Starting a Full-Time Online Career
I work on Upwork, my own blog, RedBubble, Etsy, Read Cash, and a few paid-to-post sites. Do you know where I spend most of my time? Well, I spend more time on Upwork than anywhere else. What is that so? Well, I make most of my money on upwork. In fact, more than 60 percent of my income comes from upwork. After upwork, I spend more time on Redbubble and Etsy. I sell products through these platforms and make really good money, therefore, I should also give more time on these sites. Do you know where I spend the least time? I spend the least time on paid-to-post sites as I do not earn as much as I earn from other platforms. I work on these platforms only when I have nothing to do on upwork or Etsy and Redbubble. Despite not earning much, I am still with these sites because I can make most of my spare time.
I started with upwork. I was continuously bidding on jobs for more than 3 months before I was hired. Can you imagine, I spent hours searching for jobs, bidding on jobs, writing applications, and even sitting on interviews every day for more than 3 months before someone decided to hire me. In order to increase my chances of getting hired, I had to lower my asking rate by 50 percent. Currently, Upwork brings me 60 percent of my total income. If I did not have patience, would I ever succeed on Upwork? I have a blog and I make passive income from my blog. I had to work on my blog for over 6 months before I earned $1. If I was not patient enough, would I be able to generate income from my blog? Therefore, if you do not have patience, you cannot earn. You need to work hard, work smart and be patient.
I am a programmer, I design and develop websites and mobile apps. I also develop software. Programming is a lucrative career if you are very good at it. However, when you are working online, you need skills in multiple areas and you should never depend on one skill or career field. That's why I started a lot of things from writing on paid-to-post sites to blogging, selling on e-commerce marketplaces, etc. When I started freelancing online, I did not know how to write, but I learned the skills, Today, I am earning from my blog as well as from paid-to-post sites, as well as article sites. However, I would also like to learn other skills. I am thinking to try my hands on blockchain development. This is the most lucrative career in the modern age and blockchain has revolutionized everything from digital money to how we work and interact on the internet.
Do you know what the best thing about working online is?
Well, you can create a job for yourself even when no one is hiring you!
Let me explain what I mean by creating a job for yourself.
Imagine you are a writer but no one is hiring you to write. However, you don't have to worry. Since you are a writer, you can write a book and publish on KDP, you can start blogging, you can start publishing on paid-to-post sites (forums as well as article sites)
If you are a graphic designer, but if no one is hiring you or you do not have any assignments at your hand, you can start creating graphic designs like social media templates, printables, workbooks, digital art, etc. start selling on the various marketplace.
If you are a programmer and if no one is hiring you, you can create a course and sell through learning sites.