There are many types of freelance jobs that you can do from home, And in order for you to
decide the best services you can offer you will have to evaluate your current skills set. You may think that you are not particularly skilled at anything, but you do not have to have a degree in writing or have taken a course in graphic design to be able to provide Webmasters or online companies with basic services.
Providing you have the grammar skills you will be able to get freelance writing work. It is especially useful if you have a certain interest that you are knowledgeable about; it could be anything ranging from pets to playing golf. Let’s say for example that you have been a dog owner for the last 10 years, and although you do not have any particular expertise on dogs, you have a good general knowledge of how to care for dogs, basic dog training knowledge and how to get a lot of enjoyment out of being a dog owner.
The next step for you would be to write some sample articles about keeping a dog in general, and contacted Webmasters and pet related companies through their websites online. Don’t expect to get a result after just contacting one or two companies – sometimes you may need to get in touch with dozens before you get a positive result. This may seem like a lot of work, but once you have a customer, they are likely to recommend you to friends, and just one customer might have enough work to keep you busy for weeks. This is just one way of going around obtaining freelance writing work.
Another service that is in high demand online is for graphic designers. For a large percentage of graphic design jobs you do need to have training and skills, but in many cases a company may only want a very simple logo made for a website. There are several very good logo creation software programs priced at around $50; with just a few hours practice you can be a dab hand at creating simple logos, and it will only take you around 30 minutes. Even if you keep prices low and charge only around $20 per logo, that is not bad rates to start out for an unskilled person.
If you have trouble finding clients, another option is to contact SEO companies in London or other major UK cities. SEO companies will often hire freelancers to write content, set up blogs and other general task, so try contacting some firms asking if they need a freelancer.