Do you know that your number one place for premium graphic designs and fonts – CREATIVE FABRICA has reduced their SUBSCRIPTION to one dollar ($1) only? YES, this is right.
This subscription is the ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION. You will have access to download over 5 million+ files and designs without any restrictions. You will have unlimited Downloads or access to files under this subscription package.
You will get ALL COMMERCIAL LICENCES that go along with any file under this.
The following are available if you subscribe under this package.
KDP Low Content interiors
several other premium designs.
You can opt out anytime
PICK ‘N’ MIX BUNDLE
Do you also know you can bundle your own designs on Creative Fabrica? Curate your own bundle. Select 30 different items of your choice and pay just $17.
Create your own perfect bundle. Chose the design of your choice
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.
Creative Fabrica is giving away an amazing 90% OFF promo on over 4 million premium designs and Fonts this Christmas and the New Year as part of the company’s social responsibilities to the world of crafters and designers.
The company is also giving out bundles of free designs with a free commercial license every day for the next 12 days starting from the 25th of December 2021 and running through to the 5th of January 2022
This is the best deal this holiday season, 12 days of Christmas for 12 days.
The Free Bundle for Day 1: 40 free crafts
On the first day of Christmas, we are launching The Free Popular Crafts Bundle! This amazing bundle gathers 40 of our most popular craft designs – all with free commercial license!
Each bundle contains high-quality designs from popular designers on CreativeFabrica .
Take advantage of this NEVER before deal, and stock up on your digital assets going into the new year.
2nd day of Christmas: Adorable free fonts & clipart
Launching The Free Cute Crafty Fonts and Clipart Bundle, including 45 of the most adorable script, handwritten and display fonts and 8 cute graphic sets from Fillo Graphic! The fonts included in this bundle are some of the most popular fonts on the platform, and for a limited time only, you can get them for free!
The fonts include special characters, with cute swhashes in the shape of hearts, balloons, swirls, swashes and more. As always, a lifetime commercial license is included.
You can now get the amazing Cute Crafty Fonts and Clipart Bundle including 45 premium fonts and 8 magical graphic sets with over 5,000 clip art designs from Fillo Graphic for free! The bundle includes a collection of stylish and cute fonts, perfect to give your designs a romantic and personalized feel. Create smashing designs for invitations, signature, stationery, logo, typography quotes, magazine, or book covers and much more. Creative Fabrica’s premium commercial licence is always included.
It is worth $622 but for a limited time, you can get it for only $7!
3rd Day Of Christmas
The ultimate free sublimation design bundle
We know that you love sublimation just as much as we do, and therefore, for the 3rd Day in our 12 Days of Christmas promotion, we are giving away The Free Sublimation Design Bundle!
For a limited time only, you can download this amazing bundle, stuffed with high quality designs, backgrounds, patterns and sets – perfect to use for your sublimation projects! These designs can also be used for more crafty projects than just sublimation: printing, digital designs, vinyl, card making and so much more!
Included in The Free Sublimation Design Bundle are 28 magical design sets perfect to use for your sublimation projects!
You will get everything from digital papers, sublimation alphabet, tumbler designs, quotes and backgrounds, all selected from some of the most popular designs on Creative Fabrica. These designs are perfect to use for sublimation, but also for other types of crafting project, such as digital scrapbooking, card making, label design and much more. Our premium commercial license is always included.
Get this amazing bundle for free now (normally valued up to $260), for a limited time only!
All designs include our lifetime commercial license.
4th Day Of Christmas
25 Delightful Fonts for All Your DIY Projects
Crafting Font Bundle, featuring 25 magnificent and popular fonts, has everything you need to elevate your creation! Some fonts are PUA encoded, which means you can access all the beautiful glyphs and swashes with ease.
Get this beautiful bundle for just $9 and save $329Get this beautiful bundle for just $9 and save $329
5th Day of Christmas
The Free Quotes Bundle!
For the 5th free bundle in our 12 Days of Christmas event we are launching, the free quote bundle. Packed with 28 quotes that will put a smile on your face! The quotes come in the file formats SVG, ESP, DXF and PNG. All designs are exclusive for Creative Fabrica, and include our lifetime commercial license.
6th Day of Christmas
The 6th free bundle in our 12 Days of Christmas promotion is The Free Magical Fonts and Graphics Bundle! This bundle features magical graphic sets and gorgeous script, handwritten and display fonts with extra swirls – perfect for your 2022 crafting projects.
For a limited time only, this bundle is available for free – get it now! Featuring some of our most popular fonts & designs, now available for free! As always, a lifetime commercial license is included.
