by Waller Jamison
There are plenty of opportunities for anyone who wishes to
make a bit of extra money or indeed a full-time income as a freelancer.
The internet has made this much easier to work freelance and
if you are not in a job which could be adapted to freelancing, you should start by researching opportunities
Many new careers have sprung up as a result of the success of
the internet, which means that there are many new ways in which to make money.
Apart from email, one of the most popular uses of the
internet is searching for information and good content is the key to getting a good ranking for a
This has opened up a whole new sector to the writing
industry and those who enjoy writing but may not have the training to become a journalist or the time to
wait for publishing deals for their works of fiction, may find that writing for the internet is a realistic
Ghostwriters or plr writers are in demand and can bid for
jobs on sites such as elance. Plr or private label rights is the name given to articles, reports and e-books which
are sold individually or as part of a package, often on a site where members pay a monthly subscription, and which
can be edited, completely rewritten and bundled for use on buyers sites or in their emails or as products which
they can sell.
Another internet related possibility for the freelance worker
is programming - with the speed of development in computer techonology there is a constant need for new and better
Alternatively, graphic design is very much in demand with the
huge volume of new websites created each year. People setting up their own sites need page design, logos,
templates, e-book covers and so on.
Photography is also a popular freelance
choice, with digital cameras making the whole process, from taking the photos to selling and publishing online,
easy and efficient.
The internet also provides opportunities for teaching and
coaching and so anyone with skills and experience in a subject which is in demand - either for academic purposes or
as a hobby - can set up a site and provide lessons online or by email, phone or Skype.
Of course, teaching or tutoring does not need to be done
online and, depending on the subject, can be done in your own home, a local community centre, hall, college or in
the student's home.