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The Ultimate keys to harvesting emails

Introduction

Lead Magnet

A lead magnet is anything that you provide to someone in exchange for their contact information. They are designed to pull in, or “magnetize” more leads. Lead magnets are important, as they show your first opportunity at providing value to your audience. It’s your chance to shine and show people that you know what you are talking about, and show how excited you are to be talking about it. As the term might suggest, lead magnets are used for lead generation. A lead magnet is a great way to show that you care about what you are talking about. It’s a great way to build an audience. In marketing, a lead magnet is a free digital product or download. It encourages website visitors to leave their email addresses. And opt-in to an email list. That’s why lead magnets in marketing are called opt-in bribes and content upgrades. Lead magnets usually target website visitors who are not yet ready to buy any item from the store. If they leave their email addresses, they become secondary conversion goals. Businesses will send targeted marketing materials continuously until they convert into actual buyers. It often starts by creating a relevant free product. Online businesses try to identify different queries that bring them to traffic, and then create a free digital download around that topic. The most popular free digital downloads are e-books, white papers, newsletters, and webinars.
After creating a free product, online stores create forms for website visitors to complete to receive a free product. Businesses take their time in designing and optimizing these forms for a higher chance that visitors will leave their email addresses and opt-in to an email marketing list. Online businesses then place these forms on the most suitable part of the websites. Website visitors who engage the website may click the lead magnet, sign up, and complete the form. Once completed, the free product is immediately sent via email automation. The website’s visitors then become part of an email marketing list that is targeted regularly until they are converted into purchasing a product.
Do not overcomplicate this process. Write a 3-10 pages e-book relating to the niche you are selling, and upload it to your landing page or email platform. This written book become the lead magnet.

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For Your lead magnet to be effective, it should: Be free (with sign-up)

  • Make a promise
  • Engage with key points
  • Add great value to your customer
  • Satisfy a need or solve a problem (at least give direction to solving the problem)
  • Appeal to your target audience
  • Provide needed information
  • Have a clear call to action.

The title and cover — the title and cover is what gives your lead magnet its magnetic force. Makes sense, right? Your big chance to showcase the value of your offer comes through;

(i)  How it is called and

(ii) How it’s presented.

Your “book” will indeed be judged by its cover. Don’t think that the rest of your lead magnet can be rubbish. No! You may be able to get away with growing your email list with a lead magnet that makes a big promise, but delivers little in substance. Do not forget, this flimsy strategy will backfire in the long run. You will not only succeed in convincing your lead magnet to push your prospects’ buttons in all the right ways.

The How to: Customers want guidance

So much of what takes place online is essentially a Q&A exercise. Everyone’s looking for answers, instructions, and guidance of some sort to a problem in they are wrestling with. The “how to” is the essential way to fulfil these requests.

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How to lubricate your lead machine?

1/ Try making your headline a list

This works the best if your lead magnet contains a list of items, a checklist or a number of solutions to a problem. As we all know, nothing works best at engaging the audience than openly stating what your lead magnet contains. Straight information about your lead magnet’s content. Example

  • How to Decorate Your Home Office;
  • How to solve your company’s high labor turnover issues
  • Twelve Ideas that cost less than $50.

It focuses on a specific problem. There is no mystery about what solutions they’re going to offer. Notice how the specificity adds to the magnetism. There is a promise of actionable and trustworthy information, a reader will be able to start implementing in their business or life right away.

2/ The command

But you could also be super bold and make a powerful statement about your eBook or checklist. One way to do it is by using “the ultimate” formula.

For example:

  • The ULTIMATE guide to digital marketing
  • The ULTIMAT guide to Affiliate Marketing
  • The ULTIMATE guide to making money online

The word “ultimate” is precise and definitive. You could also put it this way;

  • Unrivaled guide
  • Complete guide
  • Really good guide
  • The last guide to _____ you’ll ever need
  • The definitive guide to Affiliate Marketing

3/ Simply tell your readers why they experience a particular problem

This is the “reason why” approach, titles is as simple as listing the main problem your eBook targets. For example:

  • “Why you are not making money on Twitter.”

However, you can also use this formula to write list-based titles, i.e.:

  • “5 Reasons why your calls to action don’t convert”
  • “10 most common reasons for low website conversions.”

