or find whatever a reader wants in an organized way and from reliable sources. They are often packaged in the following manner text, videos, and a combination of both. The following are examples of information products, membership, subscriptions, e-books, webinars, podcasts, online courses etc.

Creating and selling information products is one of the best means of making money online in this digital age.

You can host your information books on Gumroad and sell them. You can market them on various social media networks or create your email list from a digital product. The opportunities are endless!

REASONS TO START AN INFORMATION BUSINESS

The following are some reasons to inspire you to create an information product

● There are no limits to the number of information to produce and sell. One information product could be sold to several thousands of people without running out nor getting perished or reduced in value. One Product also created could be sold on different sales platforms at the same time, There is no need to worry about holding inventory, packaging, or the shipment. These are issues with physical products, not digital products. Create once and sell many times.

● Digital products are easy to distribute, significantly more sustainable, and can be replicated infinitely. They are also not too difficult to create.

● There is almost zero barrier cost to entry, except the value you are providing

● Low cost to start. You do not usually require huge resources to start this business, except for your knowledge and level of skill.

YOUR FIRST INFO – PRODUCT

Step-by-Steps to Creating an Alphabet Activity Book – with Images beginner to Advance

STEP BY STEP TO CREATING AN ALPHABET AND A COLORING BOOK

ACTIVITY BOOKS

WHY ARE THEY IN SO MUCH DEMAND?

Activity books are one of the most popular and highly demanded types of books, for obvious reasons. They are the type of books, typically aimed at kids, with lots of interactive content. Examples are letter or number tracing, coloring, puzzles, and quizzes activity books. These books help kids to develop their writing, reading, and reasoning skills, whilst enjoying a fun activity. The learning of children dramatically improves as they perform most of these learning activities.

Get this information e-book and start a digital business online. You will learn;

  • Learn how to set up PowerPoint environment professionally to support designing
  • How to design an Alphabet Tracing and coloring book with PowerPoint
  • get a step by step way to do this. This book gives a step by step images on how to handle every activity.
  • How to use Inkscape to manipulate images
  • Where to Find Images for Your Book and how to manipulate PNG/JPG into a vector or SVG images
  • How to work to covert images to SVG’s in Inkscape and use them in PowerPoint
  • Various platforms to host and sell your products

Get this book and start creating your first INFORMATION PRODUCT

STEP BY STEP TO CREATING YOUR FIRST INFORMATION PRODUCT
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37 BESTSELLING KDP INTERIOR BUNDLE

BESTSELLING KDP INTERIORS

BESTSELLING KDP INTERIOR BUNDLE

These are a compilation of 37 bestselling niches on the KDP’s low content platform.

We did a detailed research to come up with these niches. These were carefully compiled, taking into consideration, products niches that are not too saturated, and overly competitive. Niches with less than 2000 competitors and yet enjoying high demand. BSR of less than 200,000 was the threshold. This ensured there was demand for these interiors.

All these individual interiors have passed KDP quality checks and are 100% ready to be uploaded

All these interiors are editable and could be altered to suit one’s needs.

Feel free to contact me anytime. You can also visit my store on creative fabrica.

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WHAT IS BLACK FRIDAY, WHY IS THIS DAY CALLED BLACK?

Creative Fabrica

Introduction

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination

Oscar Wilde

Black Friday is the biggest shopping and money making day of the year. In the US, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and this day ushers in the start of Christmas shopping. It is a day packed with festive shoppers and bargain hunters searching for the best and greatest deals wherever available.

It is a day when everyone goes crazy for shopping because of very low prices.

As said earlier, this is a day after giving thanks and gratitude for all that we have as a people. On this day shoppers get higher than normal deals and therefore fight to get the best of any deal.

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Why is the day called Black Friday?

It is said that, this day put struggling businesses into the black. In old school accounting, loses were shown in red whilst gains or profits were shown in black. You are deemed to be struggling or not making money if you are in the red.

On this day, struggling businesses then try to reverse this situation by reducing their prices in order, to sell more to be in the black.

Black friday is a last minute effort by businesses to redeem themselves from the years of poor sales and make profit before the year-end.

Businesses Offering Over 90% Discounts

Creative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica

This platform hosts over 3,813,664 premium graphics and offers discount deals ranging from 50% – 99% between now and the end of the year. It is the best place for anyone searching for digital assets to buy.

