3 of the Top Paying Online Platforms for Freelancers of all Types


So you have a talent, that’s awesome, but you feel like your not making as much money as you should be at your 9-5 and your boss is a jerk. But what can you do?

 

Here is a little known secret…you CAN work from home AND make good money!

 

I know, I sound crazy right?

 

It’s true! You can work from home and you can make money doing it. I know because I’ve been doing it for over a year now. All you need is a talent, Internet access, and a will to work. Yes, it’s really that simple.

Whether you are an awesome artists, an decent writer, great with photoshop, or have excellent organizational skills there is someone somewhere in the world looking for people like you and willing to pay for the services you can offer.

Here are 3 of the top paying sites I’ve found that cater to freelancers of all types.

 

Taskrabbit.com –

This site is specifically for people who work with their hands and dont mind to travel. You can become a Tasker by signing up on the site for free. Tasks range from handyman services like fixing broken pipes to cleaning services, there are even jobs posted looking for people to fold t-shirts. Simply input your zip code and Taskrabbit will match you with tasks in your area. You can set your own wage, choose when you work, and how far you travel; so how much you earn is in your hands.

Upwork.com

This site is for all forms of freelancers. If you have a skill like editing, graphic design, or maybe you can write an awesome resume, this is the site for you. Create a free account, take a few simple tests (not mandatory), fill out your profile and work experience, and start searching the job listings. When you find one that interests you simply send the employer a proposal stateting why you are interested in the job, your qualifications, and your bid. Each listing has a set budget and details stating what the employer is looking for so it’s easy to find a job that pays well and is within your scope of expertise.

Fiverr.com –

Fiverr is alot like Upwork only you are the one posting the jobs based on your expertise. Simply create a free account, fill out your profile, and start creating job listings or Tasks. Jobs start at $5, so keep it simple. Lets say you are an awesome artists, your first job listing might read “I will draw you an original character based off your ideas”; then fill out a few details, start your price at $5, offer extras like same day delivery or multiple revisions for X dollars, and post your task. Buyers find your listing and purchase your jobs, they can also send you special requests which you can accept or deny and set your own price for those as well.

There you have it, 3 of the top sites for freelancers of all types to get you started working from home.
Do you work from home? What sites do you recommend using? Leave your answers in the comments below!

 

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What’s New on SLPerryman.com and What’s to Come


Over the last week I have been working on this site adding new content.

If you look in the menu section you will see a few new additions to the site. My goal is to continue adding new content to the site over the next month or so.

So what’s New?

Aspiring Authors– I was an aspiring author not too long ago. I understand the confusion and unbelievable amount of information you have to learn when first starting out. I created this page to compile all of the information and resources I have found useful into one easily accessible place for anybody who aspires to someday become a published author.

Downloads– This page is a sub-page for aspiring authors. Here you will find handy printables to help you on your journey to publication. You will find everything from fill-in-the-blank Outline Sheets for your next project to help make your ideas flow smoothly, to checklists, and even printable Book Promotion Site Lists. I will continue adding new printables to the page as time goes on so check back regularly or sign up to my email list to be notified when there are updates made.

Winners Circle– This page is dedicated to my giveaways and the winners of the giveaways. Each time I host a giveaway I will post an announcement on the welcome page, blog, as well as in the Winners Circle. If I have multiple giveaways going at the same time they will all be listed in the Winners Circle together.

Store- You will notice that the store tab has moved but is still live so if you want to make purchases you still can.*

*More things to come.

What’s to come?

Realms Merchandise-Very soon you will be able to purchase The Realms Series apparel. I am working on getting some Realms Creature Plushies made as well as some surprises. More on that at a later date.

Free Book when you sign up to my mailing list offer– Very soon I will be offering a Free eBook when you subscribe to my mailing list. If you are already subscribed you will automatically receive the free book when it goes live.

