Posted on | March 24, 2008 | No Comments
I’m constantly on the hunt for more business and job opportunities for my readers. I know that many people are antsy about where their next paychecks are coming from. So, I want to ensure that I provide resources to help you fill in some of the gaps.
Today’s post focuses on one-time or short-term jobs, or gigs. I’m focusing on gigs because they are a bit easier to land than contract or consulting work. You can fairly easily compete against others in the market. It won’t cost you thousands to get started. And, there are already organizations, communities and other resources in place to facilitate the introduction of buyers and sellers of talent.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR NEXT GIG
Check out the latest freelance jobs from around the Web
Read “Finally, a Work from Home Opportunity That’s Not a Scam!” – This relevant and informative post features 10 websites and organizations that I’ve vetted and found to offer, bonafide work-from-home opportunities.
Read “More Real Work-From-Home Opportunities” – Another informative post that adds an additional 3 resources.
iFreelance.com – Freelance jobs posted for freelance legal, PR, intellectual property, videography, writing and other professionals. Just over 18oo users were online when we visited. Post your profile and portfolio for $3.91-$6.58 per month (based on basic, gold and silver membership levels) and start bidding on gigs. No commission on the work you win.
Elance.com – Freelance jobs for writing, Web design and development, admin support, finance, legal, design, sales and marketing professionals. A basic profile is free and use can use it to post “a few proposals”. Elance does take a commission on any work you win (6.75% to 8.75% depending on your level of earnings), and a professional membership costs just $9.95/month.
Craigslist.org/Gigs – Craigslist is a working marketplace, but it is still fraught with scams. Stick with local gigs with local employers and don’t provide too much identifying information until you get theirs. There are actually some very good gigs listed from time to time.
NOTE: Be wary of sites that allow you to post jobs and profiles for free. They are generally not reputable and filled with scammers. The sites and resources I’ve listed are not free, but the security and reputability are well worth the cost.