A huge number of teenagers and youngsters are working online and the number is increasing very quickly especially in East Asia, but only cent percent people are able to mark their target and create a sustainable income from online jobs. Freelance sites like freelance.com, odesk,com, elance.com etc are truly a great source to become an independent online worker and i am going to tell you what’s the best way to kick start earning from these sites.
1- Make sure your profile advertise your expertise
Remember, your online profile should highlight and advertise your expertise loudly! It is the first step towards making money online. Most people start applying for jobs with incomplete profiles and end up tired. A good profile is one that can win trust from prospective client, so spend time in writing your best words on it!
2- Write short but relevant job applications / cover letters
The biggest reason why people don’t get noticed on freelancing sites is that they don’t include relevant points in their cover letter! Copy paste cover letters are good enough to win a job, people still think that cheesy words with drag people to bank on them (which will never be the case).
I have been hiring people online and noticed that almost 90% applications that are received are crap, they are usually copied letters begging for job. To be among the short-listed 10% of applicants, you must highlight your experience, your interest and mention why you are a good fit for the job.
3- Ask relevant questions
I usually replied quickly to applicants that asked relevant questions (this is because i knew that have atleast took time to read the requirements). This doesn’t mean you necessarily need to ask questions in all applications.
4- Mention time frame for completing the job
You should include tentative time that would be required in finishing the required work. This is one of the most important concerns for anyone hiring online and will help your application to stand out from others. However, you need to ensure that you send reasonable time frame otherwise you be definitely standing out of the line! 🙂