What Are The Types of Freelancing Jobs Online?

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What Are The Types of Freelancing Jobs Online?

Hi again Guys! Sorry for not being able to touch base with you these past 3 days. I got sick and it’s just today that I was able to really work on my blog again.

Anyway, today, I would like to discuss further about the main classifications of freelance online jobs. I bet you are aware of some of the popular online job listing sites and marketplaces like Odesk.com, Rentacoder.com, etc. But what most online job hunters fail to initally define is what type of online job they want to have. There are basically 2 main classifications of online jobs available, based on my experience. These are the retainer type and the project-based type. Let me discuss each of them in detail.

a) Retainer-Based Online Jobs

These are the types of job where you will be hired for an indefinite number of months. You will be paid either weekly, bi-monthly or monthly depending on what you and your clients agreed on. Of course, you can make a request how you want to be paid. This type of job is the one similar to being an employee where you will be asked to do 8 hours of work per day, 5 days a week. This is where the idea of working from home becomes a reality.

In most cases, clients want to hire you full-time. There are cases where some prefer that you do part time jobs (at first) for the purpose of testing and assessing your skills or if the client doesn’t have that much tasks to give you for the meantime. Another thing about this type of job is that, you are not allowed to take in other clients (full-time) because you will end up losing your focus on what he/she wants to be done. Thus, your effectivity & efficiency may suffer. In fact, most clients offering retainer-based types of jobs prefers that their full-time freelancer/virtual assistant only works for them.

b) Project-based Online Jobs

These are the types of jobs bounded by a period of time. Some projects may require the VA to finish it in a short period of time while others may last for about 6 months to even a year. Project-based VAs are required to have the skills needed to do the job before they are hired. One benefit of project-based online jobs is that they pay higher compared to the retainer-based types of jobs, however, stability is unpredictable. If you will pursue projects like these, make sure you constantly market your skills and search for the next set of projects that  you can work on.

Another advantage of project-based online jobs is that you can take as many clients as you want. Now, you only have 24 hours in a day and I am sure you wouldn’t want to spend more than 15 hours of your day for work alone (Believe me, you wouldn’t want that. You may lose your sanity. hehehe). Those who are experienced in doing project-based online jobs usually build a team of other freelancers who will do the task for them. In fact, some just go and look for clients and let others do it.

My Suggestion

I recommend that you go ahead and start looking for a retainer type of online job that pays you not lower than 10k per month. This is highly recommended when you are just starting out because most of these clients are willing to train you and give you materials to study to carry out their purpose. Don’t compete with price, yet. Compete to get the first client and give your best. (Dont worry, we are here to help and support you). What’s important is that every month, you have cash coming in. Once you have gained enough experience and can manage your time well, this is the time you can start getting project-based jobs.

So there you have it, the 2 classifications of online jobs you may want to try. Once you have decided which of the 2 you would like to start with, then it’s time for you to start looking for online jobs. I will share to you on my next post where are the best places to look for both types of jobs.

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