You will ask why I insist on having an initial credit of $100 to start to make money ?
oOh yes ! $100 will be the price of hosting your Blog and getting a domain name. It’s the blog that will make you a lot of money.
The best way to get this initial credit is to work as a Freelancer. Have you ever heard of this term ?
A Freelancer is a person in his account, self-employed, selling their services to a client, especially in the artistic professions, journalism and IT.
Currently, there are dozens of websites and platforms of Freelance on the internet that bring together sellers and buyers of services in all areas than you can imagine :Graphics & design, writing and translation, video animation, digital marketing, music and audio, programming, advertising and many more.
So you will be working in a first time as a Freelancer.
Do not underestimate yourself, You have necessarily some skills to serve other people.
Then I’m going to show you 3 platforms of freelance that I find, in my experience, the best choice to start with.
If you want a list of sites for freelance the most known, I recommend you read this article : the 6 best freelance platforms on the Internet.
Fiverr is a perfect website for beginners, thanks to him, I am doing my first income of $100 in less than a month. It is great for a beginner !
What Are the services that I was selling on Fiverr ?
Good, me as a student in computing, I had a good knowledge in web programming, I have developed several applications and web pages to multiple clients. They were very happy of my work and me I was satisfied with myself since I was winning money on each delivery order, and the most important thing is that I developed my skills and knowledge.
Yes, a Freelancer is always a winner because it always seeks to solve problems and achieve new work in its field.
So you also , you can sell services, not necessarily in web programming , but you can translate articles , write content for web sites, or create a logo or video animations if you are familiar with a design software such as Photoshop.
How to maximize my sales on Fiverr ?
Before finishing this part, I will offer you a small technique that you must apply to attract a lot of customers, and therefore maximize your sales.
- Set the price of your service for $5
- Add extras to your service
- Choose the price that you want for your extra-services
I’ll give you an example for better understanding.
Suppose I am on Fiverr and I want to create a new service that has the aim of creating a single web page at a cost of$ 5 and within 2 days, then I’ll add extras services.
- Deliver the service in one day : $10
- Responsive design : $5
- An additional page : $5
The low price of service will encourage the customer to click on it to see the details and it is there where they will see your extras and so you have a high chance that the client you command and check the extras and in this case, the total price of your service will be 25$.
However, if you choose a high price for your main service, there is a high probability that the customer neglects you and looks its service somewhere else.
PeoplePerHour is a good site to freelance, or you will surely find opportunities to sell your services.
It offers two payment options, either be paid per hour or by fixed amount.
The major advantage of this platform is that it allows buyers to post their projects so that they are visible to the Freelancers.
And so it is the Freelancer who needs to browse the projects to find the one that best suits their skills, and finally submit a proposal to the client that contains the cost of the service.
The owner of the project receives several invitations and approves one according to the price of the service and the profile of the Freelancer.
As the platform Fiverr, PeoplePerHour also allows Freelancers to create services. But this is not widely used, the buyers on this site prefer to publish projects, instead of seeking the services offered by the Freelancers.
99designs is the first marketplace in the world for graphic design. So if you’re a graphic design student or enthusiast of the world of design this place is a very good stepping stone.
You need to know that SMES and startups worldwide use the services of 99designs to create by its international community of designers, their logos, business cards, t-shirts, websites and much more !
How to Work on 99designs ?
The freelance policy of 99designs is quite different from the other platforms.
The designers participate in design competitions to create a graphic based on the creative brief written by a client.
Then, the contest organizer (the client) receives the proposals of the designers and helps them to improve throughout the competition.
Finally, the organizer of the contest selects a winner. The winning designer receives the prize and the organizer receives in return the files of his graphic design as well as the exclusive rights on the latter.