8th Day of Christmas
Introducing The Free Digital Paper & Clipart Bundle,created by popular designer Digital Curio! This bundle includes 20 premium sets, containing digital papers, illustrations, and backgrounds.
For a limited time only, this bundle is available for free – get it now!
9th Day Of Christmas
On the 9th day in our 12 Days of Christmas promotion, we are launching the Beauty Handwritten Font Bundle, featuring magnificent fonts from Blankids Studio! Get this incredible bundle for free, for a limited time only! Included are 43 script and handwritten high-quality fonts, perfect to use for your upcoming crafting projects. As always, a lifetime commercial license is included.
Amazon KDP is a big platform which has provided self publishers the opportunity to publish and sell their books for free. You can make money by selling No and Low contentbooks on Amazon, the world’s number one e-commerce store.
You can be smart by leveraging on Amazon market-size to build wealth online, regardless of where you live on the face of the planet. The record must be set straight. It is not every book on KDP that sells. I know of people with several hundreds of books who barely make a sale. The opposite is also true. There are others with a few books, say under 50, who are making huge sales every day.
Making sales on Amazon KDP is dependent on the following factors. The quality of the cover, the interior, number of books and keywords you target. These factors when adhered to with the right keywords are the secret code to success in this lucrative business.
Today, my focus is to help direct anyone who is into KDP low content publishing to platforms where they can download or buy “ready to upload” or premade interiors to enhance their work. This is the strategy the bestsellers adopt. Most bestsellers do not have the luxury of time and do not want to spend several hours designing interiors when they could get them between $1 or $10 dollars. What these people do is, they buy premade interiors and customize them to suit their particular need. They trade their money for high quality interiors or engage freelancers to design interiors for their projects. Engaging the services of freelancers, may be a little expensive. For these people, uploading quality books is the key to success in this competitive business.
With this strategy, they are able, to upload more books than the average guy who has to go through the process of designing from scratch, up to the point of uploading onto the platform.
PLATFORMS THAT HOST AND SELL PREMADE KDP INTERIORS
The following platforms host thousands, if not millions, of already designed interiors. There are interiors for any niche you can think of.
This platform is the biggest of the four, hosting several millions of designs at very low cost. Interiors on creative fabrica are designed by top graphic designers around the world. All interiors go through, a stringent vetting process to ensure designs meet the company standards and also KDP quality standards. Before they are accepted to be displayed in a particular shop. You can buy these interiors as, a single item or sign-up to a subscription package. The subscription package gives access to every design on their platform. This is the package that most bestsellers opt for.
Etsy is another great platform to buy already designed interiors. With several interiors covering most niches. The only difference here is that Etsy is a little more expensive than the first one
Another wonderful place to get premade interior is on Gumroad. An excellent platform for individual creators. The difference between the first two and Gumroad is that on Gumroad, individuals host and sell their designs and there is nothing like vetting the product of an individual creator. Product prices may be less expensive compared to the others, quality of products may also match up to the others.
REASONS WHY BESTSELLERS USE PREMADE INTERIORS
The biggest reason is that you save time and this may help you to upload more books.
SAVE TIME ON LEARNING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR DESIGNING INTERIORS
This is a serious business, it’s not the time to be learning about bleed and no bleed and about margin and the other basic stuff. By the time you get on top of the game, the bestsellers would have uploaded thousands of quality books and occupying the first pages of their niches, living you behind. The moment you understand that this is a real business and start approaching it as such, your sales will begin to see improvement, and you will start making substantial money from Amazon.
SAVE TIME ON CREATING YOUR BOOK INTERIOR
Designing your interiors is more than just learning the technical details of creating a line or inserting an image. You also need to learn how to :
Create the book content such as writing prompts, tracking tables, and sketch boxes
Decide which font and font pairs to use.
Figure out how you’ll present the content
Layout the pages, so they look good and are displayed in a logical order
Make sure everything is formatted correctly to meet KDP’s manuscript specifications.
Using a premade interior saves you time from doing the above tasks
Most of these premade interiors are editable, and most of these platforms provide buyers with the source files to enable clients to edit and customize them. Depending on the designer, you may either get a PowerPoint file, an InDesign file, or both.
In theory, this should make it easy for you to customize or edit the interior by changing the fonts, text, adding new sections, and deleting existing ones.
I find it’s easier to edit my interiors in PowerPoint. But regardless of whether you directly edit the source file or recreate all or parts of the interior on your own, or even decides to upload them in the state they are, your sales may still go up because of the quality of those interiors. My favourite method is to edit the fonts or the writing prompts. I like to add extra value and extra keywords to the original premade interior.
