So how do we get into supplementing our income? One of the first steps I would tell you to do, is to sit down with a pen and paper and simply write out what you consider yourself to be good at. It is important that you enjoy what ever task you take on so you won't feel forced into the jobs that you accept.
For these examples we will be discussing ways to supplement your income on the internet. There are many websites you can go to and sign up at where people will pay you for small or large services. Places like Fiverr.com is a great place for beginners to start as you only have to have some knowledge about a category and you can start earning money fast.
Have a look at the highest performing “gigs” as they are called and see if one of them would be a great match for you. They have everything from sending out promotions to a large number of followers you may have on Facebook to developing video introductions for customers.
If writing is your thing have a look at places like Guru. com or Upwork. com where you can browse through a large selection of services requested from real people and companies. I recommend you start out with some small jobs to get your feet wet. When I was just starting out online I signed up for a number of these small services until I was able to become comfortable with just a few of them where I had the knowledge and ability to concentrate on performing well with those companies.
If you're more experienced in computer programming there is also people and companies that are seeking help on those above mentioned websites. Here you will do anything from writing out code and searching for “bugs” on a website to transcribing videos for customers.
Now, each one of these tasks can take some time but with experience you will build up enough credibility in these sites to demand higher wages. Just like anything you do online, initially it may seem tough and not worth it but eventually you rewards will outweigh the time that is spent into those jobs.
Take the time and make a conscious effort into this “part-time” work. That is another aspect of this type of work I would like put forth in this article. This type of work is aimed at utilizing only the most dedicated and enthusiastic of workers which will see the best results.
The key in my mind to becoming a successful freelance worker is to use the amount of time spent making a dedicated effort to perform at your best.