The top 3 sites to sell your professional business services
Making a name for yourself as a professional in the expansive online business community can be daunting. In addition to branding yourself as a private consultant of professional services, such as content writing and editing, graphic design, marketing, and web and mobile developing, it is also a good idea to utilize a freelancing marketplace to market your services.
Not only is developing your skills as a freelancer lucrative for you, it is also beneficial to the companies hiring you. Many companies, especially small businesses, are turning to private consultants for contracted assignments, rather than hiring an internal employee to accomplish these tasks. This ultimately saves the company money by not having to offer insurance and pay taxes on another employee, which is particularly important in maintaining small business enterprise status.
MUIPR brings you the top three most successful and best-rated e-lancing websites to build your online reputation and develop your client list.
Fiverr: Fiverr gives freelancers the opportunity to sell samples of their services for $5 each, with options for the buyer to add on to each gig they purchase. Sellers on Fiverr have a wide range of offerings, from programmers fixing issues on WordPress to graphic artists designing logos to writers creating original content for company blogs.
oDesk: oDesk boasts on its front page that it is the largest freelancing online community, where over one million companies come to hire freelancers to complete tasks for them. There are significant perks to using oDesk as a buyer and seller, including the protection of purchasing and selling through a reputable service. oDesk expands its industries for freelancers to include virtual assisting and accounting services, as well.
Elance: Elance operates similarly to oDesk, and it has a highly respected name in the online freelancing community. Microsoft, Cisco, and Disney are all buyers of services on Elance, giving sellers the opportunity to touch large corporations from the comfort of their own home. At the time of this writing, over $1.3 billion has been earned by freelancers on Elance, since its establishment in 1999.
Have you ever used a freelancing service online? What was your experience? Do you have another favorite site? Let’s talk business here, or find me on Twitter @TiffaniJPurdy