Let me introduce myself first. I am the admin of this forum. I have been making money online since January 2009. Somehow i found legitimate internet job sites like scriptlance.com (now owned by freelancer.com), elance.com and getafreelancer.com (now freelancer.com). Later i also came to know about odesk.com, fiverr.com and vworker.com (freelancer.com has bought it a few days ago).
I created free accounts on scriptlance, freelancer.com and elance.com but got success only at freelancer.com.
It is very difficult to find legit work online. Internet is full of such scams so beware. I myself came across fake job sites. They were asking for upfront payment. I found them suspicious. Further i did not have any money so they could not cheat me.
Here are some frequently asked questions about work from home.FAQs Q1. What online jobs are about?Ans.
Have a look at top categories at the bottom of freelancer.com homepage while offline. I think most online jobs are about content writing and website design so anybody interested in online jobs should learn html, css, photoshop, php etc. Online writing jobs are ideal for teenagers, college students and stay at home moms.Q2. Please give me a job?Ans.
Many job seekers take me for an employer. I am not offering any job. I am just guiding you and have no affiliation with any website mentioned above. Visit freelancer sites for online work.Q3. How much will i earn?Ans.
It depends on your skills and hard work. There are freelancers that are earning a lot of money while others are getting pennies. Usually web designers are well paid while data entry worker are paid less. Q4. When are we paid?Ans.
Freelancers are paid at the completion of project or completing a set amount of work. Remember you are paid by employer. Freelance sites charge some fee only when you win a project.Q5. How payment can be withdrawn?Ans.
Freelancer sites offer more than 1 withdrawal options. Almost all sites have paypal option. You can find more details by visiting them.Q6. What is a Milestone Payment?Ans.
It is advance payment but you will receive it when project is complete or a set amount of work is done.Q7. kindly guide me how to work at freelancer.com?Ans.
Follow these steps. Don't skip 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th steps otherwise you will not be able to apply for jobs.1st step:
and complete free registration.2nd step:
Choose free plan.3rd step:
Skip Add a Verified Payment Method.4th step:
Freelancer.com will send you an email. Open email and click on verify your email address.5th step:
and upload a profile picture.6th step:
Update your skills.7th step:
Go to your profile page and add Subheading & Summary.
Now you are ready to find a project. You can browse jobs by visiting http://www.freelancer.com/jobs/ http://www.freelancer.com/sellers/
Visit project pages like https://www.freelancer.com/projects/Forum-Posting/Forumposting.html
. Read Project Description. If you think you can do this work, bid on project by clicking bid on this project button. Content writing jobs are good for college students.
Hundreds of new jobs are posted at freelancer.com daily. Freelancer.com gives 10 bids to new providers. Use all your bids. Apply for jobs related to your skills and experience. Bid lower as you have no reviews. Always ask for milestone payment. Always send private message after bidding.
If you are able to win a project, try to complete it as early as possible or before deadline. Employer satisfaction helps to get good review and hired again by same employer. Positive reviews also matter to get new work. After completion some providers ask employer to leave a 5 star review. This trick often works.