How to Manage Freelance Work the Right Way

Introduction

Freelance work has been around for the past 15 years or so. There are quite a few genuine and real websites where you can find hundreds of different jobs across hundreds of categories. Like business, Mobile app development, writing, virtual assistance, data entry, videos, animations, designs, website development, etc. Different skills for different jobs come handy at any time.

Millions of clients hire millions of experts across the world. You can earn from basic 30 US dollars to 250 US dollars and beyond. I will be highlighting about only 3 websites for now which I know will work for you, though mostly, I got work from one website only.

General Description

1. There are three online platforms where you can find freelance jobs that include Guru, Freelancer, and Upworks.

2. All the three websites have hourly and fixed-priced jobs. So, the pay varies accordingly. A fee is deducted with every project.

3. You will find various categories or niches where hundreds of jobs get posted regularly.

4. The payment methods vary for each of the websites. You can choose which suits you best and is easy for you to transact your money. Mostly, PayPal and Pioneer are chosen as they are global money transaction providers and used by many with convenience. Charges vary with each of them.

5. Best possible support is provided to the people whether the employer or the employee working on these platforms. You can reach support team through email and get help shortly or within a day.

6. Dispute resolution system is also present which resolves issues between the client and the employee working for a specific project. It depends on the nature of the complaint as well.

Specific Description

Since I remained associated with Freelancer, I am in a better position to provide as much information as I can.

1. Account: It is free to make an account at the website. But different plans are also present with certain features that are priced differently. You can choose and cancel any of them at any time. Select the currency like the US. Dollars or Indian Rupees, etc.

2. Profile: You will be required to make a profile where you need to add some details about yourself. They include summary (objective), picture, education, skills, publications, certifications, experience and samples of work,

3. Account Settings: Add your home address, payment method, identity verification, and email verification.

4. Bid Proposal: Before you apply for a job, you need to add a proposal for it. Now, the proposal is divided into four or five parts. You should add information accordingly. Then, click finish.

Tips and Tricks

1. Prepare yourself: Ask yourself whether you really are up for it. I mean, will you be comfortable doing freelance work or not.

2. Good Profile: A good profile is a key to your growth in freelance work. Having a real name and pic is vital. It will depict the real you and others will know your positive image. Avoid using chocolate, prince or other cartoon names.

You can take help from given examples;

Ahmed Ali

Ahmed-Ali

Ahmed Ali 20

Ahmed Ali 2010

3. Applying for a job: Fill the bid proposal rightly. Do not bid too high or too low. Always place a bid which is a bit low and provide a reasonable deadline.

4. Be honest: Be honest when you get hired for a project. Answer the client’s questions truthfully and do not exaggerate your skills at all. Maintain communication with the client daily. Update the client if necessary every day.

5. Deadline: Suppose there is an emergency and there is a chance that your project gets delayed, then notify your employer. You can request extra time or a day to complete the task. It is possible your employer will agree with you. But do not delay work without a genuine reason at all.

6. Quality: Always work efficiently to provide quality work on time. When the project gets completed the client will give feedback and a rating. It is important to have a good rating and feedback as it helps to build a positive reputation that will is vital to attracting more clients in future.

7. Jobs and Time: Check for jobs on the daily basis. Different jobs get posted by seconds in different categories. Always bid on those for which you have the required skills to complete the projects. After placing a bid or bids, do not log off quickly. You should wait for half an hour to one hour at least. Chances are that the client will approach you for the project. It is also possible that you get hired within few minutes only.

8. Tests: Different tests are available and they are present for you to enhance your skills or to show your expertise for a particular skill. They have a fee like 5 dollars or so, and the time and nature of them is different. You can appear for many tests like Numeracy, English language (US), English Language ( UK), WordPress, Blogging, Java, etc. The proficiency in test or tests makes the chance of getting hired bigger too.

9. Fees and Charges: If you want to get more information about fees for projects, then you should visit the ‘fees and charges’ section that is present under the Help heading in your dashboard.

