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How Freelancers and Bloggers monetize their skills on job portals!

The Internet is opening more doors for bloggers and freelancers.

There are many more ways to make money online nowadays. I remember the ease during the early days of Affiliate Marketing. Things have become tougher today with growing competition.

Affiliate Marketing still remains an interesting way to generate income online. But it’s not as easy as it used to be. Driving targeted traffic from search engines now is no longer for the kids.

But that’s not really a problem because there are more money making channels.

Recommended: efaah jobs, job board for bloggers and freelancers

Selling your skills on Job boards

In the early days of the Internet, job portals were platforms visited by employers and job seekers, usually graduates or professionals with certificates from some institutions.

But you do not need all of these today. Anyone can pick a full time, part time or a gig on any new generation job portal. It has become a matter of developing some skills and being able to solve someone’s problems.

University or professional degrees are no longer a requirement (except you are still a corporate believer). If you can sit at home with a simple Internet connection and expertise in some field, all you need is exposure and the willingness.

But why are people still not making use of job boards?

Despite these job portals bringing smiles to many users, a good number of Internet users are still left behind. There are four main reasons for this:

#1 – They don’t know about them

Not everyone on earth is online. Though it’s practically easy to pick up a job on job boards, many job seekers or very skilled freelancers (who are connected) spend their time on distractions.

They are very good friends to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, making him become richer and more popular. So many of us spend our time as excellent WhatsApp admins instead of trying to offer a service and get some monetary reward.

#2 – Job boards used to be complex

Long application, complex forms, administrative bottlenecks and requirements have been reasons many applicants stay aware from job boards.

#3 – The need to move

In those early days, it used to be almost impossible to have company staff serve at distant locations. Remote job opportunities or work from home jobs were almost not available.

Moving to your employer’s office site was a requirement based on the type of jobs that needed on-site presence. Given these barriers, many applicants preferred seeking for jobs in their local markets.

#4 – No formal qualification

Picking a good job on job portals need skills backed by some sort of formal documents from some recognized institution.

Folks believed in the prestige of being a graduate of Oxford University or some renowned training center. Anyone else who didn’t have these formal recognition will have to turn to some informal local employment.

Job boards are now different and more accessible.

Don’t get me wrong!

There are still strict requirement to pick a job in some institutions. Of course if you want to be a nine-to-five employer somewhere, be ready to be squeezed through a set of difficult rules. Some jobs demand a lot of insight into some skills. I do not dismiss this fact.

You can’t be skilled driver and want to pilot  an aircraft.

But on the flip side, you don’t have to be broke because you aren’t a Ph.D. holder. Everyone now can make good use of job portals and pick up a job that earns a handsome reward even working from home.

2 steps to bank big with job boards

Just 2 steps to follow and make money with job boards:

1# Get some skills

No one hires you because of your face.

It’s based on what you can offer. Fortunately today, it’s not just paper-backed skills. You just have to prove you are skilled at something. For the most part, people want to see what you’ve done in terms of work experience not academic certificates.

It’s easy to get trained online today and step straight to the job market thereafter. The Internet has both free and paid training courses and everything you need to acquire skills in many different industries.

It’s almost impossible to go jobless with the Internet. What kills many of us is ignorance. We still think the Internet is what it used to be. But be informed that there have been massive changes that makes it a better employer.

2# Join different job portals

There are many active job boards out there. You don’t have to limit yourself to one or few except you are avoiding being overwhelmed. If you are not being hired on Upworks, try out Freelancer or flexjobs . If it doesn’t work there, try hundreds of other freelance job sites.

job boards for freelancers and bloggers

I’m unskilled! Where do I start ?

Yes the Internet is overcrowded and this may get many confused especially with everyone trying to get everyone’s attention at some point.

No one was born as an expert. We all get involved and develop our skills. If you are skill-less at the moment, it’s high time you started somewhere. There are many types of freelance jobs you can work from home.

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And it’s not difficult to find where to start;

  • Visit Jobs boards and browse through those job offers
  • Pick a topic that’s in high demand
  • Measure its level of complexity. If it’s something you can easily get in, go for it.

You may want to follow your passion. That’s fine. But it’s necessary you pick a topic that doesn’t require heavy investments to acquire the skills needed.

Becoming a programmer, designer, writer, interpreter, virtual assistant, etc are just some of the easiest skills you can learn from the Internet without selling your arm. How about that?

