What is freelancing and how to find suitable online work

What is freelancing

If someone works as an independent and did not employ by a company or someone else then it is called freelancing. Freelancing is rising all over the world and many peoples do online jobs. You can work any time and anywhere and be your own boss. It is not popular in most of the world but now it is popular especially after Covid 19 pandemic most people lost their jobs and they shifted to freelance work.

Who is Freelancer

A freelancer is a person who is self-employed and works from his home and works any time and did not travel to the client’s place. They search for jobs in different markets place according to their expertise. They bid on different projects and jobs, clients hired them, complete the job and earn money.

Advantages of Freelancing

  • Unlimited opportunities
  • Flexible
  • No need for investment
  • Easy environment for your work
  • Set up your own earning

Disadvantages of Freelancing

  • No Job Security
  • Inconsistent income
  • Manage personal time
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • No other benefits

Types of Freelance Work

There are multiple types of online work that are available on different job platforms. Here are the most common works are listed.

  • Blogging
  • Data Entry
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Typing
  • Social Media marketing

Freelance Platforms

There are so many freelancing websites available but in this blog, we discuss the top 5 popular platforms. You can do freelance jobs by register your profile and search the suitable work as per your skills.


UpWork is an American online job platform. In 2015 merger between Elance and oDesk was named Upwork. It has over five million registered clients and eighteen million registered freelancers. Clients can post their jobs and freelancers search for their required job and then submit a proposal.


Fiverr was launched in February 2010. It is one of the leading job platforms for freelancers. It starts the job at $5. Freelancers can sell any service and makeup to seven gigs such as WordPress Website, Data entry, social media services, etc. Buyers can search your profile see the gigs and then contact you for their services.


Guru founded in 1998 in Pittsburgh. It is also one of the popular freelance marketplaces for online jobs.  Users create their profiles, search for required jobs, and then submit quotes. Employers will review quotes and choose suitable freelancers. is also a popular market job place with more than 25 million users around the world. It is an Australian-based marketplace and founded in 2009, which allows employers to post jobs that freelancers can search for and then bid to complete the job.


PeoplePerHour is a UK-based company and founded in 2007. It allows online workers to offer their services and they work on this website by joining and then creating the profiles. It allows the submission of 15 proposals on a free profile.


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