Whether you’re looking into freelancing as a part-time supplemental gig or you are aspiring to turn it into a career, there are a variety of professional services you can sell online to earn some extra cash. With the right gigs and level of motivation, you could even earn enough for freelancing to be your main source of income!
Throughout my short few months as a freelance ghostwriter, I have seen many questions about the types of services that can be offered through online freelancing. I’ve seen these questions on Facebook support groups, Twitter, and even in the comments section of TikToks videos.
There are endless amounts of gigs you can sell online to support bloggers, online businesses, and even brick-and-mortar companies that have come online to seek help from online freelancers. Freelance service sites such as Fiverr, Upwork and more offer a variety of gig options! Don’t worry, not all freelance gigs require you to be a writer. Here are five popular freelancer services you can successfully sell online:
If you go to the Fiverr website you will find that Logo Design is one of the first gigs offered under the “Graphics & Design” tab. This is probably because it is one of the most highly sought-after services by buyers! New bloggers, website creators, and businesses are hiring online freelancers to help them create the perfect logo for their brand. Also, professionals who have been in the game for awhile are often looking for a way to update and modernize their outdated logos.
If you have a good eye for design and a program to help you create, Logo Design could be a fun and profitable gig for you to offer. This category is fairly saturated with sellers, but that does not mean you are not capable of breaking into this category and becoming a successful Logo Design freelancer.
Post updated and attractive samples of your work for potential customers and, once you receive your first order, practice great customer service. After you receive a few positive reviews other buyers will be more likely to book a gig through your business!
Those heading online to receive help with resume building are usually on a deadline and are seeking quick turnaround services. In many cases, they just found a job they would like to apply for and they know there is a need to send in a professionally-written resume as soon as possible.
Gathering all of the information needed for a resume can be a daunting task in itself. On top of that, writing all of that information down in the perfect way that will impress a potential boss can be intimidating. It’s no wonder why so many people choose to hire a professional freelancer to assemble their resumes!
Freelancers looking into Resume Building services should be quick to respond to messages and skilled when it comes to researching various professions. You have to be ready to create a resume for a retail store manager, and then quickly pivot to write up a resume for a high school math teacher. It’s also helpful if you are able to explain and educate your customers on Resume Building best practices.
Resumes will be very different for each individual, and so you may run into a customer who wants to know why you chose to exclude their first job as a dog walker from twenty years ago. Resume Building definitely takes extra patience, but helping others land their dream job is a very rewarding experience.
Apparently, removing the background of images was one of the first popular job offers on freelance websites such as Fiverr and Upwork. In fact, this very specific niche is still quite popular among sellers and buyers. The market for removing backgrounds and creating transparent background PNG files is filled with sellers offering services at rates as low as $5 for a handful of images. However, that does not mean all Image Editing and touchup services have an overly saturated market!
There will always be professional photographers, content creators, and average Joes seeking freelance help when it comes to editing their images. It is common for photographers to reach out and hire freelancers to assist them with image editing during the busy season. Sometimes, content creators know how to take great pictures but they’re not sure how to properly edit their image to fit the aesthetic of their website.
If you do choose to enter into the Image Editing world, come ready with plenty of before and after samples to reassure your future customers of your excellent skills.
Instructional videos, audiobooks, and commercials are just a few examples of common projects that often require voiceover actors. Have you ever started a new job and, within the first few days on the job, had to watch training videos? The person speaking to you on that video is most likely a hired voiceover actor! The same goes for audiobooks and commercials. Oftentimes, the buyer has already completed a script or book and they just need someone with a smooth voice to read it for them so they can finish up their project.
If you feel like you have a great voice that is enjoyable to listen to, Voiceover Acting may be the gig for you! When creating your job offers, it is important that you are clear about the quality and sound of your voice. For example, do you have a more feminine voice or a masculine voice? Is your voice high-pitched or low? Is your deep voice gravelly or smooth? In most cases, the buyer will have an idea of what type of voice they want for their project, and providing them this information ahead of time is very helpful and will save time for both of you.
Do you enjoy researching and writing? That’s great! You’re one step closer to meeting the requirements to become a ghostwriter. What are your thoughts and feelings about allowing others to pass off your writing as their own? If that doesn’t bother you, then becoming a freelance ghostwriter could be a very enjoyable and profitable service you provide. If the thought of someone taking your hard work and publishing it under their own name crushes your soul, you may want to look into guest writing services instead. In my experience, most buyers seeking a freelance writer are wanting ghostwriting services over guest writing, though.
Be prepared to communicate extensively with buyers on their expectations for the final product they are ordering from you. What tone are they expecting you to write in? How many words would they like the final product to be? Do they have preferred keywords for SEO purposes, or do they want you to do that research? The last thing you want, after spending a couple of hours writing a two-thousand word blog, is for the buyer to send it back requesting changes on something that should have been discussed beforehand.
There are a variety of services you can offer as an online freelancer! In addition to the ones discussed above, here are even more freelance gig ideas:
- Book Design
- Social Media Design
- Influencer Marketing
- Survey Creation
- E-Commerce Marketing
- Podcast Writing
- Sales Copy
- Character Animation
- Product Photography
- Web Programming
- Data Entry
- Online Tutoring
- The list is endless!