Where can you see Online Job Openings and apply? There are local based job hiring sites, there are also global outsourcing websites. It is up to you where you want to apply so you can start building an online freelance career.
Here are two ways to start an online career – offer your services OR apply to job vacancies. Or you can also do both in one job site.
OFFER YOUR SERVICES or APPLY TO JOB OPENINGS
The first one is you go out there and offer your services, making your pitch, your offer very attractive so you can entice potential client to try out your services.
Note that for every jobs completed, your client will be given an opportunity to rate you. You can also give a rating for the client, which in turn will help other freelancers gauge if client is okay and if his or her job postings are worth applying to.
Other clients will be able to see all the ratings and feedback of all clients you have worked for in the past. So it is important that at every job, every project, you will give it your best. Aim to get that 5 start rating and great feedbacks as it will help you to snag new projects easier in the future.
Here are a few outsourcing and job hiring sites you can consider if you are ready to apply for an online work.
- 199jobs. com
If you are aiming to work under a local company specializing in providing opportunity where you can offer your services, 199jobs.com would be a good start for you.
You can find on 199jobs.com website service offerings of freelancers. At a glance, if you will sell your services to clients of 199jobs.com, you will be paid minimum of Php 199 per job.
Example: P199 for a 200 words article writing on a topic selected by the client.
Another example: P199 for a 5-minutes video transcription.
One more example: P199 for a simple logo.
You can offer any service that you are skillful at like admin work, writing, graphic and art design, audio and video jobs, among others.
Sign-up and open an account in 199jobs.com if you are interested to offer your services to prospective clients.
If you are looking for longer-term work, like monthly-based and not project-based, a good Philippine-based site to sign-up to would be onlinejobs.ph.
Here you will again offer your services to the clients of onlinejobs.ph, detailing your strength, experiences, together with your rate or the fee that you want, among others.
This is an example job offer posting of an onlinejobs.ph member:
Again, you have to be aware that a client that will hire you will be able to give you a rating at the end of your work. This rating will also be seen by other clients / employers who will be looking at your profile. So do your best at every job. Make your feedback history a shining testament to how you do quality work.
- Upwork.com (formerly Odesk / Elance)
Another way to build a career by way of freelancing online is to seek out job vacancies posted by clients. Upwork.com (formerly called Odesk) is one of the more popular job sites where you can find hundreds of clients looking to hire freelancers from all over the world.
This is an example of a job posting by a prospective client on Upwork for the research and data mining job category:
This is also a good site where you can apply for outsource work and home-based jobs. Check out their website and register for free. Select the ‘I Want To Work” button when you sign-up.
This outsourcing site is similar to how UpWork – Elance operates. That is you will browse through open job postings that match your current skill set, and then apply to work on the project, once you get hired and submitted the work needed, you earn.
Sign up for a Freelancer.com account and start looking for online jobs.
This is one of the most popular micro-job sites online. The 199jobs.com is similar to the set-up of Fiverr. But instead of getting P199 per job, the freelancer will received $5.
Aside from “serious work”, you can also offer “quirky services” like $5 to sing a birthday song for someone ala opera, or to climb a tree and get a fruit from the highest branch. Or these samples:
Yep, you can offer anything at Fiverr.com, you just need to find the market for your unique offering. There are also the ‘boring, usual’ job offerings there like blog post writing, data encoding, logo creation, data mining and research, etc.
- Virtual Staff Finder Philippines
This is a specialized job hiring site for VAs or Virtual Assistance from the Philippines. The team behind Virtual Staff Finder will screen your application and will try to match you up with one of their clients looking for the skills you have and your online work availability.
Normally, they are hiring for FULL TIME WORK, not part-time. But you could still try look for part-time jobs if you have limited time.
You will undergo a series of tests and interview before your resume makes it ways to the active pool of applicants. The good thing about this outsourcing company is that the company has screened thoroughly their pool of clients (would be employers) before allowing them to hire anyone from among the VSF freelancers.
*Freelancers looking for work via Virtual Staff Finder doesn’t need to pay anything. Their main website Virtual Staff Finder is intended for clients looking to join so they can hire. Since you are a freelancer looking for online work, you apply on the link for Virtual Staff Finder Philippines Career.
7. MORE ONLINE JOB SITES
Aside from the 6 job sites listed above, there are tons more of online freelancing websites, do further research. Just follow due diligence when you apply. Know that there are bogus clients too that you should avoid.
The greatest advantage of working online is that your earnings is limited only by the amount of time you are willing to give to your freelancing career. There are freelancers who juggles 2 or 3 job contracts at the same time but continuous to enjoy work-life balance.
Another advantage is of course more freedom and flexibility that one seldom finds in the normal corporate setting. You can work from home too! Sweet!
Start working online today!
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