69 Easy freelance job ideas for beginners

Are you looking for online freelance job opportunities to start your freelancing journey?

So to help you get started I’ve listed 69 online freelance job ideas that you can start even if you are a beginner.

I’ve listed these job ideas based on my experience (10 years) in the freelance industry as a WordPress consultant and with the help of other online freelancing platforms.

Website Development

1. Front-end developer

If you know HTML, CSS and Javascript you can easily provide freelance services as a front-end developer. Although knowledge of any js frameworks like React, Angular or Vue js would give you more opportunities.

2. Back-end developer

Back-end development is another great freelancing option. If you know any server-side languages like PHP, Python, etc. you can easily take up back-end development freelancing projects.

3. Full stack developer

If you have experience in both front-end and back-end development you could easily offer full stack development services generally at a higher price.

4. WordPress consultant

If you know how to make a complete WordPress website it can be a blog, website, e-commerce, LMS or anything else with the help of various plugins you can get freelance projects as a WordPress consultant. This is what I’ve been doing for years.

5. WordPress expert

A WordPress expert is someone who can customize the WordPress themes and plugins according to the requirement.

6. WordPress plugin developer

People need custom plugins to solve their specific problems. If you know how to make plugins you can offer these services as a freelancer.

7. Website maintenance

You can help people maintain their website with regular updates, security checks, fixing small bugs etc.

8. Online website builder expert

If you are an expert in any online website builders like Wix, Squarespace etc. you can offer those as freelancing services as well.

9. Email template designer

People need custom-designed email templates for their email marketing, it can be platform specific like Mailchimp, Convertkit etc. or platform-independent.

How to get website development projects?

To get any type of web development freelance project you must have some live projects to show. If you’re a beginner you can use GitHub or Codepen to host your projects so clients can see your coding standard.

To find clients you have to participate in various coding-related Facebook groups and forums where people share their problems and you can help them. By doing so you can build relationships with other coders and clients as well.

App/Software Development

10. App/Software developer

If you have the right skills, you can develop apps/software for people as a freelancer.

11. App/Software tester

You can help companies with testing their apps/software to find bugs.

How to find app/software-related clients?

Similar to web development you must have some live code to demonstrate. You can also contribute to other people’s code on Github which can lead to freelance opportunities as well.

Graphic Designing

12. Logo designer

You can make logos for businesses and individuals.

13. Web designer

Designing website layouts can be a great freelance job idea.

14. UI/UX designer

You can design the website interface and how it will interact with its users.

15. App/Software UI/UX designer

As a freelancer, you can design the UI/UX of apps/software.

16. Graphic designer

You can help people with graphic design needs like banner designing, social media post designing etc.

17. Infographic designer

Creating infographics to help people represent their information and data in a beautiful visual format.

18. Print media designer

Designing various print media items like brochures, flyers, visiting cards etc.

19. Icon designer

You can design custom icons for your clients.

20. Book cover designer

Book authors need a good book cover for their books so if you specialize in this you can do this as a freelancer.

21. Worksheet designer

You can design various educational worksheets.

22. Printable designer

You can help people with various printable designs like planners, schedulers, calendars, editable pdf etc.

23. Album designer

You can design various albums like music albums, wedding albums etc.

24. Cartoon character designer

If you are good at making cartoons you can design custom cartoon characters.

25. Background designer

You can design backgrounds for games, apps etc.

26. Texture/Pattern designer

You make textures or patterns for both print and online.

27. T-shirt designer

You can make some trending t-shirt designs.

28. Photo editor

If you know photo editing software like Photoshop you can offer various photo editing services like photo resizing, cropping, background removal etc.

29. Magazine layout designer

You can design beautiful magazine layouts.

30. Packaging designer

Businesses need package designs for their new products, you can offer that services as a package designer specialist.

31. Photo retouching

If you are good at improving distorted photos you can do photo retouching as a freelancer.

32. Font designer

Creating custom fonts for web and print.

33. Invitation card designer

Design various beautiful invitation cards like wedding cards, birthday cards etc.

34. Digital artist

As a freelance digital artist, you can create digital arts for your clients.

35. Tattoo art designer

You can create custom tattoo designs for tattoo artists.

36. Resume layout designer

You can design creative resume layouts for job seekers and fellow freelancers.

37. Jewelry designer

Create modern and trending jewelry designs.

38. Storyboard designer

You can create storyboards for animations, ads etc.

39. Concept artist

You can take your storyboarding skills one step higher to concept artist. Here you need to provide interesting and compelling concepts for animation, ads etc.

40. Presentation designer

Convert texts or ideas into beautiful presentations for businesses.

How do you find freelance graphic design clients?

