Welcome to another edition of the Destiny Architecture Blueprint for your business! A newsletter about the content creation life.
Over the past year, I've tried quite a few freelance gigs. One year ago today, I wasn't able to work. I was having a hard time recovering from an illness and didn't know when I'd be able to do much again, like:
- Go up and down stairs
- Work outside the home
- Get through an 8-hour shift
I looked online for ways to "make money from home," which is always a bad idea 💡 because you end up finding only low-pay gigs and content mills. But a girl had to eat!
It should go without saying that there's no such thing as a quick buck.
I'd like to save you from wasting your time on some of these time-wasters. You'll put in the time but won't get much out of them. What's worse, these ALL come up when you search online for queries like, "How to Make Money From Home!" or "10 Ways You Can Begin Working Remotely As A Freelancer!"
Here Are The Ones I Wouldn't Waste My Time On If I Were You—And Why
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Which Site Worked Out Well For Me?
Fiverr was my favorite of all the "gig economy" sites I've tried in the past year. I wrote a bit of SEO web copy on there and got some good reviews. Occasionally, I'd get a client who wouldn't leave a review. But overall, my experience working on Fiverr has been positive.
You can set your own gigs and rates. It's very private and secure. (Maybe too private in order to ensure clients don't meet up with your off Fiverr to circumvent getting paid through it, as Fiverr takes a percent).
You won't get paid right away, which is the only drawback. Fiverr also offers lots of courses to ensure you can get the most out of the platform.