If you are looking for any digital assets like graphics, KDP interiors, sublimations, fonts, crafts for Christmas, SVG’s, embroidery and more, then this is the place to shop on black friday and beyond

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How to Make Money Publishing Low and No Content Books On Amazon KDP for FREE

Introduction

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart

. –Jonathan Swift

Earning the first dollar online is the dream of most people. Unfortunately, this great dream does not get materialized for everyone. Either because most people do not follow the right guide or are scammed along the way, and therefore give up. What are the best, legit, and sustainable ways to earn money online? In my opinion, and from the perspective of several other people, publishing low content books on the KDP platform. This is, by far, the most legit, underutilized, long term and profitable way to make money on the internet. It is indeed one of the most reliable and easiest ways to make some good cash online.

You can make money by selling No and Low content books on Amazon, the world’s number one e-commerce store. Amazon KDP is now the most trusted online marketplace for any type of book. You can also sell these types of books on other platforms, like Etsy, Creative Market, Gumroad and Redbubble etc

Amazon is the biggest e-commerce platform in the world. Anyone can start publishing books on their platform. This is called self-publishing. You can self-publish your book free of charge on the platform and start earning right from the go. You can be smart by leveraging their market size relative to other e-commerce platforms to build wealth online, regardless of where you live on the face of the planet. Do not overthink this is, this is not difficult at all. The exciting part of this is that you do not need to be a designer to start this rewarding business. For anyone new to this, I will recommend this great book to start with: SECRETS TO CREATING HIGH QUALITY & SELLABLE LOW CONTENT BOOKS USING POWERPOINT STEP BY STEP. This will be of immense help to you, as it did to my life. It gives a visual guide to each step to be taken. It will help you to professionally set up the PowerPoint framework to support the designing process.

SECRETS TO CREATING HIGH QUALITY LOW CONTENT BOOKS USING POWERPOINT

JOINING KDP

You can join Amazon KDP for free and start publishing low content books with no money involved. I call this a business without RISK.

What is KDP?

“KDP” stands for “Kindle Direct Publishing”, and it’s Amazon’s self-publishing platform, where you can create either a high content book, like an e-book for Kindle or paperback books. You may ask, what is a paperback? A paperback is a book with a thin, flexible cover. They are cheap and portable. Paperback simply means that the cover is made up of flexible hard or thick paper. They are great to read while on the move.

On the KDP platform, you upload your books to Amazon for free, sell them on their marketplace, and collect royalty from the sales. Amazon Kindle publishing platform allows you to publish your books, and you don’t need to pay for anything. No need to print the books, and you don’t have to market it to third parties. Amazon does this on your behalf.

What are No and Low Content Book?

Half & Half notebook Interior
Lined or College Ruled Note Book Interior
Sketch Book Interior

No content books are books with little to NO content. You must be surprised how on earth can someone makes money selling books with zero content. Yes, the truth is that many people are selling these kinds of books on Amazon for money. The interiors of these books, as said earlier, are blank, have absolutely nothing in them, or with minimal content only.

Examples of these books are:

  • Blank journals
  • Notebooks
  • Blank Books
  • Sketch books
  • Primary story journals
  • Blank comic books
  • Handwriting books
  • Handwriting Books
  • Graph paper
  • Log books

Low Content Books

Daily Planner
Recipe Journal

Low-content books on the other hand are paperback books that contain little to no text or images but are designed to provide the reader or user with guided content. Examples are

  • Quote books
  • Coloring books
  • Guest books
  • Planners
  • Recipe books
  • Password books
  • Address books
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Daily planners etc

The best part is that you can make a full-time business out of publishing these books on Amazon. KDP is a major source of passive income.

KDP NICHES

The following are niches that people regularly search for when they visit Amazon, journals, and notebooks.

Good Reasons to start making money publishing Low / No Content Books on KDP

Advantages of publishing on KDP

  • It does not require much content.
  • You do not require any unique technical skills to start your book publishing.
  • Have a lifetime store for free.
  • Easier and quick to create.
  • Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices.
  • Make changes to your books at any time.
  • Creating an account and selling on the platform is absolutely free

Why create LC books?

  • The product doesn’t perish or stock run out as this is a digital product.
  • No need to worry over shipments, as Amazon does all for you, including printing the books out.
  • You don’t worry about the marketing aspect Amazon does that
  • You enjoy royalties from a giant company.
  • Highly profitable: Since they require low effort to make, it’s always a bargain. You don’t have to spend months in front of a PC or keep on writing.
  • You do not have to be a graphic designer to create these kinds of books
  • Publishing is also easy because there are only a few pages to print.

