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13 Well-paid online job opportunities for freelancers

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The freelancer economy is here and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Whether you want to work full time from home, or just earn a little extra money on the side, there are an endless number of opportunities online for all types of skills.

No matter what your strengths are, or what you’re an expert in, there’s always something online to earn a great living.

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I’ve compiled a list of different types of online opportunities that you can explore and complete the transition to freelancing.

1. Programmer

If you’ve got the skills and a computer, you can do the job of computer programming anywhere there’s an internet connection.

Sites like Toptal specialize in software development and programming freelancers, where companies can seek out experts without having to have a programmer on their staff full time.

2. Translation

No matter what languages you speak, chances are there’s a need for translation to or from those languages.

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You can find quick little jobs on Fiverr, where you can rack up the cash, $5 at a time.

Translators Base has got a comprehensive list of job postings up for grabs.

Language skills are always in demand, as they are not easily learned and there are a limited amount of people who have these skills and can properly put them to use.

3. Freelance Writing

If you’re a talented writer, or you’re an expert in a specific subject, there are plenty of freelance writing jobs available.

Check out the listings on sites like Upwork or Freelance Writing to find job postings you can apply for.

And, there are also online writing services, like UK dissertations and Sydney service, that you can join as a team member where you’ll be assigned content to write in your field of expertise.

4. Search Engine Optimization

SEO has become an essential component to a company’s online presence and success.

If you’ve got the skills to excel at search engine optimization, you may want to consider checking out the SEOmoz recommended list of proven industry leaders.

If you can get on this list, you’ll be well on your way to success in the freelance SEO world.

5. Legal Services

For those who are law professionals, you’ve got an incredible opportunity to make great money freelancing from home.

Those with a legal background have worked hard to learn what they know and get the experience they’ve got, and their skills and knowledge are highly coveted.

If you’re among these legal pros, check out the Legal Freelance Centre for posting of temporary or permanent job opportunities.

6. Transcription

If you’ve got great listening ability along with fast and accurate typing skills, you could earn a good amount of money as a freelance transcriptionists.

Legal, medical and other transcription jobs are always available, because they’re so detail oriented that they require a keen ear and fast fingers.

Register on Guru to search through their job board for transcription jobs for you to complete.

7. Teaching and Tutoring

No matter what subject you’re an expert in, chances are there’s someone else who needs a little bit of help with it.

Freelance tutors can advertise their skills on People Per Hour or Type my essay for those who need them.

And, all you’ll need is a way of communicating with the person you’re tutoring in order to do this job, be it Skype or Google Hangout.

8. Creative Design

When you’ve got creative skills paired with the ability to produce beautiful designs and images, your talents will be in high demand.

Websites such as 99designs make it possible for those talented creative designers to showcase their work and find new projects to complete.

9. Web Development and Designing

Everything today is online, so companies have got to have a great online presence in order to be successful.

Having the ability to design and develop websites is a valuable skillset. If you’re looking to do some extra development from home, look no further than Smashing Jobs for their job board full of opportunities in this field.

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10. Voice Acting

The world of voice acting can be a fun and interesting industry, if you’ve got a uniquely pleasant sounding voice.

Voice acting as a freelancer is a great way to earn money, usually without having to do much hard work and without needing to have a finely tuned skill – you’ve just got to have a naturally wonderful voice.

Voice Stable pulls together some of the best sounding voices for companies to choose from, depending on the parameters they’re looking for, including tone, age and gender.

11. Photography

It’s one skill that many think they have, but not everyone is actually a talented photographer, regardless of what they think!

If you truly are a talented photographer, the fruits of your labor will be a much sought after commodity for anyone from bloggers to large companies, looking to supplement their written content with beautiful imagery.

Joining a website like Shutterstock means you’ll get to put your work on display, and turn your creativity into cash.

12. Customer Service

Many companies don’t want to staff their locations with customer service reps, or they’re looking to find people able to work from home, to make their customer service more open and available to their clients.

You’ve got to know what you’re talking about, but it’s also essential that you’re a great communicator.

Contract World is your first step towards finding a great customer service job you can do right from home.

13. Data Entry

If you’ve got fast, accurate typing, you may want to look into finding a data entry job you can do from home. You’ll need to have a minimum typing speed, high accuracy and a lot of patience to do this job.

There are all types of different data entry jobs, some requiring more finely tuned skills. Freelancer.com is filled with opportunities for those seeking data entry jobs from home.

Ending Note

So as you can see, there’s certainly no shortage of job opportunities for freelancers who are looking to earn money from home. Depending on your skillset, you’ll be qualified to do a number of different jobs!

Have you had the experience on any of the above mentioned freelancing platforms? I would love to know in the comments below!

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About Gloria E Kopp

Gloria Kopp is a web content writer and an elearning consultant from Manville city. She graduated from University of Wyoming and started a career of a creative writer. She has recently launched her Studydemic educational website and is currently working as a freelance writer and editor.

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  1. Thanks so much for this article, Gloria. I’m a recent mom and can’t bear to go back to the work place and leave my babe with someone else. This was just what I needed to read to convince me that I can work from home and take care of my child myself while earning a living. Thank you!

  2. I think it is pushing it quite a lot to include 99D in “Well paid online jobs” category, It is a competition site where 99% of the time you won’t get paid unless you win of course, and most of the time the price money is very low.

  3. Transcription IS a great way to earn money as a freelancer. I’ve been transcribing for the past five years and I must attest to this. Some other great places to find transcription work are Speechpad, Tigerfish, Transcribeme and Rev.

  4. If you need someone to write assignment & essays for you, Essay writing service for hire in USA. We have around 3000 expert to provide best quality assignments.


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