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March 27th, 2009 admin

Need some extra cash but don’t have the time for a second job? Freelance work is a great way to plump up your wallet without the restrictions of 9-5 office time. Basically you work on a “project-only” basis on your own time–you can work from your dorm room in the middle of the night as long as you meet your deadline!

Here are a few sites you can check out to get started!
Elance connects small businesses with skilled workers (that’s you!), and even helps you manage the payment process. You can either post your skills and hope someone finds you, or search the job postings and apply for one yourself. Elance is a great option if you have skills in writing, translating, programming, graphic design, or even marketing.

You bid for jobs, so your pay will vary, but it could be as much as $500-$1,000.
Think you’re an expert about something? Write about it on Associated Content–you can submit an article about pretty much any subject, from how to improve your golf game to the top 76 movies everyone should see. You just need some expertise and at least 400 words. You might not get any cash, but if the editors like what you’ve written they’ll cut you a check!

Pays: Up to $2-$12 per article
Think your photos are good enough to earn you some cash? Sign up to be a seller at Stock Expert, a website that sells photo rights. You’ll have to apply and be approved to join their community, and they take a commission, but it is pretty easy–you just upload your photos, they get approved, and then you get paid each time one is downloaded.

Pays: 50% of download price

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  • 1. Jonny T  |  March 27th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    These are great site to get started with once you get by your first few clients i suggest creating your online portfolio and blog. Great way to bring in a significant amount of extra money on the side but requires a lot of dedication.

    If you would like some other great information and my two cents on getting started with freelancing and freelance marketing, feel free to check out my blog:
    Jonny T Designs


    Jonny T.

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  • 2. TheDutchSchoolKid  |  March 28th, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Hey, I like the!
    Especially because I’m Dutch and there are pretty much jobs for translators, so thanks!
    I’m going to sign up šŸ˜‰


  • 3. Max  |  April 12th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I like the websites that are posted in this blog, I know i’ve found myself trying to find websites to make extra cash. It helps that this blog gives you different resources to start with.

    Big Money Today

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