Designing an interior is not an easy task. A real author or designer spends a great deal of time coming out with the best interior that sells. We know that this is not for everybody. It takes time and patience to come out with a great book that meets the interest of a buyer. Fortunately, you can avoid the designing if it is not your thing, and either engage designers to create these interiors for you or go to platforms like creative fabrica and buy already designed interiors and covers. This is what those who see this as a business do. They outsource or buy premade interiors and upload them into the platform.

Amazon

Amazon is an international e-commerce company that offers online retail, computing services, consumer electronics, digital content, and other local services such as daily deals and groceries. Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States, with net sales close to 386 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Due to its global scope and reach, Amazon is one of the most valuable brands worldwide.

A profitable hub for third-party sellers

Amazon serves as a global platform for first- and third-party sellers (3P). The former are vendors that sell goods directly to Amazon, who later re-sell them to final customers. The latter are independent sellers using Amazon as an e-commerce site to offer their products. Third-party sellers control pricing and product listing, a strategy that proved highly successful for small and medium enterprises in the United States. 3P sales account for roughly 60 percent of total paid units on Amazon’s marketplace, and around the same share of 3P orders are completed via Amazon’s fulfillment services.

How to Start Publishing No And Low Content Books On Amazon For Money

Work with the understanding that this is a real business. I know people who earn over $10,000 in royalties every month publishing low content stuff Only. Earn up to 75% royalties on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and more. 

For those who may have difficulty starting, do not worry.

You need two things when it comes to making the books ready for publishing on the platform. One is the interior of the books, and the second is the cover of the books. These are uploaded separately on the platform. Fortunately, you can get premade book interiors for any niche on the creative fabrica platform.

You need very simple tools to start designing the interiors. The following are the tools needed to start this journey. You need skills in any of the following applications.

  • Google Slides
  • PowerPoint
  • Canva
  • GIMP
  • Photoshop
  • Inkscape
  • Photopia

But note, there is a much easier way to get these interiors. Both the interiors and the covers can be purchased online for this business. You can buy these interiors at very low prices and then upload them if this is how you want to go about your business.  Sites like creative fabrica sell any type of interior for this business. All you need to do is to add your covers and upload them to the KDP platform. Whichever way, this is completely acceptable. This is how I go about my business. I buy the interiors for $2 and $3 dollars, engage people to design the cover, and I sell them for $9 – $16 per book.

The following are all the steps needed to start making money on KDP

You can make money in just 4 easy steps.

  1. Create an account on Amazon KDP. Enter the required details.
  2. Create the interior of the book. You can find a few sites that allow free templates for creating interiors. You can equally learn how to create these interiors with a step-by-step guide from this book.
  3. Create the cover page of your book. Learn how to create KDP book covers in an hour.
  4. Upload to KDP. Upload the manuscript with the needed keywords. After that, upload your book covers. Enter the remaining details and that should be enough.

Then, Amazon reviews the book, which can take up to 72 hours. After that, it will be available on Amazon to sell. Right after creating your account, you must have the following extensions and programs running on your browser. They are not in any particular order;

  • AMZ suggestion expander
  • DS Amazon Quickview
  • Keyword everywhere
  • Keyword tool (keyword.io)
  • Amazon-asin.com

How to Create New Account On KDP

But first thing first. You must first create a new account on KDP. Go to this website AMAZONKDP, and create a new account.

Create New Account hERE
Upload Your Interiors and cover into paperback

Next, click on paperback to start uploading your books. Your final book uploaded will show up on Amazon bookshelf, like the image you see below.

MY BOOK STORE ON AMAZON

You can also visit my store here, if you wish to buy an interior for your project.

Conclusion

Making money on Amazon through the KDP system is very reliable and easy, too. Anyone who follow the guidelines above could have his/her books published within a week.

My doors are opened for anyone who needs help and assistance on how to start selling low content books.

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💥 AMAZON KDP MOST WANTED INTERIOR BUNDLE

KDP WANTED BUNDLE

INTRODUCTION

Premade or ready to upload interiors, and subcontracting to third parties are the ways for making greater inroads on KDP nowadays. First, this ensures you get the highest quality interiors and covers to stay ahead of the game. Using these interiors and covers is becoming necessary because of the high numbers of publishers on the KDP scheme currently. Speed and great interiors are the winning keys for success on Amazon KDP. It is necessary, that you upload as many books as possible to stand any chance of making a living money on KDP, otherwise there is no realistic way of making any appreciable money in this publishing business.