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 contentbooks 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.
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?
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:
Primary story journals
Blank comic books
Low Content Books
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Create an account on Amazon KDP. Enter the required details.
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.
Create the cover page of your book. Learn how to create KDP book coversin an hour.
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 tool (keyword.io)
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.
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.
You can also visit my storehere, if you wish to buy an interior for your project.
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.
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.
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.
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 WordArt.
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.
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.
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
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 professionalfont bundle which used to cost USD1,540, but now reduced to USD16.00
All you need for your next machine embroidery project. The highest quality for the lowest price.
Print On Demand (POD) Assets
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.
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 Fabricaand 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.
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.
It is an undeniable fact that the world is changing, and changing at a pace difficult for most people to keep up and the world of work is following along this dramatic changes.
The general understanding about work has shifted dramatically. Work is much more than just the month end salary or pay. It therefore requires employers and employees to come to terms with the new-normal in which flexibility and adaptability have priority over job security and long-term (if not lifelong) employment, structured environments, and standardized roles and responsibilities. Now people work to have a sense of self identity and a purpose.
The sudden and massive transition to remote working is as a result of the COVID. Typical office-based companies adopted this early on to keep up with their operations. According to the PWC the impact of the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work to ensure companies do not abruptly shut down their operations during these turbulent times.
More and more people now enjoy the freedom in choosing when, where and how to deliver the expected results without necessary been policed. The new trend in the recent times for remote work is as a result of more people understanding the concept of work and the fact that work must not be restricted to the office nor the desk. The shift has been principally driven by a few trends that are fundamentally changing the structure of talent and work: technological innovation, demographic changes and globalization
Technology has consistently changed the way workers across industries do their job. This is is one of the key drivers of remote jobs. Teleconferencing and telework technology have advanced to the point where most businesses are comfortable working remotely. Its impact on the work environment has streamlined tedious and wasteful processes, expedited access to work and increases in productivity enhancing working from anywhere easier for the employer and the employee.
Remote work platforms
With the rise in remote work, many platforms allow you to find jobs that are hiring workers to work remotely only. Its always exciting getting a new job and this excitements is equally great when you secure a job remotely. It is great for testing your way into self-employment—seeing how well you’d manage your time, stay motivated and productive working from home, coffee shops or a co-working space. Getting a remote job is no more difficult than getting a regular job you’ll like, it’s just different. Below are a summary of some of the remote work platforms.
UpWork is a big name in the world of remote jobs and freelancing—offering positions for recurring projects, short-term tasks, and full-time jobs. There are dozens of job categories to choose from, divided into major headings, like web, mobile, and software development; IT and networking; data science and analytics; engineering and architecture; design and creative; writing; translation; legal; admin support; customer service; sales and marketing; and accounting and consulting. UpWork has it all.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely prides itself on being the largest web community for remote work job listings. Since there’s a fee for listing jobs, you can count on them to be real, and the website claims to weed out scams. This website focuses on job listings in the fields of marketing, design, DevOps and Sysadmin, programming, customer support, business/executives and management, but it also includes other listings
RemoteOK is another remote-work platform that, in order to reduce scams, requires companies to pay for listings. When searching for a job, you can browse by category, such as software development, marketing, design, non-tech, and on-line teaching. There are also filters to help narrow down your search
Freelancer.com connects over 31,761,297 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries. Sounds legit, right? It gives equal opportunities for all of the professionals. You’ll find a job whether you’re a writer, programmer, lawyer or engineer!
Guru has 1.000.000 active users worldwide, and together, they have finished more than 1000 jobs. The main fields Guru is focused on are programming, design, writing, marketing, administration, engineering, business, and laws
Fiver is known for its services that start from 5$. If you are a newcomer to the world of freelance and remote-working, Fiverr can be the platform that will help you to create a portfolio and will find your first clients.
Through Idealist.org you can be a virtual employee in countries like Syria, India, Ghana and everywhere else you want. Before looking for a job, please push the remote button, unless you want to move to a country to work there
Stack Overflow is one of the best platforms for tech professionals with more than 50.000.000 professionals who visit the page to help each other solve programming issues, develop new skills and find good jobs.
With oneformer provides remote opportunities from major global brands! We have projects related to pop culture, movies, and current e-commerce and technology trends, all over the globe.
As the world becomes a small village and the internet becoming the leveler pushing the entire economy into the gig state, the understanding of people towards work had changed considerably. People want to decide their work and how they execute or accomplish it. Most people do not want to be tied to a single job and be instructed or told what to do. This trend become the new-normal shaping the entire globe
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 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 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.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 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.
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