Print and Audio book availability– In the next few months Sapphire’s Destiny will be available to purchase in audio book and paperback formats through the Store. Keep your eye out for the announcement.

Book Promotion Newsletter– Soon you will be able to sign up to receive special emails with Free or Discounted Book Deals. These emails will be sent out once DAILY with new deals every day. Current Newsletter Subscribers keep and eye on your mailbox for the Launch Announcement.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Kindle Unlimited- How it works and why you should finish the books you start.


So I don’t know how may of you guys have a Kindle Unlimited membership, but for thoseKU-retail-lp_KindleCards._CB292599245_ of you who do, Sapphire’s Destiny is free on Kindle Unlimited.

For those of you who don’t have a membership, I highly recommend it if you read a lot of books like I do. At $9.99 per month, it’s not that expensive and you can borrow quite a few books at the same time. As an added bonus, you can try Kindle Unlimited Free for 30 days. That way you can make sure you like it before you pay anything!

If you don’t know how Kindle Unlimited works for us authors, let me explain. When you borrow a book, the author gets paid for each page that you read. Right now I think it’s about half a cent per page, so if you don’t finish the whole book the author only gets paid for the pages you read and not the ones after you stop.

So let’s say you borrow a book that has 300 pages but stop reading it after 150 pages. The author would make roughly $0.75. If you finished the whole book, the author would get roughly $1.50.

You can say thank you to all authors, whether you liked the book or not, by skipping all the way through the book. It doesn’t cost you anything extra for finishing any of the books you borrow and the authors will be paid for their hard work.

If you didn’t like the book, you can always skip to the end and leave an honest review explaining what was wrong with it. We authors are notified of every review and most of us read them all. We use your reviews and critiques to make our writing better.

In conclusion, Kindle Unlimited is deffinately worth the money. Remember to show authors some appreciation by finishing the books you borrow in KU and leaving an honest review.

If you don’t have the Kindle App for your smart phone, tablet, or other smart device (android, iphone, or other device) you can get the Free Kindle App Here.

Using monsterfunder.com to help promote your GoFundMe campaign, is it really worth the money?


Last month as I was finishing the manuscript for Sapphire’s Destiny and searching for an editor to polish the script I came to the conclusion that I was in no way going to have the money to pay for the services on my own. So like any sane person looking for help I turned to the #1  money raising site for personal expenses; Gofundme.com.

For a few days I saw very little traffic and no donations come from it. On day 4 one of my lovely sisters made the very first donation of $100.  After 2 weeks with no bites I turned to monsterfunder.com to share my campaign. with a $15 investment my campaign was shared 15 times and my visits went from right around 200 to close to 600, even though none of which donated. I believe that it is a good service to get your campaign out but don’t expect a return on investment unless your campaign really hits home. As of today I have had 698 visits to the page and a total of 4 donations to total $700 donated to my cause.

My overall rating for gofundme.com is ♥♥♥♥♥.

The service is easy to use and you can reach your goals as long as you build your campaign around a solid foundation that donors can relate to and want to help with.

My overall rating for monsterfunder.com is ♥♥♥♥♥.

Even though i didn’t see a return on my investment, using the service doubled my campaign views. I believe it was well worth the money. They tagged me in every share so I could make sure that I got what I paid for.

The deadline is approaching and I am still at least $200 away from my goal. I am blown away by how generous everybody has been. Sapphire’s Destiny has been so much fun to write and I really hope everyone enjoy it. May 1st is release day, if you swing by the  S.L. Perryman Book Club that day there will be a party going on with guest authors and prizes as well as lots of fun games. May 2nd and 3rd will be the free days on amazon so check either here, in the book club, or on my facebook page for the links to grab your copy. If you would like to donate to my gofundme account and help me afford the cost of editing it would be greatly appreciated here is the link to the campaign- gofund.me/55ms5kus.

If you would like to be part of an awesome community of fans you can join the S.L. Perryman book club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/s.l.perrymanfantasyauthor/