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