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(Last Updated On: May 11, 2017)


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Perhaps you’ve been struggling to find a job, or perhaps you’ve grown bored of the dull nine to five. Whatever the case, it’s time for change, and maybe that change could start with you growing your own business. You might not have tall ambitions to grow an empire with hundreds of employees, but perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being your own boss and growing a talent out of something you actually love doing. If that’s the case then here are some unique ideas for freelancer careers which might just be up your street.


Social media

If you love to spend hours tweaking pictures for Instagram or tweeting and retweeting hilarious things to build up your followers and keep your current followers intrigued then you already have necessary talents to make it in a certain sector of the business world: social media consulting. Social media isn’t just something that serves individuals in their personal life but also businesses when it comes to reaching an ever-larger client base.


Social networks are the platforms through which businesses can reach their potential customers in the modern age, and you might know exactly how to use these platforms to generate success. You could start a freelance business by offering services to other companies in generating traffic, sales, and loyal customers through an improved approach to social media, blogging, advertising and even video marketing on sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Your knowledge is invaluable if you present it as invaluable when you market yourself.



This is perhaps one of the most exciting freelance careers imaginable. If you love playing video games then you likely wouldn’t have to think twice about playing them for your career. Yet, such goals wouldn’t have to be a dream if you put the time into it; gamers with big personalities have built up audiences on YouTube and now do what they do for their job. Even if you don’t want to be thrust into the spotlight, you could still start a career in professional gaming by training so that you can enter tournaments for big money. You could even look into sites such as Foxy Casino to play roulette or blackjack online and try your hand at winning money. The point is that virtual and online games aren’t just fun; they can be a means of living if you put the time into building a career around your talent. You can make money by doing anything if you have skills in that area.


Odd jobs

Perhaps you know that you want to give freelancing a chance, but you’ve no idea what kind of service or product you’d like to offer. There are some great sites out there, such as Fiverr.com and Freelancer.com, which could help the uncertain but determined freelancers reading this. You could browse through some of these sites to get inspiration because people are getting paid to offer weird and wacky services for hundreds and thousands of customers; there’s everything from people videoing themselves dancing in jungles and holding up customized messages to copywriters and web designers.
Perhaps you have a talent which could be transformed into a professional career, or perhaps you’ve always felt that your talents were better placed in much less serious services. Whatever the case, the great thing about sites designed for freelancers is that you don’t have to build a freelancing career out in the wild; you can use a platform which already reaches the correct target audience to propel your business model from scratch. Whilst these sites often take a cut of your profits, it’s a great way to get your freelancing career off the ground and start to make a name for yourself for offering a certain service; you could move business to your own website once things start to take off.


- Chiino

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