The last on our list of the ways to make money online with e-commerce is freelancing. This is a highly active method of earning money online.
What you can do is to put up your website and then offer your services from there. Like what I did for mine.
Your other option is to join freelancing platforms and then create gigs.
Here are the most popular freelancing platforms:
- People per Hour
The thing with freelance platforms is they are not free. You can join for free, but you will pay a fee of at least 20% for every project you completed. In addition to this, you will be competing with thousands of freelancers.
What happens in a freelancing platform is that people pull down their prices to unbelievable rates. Then, you will find yourself not getting customers, or the budget of clients are too low, and it is not worth your time.
You are better off building your own site and offering your service independently.
Here are some tips to become an effective freelancer:
- Offer a service you know – do not offer lots of services just because you know a little about them. Become an expert at something and focus on that.
- Offer packages – offer a combination of services or packages, Make the prices lower per bundle, so the customer is incentivized if he orders more.
- Offer affordable rates – study the rate of your competition and create offers that are competitive. Cut down your prices to an affordable rate, so consumers are happy.
As a freelancer, you will be working with independent bloggers, affiliate marketers, and other solopreneurs. Make sure that you create packages that will help them achieve their goals at reasonable prices.