Freelance work isn’t passive income. You do work and you get paid for it. The reason why I decided to talk about Freelancing is for those who are struggling to make money online with Affiliate Marketing but are wanting to quit their jobs now and work from home. So do you want to learn how to become a freelancer with no experience?
If you have absolutely no skills you might find it useful to look into some free tutorial’s on the web and YouTube!
- What is a Freelancer?
- What does a freelancer do?
- How do I land my first job?
- What do I do if I don’t know anything?
- What are PLR articles?
- Find courses to learn some skills!
- Free tools and Software!
What is a Freelancer?
A freelancer is someone who is self-employed. They find jobs to work remotely or they go to those job locations if need be. There are thousands of different Freelance opportunities out there!
As you can see, I added a link to the right column of my website, it is about PayPal Button’s. That is a type of freelance work.
The pay will always vary with each job, but most can make a great wage! A lot of countries where the cost of living is cheaper can lower how much you can make, but if you stick to work in lets say the USA then you can make more money.
What does a Freelancer do?
Well there are thousands of different things a freelancer can do in their career, but a lot of them will stick to just what they are good at.
Do you have any experience with building website’s or code? Do you know how to type? Can you create awesome presentation’s? Can you search the internet for information?
These are just a short list of what you can do as a freelancer.
I can create button’s for PayPal, I can also do data entry, data research, some code, HTML, and various other things.
Now, I’ve picked these tools up over the year’s. It is something that I never really done professionally, but it is things that I know how to do.
If you don’t know how to do any of these don’t worry. There are thousands of courses out there that can teach you anything and everything that you can think of. I have actually been thinking about creating some courses for various topics to help those who want to make a living off the internet but are struggling with Affiliate Marketing.
How to land my first job?
There are a lot of different companies out there that you can use to search for job’s or gig’s. I currently use Fiverr, UpWork and Freelancer. There are more out there but those are the ones that I use.
They are all different in their own way but if you are willing to do some work, you can start earning money online right away!
When you first start with each platform, you will be at the bottom of the list so to speak. The newer people do not have any verified work history and they do have a hard time to get started with their first job.
You might want to start out with getting a job with a very small bid. If you can do something that will take a few hours for just a few dollars an hour. This can actually help you in the long run. I know that working for dirt wages are horrible. But it would only be temporary.
What do I do if I don’t know anything?
You will need to learn some things. You don’t need to learn everything though. I would suggest that you start off with learning one thing. If you can get that one thing down and start getting jobs for it, then you can start making some money. You can learn new things in time.
If you are good with reading, you can try your hand at proofreading. You can do this is any language that you are fluent in. One good place to do this is Fiverr, although it could be hard to get started, just as any job really. If you don’t have any prior customers, people are less likely to order your gig.
Have you heard of PLR? It is short for Private Label Rights, these can be in the form of articles, ebooks, courses and much more. I’ll explain more on how you can use PLR to turn an easy profit down below.
But once you do manage to get some customers you can expect more to come soon.
You can also take test’s offered by the platforms that are free to take. They just help you and your customers better understand your qualification’s.
Are you Bilingual? One of the most popular jobs to get as a freelancer is a translator. If you can speak multiple languages then there are jobs out there for you!
There are a lot of jobs out there that are looking for people to do web research, this is usually very easy and just about anyone can do it. Although some do require more skills, most stuff can be found through google. There are a lot of gigs like this on Upwork and Freelancer.
What are PLR articles?
Like I mentioned above, there is more too it than just articles. You can purchase bulk files of PLR articles, ebooks, courses, tutorials and much more. You can usually purchase a huge amount of content for just $5 on Fiverr.
As long as you purchase PLR bulk files that are able to be used for resale, editing, and personal use for you own website, you can do what ever you want to with the files.
When you are looking to purchase a bulk of PLR files, the seller should mention whether or not the files come with the rights. If you don’t make sure of this then you can waste your money.
Also, If you do want to use these for your website, be sure to edit the articles! These articles have been sold over and over again so there will be issues with duplicate content if you publish them as is.
I just purchased a little over 3 million articles just to try it out myself. I bought them for $5. I can now go through and separate all the articles into their respective niche and sell each bulk of niche articles separately.
The awesome thing about this is that you can continuously sell it over and over again. So that one time purchase can pay for itself with the first sell.
One of the downsides to PLR content is that sometimes the spelling will be incorrect, you can tell that the author used broken English. But other than that it isn’t bad.
It is a fairly new technique people are doing to make money. The best thing about this is that you don’t have to know how to do anything and you can still make money with it!
Find courses to learn some skills!
If you know absolutely nothing but want to learn how to do things that you can do remotely online, then I would suggest taking some training courses. Now there are a lot of free courses but there are also a lot that are paid courses.
It does take time to build out a great course, so if you’re having to pay for the course, you can expect that it will be worth it. You can also check the review’s of the course before you buy.
YouTube is a great source for free courses, although some are not the best to understand. It all depends on what is being taught.
Udemy is another course platform but you do have to pay for those courses. Although I have not personally used them, I hear from a lot of those who have used it and they love it, they said it was worth what they paid for the courses,
Free tool’s and software!
There are a lot of free tool’s and software out there for grabs. Now free doesn’t always mean best, but free will get you started with the basics.
For my Audio editing, I use a program called Audacity. I have used this for quite some time. It is great for editing Audio files. I use it to edit one of my Podcast’s.
Open Office is a word processing software, it isn’t as great as Microsoft Word but it will get the job done. I have used it a little here and there. It sure beats the price of Word but it doesn’t have all the features you get with Word.
Movie Maker is a software that comes with Window’s, although they no longer support it, it is still a good tool to use. I use it to edit all of my video’s.
Paint can be a great tool to use as well. It comes with Microsoft. It is no where near as good as Photoshop, but if you think outside the box, you can do quite a bit with it.
OBS Studio is another great free tool that I use. It is a screen recording software. Some jobs you do, you can use a screen recorder for. It can make things much easier.
NVU is a free HTML editor. Although I wouldn’t get a job doing this until you get some experience. You can do more harm than good if you don’t know what your doing with code.
LMMS is a software that lets you create audio beats. This software does have a learning curve to it. But it is free and you can do a lot with it.
Now that you know hot to become a freelancer with no experience, you can go out and see what you can make! The free software that I mentioned above will be a great place to start playing around with them and learning different tricks.
If you have any questions be sure to leave a comment down below.