What can I freelance to make more money?

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Most definitely WRITING is out. I'm sure you know how bad some people out there want to pay for writing.

I'm looking for a skill to freelance where foreign workers from India / Philippines won't be able to easily undercut us.

What would be a good career / training to get in order to freelance for more dollars $$$
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  • Profile picture of the author usainbolt
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    Personally I think graphics design is one of the best. It's an evergreen industry that's sure to last for years to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamish Jones
    Originally Posted by carlosthemexican View Post

    Most definitely WRITING is out. I'm sure you know how bad some people out there want to pay for writing.

    I'm looking for a skill to freelance where foreign workers from India / Philippines won't be able to easily undercut us.

    What would be a good career / training to get in order to freelance for more dollars $$$
    You can make some great money from being a writer. You just need to find the write clients who understand the value of paying extra for valuable content.

    Plus, you have to actually be able to write!
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  • Profile picture of the author carlosthemexican
    I just think its too much work to look for such clients. The vast majority out there are looking for $1 articles. OMG
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Ebook cover designs is still hot now. You can join Fiverr and offer some services here. Or go and advertise with your own website... displaying your portfolio and past clients - so that visitors can get an idea of the kind of work that you will produce.
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  • Profile picture of the author slicka
    design would be the way to go for sure on this one
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianCorcoran
    High quality content written by a native english speaker that will capture readers attention.

    Website owners like myself are always looking for top quality content and are willing to pay for it.

    Position yourself correctly and you will profit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by carlosthemexican View Post

    Most definitely WRITING is out. I'm sure you know how bad some people out there want to pay for writing.

    I'm looking for a skill to freelance where foreign workers from India / Philippines won't be able to easily undercut us.

    What would be a good career / training to get in order to freelance for more dollars $$$
    Visit fiverr.com and see what other people are offering. Maybe you have some hidden talents you might discover by seeing the offers there.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Before you start looking, make a list of all the skills you have. Then choose one or two that you believe are your best skills and start marketing them.
    Regardless of your skill, it is tough finding clients at times so you have to be patient and persistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doublelinx
    Forget Fiverr.com guys. I would say I'm biased on this one, but you get what you pay for - don't sell yourself short.

    Anyways, here's what we're doing, since we actually hope to sale a few services here on Warriorforum to help promote our own website - find something in the current buy/sell section that isn't being offered. Article writing is being done over and over, but can you target a certain TYPE of writing? Are you fantastic in writing ebooks? Then make your service ONLY about ebooks. Many writers choose to say "I can write about a, b, c, d, e AND f", but that just means they're a jack of all trades and a master of none (something like that). I would concentrate on one niche, and own it. For example, find out what makes a great ebook, read anything you can, and give a few out for free for solid feedback. Feedback is very important.

    What people don't know about Doublelinx (shameless plug) is that we have many people behind the scenes that have sold packages for years on several IM forums. Feedback from there is going to take our website from nothing to something, and it already has as in stages. It works the same way with developing your package - find out what works, and make that better!

    In conclusion - become a master in a certain niche. Learn everything you can about that niche and FOR GOD SAKE, MAKE A GRAPHIC THAT EXPLAINS YOUR SERVICE. We're doing a study on Doublelinx (another shameless plug) and graphics are getting a 30% better sales rate then plain text sales copy! If you spend money on your sales ad, you'll make it back very quickly.

    Oh yea, streamline your stuff as soon as you get too big for your britches. And find a order management system that fits your package - buyers don't like to have to email you all the time to find out about their order.

    Thanks for listening to my shameless plug and rant!
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    I guess the better question you must ask to yourself first is your set of skills. You won't profit from any freelance job if you're skills does not quite fit the job description.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Graphics design, programming or webpage creation are a few of the things that you could try out.
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  • Don't worry about the price or being undercut, you charge what is appropriate for the quality of your service, your aim is not to be the cheapest out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author carlosthemexican
      Well, I'm actually hoping to AVOID Fiverr. That's the whole point of this thread.

      If you were to sell your freelance services for high rate, what would you sell? On top of my head, copywriting, programming, but these can take years to develop.

      There seems to be little in between of

      writing/design TO copy/programming.

      Writing & Design: Easy entry, low pay
      Copy/Programming: Difficult entry, high pay

      I'm looking for something like

      Easy entry, mid-high pay
      Mid entry, mid-high pay
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  • "If you're not actually good at anything, you will receive shit pay for everything."

    - The Buddha
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    • Profile picture of the author carlosthemexican
      Originally Posted by Andy Button View Post

      "If you're not actually good at anything, you will receive shit pay for everything."

      - The Buddha

      So what did the Buddha say you should be good at to receive good pay?
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  • Profile picture of the author flamewave
    Find an affiliate offer, Create an awesome banner and landing page.

    PPC traffic

    Profit and scale
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    • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
      Sign up for paid and high Page-rank press release websites and submit other people's PR. Its hot business and you will easily bag $100 everyday. Try Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author carlosthemexican
      Originally Posted by flamewave View Post

      Find an affiliate offer, Create an awesome banner and landing page.

      PPC traffic

      Profit and scale

      If only where that easy eh? lol affiliate offer. Doesn't work anymore with PPC sites unless 2nd tier and the traffic stinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author missnikki
    I would loooove to be making money for my writing! I think the best way of doing it right now might be to write e-books and sell them.
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  • Profile picture of the author guntisdread
    Originally Posted by carlosthemexican View Post

    Most definitely WRITING is out. I'm sure you know how bad some people out there want to pay for writing.

    I'm looking for a skill to freelance where foreign workers from India / Philippines won't be able to easily undercut us.

    What would be a good career / training to get in order to freelance for more dollars $$$
    If you put emphasis on quality of writing than those people won't be a problem for you. Charge more, offer outstanding quality and that should work.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbx3
    Writing, Graphic Design, Video Creation.
    I'd say writing and graphic design would be your best bet and start.
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  • Writing is still definitely hot up to now, there are a lot of clients who are looking for writers. If you are good in writing it doesn't matter if there are a lot of Indians and Filipino writers as long as you are good you will definitely find someone who needs your service. But if not you may try web design as well.. Good Luck
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