CREATIVE FABRICA

Early this week I was scanning through Creative Fabrica searching for interiors to load onto my KDP since I have been busy working on other projects. I came across this bundle of interior which cost $9.00 I got attracted to this bundle because of the caption “THE MOST WANTED KPD INTERIOR BUNDLE” and since I was scouting to buy a planner, and this bundle had an interior for 2022 – 2023 planner I decided to buy and then edit it to suit my personal need. But to my uter surprise, the interior of the planner was more than I expected, professionally done, and with little to no need for any edit, except for few typos.

I quickly engaged my designer, who worked on my covers, and by the next day my planner was fully uploaded into KDP.

I then decided to review each of the other content of the bundle, and they were super great interiors. I can say that I am a satisfied customer of creative fabrica so much happy to whoever is behind this great bundle.

Below is the bundle

KDP MOST WANTED INTERIOR BUNDLE

KDP MOST WANTED INTERIORS
BEST SELLING KDP INTERIORS
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✨Top Profitable KDP Niches and Free Interiors to upload in 2022

KDP Niches

Introduction

Today, I share free top profitable KDP niches and their respective free interiors to help you to make sales on Amazon KDP. These niches have been profitable from the beginning of the year up to this time and have been forecasted to generate consistent sales right through to the end of 2022. You can publish books in these niches and generate huge incomes in the shortest possible time.

Stop wasting time testing random niches when you can have the hottest selling ones right at your fingertips. In this game those with the most knowledge win. These niches have been carefully selected based on actual selling journals and sales data.

The following criteria were applied in coming out with these profitable niches

  1. Amazon Search Results  Amazon search results are 2500 at max for each KDP niche (most are below 2000)
  2. Average Best Seller Ranks – These niches have an average bestseller rank of below 200k. The BSR indicates the level of demand for a product. The lower the BSR, the better, and vice versa.
  3. Keyword Niche Score – Each niche has a keyword niche score of approximately 50.0 or greater
  4. Google Search Volume (Optional) – Most of these niches do have a monthly search value in google as well
  5. One may also use Google keyword planner to look for books in demand

To make money with KDP, do not

  • Choose niches that are too saturated
  • Choose NICHES OR KEYWORDS that are too competitive
  • Design unique and covers that speak to their niches
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1. Homeschooling Planner

Most parents are now opting for the option of either assisting or homeschooling the children, and these numbers are growing by the day. With this rising number of people homeschooling comes more demand for these planners and higher numbers of sales through KDP for low content books in this niche.

There are a lot of niches in this category, but you can niche further to find the best ones. Get to know what parents and students are looking for.

These can include

  • Lesson planners
  • Homeschool planners for parents
  • Homework & assignment trackers
  • Homeschool planners for Kids
  • Undated organizers for distance learning homeschool parents
  • attendance trackers and how many hours per day the student is learning.

Keywords to look into:
• Homeschool planner 2021-2022
• Homeschool planner for one student
• Homeschool planner for multiple kids

You can download the following INTERIORS, design your covers and upload to KDP

2. Visitor Guest Book

Have you ever been to an Airbnb where there was a visitor guest book to sign? These type of businesses are popping up all over the place and almost all of them have this type of book laying on the counter when you walk in.

The interiors usually include the names of the guests, when they visited, where they came from, why they were on a vacation, and highlights from their trips and where they recommend future visitors go and check out.

Make the cover large and readable. You can also buy interiors at a small price at creative fabrica and upload

You can niche down to any of the following (a guest book for a cabin, a guest book for a place in a big city, etc).

Keywords to look into:
Visitor guest book
Sign in log book
• Visitor log book for business

Airbnb Guest Book

3. Wedding Guest Book

Wedding Planners/Budgeting Books Weddings are extremely expensive (but they don’t have to be)! Lots of people are paying close attention to their budget and with that comes a lot of planning work.

To break into this niche, the right interior, is what will be the game changer.

Get interiors from sites like creative fabrica at a small cost but professionally done. Design your cover if possible and upload. The more comprehensive you can get, the better your book will do.

