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List of Freelance sites where you can make money online!

Postby Winston » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:20 am

Whether you're a computer programmer, web designer, or just a writer, there are freelance jobs for you on these sites where you can make money online! Here is a list of them:

http://www.freelancer.com

http://www.getafreelancer.com

http://www.elance.com

http://www.guru.com

http://www.directfreelance.com

https://www.demandstudios.com

http://www.essaybay.com
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Re: List of Freelance sites where you can make money online!

Postby ladislav » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:36 pm

WWu777 wrote:Whether you're a computer programmer, web designer, or just a writer, there are freelance jobs for you on these sites where you can make money online!

http://myseoblog.net/2008/04/07/lists-o ... nce-sites/

The best ones I've heard, are these:

http://www.elance.com

http://www.getafreelancer.com/


Not easy. Look at the number of bids on each job- 150 at times. Big competition. And those in India, Bangladesh and Russia will be happy to work for $30 a pop.
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Postby walrusface » Tue May 31, 2011 6:50 pm

Yeah it is difficult. I am registered on a couple of those sites but haven't got any work as of yet.
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Make Money Online

Postby ultimajohn » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:43 pm

There a tons of ways to make money overseas and online. With the power of the internet you have access to billions of people anywhere in the world. Sites like elance.com give you the ability to freelance projects or jobs you are good at and get paid for them.

Or you could create your own blog and earn money that way. smartpassiveincome.com is one great example of blogs or sites online making thousands of dollars every month! Pat Flynn the owner of smartpassiveincome has posts detailing how much money he makes with his blogs and how to create your very own as well.

But the fastest way to make money is to create your own Squeeze page and promote it like crazy. A squeeze page is a specific page on site where you offer a FREE gift in exchange for someone's email. And as we all know, email marketing is one of the most lucrative ways to earn money online. Check out Pay Flynn's site for more info.
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Postby mymalathy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:10 am

My suggestion is to earn through Online ..
You can better choose the Domain name reseller account..That is easy and Low cost investment Business.
You can get the Domain name reseller account from here Goresellers at low cost and through You can sell Domain names and Hosting plans and earn a lot ...You can earn while You learn,work also..do it from Home also.There you can find two plans,choose yours...
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Re: Make Money Online

Postby Winston » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:39 am

ultimajohn wrote:There a tons of ways to make money overseas and online. With the power of the internet you have access to billions of people anywhere in the world. Sites like elance.com give you the ability to freelance projects or jobs you are good at and get paid for them.

Or you could create your own blog and earn money that way. smartpassiveincome.com is one great example of blogs or sites online making thousands of dollars every month! Pat Flynn the owner of smartpassiveincome has posts detailing how much money he makes with his blogs and how to create your very own as well.

But the fastest way to make money is to create your own Squeeze page and promote it like crazy. A squeeze page is a specific page on site where you offer a FREE gift in exchange for someone's email. And as we all know, email marketing is one of the most lucrative ways to earn money online. Check out Pay Flynn's site for more info.


LOL we have a thread here about Pat Flynn. You can see it at: http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/view ... hp?t=12176
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Postby danai_p » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:44 am

I would add www.peopleperhour.com to this list!!! :D
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Postby xiongmao » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Yeah right, look how much Pat makes from sites that don't involve his big inflated ego.

It's brutally hard to make money online.

And as for that spammer mentioning domain names, this isn't a cash cow either. I've just picked up a very lucrative domain for just $10 after the spammers couldn't find anyone who wanted to buy it.
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Re: List of Freelance sites where you can make money online!

Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun May 12, 2013 4:07 am

Winston wrote:Whether you're a computer programmer, web designer, or just a writer, there are freelance jobs for you on these sites where you can make money online! Here is a list of them:

http://www.freelancer.com

http://www.getafreelancer.com

http://www.elance.com

http://www.guru.com

http://www.directfreelance.com

https://www.demandstudios.com

http://www.essaybay.com


I've worked as a photojournalist for many years here in Thailand, most of the time I work where and when I want. I covered the Beijing Olympics, sold photos to HBO, and I can tell you that the above places are tough to make a decent living from. There's a reason why they're called content mills.

Personally, I won't write for a magazine that pays me less than 25 cents a word, and that's my bare minimum. That's $250 for a thousand words. This takes me a day to write, set down, rewrite, and then give a final edit. I would much rather make $1-$2 a word and do one or two articles a month than 5 articles a day to make $50-$100 a day. I know this is not possible for some people, especially those just starting out, but if you're just starting out as a writer you're probably not going to make enough to live comfortably overseas. If you do plan on doing this, have enough money to last for a year so you have time to build up a body or work.

My point is to be very careful about who you write for because you could find yourself working hours upon hours for next to nothing. Then basically all you've done is wasted time.
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Re: List of Freelance sites where you can make money online!

Postby Cornfed » Sun May 12, 2013 5:11 am

anamericaninbangkok wrote:I've worked as a photojournalist for many years here in Thailand, most of the time I work where and when I want. I covered the Beijing Olympics, sold photos to HBO, and I can tell you that the above places are tough to make a decent living from. There's a reason why they're called content mills.