For most graphic design jobs you have to have an online portfolio, it could be your own website but preferably on sites like Behance and Dribbble where clients search for graphic designers.


41. Blog writer

One of the most common forms of freelance writing job is blog post writing. You can write blog posts for various blogs. The more niche specific the better it is.

42. Copywriter

If you can write persuasive content for marketing and ads you can be a copywriter. Copywriting can be a high-paying freelancing skill.

43. Web content writer

As a web content writer, you can write content for the about us page, home page etc.

44. eBook writer

Online content creators often create guides, tutorials, strategies etc., and want to publish them in the form of ebooks, you can help them as an ebook writer.

45. Writing translator

As a writing translator, you can translate content into different languages.

46. Transcription writer

You have to convert the content of audio or video in the form of text. If the video is non-english often you have to transcript it into English.

47. Proofreader

As a proofreader, you have to read other people’s content and check for any errors like grammar, spelling, punctuation etc.

48. Editor

As an editor, you have to build the content strategy and planning, communicate with all the writers to maintain proper standards, proofread, schedule and publish content.

49. Guest post writer

Do you have contact with multiple fellow bloggers and you post there regularly then you can write guest posts for other brands on those blogs and charge per blog post. You can easily charge $100 per blog post and the rate could go higher depending on the authority of the blogs you’re posting on.

50. Ghostwriter

It is similar to a guest writer you write blog posts for others but the only difference is that it will be in their name, not yours hence you can charge more price for ghostwriting.

51. Product description writer

Can you write product descriptions in such a way that it can increase sales, then you could try as a product description writer.

52. Resume writer

Help job seekers get a job by writing attractive resumes.

53. Technical writer

It’s about writing technical things like documentation or manual for a software.

How to find freelance writing jobs?

To find freelance writing jobs you can try various online writing job boards like the Problogger job board.


54. Video editor

If you like to edit videos you can provide your freelance video editing services to various youtubers and businesses.

55. Intro and outro creator

If you know how to make creative intro and outro videos you can do that for businesses and individuals.

56. Explainer video

Create explainer videos for products and services.

How to get freelance clients for video work?

For this, you have to know who is your ideal client and where you can find them like Youtube or individual websites. You have to personally reachout to them with an example showing how you improve upon their work.


57. Audio editor

You can edit audio for podcasts and youtube videos.

58. Voice over artist

If you have a good or unique voice you can be a voice over artist for videos or animations.

59. Audio translator

You can translate the audio from an international language to english or english to another language or one language to another language.

Finding audio-related freelance projects

The approach should be similar to finding video clients, in addition to that you could look for job opportunities within your friend and family circle just to create the sample work.


60. Email marketing

You could create effective email marketing campaigns for businesses and individuals to increase their sales.

61. Lead generation

You can set up various campaigns to help businesses in generating more leads.

62. Sales funnel expert

If you have great copywriting skills and know how to convert a visitor into a customer, you can create sales funnels for businesses. This can be a really rewarding freelancing skill.

63. Digital marketer

You can help businesses generate more sales and lead through paid ads like Facebook ads, Google ads etc.

64. Social media manager

Manage and grow various social media profiles of individuals and businesses.

65. Content marketer

Create content marketing strategies for online businesses to grow organically.

66. SEO expert

If you know how to rank a website on google and other search engines, you can provide SEO services to others as a freelancer.

How to find freelance marketing gigs?

To find freelance marketing projects you must have some work experience in the respective field. If you are skilled enough in marketing you can use your marketing skills to find projects.

Online Support

67. Virtual assistant

Help people in managing various aspects of their business remotely, like scheduling meetings, making calls, managing online accounts etc.

68. Customer support

You can be a customer support agent for various online businesses to help onboard new customers, support existing customers etc.

69. Data entry operator

If you like to type then you can help people with data entry services. Tasks include inserting data into a database or excel sheet from a document.

How to get an online support role?

For these types of roles, you have to reachout to individual websites and businesses to see if there is an opening.

For example, most hosting companies often look for customer support agents, and individuals with growing businesses often look for virtual assistants, so you have to find those opportunities.

Can you get freelance projects as a beginner?

If you’re an absolute beginner with no experience you’ll have a very hard time finding freelance projects. You at least need some sort of experience in the respective field to find freelance work.

As a beginner, you can try data entry jobs, basic graphic designing or video editing jobs if you know the work.

But in most cases especially in marketing, you need good work experience in order to find freelance work because you’ll be competing with other freelancers directly or indirectly.


So I’ve listed a whole bunch of ideas for online freelancing and I hope these ideas will help you in finding the perfect freelance job for you.

If you have any other job ideas for online freelancing or you perhaps work in something that is not listed, please do share with us.

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