4/ Compel customers with action

The command approach to writing a great lead-magnet-title is simple and effective.

These are in the form of a directive or command that starts with a verb examples like: Gas-Up, Optimize, Decorate, and build. Think through other options relevant to your audience.

You may be able to help a potential customer save, grow, expand, accelerate, win, dominate, start, end, control, train, learn. All verbs, all good.

Conclusion

Lead magnet is very important to the harvesting of emails, and emails are the foundation for any effective long term relationship with the customer.

All these and more are included in my e-book, the Ultimate Secrets for making money online and more. The book also guide readers on how to create landing pages, step-by-step guide on how to create and sell e-books, how to effectively make a living and move away from the 9-5 routine job and more.

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The secrets to online money making

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Introduction

 “Ignoring online marketing is like opening a business but not telling anyone.” —

KB Marketing Agency

It is undeniable that the world is changing and changing at a pace difficult for most people and businesses to keep up. And the world of work is following along with these dramatic changes. The general understanding of work has shifted dramatically. People now work to have a sense of self-identity, purpose, and freedom. The desire to earn money online is on the rise, and most people see this as freedom from the 5-9 work routine.

The internet has provided several ways and opportunities to make money. Even though open to everyone on the face of the planet, these opportunities are known by only a few people.

The Internet does not care about age, country, or language. With the Internet impacting our society, more and more people are working online and spending a considerable amount of their time.

This book will provide you with a wealth of treasure on how to successfully and reliably make money over the internet, regardless of where you live. There are some skills, tactics and secrets involved in the other to achieve that level of success to move away from a 9-5 job. Many people have realized their long-term dream by adopting some guidance prescribed in this book.

Online earning is one of the latest trends, enabling people to work anywhere. In the days when the internet and social media were not available, people made money by marketing and selling their own products. Others commute from one location to another to offer their offices and to provide the needed services.

There are several ways of earning money online. With online work, as income rises, so is the zeal to work harder. You do not need huge initial capital to start any online business. Most of the time, all you need is a skill, tricks & tactics, hard work, and consistency. Working and making money online requires that you build trust and provide value. People only follow your recommendations because they trust you. It cannot be overemphasized, some people make a lot of money online, while others rarely make anything at all.

Do you desire to be your own boss, and work at your own timelines? Do you prefer your product to continue generating money for you whilst you sleep? Do not forget, online businesses do not sleep.

Unfortunately, the majority fail to earn any significant amount. This is because they do not have the skill and do not know the secrets, even which appropriate niche to focus on. Most people jump from one method to the other, with some settling on any method to start working, only to fail at the end.

The question is, which ones are more reliable and sustainable?

Before delving into the best ways to make money online, there are few virtues we must know before thinking of making online money.

Patience

The best online money earning methods like blogging, digital creation, YouTube channel and affiliate marketing take time to master. To make money online thus requires patience, persistence, and consistency.

Hard Work

Hard work is very key to success. When you get some experience, you will learn some tricks, as well as you will feel easy. Jobs like surveys or article writing or ad viewing need a lot of hard work. So work hard! If you have these things, then no one can stop you from making money.

Now it is important to narrow down to (4) four very important and profitable niches that generate sustainable and reliable incomes online.

Profitable Niches for money Making

  • Blogging
  • Freelancing
  • Sell Digital Product
  • Affiliate Marketing
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“Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.”

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Blogging is one of the top answers when you Google how to make money online. Although blogging is not a quick way to make money, and it is certainly one of the easiest. It is one of the more rewarding ways to make money at home.

If you are starting a blog just to make money, you need to know that for most people it can be more than a year before they start seeing income, and for others may be less.

To succeed as a blogger, start and;

  • Choose a specific blog niche.
  • Write a clean and unique article.
  • Write a value article for people.
  • You should read how to create an article with SEO to your article be in first research when someone searches about this article.
  • Share your article on social media to get visitors and traffic to your blog.

As long as you adhere to the above rules, I will say congratulation! You can make money by blogging.

How to Grow your blog

Greate Conent

You need to keep your audience happy and engaged: that way, they’re sure to stick around, but keep coming back for more. Creating quality content is more than showcasing your talents. It is about helping your audience grow, generating new leads, spreading brand awareness and building your brand perception. You do that by keeping it fresh. Keeping it interesting. By constantly endeavouring to provide something new and dynamic that really gets your readers talking. Here are a few ideas on ways to create something special:

Tell a story. Readers love a story, or even just an interesting example of how your content really relates to you. Make it personal.

