Becoming an online freelancer is one of the easiest ways to earn money online without cashing out. Read to know more.


There are various legitimate websites out there where you can earn money online as a freelancer. I will give a brief introduction on this below. As an online freelancer, I must say, you must be techie. By techie, it means you have to have at least basic research and computer skills including MS Office, Google Docs, and the like. It would be nice if you know other technical areas such as Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and other web development stuffs.

These online freelancing sites are similar to your typical office job, just that here you can work comfortably at your own home and most of the time at your own pace. You do not need to worry yourself with the endless problem of traffic, what to wear, where to eat, and how you look. You can work even when you're just wearing your pajamas.

The catch here is that: You can work ANYWHERE and ANYTIME.

Upwork

Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. In 2015, Elance-oDesk merged and was rebranded as Upwork. It is currently based in Mountain View and San Francisco, California. For more info, read Upwork freelancer's guide.

Basically, freelancers can be hired online for various jobs such as web, mobile, and software development, article writing, web and market research, lead generation, creative services such as graphic design, sales and marketing, customer service, virtual assistants, and accounting and consulting.

The procedure for applying is the same as when you are applying for an office job. You have to complete your profile (which serves as your resume), submit a cover letter, and once noticed, proceed to an interview. Interviews are usually conducted through skype, imessage, email, and upwork messenger.

Proof that it is legit? Here you go.

First, you may go to their facebook page to see how many people 'liked' the page, which is almost half a million already. 


Second, there are local news that have already aired this kind of work-from-home job. You may check the following news links:
Lastly, the earnings. Below are some random profiles that I took which shows how much they have earned since they started working in upwork.




You do not need to pay anything here. You may choose to get upwork's basic account in which it will give you a limited number of connects which you can use to apply. All your earnings will be in dollars and can be withdrew directly to your bank account. But you have an option to use other payment methods such as the ones below:


There are other freelancing sites such as Outsourcely, Freelancer.ph, and Onlinejobs.ph. However, I cannot attest to those as I do not own one. Further, I heard bad feedbacks from those sites like they are required to pay some fees before landing a job. Since my topic here is no cash-out at all, I did not discuss the others here. But for your reference, I will compile a list of freelancing websites where you can apply and work as an online freelancer in a separate post. Please subscribe to keep updated. 

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