Using Freelance Websites To Telecommute

Written by Nell Taliercio

How is your job hunting going? Have you had problems finding legitimate jobs? I donít know if youíve ever thought about using freelance websites to obtain work at home, but this should be something you look into. It might not be for you, but you never know until you try.

So what wouldrepparttar benefit be to using a freelance website to obtain per project work at home? The first and most obvious benefit is that you would be earning money to help pay your bills, butrepparttar 142276 less obvious benefit would be that you are gaining valuable work at home experience to put on your resume! There are many employers out there that would rather hire a telecommuter that has worked at home before and if you have no work at home experience on your resume, they may go with someone who does.

However, using a freelance website is a bit different. Many timesrepparttar 142277 people postingrepparttar 142278 projects just want to use your services for a short time and for a specific project. They donít necessarily care if youíve worked at home before. Therefore, it could be easier to get a couple projects like this under your belt and then you can place that job on your resume! It will look good to other potential long term employers to see that you have experience working for someone at home.

You might also be able to get projects that you donít have a lot of experience in, but want to do more of to build your resume up. If you want a full time job at home with a company, letís say transcribing, but they all want you to have experience transcribing, it could possibly be easier to get projects off a freelance websites and that way you can build your experience forrepparttar 142279 jobs you really want.

So this sounds great, right? What isrepparttar 142280 downside? I would have to say thatrepparttar 142281 downside if two-fold. One, there are going to be others bidding onrepparttar 142282 same project, more then likely, so you still have competition and many timesrepparttar 142283 winning bid seems to go torepparttar 142284 person who is willing to workrepparttar 142285 cheapest. Not alwaysrepparttar 142286 case, but it does happen. So you might not necessarily make what youíd like to.

The only other downside I personally see is that if you wantrepparttar 142287 security of a full time paycheck, this might not berepparttar 142288 way to get it. You are usually working on a project basis and then when that project is over youíre done, but you need to remember allrepparttar 142289 positive reasons for trying this type of workÖI choose to look onrepparttar 142290 bright side and I would rather have one project that paid me enough to cover a bill forrepparttar 142291 month then no projects and no money. Plus, you never know when you may end up with someone who wants to use you on a more part time to full time and/or exclusive basis. I have a client/friend who uses one of these freelance websites to post projects often, and she would be a great person to work for! Iím sure there are many more people like her posting projects that would be great people to work for.

There are many freelance websites out there. You can go to and type in freelance websites or freelance job websites and Iím sure you will pull them up. The only two Iíve heard much about are and Now as with anything, you need to make sure thatrepparttar 142292 freelance website is legitimate and fully research how you will get paid and if there are any fees. Here is just some very basic information about elance and guru to help you get started:

Telecommuting Website (part One)

Written by Nell Taliercio

"I've heard you talk about building a website to get telecommuting jobs. Can you tell me more about this, and how I would do it?"

If you all listen to, then you might have heard me talk about using a website to help you get a work at home job. Basically, what I said was that in this field, you NEED to stand out fromrepparttar crowd, and you can do this many different ways. One of them is to make a website to showcase you, your skills, experience, portfolio, resume, and more.

I started to answer this question, and before I knew it,repparttar 142275 answer turned into pages and pages! Instead of overwhelming you with too much to read at one time, I'm going to break this into a two part answer.

Why Build a Website? Your main objective is to stand out fromrepparttar 142276 crowd of competition, and this is yet another way to do that. Building your own website shows you're creative, unique, and you are willing to go above and beyond in order to getrepparttar 142277 job.

Think of it this way. You are applying to a job where hundreds of others have applied, too. Now, they won't all be as qualified as you allrepparttar 142278 time, but let's say 100 are. The employer is sifting through resume after resume; then they come across yours. They click on your link, and it opens up... and there you are! With your picture, bio, resume, and allrepparttar 142279 other great stuff I'm going tot talk about below. Don't you think that atrepparttar 142280 very least you would stand out fromrepparttar 142281 crowd? You might not always getrepparttar 142282 job because of a website, but it can't hurt, and it will make you more noticeable.

What to include? Here are my recommendations for your website, but remember, you can do as much or as little onrepparttar 142283 website as you'd like. The website needs to reflect you, and therefore you can add to it or remove from it what you would like. ;)

Your Bio - Include a little bit about yourself, your experience, and your skills. The potential employer can get to know you a little bit right offrepparttar 142284 bat.

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