Keywords to look into:

Wedding planner checklist book
• Sarcastic wedding planner
• Wedding budget book
• Wedding on a budget planner

4. Alphabet Tracing & Coloring Books

Coloring Books are probably the most complicated type of “low content” book you can make, but these are a clear winner when it comes to sales.

To be successful with this niche, you need to niche down and look into running AMS ads if you are going into a larger niche with more than 1,000 results on Amazon. Since these books take longer to prepare, you must be good at designing to succeed in this niche. I will recommend you buy interiors for these types of books to make it in this wonderful niche. You can equally get lots of coloring books here

Remember, these types of books are outlines of images where the customer will drag inside of them. Because of this, make the books a larger size than 6X9!

Keywords to look into:
• Sloth coloring book for kids
• Whale coloring book for adults
• Rainforest coloring book

Birthday Books Address Books

Remembering someone’s birthday and their addresses could be a challenge, if not impossible. This is why combining all of your contacts into a book is a great idea (and they sell well too!).

To break into this niche, pay special attention to your interior. Break it up by a page for name/address/email/different phone numbers and then calendar pages so that they never miss a birthday/anniversary. Keywords to look into:

Address book for seniors
• Birthday reminder notebook
• Blank contact book Job/Coworker Books.
• Coworker gag gift book

Conclusion

It’s my firm belief, that getting the right niche and the right interiors including a good cover is the key for success in the KDP game and any print on-demand business.

I wish you well in this exciting business

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PLATFORMS TO DOWNLOAD FREE ASSETS FOR YOUR PRINT ON DEMAND OR KDP BUSINESS

CREATIVE FABRICA SUBSCRIPTION

Creative Fabrica

Creative fabrica is the one-stop marketplace for all digital files. This portal was set up for designers to host, showcase and sell their designs. Examples of digital files that are hosted on this platform are Fonts, Graphics, Tools, Craft, Embroidery and Word Art.

Merry Christmas Gnomes
Christmas Stamp Stickers Pink Cheeter Digital Assets

This company was set up in 2016 to help bring the best tools available at one place to help creators and designers improve their productivity. Creative Fabrica has over 5.3 millions of designs from over five thousand designers and is one of the largest in the world. The platform has changed and improved the way people use and view digital assets.

Creative Fabrica is a platform to get free and exceptional resources for your project.

The Platform has a huge library of unlimited resources ready to be uploaded on any Print On-Demand store like Amazon KDP, Redbubble and etsy. Creative Fabrica host over 302947 graphics from top designers.

Subscription For All Access

The platform also operates a monthly subscription system, which then makes all its files available for a user for any print on-demand business at one dollar This is called the download what you want. And it is the best option for DESIGNERS, CRAFTERS & CREATIVES.

Download what you want, as often as you want, at any time.

Pay a fixed price per month, not per asset and unlock instant access to over 1 million+ creative assets. Commercial licence included and compatible with any machine.

Subscription For Graphics

Graphics

This makes the over 3386580 graphics on the platform available to an individual for only $1.00 per first month and then $19 in subsequent months. You have full access to SVG’s, Patterns, Logos, Teaching Materials, Mockups, illustrations, backgrounds, KDP interiors crafts and more.

  • Unlimited Access to thousands of graphics in 3,386,580 premium packs and instant access to all new graphics.
  • Personal & Commercial Use with New designs added daily

Fonts Subscription

You can get great fonts suitable for any Halloween project. One of such great font is the Midnight Minute which is popular among designers of Halloween projects. Midnight minute Has a mystical design to elevate your Halloween concept

Creative Fabrica also has bundles of fonts at very low cost. The one which is popular with designers is the professional font bundle which used to cost USD1,540, but now reduced to USD16.00

  • Unlimited Access to all 70867 fonts
  • Sell Physical & digital items
  • For any commercial project
  • New fonts added daily

The Craft Subscription

  • Access 47385 high quality cut files
  • Download once, keep forever
  • Personal & Commercial Use
  • New designs added daily

Available in all formats: SVG / PNG / DXF / EPS
Compatible with Cricut, Silhouette & More

Access to craft designs like Christmas designs, Halloween, thanksgiving, Kids and more

Embroidery Designs

All you need for your next machine embroidery project. The highest quality for the lowest price.

With Full POD you have access to a growing library of designs & fonts, ready to be used directly into your Print On-Demand store.

