What is Freelancer?
Freelancer.com is a marketplace for ideas, skills and talents where anyone can work on what they love. The site has been up and running for about seven years and has since released many products and features to help both employers and freelancers get work done. Due to the large size of the platform, it can seem too overwhelming for a beginner. In this short guide, we will discuss the processes involved in working and making money at Freelancer.com.
What you are best at, commit to becoming a freelancer and sign up for a Freelancer.com account. Signing up and working on Freelancer.com is absolutely free, but we also have membership updates that will help you a lot to earn more, such as receiving more offers per month and a list of skills. Some projects require your profile to reflect certain skills, so the more you list, the more opportunities you’ll have. Go to this page to see what it offers.
set up your profile. We cannot stress enough the need for a complete and presentable profile. Show off your personality, resume, portfolio, and skills all rolled into one. It’s also an important persuasion tool – an employer can completely base their judgment on hiring or not based on how you present yourself. Click Here: The secrets of a winning profile page.
Search for projects and start bidding. Earning money on Freelancer.com starts here. Hundreds of projects and competitions are published every day in different categories. Find out the ones you want to work on by regularly checking the Work or Contests page. On the jobs page, you will see the corresponding projects open for bids. For contests, simply submit an entry.
There are over 750 job categories on the jobs page, from web development and copywriting to marketing and accounting. Certainly a job is listed here that matches your skills. Before submitting your offer, be sure to write down a compelling reason why the employer should choose you over everyone else. Not sure how the bidding process works? No problem, we have a step by step bidding guide here: How to Bid.
work. This can be the most difficult but most rewarding step. Before starting work, make sure you and the employer are aligned in terms of project scope, deadlines, and milestone payments, so there are no problems down the road. You may want to sign an agreement to seal the deal. Everything should be clear between you and the employer before you take office; You may be too excited to get started, but stay calm and focused.
Once the job is assigned, be sure to impress your employer by being consistent with time, budget, and communication. Use the built-in chatbox for an easier conversation or, better yet, install our mobile app so you can keep your employer updated wherever you are.
Get paid and get five-star feedback. Once payment is received, you can withdraw your money via PayPal bank transfer, Moneybookers, or your designated local bank account (works through our express withdrawal system). Also, always look for five-star reviews – accumulating quality reviews is a great addition to your portfolio.