Freelancer and Up Work are the best digital marketplace to start earnings.
Freelancer and up work both are distinguish platform but offers same kind of expertise to its users.
On both digital platforms you can sing up, on up work you can be freelancer, agency and client. Same school of thought followed by the both digital market.
How to create an account on freelancer.
Go on www.freelancer.com and click on sign up which will be on top right corner. You will go to the new page where you have to enter your account details, such as your username and password. You can also sign up with your facebook login details.
When you are registered, it will ask you to verify a payment option, such as a bank account or credit card. Further you will be asked you to confirm your phone number and email address. If you are joining as trial, payment options can be skipped for future it will affect your credibility as a freelancer.
Your profile should be strong, reliable, effective and complete to gain order from clients.
When you are on the profile page, complete all the sections of your profile diligently and you have to keep this up to date in order to be attractive and passionate worker.
Profile picture play a crucial role you have to upload professionally looking picture not an instagram picture because it damages the credibility.
You have to establish category which type of work you are going to offer and you will get the same type of job options.
On Fiverr you send request to client to get work, on freelancer you do bidding for the job.
Bidding must be done wisely
As free member you can only get to bid 8 times only, you have to be rational in the process, bid represent your skills, expertise and market rate should be decent it can lower than market fare as you are new which might help you to gain customers.
Personalize your resume and cover letter
Cover letter define you what are you capable of and level of your expertise. Write about your experience or previous positions that are most relevant to the work you are currently doing for the client.
Immediate response to client
You should be keenly active on your profile, response to your bid instantly because client sometime in hurry and he will give order to one who come first.
If you are beginner do not lose hope if you do not get order keep your confidence level high and continuously bidding but do not push the client to certain limits.
You have to consider few aspect as a freelancer
Never forget ethics
Communication is power, strong and effective interaction with client can remove obstacle and improve work credibility.
Have to standout (specify your expertise but do not stick to one type of services)
The payment options are the credit cards or debit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Alternatively, there is an option to add a PayPal account. In few countries PayPal account do not provide it services so before setting up account double check with your bank.
Up Work follow the same pattern, the only main difference among Fiverr, Freelancer and Up wok is that Fiverr do not let you write academic writing but other two allow you.