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Thinking of Becoming a Freelancer?

If you’re thinking of becoming a freelancer, I think that’s the best idea you’ve probably ever had! I actually started working from home as a virtual assistant in 2007. In 2014, I decided to become a freelancer so I could expand on my other interests. So, if becoming a freelancer is on your radar, I feel that I can help you find the right freelance website that’s right for you.

I know that taking the plunge into “self-employment” is a big decision to make. You may need to contact your county clerk’s office to find out exactly what you need to do to get started. 

I’ll tell you up front, freelancing is not always 9 to 5 work. Some of my days are more like 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. BUT! I’m doing what I enjoy, and I’m doing it from the comfort of my own home office.

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About Freelance Websites

Having been doing this for a while, I wanted to tell you a few things about freelance websites so you don’t start off with any surprises. First of all, be sure you have a professional-looking, forward-facing picture of yourself. I say this because most sites require – or at the very least prefer – you to upload a picture of yourself. You can manage this by simply standing against a light background and taking a selfie. Very simple.

The next thing you should know is that all sites take a few hours to a couple of days to set up. Besides your picture, they’ll also want information such as a government-issued photo ID, proof of residency, banking information, and a profile description. But these preliminaries are well worth it once you start  making money! If you have any questions about this #smlworkfromhome series, feel free to ask questions via the comments section or contact me.

My free eBook, 7 Freelance Websites, is a helpful guide that helps you select an online worksite that suits you. By the time I had finished writing the book, I had actually found four bonus worksites to include at the end of the book. You may have to try a few before you find the right fit. I have tried several, and Upwork has been my perfect fit since 2014. The only affiliation I have with Upwork is my success on their site. I'm not paid by them to tell you so. As a transcriptionist, I'm simply very satisfied with their platform. 

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a blessed day and take care of yourself.


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