If you’re looking to make a little extra money on the side, you might consider which skills you have that you can offer through websites like Fiverr and Upwork. For instance, with my degree in English, I can offer editing, proofreading, writing, and tutoring jobs. I decided to set up an account on both websites to see if I can find any work. The websites function differently. On Fiverr, you post the types of gigs you do, and buyers search for and hire the type of work they need. For Upwork, however, you submit a proposal to job listings. The most common types of jobs on these platforms include software development, customer service, sales, graphic design, IT, networking, and writing and proofreading skills.
LinkedPhone offers a great list of pros and cons of both Fiverr and Upwork. There is some debate about the benefits of freelancing and whether or not a person can make a comfortable income doing it. It depends largely on the skills being offered and the amount of time a person invests in applying to gig work and job proposals. Because I’m already working a full time job and a side gig and tutoring this summer, I doubt I’ll be doing much with either of these websites. However, I’d love to hear from anyone who’s had success freelancing. Have you made any money through freelance work?