You are finally ready to venture out and immerse yourself in the strange world of freelancing. You only have one question: What are the best freelance jobs for beginners?
The moment has come! You are finally ready to venture out and immerse yourself in the strange world of freelancing. You only have one question:
What are the best freelance jobs for beginners? Because freelance work can be the gateway to freedom, but it is also very competitive since no one is looking out for you, except yourself; it’s basically swimming or drowning, and we know that the second option is not acceptable. We understand it can be frustrating.
Most of us freelancers start working from scratch, with no knowledge, just a great desire to learn. But with a lot of work and effort, we have managed to get to the places we wanted. And you will too.
When you are a newbie, the first step is to take the plunge. Find the easiest jobs possible and use them as a launch tool. But easy freelance jobs for newbies are usually not the best or highest-paying jobs. For now, we’ll cover the easy ones here.
Writer For Content
Wherever you look, the internet is full of words. Someone has to write those words and that someone can be you (if you wish, of course).
Content writing refers to freelance writers who write blog posts and article content for websites. Clients use this type of content to drive organic traffic to their site and basically recycle that content across all of their networks.
The best part is that it is easy for beginners. There are tons of entry-level writing jobs online that you can use to earn extra money.
Copywriting is often considered a step beyond content writing. Instead of writing purely informative content, your writing leads the reader to a “call to action”, usually to buy something.
This can be seen in many forms, for example, emails, the text you read in Instagram posts, the text you read in video ads, etc. As a new copywriter, don’t expect to make a lot of money; this comes after you have generated experience and proven your worth.
Copywriting is a skill that everyone should learn, regardless of the job they choose. Knowing how to make persuasive arguments makes everything in life easier and you sell much more!
A virtual assistant is just what it sounds like: someone who assists someone else virtually. Some specialize in certain tasks like Pinterest, social media management, SEO, editing, etc. But if you’re looking for easy jobs that don’t require experience, you can also start as a basic virtual assistant.
To do this, you will have to take care of any simple but time-consuming task that your clients entrust to you. For example, they can be online research, sending emails, etc. The simpler the tasks, the less you earn; but remember that the point is to start freelancing.
Every VA position is unique. Some are full-time, others part-time. Some require working certain hours, others are extremely flexible.
A transcriptionist’s job is to convert video and audio content into written content. To do this you need to be fast at typing and have extreme attention to detail. To maximize efficiency, most transcriptionists use special transcription software and a foot pedal to control audio playback, but that’s a very professional thing to do; you can actually start with just having a computer, good Wi-Fi, and good headphones.
Today, general and legal transcription are the two most promising avenues. The great thing about transcribing is that if you find clients who need to transcribe interesting topics (like murder mysteries), you constantly learn new things and are entertained while you work.
Some people don’t enjoy writing, but they do enjoy proofreading other people’s writing. If you like good grammar, becoming a freelance proofreader might be for you. But don’t confuse correcting with editing.
Proofreaders are strictly grammar police. Editors, on the other hand, correct the content’s structure, flow, style, and accuracy (as well as grammar). Therefore, proofreading is not as lucrative as editing. But it is easier for beginners. And once you get control of proofreading, you can move on to higher-paying editing roles.
Social Media Manager
If you spend hours a day on social media, think about getting paid for it. Sole proprietors and small business owners have plenty of activities at hand.
They have a lot to do, they know social media is important, but they don’t have time to constantly try to figure out the algorithm. Social media managers write social posts, create graphics, engage with followers, and keep accounts active and growing for different companies.
And since it is an ongoing service, they only need to find a few loyal customers to earn a decent income.
These are just some of the jobs you can do as a newbie freelancer. The important thing is always to start and the rest will happen by itself. Remember that if you don’t want to jump into freelancing, you can start doing it while you have a regular job until you feel confident enough to take the plunge.