One Off Payment System

There is also the one-off purchase system or the one time and lifetime system. Any product purchased on the site as a one-time purchase is valid forever, and you can use that to create an unlimited project. You are however not allowed to sell in others to compete with the original creator of the product and would not be allowed to bundle the purchased product with others to sell

The Best Graphics, Design, Embroidery & Font Bundles

On Creative Fabrica you’ll find the best value graphics, crafts, embroidery & font bundles. High-quality design for a fraction of the price. You will also have access to all bundles as part of the subscription package of $29. This is now reduced to only a dollar in the first month of subscribing and then 29 in the months after that.

Daily Freebies

The platform has thousands of premium freebies. These freebies range from, fonts, SVG, Craft, Graphics, embroidery and others.

Get a Free Font, Free Craft & Free Graphic every single day. All freebies come with a commercial license and are available for 24 hours only (launching midnight CST time). Spread the word:

There is, a huge list of discount deals on a daily basis.

How To Open A Store On Creative Fabrica

Head direct to Open a Store on Creative Fabrica and sign up. Give reasons why you want to open a shop on the platform. If the reasons you provided are convincing enough, you will get access to open your business on the platform.

This is my store on creative fabrica, called creativ designs, you can visit the store. Below are some of my interiors.

Gratitude Journal

Conclusion

It is clear that creative fabrica is one platform with millions of graphics and designs. It is indeed a great where most professional designers host and sell their skills.

Do you need a craft, font, embroidery or graphics for your print on demand business or kdp, Creative Fabrica is the place to get the best product.

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The Freelance Revolution 🔥 – the trend of the gig guys

Freelance

The volatile nature of the world economy as a result of COVID and the massive job losses worldwide had pushed more companies into outsourcing parts of their activities. These shifts has seen a major hike in demand for freelancers. 

The typical 9 to 5 office job is gradually becoming a thing of the past and today’s new technologies are making it easier to work anywhere and at any time.

Freelance work has also seen a boom globally because of the spread of different communicational tools.

With the rise of the gig economy, more people are discussing freelancing as never before. There are more freelancers today than there have ever been in history – a 2019 study. More and more businesses are relying on freelancers to do their work because of the vast variety of options available in the market. The increase in outsourcing of businesses or jobs seems to be the new trend that 2020 and the new year had witnessed.

In fact, more and more people are seeing freelancing as a long-term career path for success, security and fulfillment.

Who is a freelancer

Freelancers are self-employed and are often referred to as independent contractors. They work anywhere and anytime without a supervisor on an agreed schedule and rate. Freelances are deemed as self-employed workers who provide service or services to clients. They are hired by companies on a part-time or short-term basis and do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees.

What is Freelancing

Freelancing means providing service or services as an independent company or individual rather than on a full-time basis or employment. Freelancing is a contract-based profession where instead of being recruited in an organization, the person uses his skills and experience to provide services to a number of clients without necessarily been there in person. It is an agreed relationship, where the individual uses his abilities and experience to offer types of assistance to various clients.

In brief, it could be described as using your skills, education, and experiences acquired to work with multiple clients and take on various assignments without committing to a single employer. In basic terms, freelancing is the point at which you utilize your abilities, schooling, and experience to work with numerous customers and take on different tasks without focusing on a single business or employment. The number of assignments or tasks that you can take just depends on your ability to deliver when needed.

Freelancing provides you a chance to do the work you love and earn some extra money through it. Being a freelancer is a great way to turn your passion into profitable profession. Freelancers do not hold permanent employment with a single organization and instead earn through temporary projects or contract work.

Best Platforms To Freelance

Freelancing platforms is the ideal place where you can fully utilize your skills and get paid for it. Whether you’re looking for additional ways to pay the bills, to fulfil your desires or just want the freedom that freelancing offers, you’ve come to the right place. With so many platforms available online, freelancing has become very easy nowadays. Even, there are millions of people who are choosing freelancing as a profession or full-time job. These freelancing platforms also help companies to hire the candidate required only for a specific project. They don’t need to hire a full-time employee on a salary basis and thus helps in cost optimization. In this article, we will discuss the top sites for freelancers based on our research and experience.

There are currently several freelance platforms available on the internet;

Toptal

Toptal is a marketplace for the top talent in the marketplace. They emphasize to employers that they allow them to hire the “top 3% of talent”.

