A few days ago I needed a PHP developer instantly to make some changes in my site and one of my friends suggested me to hire the one on Freelancer.com. I did the same; hired a developer online, he got the task done and finally I payed him off. So, after spending a few time on freelancer.com I realized that anybody with even less skills can start making money online by becoming a freelancer on Freelancer.com.
It’s really very easy and quick way to start making money online. Previously I used to think that blogging is the only great medium to make good money online but after spending time on Freelancer.com, I realized that it’s the great platform to make more money with less efforts.
What the Freelancer.com Actually is?
Freelancer.com is actually a global outsourcing marketplace, which allows employers to post different jobs to be done online in a limited time, and any relevant skilled user on Freelancer.com can apply for the job and after completion of the task, he/she will be paid out by the employer.
In more simple words, Freelancer.com is a marketplace where employers and employees are able to find each other. The site allows employers to post work to get done. Anybody is then able to offer quotes to complete the project, upon which point the original employer is able to award the work.
This platform is not only for developers or programmers to make money, in fact with any of your skill (including mobile phones, computing, content writing, photoshop, designing, data entry, administration, product sourcing, manufacturing, language translation and many more), it lets you make money online by finding projects with your skills.
Getting Started with Freelancer.com
If you decided to start making money with Freelancer.com, the first thing you will have to do is create your account. For this, visit Freelancer.com and click on Sign up link to register.
The sign up process is very easy. You can either sign up with Facebook or by providing your details like email, username and password. As shown in the following screenshot, it will also ask you whether you’re signing up to hire employees or work as an employee.
After signing up to Freelancer, setup your profile by filling up the required details such as your skills, your per hour dollar value to work (in other words, this is your per hour cost you will be paid out by employer), payment method verification, email verification and more.
As soon as you will complete your profile, you will start receiving notifications about the new projects related to your skills saved in your profile.
Or you can search for new projects related to your skills in Freelancer.com. For this, you just need to login in to your account, and in the Work tab, you can browse different new projects to apply for them.
Once you find a new project that you can easily complete, just open the project and then click on Bid on this Project button, and then choose your bid/amount that will be paid out to you.
Keep bidding on the projects of your skills like this and wait for the employer’s response. If any employer will find you able to get his/her project done, he/she will contact you.
Finally, after completing the project, the same will award you the money. But, always remember that only start working on the project if employer created a milestone payment with you. Now, what is milestone payment? The company explains it like the following:
At your request, Freelancer.com will accept an advance payment from an Employer for a project. We will hold such funds (a “Milestone Payment™“) until the Employer and the Freelancer agree that the funds should be released to the Freelancer.