10. Contests: There is a contest page as well where different contests get posted from time to time. It is your choice to take part in them and that you can win some money too. You can upload your entry for free and wait for the contest to end. You will be notified about the winner within two weeks only. Suppose you win a contest, then some amount gets deducted and the rest gets credited to your account.

11. Withdrawal and Uploading of Money: As a first-timer and for the first project, you need to wait for a few days to withdraw your money to your bank account. You should ask the support team about such details through email OK.

It is important to note here that you cannot withdraw money less than 30 dollars in your account. You can upload amount in your account through a card or from your bank account.

Note; To know how each of the platforms works, and other related information, you should go to the respective websites and read in detail.


Can You Imagine Doing Freelance Voice-Over Work at Fiverr?

Before choosing a new life path, we often explore the idea in imagination. Let’s imagine voice-over work. Everybody has a voice. Most want to be heard. Most are also shy about being seen. Voice-over work might appeal to many people, if they thought about it.

Does using your voice to earn money-and command a little attention-interest you? It’s often just as much fun as it sounds, resembling, as it does, what we loved to do as kids. (Occasionally, it is also work.)

I started a voice-over gig at Fiverr.com after retiring from private practice psychotherapy. I wanted to improve the audio when recording video classes at home. Instead of paying $15,000 to develop my voice-over technique, I decided to freelance, learned voice work, earned $7,000, and had a grand adventure.

I became the voice of newsmen and presidents, generals and soldiers, assorted aliens and video-game voices galore! Now, I make my own video classes that incorporate what I learned by being the voice for other people’s messages.

Voice recording is an easy freelance skill to deliver since our voice is a “wind instrument” that-unlike the oboe-we all practice daily. You can begin with whatever microphones and skills you find lying fallow about the home and then learn like crazy on the job. Study, while you are doing the work, is easier; concepts are more immediately relevant in this teachable moment.

Fiverr freelancers, and millions more, are earning while learning (whatever skills they want to perfect). Voicing can be as simple as reading an announcement or as limitless as the world of voice acting. For those who are part performer and partly shy, voice acting lets introverts perform while hiding.

Einstein used his famous “gedankenexperiments,” or “thought experiments,” to explore bold new ideas, and, since I like dropping his name, let’s use a thought experiment to imagine how you might first consider doing voice work. We’re just thinking out loud here. This is only a pre-test; do not adjust your mind-set. We’re only “pre-preparing” for voice work.

Can you imagine using your voice as a tool? Did you ever love reading stories to someone? Have you had a seductive encounter with a microphone’s power to magnify and transform your voice and, therefore, how you experience yourself? Even if you normally avoid attention, is there not some part of you that, at the least, longs to be listened to, and maybe even to perform?

How to imagine “Audio Acting” and/or Renting your voice to “Announce.”

1. Listen with new attention to television voice-overs, and to radio (all voice-over, all the time). Can you imagine yourself doing some of those parts? Repeat a line or two now and then. What do you feel?

2. Discover announcers with voices similar to yours and study how they “use their instrument.”

3. Imagine voice acting in which you become different characters. What characters would appeal to you?

4. Experiment by reading aloud from a short script or poem or story that lets you bring one or more characters to life. Does that bring you to life? Observe your enthusiasm.

5. Record yourself “announcing” a few different kinds of information, and dare to listen, repeatedly.

6. Find your natural voice. Broadcast style has evolved from a pompous grandiosity to more “authentic-sounding” voices. Unusual or imperfect-seeming voices sometimes benefit from their uniqueness.

7. Explore your not-so-natural voices! Play at voice-performing several different characters. Record, listen, and notice what you notice. Keep checking for hints of excitement. Return from imagination when ready.

If voice-over work still or increasingly intrigues you, it might be worth looking into. There are many places to freelance online. You can explore Fiverr or search on “freelance” and “voice-over” to investigate further. The skills you develop freelancing at Fiverr can later be used to compete for higher-paying online voice work as well as other projects.

If this imaginary “test drive” speaks to you-notice the voice in which it speaks because we all have an interior voice-over commentary! Another important discovery to observe. All things begin in imagination. You can now choose to leave voice-over work right there, or begin to imagine some audio adventures in your future.