Long before I made the jump into blogging and affiliate marketing as a way to make my daily bread and butter, I got my first taste of “making money online” through the use of doing freelance work from home.
Needless to say, I was completely hooked and although my story with freelance marketing has a bit of a sad story, I have come out the other side with a lot of experience and a lot of skills learned.
Before I get into this few tips I have for today, let me just give you a quick breakdown of how my “freelancing career came to be and eventually die out”.
So it was early 2010, as everybody else reading this blog; I was interested in making some money online to hopefully rid myself of the soul-sucking 9-5 lifestyle.
Back then, a little-known hub for aspiring freelance marketers started getting a lot of attention and had firmly established itself as a go-to place to get started.
That company was called Fiverr and it is still available for you to get started with today.
I had no idea what I was going to do on there but the idea of receiving $5 online for something I did in a few minutes seemed like a good opportunity so I decided to try my luck with it.
In those days, I was with my now ex-girlfriend and we started our Fiverr business together doing gigs such as:
- Content writing
- Video testimonials
- Social Media Management
- Promotional material,
Long story short, it took off and in a few months, we were making around $3000 a month ($1500 each)!
I was living the dream, I had finally “made it online” and I was close to fulfilling my dream of traveling while working the “dot com lifestyle”.
That didn’t happen though as a few months later, me and my gf broke up (I told you this had a sad ending). All the goals, all the effort and all the money flowing in suddenly came to a halt!!
That is the point where I decided to then start a blog and use the affiliate marketing business model to make my income.
It was hard leaving the freelance business as it had become such a huge part of my life but thankfully, I took a lot of skills and experiences from it, some of which I will be sharing with you today and some I still use in my business today.
Starting up my blog / affiliate marketing business wasn’t easy at all but I had to start doing something thus I went back to freelance marketing and made some money on the side to finance my learnings and the initial stages of my “blog business”
Although I now have nearly stopped all my freelance work, I still have an account and I still sometimes do freelance work for my clients through another freelance platform, this time called People Per Hour.
You can see my portfolio and ratings here.
The moral of the story is that I managed to build up an income through freelance work not once, but twice so it’s with great pleasure and even greater enthusiasm that I bring to you this post today.
If you’re a freelance worker you’re gonna love this, although some of this stuff you may already know. If that is the case; then I congratulate as I am sure you are already successful.
If you’re new to the whole make money online thing and you want to get started with freelancing online, then this is something that should hopefully see you start off on the right foot and be able to slowly grow your new online business.