What do you need to make money freelancing online
Skills that people want to buy.
A freelancer is a person who provides services for a fee, whether it be by the hour, by the word, or by the project. In other words, freelancers trade time for money.
An example of a modern freelancer would be a virtual assistant. They work from home or anywhere, are usually independent contractors and help get the job done!
As a freelancer, you need to have skills that people are willing to pay for. This is where you can get creative! So many people think they don’t have the experience to become a freelancer, but I encourage you to reconsider your story.
Think of it this way: have you ever had a job? If so, it means that you DO have skills that you will be paid for!
The easiest transition from employee to freelancer is to start with something you’ve already been paid for.
For example, before I became a freelancer, I worked on the marketing team of a startup. So, when I decided to become a freelancer, what did I do? I started selling marketing services (social media, blogging, copywriting, PR campaigns, etc.) to startups!
It was an easy transition because I could use the work I did as an employee as my portfolio as a freelancer.
Are you really good at social media? If so, you may have everything you need to manage your online social media accounts or local business accounts—you just don’t have the time for it.
How to Make Money as a Freelance Virtual Assistant
I mentioned this before, but I want to really go over it here.
A virtual assistant can be considered an entry-level job in the freelancing world, but it can also be considered an advanced job, depending on your skills.
A smart and motivated virtual assistant can become an online business manager, marketing consultant, web designer and any other “higher level” freelance position!
So what is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant assists a person or business in almost every possible service. There are virtual assistants for:
social media management
For example, let’s say you want to become a professional freelance editor, but you’ve only done a couple of editing jobs and don’t feel qualified to be a full-time freelance editor.
You can start as a virtual assistant who offers proofreading services. The difference is that you will be paid less than if you were a freelance editor, but you will eventually be able to promote yourself to editors and charge a higher rate because you will build your portfolio as a virtual assistant.
Good luck in your endeavors)