Personally, I won't write for a magazine that pays me less than 25 cents a word, and that's my bare minimum. That's $250 for a thousand words. This takes me a day to write, set down, rewrite, and then give a final edit. I would much rather make $1-$2 a word and do one or two articles a month than 5 articles a day to make $50-$100 a day. I know this is not possible for some people, especially those just starting out, but if you're just starting out as a writer you're probably not going to make enough to live comfortably overseas. If you do plan on doing this, have enough money to last for a year so you have time to build up a body or work.

My point is to be very careful about who you write for because you could find yourself working hours upon hours for next to nothing. Then basically all you've done is wasted time.

It would be great if you could start a thread and tell us exactly how to make a living by being a freelance journalist online. I realize this is like asking a guy who digs ditches for a living to spend a day digging ditches for free, but it would still be a great contribution.
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Postby Ghost » Sun May 12, 2013 5:40 am

I would stay completely away from reverse auction sites. Waste of time and money (money that you could be making.)

I've picked up my freelance writing. I'm just starting on my third freelance writing site, and keep gradually expanding my repertoire. But trying to make more than $10 an hour? Give me a break. You have to be established or really fast and good.

I was making less than $10 an hour at my last job and so it makes sense for guys like me. If you're making $50,000 grand a year and quit your job to freelance, you're an idiot.

So far I'm just trying to add to my nest egg. And I'm going to have a job teaching in China soon. So I think for what it is, almost any guy could do it and come up with an emergency expat plan. I need to work on mine myself...a plan for expating on a modest online income and modest savings. I've been thinking about coming up with such a plan for Mexico and the Philippines.

From what I've read, wages in Mexico teaching English are really low, like half U.S. minimum wage. And the Philippines is a $5 a day per capita for much of the population. So freelance wages paired with an expat plan for such places...I think that is what it is really geared towards...and nothing else.

But for what it is...it is something and I see no reason why it couldn't work.
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Re: List of Freelance sites where you can make money online!

Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun May 12, 2013 6:24 am

Cornfed wrote:
anamericaninbangkok wrote:I've worked as a photojournalist for many years here in Thailand, most of the time I work where and when I want. I covered the Beijing Olympics, sold photos to HBO, and I can tell you that the above places are tough to make a decent living from. There's a reason why they're called content mills.

Personally, I won't write for a magazine that pays me less than 25 cents a word, and that's my bare minimum. That's $250 for a thousand words. This takes me a day to write, set down, rewrite, and then give a final edit. I would much rather make $1-$2 a word and do one or two articles a month than 5 articles a day to make $50-$100 a day. I know this is not possible for some people, especially those just starting out, but if you're just starting out as a writer you're probably not going to make enough to live comfortably overseas. If you do plan on doing this, have enough money to last for a year so you have time to build up a body or work.

My point is to be very careful about who you write for because you could find yourself working hours upon hours for next to nothing. Then basically all you've done is wasted time.

It would be great if you could start a thread and tell us exactly how to make a living by being a freelance journalist online. I realize this is like asking a guy who digs ditches for a living to spend a day digging ditches for free, but it would still be a great contribution.


"Tell us how to make a living as a freelance journalist online."

Develop your writing skills. Get someone to pay you. You will figure the rest out for yourself.

Good writing is never easy nor can it be rushed. I always laugh when I hear someone boast they write 4000-5000 words a day. I can write 5000 words a day too but only 500-1000 words will be worth using.

Content mills are a rough racket, believe me. I have considered it and I can never justify it. I would much rather spend my time writing query letters than working for pennies. The payoff is better. Call me lazy but I prefer to write four hours a day than bang out article after article.
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Postby xiongmao » Sun May 12, 2013 3:01 pm

I did some work on oDesk, but at $20 an hour I was a little expensive. Especially since guys on there will code for $2 an hour.

Of course what the site won't tell you is that the $20+ an hour guys are making their money fixing code that the $2 guys wrote. Lol.

There are any number of ways of making money abroad. There's a guy I know in China who makes £1000 a month from a career I've never heard of (and don't ask me about it, I'm not giving his niche away!).

Now I do all kinds of stuff. Also I quit the consumerist culture in 2007, and built a warchest of cash to allow me to more or less retire at 40. If you spend nothing then your savings can really build up rapidly.
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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun May 12, 2013 11:00 pm

Ghost wrote:How did you get hired at $20 an hour Xiongmao? Did you just search for people who paid others peanuts and got monkeys? I just write right now though, and that's a cheaper skill than coding. Much of it depends on what your skillset is in the first place. But the market is open to all and inundated anyway. That's why my goals is about $1000 a month - consistently - completely online. I figure keeping a modest goal and forgoing any notion of getting rich is best. And that is still plenty more than a guy needs to live in a third world country.


If you break an article down to an hourly rate, $20 is not really all that much Ghost. For oDesk or Elance it's good money though.

The market is inundated with a high percentage of hacks. Anyone with a halfway decent education should be able to write but there is a big difference between writing and writing well.

My own goals in writing are unrelated to earning money. Money is certainly important however my goal is always to put forth an article / book that is entertaining and free of errors. If readers are entertained, the money should come...hopefully.
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