Almost 90% of Pakistani under the age of 35 are considering moving into freelance work, crazy right? The year 2020 experienced higher traffic on freelancing websites than ever, with professionals fearing for their health and some even losing their jobs.
Based on the responses of 7,000 freelancers from 150 countries, a 2020 report by Payoneer said that almost 75% Pakistanis are going freelance due to income satisfaction.
So if you’re thinking of starting a career in freelancing in order to be more independent or perhaps to make higher income, you’re reading the right article. Let’s walk you through which websites you can use to sell your skills and talents. 🤹♀️
Fiverr is one of the most popular freelancing website out there. Most newbies have been known to start their freelancing careers on Fiverr, owing mostly to the fact that you can sell any kind of skill there. The starting price of a job is $5, and you don’t have to be a “pro” to land your first project.
With some guidance and training on how to set up the perfect Fiverr profile and gigs, you’ll be good to start selling. Be sure to check out our course on Fiverr – taught by an expert Fiverr seller. It’s not expensive, it’s not too long and you can easily get ahead of competition with the tips and tricks provided.
You might think about how much money you can actually make there. Well, it’s totally up to you. You can work as much as you want. A single gig is bought every 4 secs on Fiverr so the more orders you have the more money you will be making. That’s the beauty of freelancing.
Upwork has more than 12 million freelancers on it and almost 2 million jobs posted. The platform enables clients to interview and hire freelancers tasks and jobs. It also enables clients to monitor the progress of work done by freelancers. In order to start working on the profile, you have to make a profile and get it approved. Upwork service charges are as follows; for your first earning of $500, Upwork will charge 20%, for $500 – $1,000 it’s 10% and 5% for total billing that exceeds $10,0000.
Freelancer is one of the most credible and trusted websites for freelancing in the country. You can find lots of projects like freelance writing, data entry, designing, software development by simply bidding for the ones you think are best suitable for you.
99designs is a goldmine for designers from all around the world, with every type of design-related job available. From logo design to designing a website, the possibilities are endless. Clients on the platform can avail different kinds of services like design contests, 1 to 1 projects, finding a designer or they can simply discover some inspiration.
Another among freelancing websites for beginners is GURU.com on which you easily select a job out of different categories. This platform is a little different as compared to the other ones, as you can charge a client by hourly rate or distribute compensation based on the completion of your task.
We hope this helped you narrow down some options. If you’re not sure which platform to choose, what niche to pursue, among other tiny but important details – worry not. You can take this comprehensive course on Freelancing for Beginners taught by Asra Rizwan Khan, who has years of experience with freelance work. The course is selling like hot cakes on our website, that’s a testament to Asra’s experience and credibility. Check it out here.
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