I did create this blog to act as a Freelancer guide to making money and outsourcing online, to help employers and freelancers to find their way through the various freelance services and challenges. I have started out as a freelancer 8 years ago to make money online and I did outsource quite some of the work I am not proficient in and I have come a long way since. You can expect to get a lot of content over the next few days. Just to list a few topics that will be covered :
- What Freelance platform to use, including a comparison and charts.
- Reviews about the top online freelancing platforms
- How to post a job in order to attract the correct person.
- How to increase your chances of landing a freelance job.
- Various other articles, based on my expertise.
- How to make money as a freelancer online
- How to reduce your costs as a small business/startup or simply as someone who needs a bit of help by outsourcing the job to the correct freelancer.
Reputation and Ranking make or break a Freelancer
Before I start blogging, I would like to tell you a few things about myself. My freelance handle is shakoush2001, I am a technical wizard of all sorts, I am an open source advocate and I hold various technical certificates “CISSP CEH RHCE PMP ITIL VCP” just to name a few.
I have been a freelancer for 8 years, I have made quite a chunk of money and reputation in the online world, I did make a few bucks on some projects and 20K on others.
I am the top ranking experts-exchange.com Linux expert of the year 2008.
I do have clients from all over the world. But again, anyone can claim that, so lets get down to a few facts. To the left you can see my reputation and the number of reviews. 5.0/5 on a 101 reviews. That means as a freelancer you have to do the job right each and every time to keep getting good jobs. More on how to do that in the articles.
Being a top ranked freelancer got me a lot of work
I currently rank as 1189 out of 10,123,573 at Freelancer.com which puts me in the top 0.01% of all Freelancers on that site. My expertise level is 20 which is the top level and this means I did get the maximum number expert points as freelancer.com actually does hand out. So I can claim that I do know what I am talking about :).You can verify the above by visiting my profile by clicking here.Please do let me know your comments and if you land a great freelancer or make a dime or two as a result of reading my articles.
If you would like to hire me please do contact me directly or by use the hire me button on my Freelancer.com profile page.