Earn Extra Income by Freelancing on the Web

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There are many of us looking for additional cash these days? Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can make extra money by offering your services on the internet. Ranging from full-time to piecemeal freelance gigs, the array of online job choices is staggering.

If you have some extra time you can start very easily to find some freelance opportunities.

Try these ideas to pick up some quick cash:

  1. Write down your skill set. Focus your efforts on your unique talents when looking for web work.
  • For example, if you are a fast typist, look for data entry jobs online. If you can write, try a writing job or two. If you are a skilled web surfer, find research jobs. 
  • Try upwork, fiverr and other popular freelance portals to find work.
  1. Use social networks for meetings. With the advent of social media, you can converse with prospective employers. Ensure that others see your qualifications through your social networking efforts.
  2. Be brave. Diving in can be challenging and perhaps intimidating. To protect yourself, research the websites you are interested in. If a website passes your criteria and appears to be reputable, sometimes it is a great idea to simply jump in and accept your first online gig.
  3. Learn to do transcriptions to earn steady, incoming wages. Transcribing is an exploding online career. If you are a competent typist, you are more than half-way you can get jobs from dictated interviews, books etc.
  4. Contact local businesses to offer them help posting on their social media accounts. If you are an avid Twitterer and Facebooker, you could be paid to managed social media accounts for business owners who do not have the time or skill to do it themselves.
  5. Look for websites who offer cash to endorse their products. Become an affiliate of popular companies like Amazon and post their ads (coded with your affiliate number) on your Facebook page. Whenever someone clicks on your ad and buys the product, you earn a commission.
  • If you have a lot of friends who enjoy a particular hobby, find a vendor of supplies you can all enjoy. Become an affiliate, post their ads, and earn commissions on their products.
  1. Utilize websites that reward you for shopping on their sites. It is wise to be careful with this tip. You could spend more with your shopping than you make through the gift card reward. But if you are planning to purchase a gift anyway, you could earn a few extra bucks this way.
  2. Find a small gig at the website called Fiverr. What will you do for five dollars? Post it on the Fiverr website and you might get a few takers. Explore the website to get an idea of the tasks people want done. Then, offer to do those tasks.
  • Think about what you can do easily and quickly.
  1. Serve on a mock online jury. At Ejury.com, you will be paid to serve on a mock jury. Discover the experience of making a real difference with the other online jury members.

If you have a computer and know how to type, you have a gold mine right in your own house. Achieve your financial goals by bringing in extra money from online sources.