Freelance Jobs

Freelance Writers Wanted
One of the companies I currently write for when I have the time is currently recruiting for a number of freelance workers.  The jobs available are mainly for writers but they do have other types of work available for people who can proof-read or conduct web based research. For the majority of the work you get paid weekly although there are some jobs where the client has to give the go-ahead so it takes about two weeks to become eligible. If you think you have what it takes then click here to take the aptitude tests.


Over the next few months we will be collating all of the useful resources we have in one place, here. These should help you get started in home based business, answer many of your questions and drive you to further information outside of this site which can help you succeed and, most of all, create a good living from working from home.


As we've just picked up where we left off a couple of years ago, it's going to take some time to populate this page with opportunities.  We do have a few up our sleeve to get you started. Here are a few sites I use to gap fill in freelance writing when I'm having a slow week or need a break from hard writing slog.

Vivatic are amazing and I earn a considerable extra salary from them when work is available. I predominantly write for them but in order to qualify as a writer, you need to take the writing test. Sadly the writing test in only available periodically and the standards are high, however, whilst you're waiting for the test you can also join up and complete regular surveys. Many forumites I know make a fair amount form Vivatic doing the surveys alone, so there are two opportunities in one place! If you do manage to pass the writing test it is a fantastic way to flex those writing muscles and give you a good grounding in whar internet copywriting is all about. Join Vivatic

I have been working for Clickworker for a short time now but I can honestly say I'm probably going to stay. The pay is low per job, but the better you are, the faster you can complete the jobs and the more money you can make. The majority of the work I undertake on Clickworker is text creation. This is pretty much product pages for well know UK and international companies. Other jobs are proffreading, translation, data checking and others that I haven't yet discovered. These are great jobs to add onto your portfolio if, like me, you generate income from a large range of streams, from passive and residual to active working.  I can fit these in between my main writing projects and on an evening when I'm too tired to write reams of pages for my regular business clients.  This is fantastic formulaic work from which you can generate a nice stream of extra monthly income.
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We know that money can be tight when starting out in business, so we're putting together an ongoing list of quick and free ways to make a bit of money whilst you get you rhome business established. I used quite a few of these when I was setting up my business and some of them are still quite lucrative so I still use them when I have some spare time, just to top up my business earnings.

Swagbucks - Swagbucks is a 'paid-to' site where you earn swagbucks for completing a variety of tasks, from taking part in competitions to shopping and searching on the web. It's a hugely popular site and fantastic for saving up for Xmas or just adding to your monthly income. It's not too difficult to make up to £25 per month if you are dedicated to swagbucks. See this forum thread on the Swagbucks challenge. Join Swagbucks

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Saturday, 5 July 2008

Blogging for money

Blogging is one of the most effective ways for ordinary work at homers to earn money through the internet whilst doing something they enjoy (providing you like writing, that is). Perhaps the biggest problem that wannabe bloggers have is in understanding how to monetise their blog and start to generate an income. This entry looks at the most popular and effective ways of making some money from you blog.

If you are an adept web surfer, the chances are that you already know what blogging is all about. If not, here’s a clue, you’re reading one now! If you’re in the know, you may already have your own blog but are looking for ways to start making it earn an income. After all, the hours it takes to build up a good blog and then a good readership deserves some kind of financial return.
So how exactly can you make money at home through a blog? There are several programs available to enable you to earn from blogging. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Affiliate Marketing
Most bloggers who make money at home sign up for affiliate marketing campaigns offered by a large number of online merchants. These merchants are willing to pay you commissions for referrals from clicks originating from your site. Finding a good affiliate merchant, and even more importantly, one that sells goods in keeping with the general theme of your website is extremely important and will be covered in it’s own blog entry soon. There’s nothing worse than visiting a blog filled with adverts that are only marginally relevant to the site content. It makes the reader feel as though they are being ‘sold to’.

Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising programs
There are now a wide variety of advertising programs available to bloggers. The most common method to make money at home through blog advertising is through Google AdSense, which is based on contextual ads related to your website content. See here for the best PPC advertising programs.

Digital Assets
Digital assets such as eBooks, articles and online courses can now be incorporated into blogs. These can be assets you chare for or assets deisgned to increase traffics and links into your site. If you want to increase your blog’s money making potential, consider coming up with some digital assets to support your blog.

Blog sponsorship
A fairly recent strategy to make money at home through blogging is to get sponsored by a company. Note though that company sponsorship generally involve blogs which are focused mostly on the company's products and services. While some companies request content that is solely supporting their own advertising efforts, some sponsors are satisfied with the addition of the company's name or logo to the blog page. Please note that many companies mostly sponsor high-traffic blogs so content and traffic really is king. Also be aware that there are issues with impartiality which can put off potential readers if your promotion is too obvious.

The downside:
So it all sounds really easy right? Get a free blog, stick a few adverts on and watch the ££££’s roll in? I’m afraid not. As I say repeatedly when I discuss blogging for income or any work from home idea, hard work is absolutely essential. Developing a profit-making blog is a long, slow and careful process. It takes dedication and the key to it is to blog about something that interests you, otherwise your blog will fall by the wayside within months as ideas dry up, traffic doesn’t come and internet money seems like a fairy tale. So many bloggers give up far too early – stick with it, keep on top of latest developments and keep your content up to date and you should start to see you blog making money.

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