Job Portals for bloggers and online freelancers

UpWorks, Freelancer, Fiverr are some of the most active job boards for freelancers and bloggers/writers today. But as these have grown to high levels of competition, sometimes, it’s easier to turn to less busy portals and start building a profile.

From experiences and testimonials, many bloggers and freelance writers have quickly picked jobs on portals like Problogger and bloggingpro.

Here are tips to help you get started:

  1. Signup to different job portals with opportunities you qualify.
  2. Complete your profile. That will add more ingredients to your chances of being picked
  3. Stick to platform rules
  4. Create new job alerts (efaah Jobs has that feature)
  5. Tell your community about your skills
  6. Etc

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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Enstine Muki
 

Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, Problogger and Serial Entrepreneur

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Arfa Nazeer

This is excellent, Enstine!

Most freelancers and bloggers are still unaware of how to monetise their skills. While there are so many opportunities available like job portals, freelance sites to avail from. I believe that if you’re on internet and you’ve some basic skills, you’re good to go. No one wants your first division academic reports, but most importantly, your experience, interest, passion and creativity in what you do! New freelancers still get hired, and get paid. Just get started!

Arfa

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Arfa,
    Thanks for the comment 😉
    The Internet has made things so easy for folks worldwide. No need to sit and complain. Just some effort in developing some skills needed to make a full time income online.

    The future is bright so let’s keep giving
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Philip V Ariel

Hi Enstine,
Thanks for sharing yet another informative piece.
Could pick a lot of new tips from this post.
Bloggers and other online users need to make some money thru their activities the tips mentioned in this post is a good guide. The recently launched efaah platform for Jobseekers is the best example of this. I appreciate your concern towards your fellow bloggers by helping them to join such wonderful platforms. Glad that I joined and am sure it is steadily progressing. All good wishes to you and your teams.
Keep sharing.
Best Regards.
~ Philip
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey buddy,
    Thanks for the comment and for hopping on efaah. I’m working towards making it a huge success so bloggers and freelancers on board should make more money 😉

    Hope the week is going good
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Philip V Ariel

Hi Enstine,

Thanks for sharing yet another informative piece.
Could pick a lot of new tips from this post.
Bloggers and other online users need to make some money thru their activities the tips mentioned in this post is a good guide. The recently launched efaah platform for Jobseekers is the best example of this. I appreciate your concern towards your fellow bloggers by helping them to join such wonderful platforms. Glad that I joined and am sure it is steadily progressing. All good wishes to you and your teams.
Keep sharing.
Best Regards.
~ Philip
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Jo Ann McLellan

A valid article with valid points.
Really amazing!
As you can see, marketing yourself to potential employers takes a lot of work and dedication, but it’s not impossible. With the right mindset, skills, and tools, you can promote yourself and get an offer for the job of your dreams!

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Moss Clement

Hi Enstine,
You are damn right. Several freelance writers, for example do not know about job boards, and I say so with solid evidence. However, some freelancers and bloggers who are aware of job boards do not use them to money because many clients who post on those boards are to cheap. Because of the low pay from several boards, many are wary of monetizing their skills via these boards. However, there a few who will pay up, such as a recent client who is paying me $200 for 1,000-word. I have worked for him for the past six months writing 10 articles each month. I found him through a job board. Thus job boards pays but you have to be consistent when search for clients.
But I like that you mentioned to spread your wings on different job boards to test the waters.

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    Nikola Roza

    Hey Moss,
    thanks for sharing your experience. I used to think that job board are a waste of time. Because early on in my freelancing career I joined Fiver and Upwork and applied many times, and never heard a peep from anyone.

    So I thought you’d have to be lucky to get any job there. But maybe I was wrong…

    Congratulations for that high-paying client. $200 for 1 000 words is excellent.

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Lisa Sicard

Hi Enstine, I didn’t know about these job boards until about a year or so ago. There are many I still don’t know about but I’m on a few for mostly sponsored posts. It’s a great way to generate recognition as well. I like Nikola went on Fivver but didn’t advertise there so didn’t do well back in the day. Now I have other places and ways 🙂 Thanks for the tips too Enstine. Have a wonderful weekend, I don’t know how Friday came so quick this week!
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Srishti

No words to say thank you. And thanks for letting me know about effah. And thanks for your motivation. This is not a regular guide post, this is more useful and with fresh knowledge.

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