So this site is for those with a lot of experience and working at the top streams of industry. If you pass Toptal’s screening process, you’ll be given access to excellent projects with great clients (including JPMorgan, Zendesk, Airbnb, etc.) as well as commensurate compensation (no contests for the lowest bidder). They emphasis projects for developers, designers, product managers, and project managers.  Freelancers typically earn a minimum of $60/hour. 

Upwork

Upwork is a marketplace for freelancers in fields like writing, graphic design and web development. The site helps professionals find projects, communicate with clients and get paid. Freelancers on Upwork create profiles outlining their skills and experiences, along with their job histories and portfolios. Clients post job listings detailing their projects and what they’re looking for in a freelancer. From there, freelancers submit proposals for projects they’re interested in doing. Clients can review freelancers’ proposals, profiles, and portfolios, choose the one that best fits their needs, and place project funding in escrow. Freelancers and clients then collaborate through an online work station, typically with no off-platform communication.

Overall, Upwork makes it easier to find jobs and make more money, but think carefully about which gigs you want to apply for. And check out our guide to managing money as a freelancer for advice on how to handle your newfound income, once it starts rolling in.

Guru

Guru.com is one of the leading websites that connects freelancers with potential employers who want to pay them for their services.  With a free membership and the ability to browse through hundreds of jobs on any given date, this is a site that you can use to jumpstart your career as a freelancer in your industry. Guru.com, is suitable for most types of freelancers. There are IT and writing assignments available, but there are also assignments in photography, web design, broadcasting, business consulting, finance, accounting and more. In fact, with so many different niches represented on Guru.com, this is a website that almost anyone can use to find a short-term or even a long-term assignment working from home.

Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing platform in a number of users and projects. We currently have over 16 million registered users globally from beyond 247 countries, regions, and territories. More than 8 million projects have been posted on the site in over 850 project categories like software development, graphic design, sales and marketing, and even astrophysics. Freelancer.com allows small businesses and entrepreneurs to hire a global talent pool of freelancers to get work done.

How to become a freelancer

For those who are not happy with the traditional way of been commanded on what to do and feel deep within them that this is not the best way of life for them. It is a decision that one does not want to be limited under one employer for the rest of one’s life. So, this desire compels people in this category to consider a shift to freelancing full time.

The freelance market is growing by the day, and if you want to be competitive, you have to prepare accordingly. Follow these seven steps to get started.

  • Is freelance for you?

In other to succeed with freelancing one must be disciplined. Being your own boss is a great thing if you’re disciplined and reliable. If you want to be a freelancer, you should maintain a daily work routine, be ready to juggle several projects at once, and continually look for new projects to maintain a steady flow of work.

  • look for the right or suitable platform for your field.

Most freelancers use freelancing platforms to find work. Choosing the platform with the model that fits your needs and salary expectations is incredibly important for your success. Plenty of freelancing websites encourage the so-called “race to the bottom,” where freelancers provide poor quality work in exchange for poor compensation.

  • Build Your profile

ake time to create a substantial profile that will inform potential clients about your education, skills, expertise and experience. You don’t have to write novels – keep it short and sweet. List your skills, experiences, special achievements and explain why you’re the best person for the job.

You don’t have to prepare a classical CV, as most freelancing websites have a predesigned template you need to fill out with your information

  • Build a portofolio

Take time to create a profile, make sure to provide a portfolio that illustrates your skills and experience.

If you’re a beginner in your chosen field, take time to create a portfolio with sample works, or simply accept several jobs at a discounted rate in exchange for experience.

  • Determine your rate and price

If you have some level of experience, of course, you cannot charge the same rate as freelancers with a decade of work under their belts. Your rate must cover your monthly expenses if you have steady work, no matter how experienced you are.

  • Scout for Job/Project

First, apply only for the jobs you are confident you can do. As a freelancer, you’re building your reputation from scratch, and especially in the beginning, it’s of utmost importance to secure positive feedback.

  • Build a relationship with the client

Relationships with your clients are the most important part of freelancing. By maintaining a good connection with your current clients and providing quality work, you’ll be more likely to secure more consistent jobs in the future. Make sure you meet every deadline, listen to instructions, make any necessary edits and communicate efficiently with your clients. While you aren’t tied down to set hours, you should still be available to your clients in case they have any questions, requests or concerns.

Conclusion

With the rise of the gig economy, more people are shifting into freelancing. It is therefore important that the various requirements and the platforms available be spread further for those who would take advantage of this in the future to succeed in the quest to become independent