Build Engagement

For your content to be engaging, it needs to be easily scalable. Writing that is easy to digest in a clear, easy-to-read format that will keep your readers engaged regardless of the length. The good news? This is super easy to do. Here are some tips:

  • Keep your paragraphs short. Don’t scare off your readers with lengthy and uninterrupted text.
  • Use subheadings. Divide your information into sub-sections using subheadings. See how I use subheadings (bigger fonts) on every given tip here?
  • Use lists. See what I did here? They’re much easier on eyes.
  • Use visual aids. Make your content a little more interesting with high-quality visuals.
  • Highlight important points. Use bolded or underlined font on important information.
  • Use readable fonts. Use commonly-used fonts such as Verdana, Arial, or Times Roman. Your font size must be at least 12px or larger (use 16px or above if you have an older audience).
  • You can also build engagement by making your content easy to share on social media with a visible social sharing button. You can mention awesome brands in your posts and let them know about it. Most brands love this and will be likely to share. You can also add a call to action at the bottom of your posts. Using social proof, example: “Join other 100K creative bloggers. Incorporate your posts into e-newsletters and encourage personal responses.

Ideas for blogging

People enjoy reading about individuals who are passionate about what they write about.

The following are some great ideas and Niches for blogging:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Medication
  • Workouts & Fitness
  • Healthy recipes
  • Travel & Tour
  • Hidden Attraction
  • festivals
  • Money & Investments

How monetize your blog

Google adsense

To start earning money through ads, you need a Google AdSense account. You can head over to the AdSense page, and click on Sign Up Now. If you don’t have an existing Google account, you have to set up a new one. A very simple process. If you already have a Google account, simply sign in. As the publisher of a blog, advertising can provide a healthy revenue stream for your online content. Advertisers are willing to pay to gain exposure to your audience. In the same way that a newspaper with a large circulation can charge advertisers more, the more popular your site content, the more you can earn. There are many advertisers who are keen on paying a premium price for your ad space. You can offer advertising space on your site directly to businesses that want to appear alongside your content. That’s called a direct deal. You can also use an ad network like Google AdSense to sell your ad space on your behalf.

Sell Courses

Bloggers used to provide educational materials for free. It is no longer so, bloggers nowadays are turning their passion into creating e-books and selling the knowledge for money. Many bloggers are trying to make money online by packaging their expertise and selling it to their audience so that they too can learn.

Creating and selling courses has a higher earning potential than other online money-making methods. You are in control of the price, and you take the full commission. People are looking round on the internet to learn and grow. By providing them a way to learn, you have something of value that they are willing to pay for.

How to promote your blog

Contact an Influencer

Influencers are individuals on social media whose views and opinion matters. They are deemed important by their target audience. These are people who can help you promote your content and boost your traffic. You can use their influence to help promote your blog content.

You can also ask other fellow bloggers to share your content on their page. This could be done by looking out for another blog with a related niche and a considerable number of subscribers. You talk to them to share your blog post across their social networks. In return, you reward them in the same measure.

The other way to get someone to promote your blog post is by talking about that person’s blog/product in your blog post. What you do is, you write a blog post and refer to another blog, or more link it to your current post. You then contact the other person to politely ask them to share your blog post across their social networks. Since you’ve mentioned them in your blog post, they will be more willing to also agree to that.

Whenever you promote your anyone’s content on social networks, don’t forget to tag them. They will think that you’re helping them in their businesses, and they will definitely share your content/stuff on their networks too.

Once you adopt some of these strategies, you will realize that your

Traffic levels begin to increase or go up.

Conclusion

There are secrets and tactics that are needed, in other to make money long term on the Internet. The ultimate secrets gave a step-by-step guidance to four of the best and legit ways to really earn reliable incomes online. This is for people who really want to take charge of their lives and avoid the 9-5 desk job.

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The Twitter Strategy

Introduction

Twitter is an indispensable platform when we talk about digital marketing. With over 330 million active users per month. It will be unthinkable for any company with an online presence, to devise a digital marketing strategy. and not consider the Twitter platform.

