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5 Websites to Earn Money for Freelancers

I love photography, foods, books, games, movies. I have a passion for Entertainment and Media.

As a freelancer, I love my autonomy and freedom. I can work from wherever I like, and I can create my schedule. However, it took me a long time before I found the right platform to provide my services.
If you are looking to be a part of the freelancing world, you are in the right place. After experiencing many ups and downs, here are the top five websites I love that will help you earn significant money as a freelancer.

1. Fiverr

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Did you know on Fiverr, every five seconds, a new gig is bought? That is why it is one of the most popular choices among freelancers like myself. At first, I did not like that I had to charge $5 for my services, but Fiverr has come a long way since then as you can charge anywhere from $5 to $10,000 for your services.
Of course, you need to keep in mind that the landscape is competitive, and you will have to work hard to enhance your profile. It is one of the best platforms for writers, web designers, marketers, content creators, and many others. You can create your profile, post your rate, and start selling your gigs.
After that, buyers will browse through gigs and purchase one if they feel it is apt for the work they need. Once you are paid, Fiverr will take 20%, and you will get 80% of the gig rate. There are also multiple withdrawal methods such as wire transfer, PayPal, and debit card.

2. Freelancer

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Freelancer has been in the industry since 2004, and you can freelance many services such as data entry, writing, marketing, web design, and much more. You can sign up as a freelancer, which will require you to fill out a registration form. You have to fill in details in the form such as work experience, educational background, skills, and much more.
Once you have completed your job, you will receive the full payment. However, Freelancer will take 10% of your earnings for projects and contests. It is available in more than 180 countries so you can work from anywhere and at any time.
I found Freelancer an excellent platform as it allowed me to earn a significant amount. However, one downside I didn't like is that the interface is complex, and sometimes you find spam applicants. Overall, it is an excellent platform if you can navigate it appropriately.

3. Upwork

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Upwork has become one of the fastest-growing freelance platforms, and rightly so. It caters to many industries, which is why financial advisors, writers, translators, IT professionals, designers, and programmers can opt for this platform. The profile creation was effortless, and it did not take much time to sign up.
However, keep in mind that your profile has to be approved by Upwork before you can start working on it. That is why you have to do thorough research to enhance your profile. I spent many hours learning how to create a fantastic shape, and it paid off as my profile got accepted within twenty-four hours.
Besides that, you can have a set price for your project or charge an hourly rate. You can then search for gigs and send a proposal to the client to start working for them once they accept. That is why writing a proposal is also an essential skill you need to have when it comes to monetizing from Upwork.

4. PeoplePerHour

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As the name suggests, you can price your work or project on an hourly basis on the platform. It has changed the way freelancers work because it wants to give control to freelancers when it comes to pricing their work. Millions of people use the platform from multiple industries such as journalism, marketing, content, public relations, and much more.
All you have to do is create an account and set up a profile to start working. Keep in mind that your profile will be reviewed before you are approved. Once you have approval, you can start looking for jobs in your relevant category and industry.
Of course, like any other freelancing site, PeoplePerHour also charges a commission. I noticed that when you make $350, the platform will take a service fee of 20%. However, as I started working more and got more projects, the fees decreased significantly.

5. Guru

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Finally, we have Guru. It is a platform that has one of the largest networks of freelancers and organizations out there. It is for anyone looking to work on business, creative, or technical projects.
If you are an attorney, translator, game developer, or engineer, you will benefit the most from freelancing on this platform. The platform is easy to use, and you can start browsing job listings and submit your quotations to clients. All you have to do is sign up and build your freelancer profile to start working.
As a freelancer, it gave me the autonomy to provide a fixed price for my projects. It also allowed me to bid on long-term and short-term projects posted by prospective clients. The best part I liked about the platform was the withdrawal methods, as it ensured I got paid timely with SafePay protection.
When you sign up, you will get free basic membership on Guru. Keep in mind that the paid membership plans of the platform include more tools and techniques to ensure your profile stands out.

Final Words

That was my take on the top five websites for freelancers to start earning money in no time. I have worked on many more platforms, but these five are the top ones that I will choose any day. All of them value their members, provide payment protection, and offer autonomy to freelancers so they can take control of their work.
You can choose from any of these platforms depending on the niche you want to work in and your skills. Once you do, it will become incredibly easy for you to make money in no time.

© 2022 Paul Christian Labor

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