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Best Freelance Websites to Start your Freelancing Career

Starting a freelance business is the easiest way to make money through online resources. May it be an extra income or an income for your living, this would be a great career choice. This is the reason why millions and millions of people are making their entry into freelancing these days. With the plenty of online freelance resources available, it’s difficult for us to find the best sources to start off. Many websites claim that they are the best for freelancers, but we need to remember that everything cannot be best. There are few really good websites to start a freelance business and they are mentioned below:

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Upwork:

Upwork, which was formerly ‘oDesk’, has more than 12 million registered freelancers and more than 5 million registered clients with them. ‘oDesk’ was collaborated with another freelancing giant ‘Elance’ during the year 2014 to launch the all-new freelancing website, ‘Upwork’. This is a huge freelancing platform today with more than three million jobs posted every year. The numbers of freelancers, as well as the clients, are continuously increasing from year to year. This huge expansion is because of the reputation as the most trusted among the people from all corners of the world. The features like ‘Local Business Resources’ and Upwork Pro’ are found to be attractive for the new freelancers. So, I would say that this is the best place for launching your freelance career.

Toptal:

I would say this is the best website to start if you are a seasoned and talented freelancer. This website was developed by engineers and is working quite differently compared to the other freelance websites out there. Upon registering with Toptal, you will have to pass a screening process passing of which would give you access to work with outstanding projects from the companies like:

  • JPMorgan
  • Zendesk
  • Airbnb

It’s to be noted that, you can earn a fair compensation as there is ‘no low-bid contests’ in Toptal. Furthermore, you can also join the Toptal community through various meet ups and events.

Freelancer:

Although this website is not so attractive when compared with above two websites, Freelancer.com continues to be the largest freelancing website in the world. This is due to the feature of this website which allows the freelancers to compete with each other in contests to prove their skills. Therefore, if you are really confident with your skills, you can compete with millions of freelancers in a contest and showcase your abilities. I would say that Freelancer is the best site to get your first freelancing client.

Guru:

This is another freelance website with more than 1.5 million registered users from across the globe. The best feature of this website is that this would allow you to showcase your past experience and would keep you updated with the new job offers that match your skills and abilities. This way, you would not miss out any opportunities that are suitable for you. Another feature called ‘Guru Work Room’ would enable to manage all your projects.

The recognition of FanFiction writers and Perspective on Digital Books

The recognition that the fanfict writers received, are they deserving?

In short, they are.

The assumption that they are merely a writer in digital viewing is what has been impacting the outsiders perspective on them. Such close minded thoughts should be avoided especially in this new era. Majority of the generation nowadays are being introduced by digital reading gadgets. Examples can be made such as E-Reader (Kindle) made by Amazon and Nook by Barnes and Noble.

If you’re an avid fan of fanfiction, you would be very appreciative of the writers.

They should get a proper recognition.

Why?

Because they write better, if not equivalent to the best-selling authors out there.

Their capability in writing and producing story-lines are more intriguing and exciting. Especially when it’s written based on your favorite characters. I mean, who wouldn’t want that. The availability to picture the characters’ faces and reactions better is a major plus towards the readers.

One of the famous websites of the fanfiction lovers are Archive of our own and Fanfiction.net. Both websites are made available for mobile application in Apple store and Google Play store.

Here, you can find some of the best writers with a vast written story-lines.

My favourite authors from Fanfiction.net so far; itwasadream, dylanheart, stix04 and many more. And that is only a part of the fandom.

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However, some may put the idea that reading a fanfiction isn’t just the same as reading an actual book. Nevertheless, there is an advantage that can be gathered from a digital book.

Advantage of Digital Book

One, there is little to no possibility of losing your books. Second, it doesn’t take any of your space, physically. Third, it is easy to carry wherever and whenever you’re away from home. Fourth, you get instant updates of the book release which is a major plus!

 

Back to the fanfic writers…

Anyway, they have produced some of the best story-lines out there. Changed the readers lives. Encouraged them to be better. Give them a better understanding at life. The diversity is vast.

They get thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of viewers without proper advertisement. With based on television series, they still manage to produce the work without knowing the possibility of recognition. That’s courage. The production is purely based on ideas and creativity and a massive amount of time. Something that should be praised about.

Some might declare that their life depended on fanfictions.

How can you earn writing FanFictions from it?

Claim your work. Made a link for contribution or donation on your webpage for the readers to contribute. Use Google AdSense. Because what better way than having thousands of people visited your websites and not take advantage of it.

Believe in your creativity. Because the appreciation doesn’t just come in the form of appraisal. In fact some of the authors have create its own fan base and managed to produce their own official publication.

Believe in yourself and believe in the generosity of the world.

From the fanfiction readers all over the world, our utmost gratitude for your work, and for sating our needs. Thank you.

How To Succeed As A Freelancer? Follow These Useful Tips

Are you looking to become a freelancer? Today, freelance business is becoming more and more popular among the younger generation with several people choosing to become a freelancer more interestedly. Since this is offering the freelancers with the flexibility of job timing, it can be done by almost everyone. No matter whether you are a student, a retired person or a homemaker, you can choose to freelance, if you have a proper skill set.

Working As A Freelancer

As a freelancer, you can do almost anything like:

  • Artwork
  • Writing
  • Graphic designing
  • Financing
  • Journalism
  • Web designing
  • Administration tasks
  • Virtual assisting
How To Success As a Freelancer

Tips to become a successful freelancer

So, how to succeed as a freelancer? Follow the tips that are listed below:

1. Marketing Yourself is Important

Undoubtedly, in freelancing, you can choose to do any number of tasks. You can work with a number of clients or fields at the same time. But, I would advise you to test yourself for your strengths. After knowing your strongest area, take steps to market your skills in that area. Remember that the personal branding is more important in freelancing. Find ways to showcase your worth. This would automatically take the clients to you.

2. Securing a Contract is Must

I would say this is the first thing every freelancer should aim for. The reason is simple. There are thousands of successful freelancers and each of them has a good reputation. This becomes essential for you to sign a contract before starting the project. In any project, the best way to start off is to write and sign a contract. It’s always good to have pricing and deadline information within these contracts. This practice will be more advantageous as you will be kept away from fraudulence.

3. Organizing Your Tasks Will take You to Heights

As a freelancer, most often, you will be handling multiple projects at a time. This should not affect the quality of deliverables at any time. Therefore, it’s essential to stay organized by determining how long the projects would take to complete and devise a plan for each and every ongoing project. And, always stick to the plans you made. The best way to keep track of your progress and task completion is to utilize excel spreadsheets. By tracking your time and progress regularly, you would know where you are with the projects and what needs to be done to complete them within deadlines.

4. Being Flexible Means You are Successful

In a freelance business, you’re your own boss. You have nobody to control your projects except you. But, this doesn’t mean that you can work however you wish. Remember that you are working at the clients’ interests and they are the people who pay you. Therefore, you need to be flexible to your clients if you need to be successful. Not all clients will be same. The expectations would differ from one client to another. Some may ask you to change your work after submission. Although it may be annoying, you need to be patient with your clients as the reputation you get from each client will make the other clients come to you. Therefore, be flexible to your clients and succeed in your freelance career!