Over 500 million tweets circulate on the platform every day. So with these sheer volumes of tweets per day, how can one draw the attention of a user to himself or herself? This is only possible by being strategic! With this number of daily active users, it is the best advertisement platform ever to raise awareness, customer service, and promote your brand.

Twitter is a social media platform where users share their views, and members provide good content. As said earlier it is a very popular platform. It is more of a content-based platform, where content is king!

Twitter Marketing is like a powerful strategy, where businesses can spread, and you can reach the end customer. Twitter can help you reach out to an incredible number of people in a short time. To use Twitter for marketing activities, you must adopt a strategy of consistency and grow your account over time. And then boom, you have the advantage.

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2. How to create an effective Twitter Marketing Strategies

Your twitter marketing strategies should include include any or all of the following;

  1. Set your objectives
  2. A compelling profile
  3. Great content
  4. The use of videos and images
  5. Tweeting at the right time
  6. the use of some advanced tactics
  7. Drive Traffic to your website

   i) Set The Objectives

Success on any social media platform requires goals that are clear and measurable. How can you track and check for success and progress, if you do not know what the target is?

You want to create SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. So “going viral” doesn’t count. These goals must align with the business objectives and must be an indicator of success.

  ii) Optimize your Profile

Making the perfect Twitter profile is an essential rule for strategic Twitter marketing. Your Twitter handle is your @niche, name, or your identifier on Twitter. This is important because it helps people locate and find you. The profile represents the brand identity, and this is what people associate you with on social media. It is the beginning of your marketing strategy and thus important that you are thinking about it!

Use a profile picture that represents your niche. Use a username that is simple and reflects the name of your business. The name must also help people remember your business.

Write a great bio related to your business or industry niche. Having a great bio is a key element for any Twitter profile. This is your place to communicate to new visitors of your profile exactly what it is that you do. The Twitter bio is indexed by Google. It is the first point of contact for all prospective followers.

It is also important that you include the following in the bio;

Location: include your physical location if you have one; you can also use “worldwide” or post a phone number.

Website: your homepage or a landing page where you want to drive customers.

Background image: include a Twitter background image to further display your company. Don’t leave it blank!

Pin some important tweet, Your pinned tweet is the first tweet people see when they visit your profile, so make it an interesting one that represents what’s going on with your brand. You can always change your pinned tweet!

Include keywords in your bio, like #digitalmarketing, #contentmarketing, etc. So, one smartest way to go about creating your Twitter bio is to add relevant keywords and hashtags.

   iii. Create Great Content

“Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the Internet, just as it was in broadcasting.” Bill Gate

Content marketing is a deliberate effort at giving away valuable information contents in order to retain a client for possible future sales. Study the interests of your followers and provide them with the content they value.

The most important Twitter marketing lesson is that every interaction with your customer matters.

As a result, you should be ready to provide the best customer experience all the time. Any content you put across on Twitter must be informative, interesting, interactive, personal, and promotional. Creative storytelling should always be a part of your advertising strategies. People like validation and reassurance, so take the time to give them that. Let them know you are there.  Let them know that you care that they are following you, and you appreciate them.  It will only entice more followers.

   e. Share engaging Visuals

Videos do better when it comes to resolving and providing directions on the internet, than written text.

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Conclusion

With the rise of social media, there are no barriers to reaching the customer. It is thus a great opportunity for Twitter users to establish rapport, and create relationships with others online. To be successful on this platform requires regular interaction with your target audience.

Twitter plays a very critical role in the promotion of any brand online. You can drive traffic to your website by leveraging on Twitter, through various engagement tactics. Without a strategy your brand is likely to be ignored by these active twitter users.

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Remote jobs, the new trend into the future

Introduction

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.

A remote job is a job or project done away from the office such as at the convenience of the worker or the consultant. It is typically done outside the geographical confines of the employer or company. Remote work, is referred to as telecommutingworking from home, and virtual work in certain quarters is on the rise globally. Location is no more the important factor in hiring.

What is fueling this change?

  • 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.
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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

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

  • Remote OK

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

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

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

  • Fiverr

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.

  • Idealist.org

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

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.

  • Oneformer

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.

Conclusion

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

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The Freelance Revolution 🔥 – the trend of the gig guys

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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