I’m your host Tosha Johnson. Can you believe it we made it to November? It still never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes by!
So I’m sure many of us will be taking some much needed time off within the next couple of weeks. The New Year is just around the corner so some of you may be looking to make significant changes like looking for a new job or looking to make some extra money on the side.
If you’re not quite sure what your next career move might be, then you’should consider signing up for online freelance sites like Upwork. They allow you the ability to look before you leap 100 percent into your passion.
The beauty of online freelance sites is that you have the ability to do so from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to check out the blog post because I’ll be sharing a list of freelance sites that you can check out. Now before you start your freelance career I want to share some do’s and don’ts that you really need to think about when you work on online freelance sites.
I literally delivered the project to this person within 24 hours. Now since all of the communication was on this freelance site’s platform, the company was able to see that this person was trying to run a scam. Everything worked out in my favor but I’m still upset that this site decided that the fake cancellation still went against my account profile. Even though that still makes me mad, I’m just happy I got my money back.
Mainly because I know that if that site has a lot of non-native English speakers many times this little audition is the actual project. Instead of hiring you to do the project, they choose to act like they are going to hire you by disguising the actual project as an audition. Again, I follow this rule on the majority of the sites I’m signed up to do voiceovers on but not all of them. You have to use common sense and decide which one is best for you.
Another scam that I have seen is when people ask to see samples of your written content. You have to go with your gut on this one. However, I know for a fact that sometimes (especially if your site has a lot of folks outside of the U.S.) people will then take those exact same samples that you shared with them and use them to build up their own profile. Again, you have to be careful. I know for a fact that I might have lost some customers based on my work sample policy, but I’m confident that I saved myself from the colossal headache of chasing people down so I can get paid.
Again, I hope I didn’t scare you, because working online has been an amazing experience for me. I’m confident it will be for you as well if you keep this advice in mind.
Click here to get my list of recommended website to help you get started on your freelance journey.
If you have any advice or have a freelance site that you would like to share and you’re listening to this on the Anchor platform you have the ability to call into the show. So be sure to let me know.
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