Freelancer.com describes itself as the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. For the drafter this means you can hire or find contract work in the CAD / BIM related industries. I have noticed the bulk of the work available is Architectural in nature. But there are also many projects in other disciplines, such as structural, civil, mechanical and building services.
Hiring people and finding work for yourself, on this website, are the obvious ways to make money. There are also two other ways you can make money from Freelancer.com. These will be discussed in detail later.
Freelancer.com statistics at 10th December 2013:
- Users: 9,588,418
- Projects posted: US$1,312,410,377
- Projects: 5,213,311
A good size marketplace. So next question: How do we drafters make cash with them?
Top 4 Ways To Make Money
This is my list of the top 4 ways to make money online with Freelancer.com. In each way, I will discuss how you can make an income, some tips for using Freelancer, and general observations from hands on experience.
In my experience to date, the most money you can make from Freelancer.com is hiring people to do CAD work for you. You can digitize work and send it anywhere in the world for a fraction of what it would cost locally. Costs are down and profits, therefore, should be up. READ MORE….
The following is a case study in making money with Freelancer.com as a Freelancer. Almir works in Serbia and makes money online with Freelancer.com. The stated skill set is “2D drawings in AutoCAD and 3D modeling in 3ds MAX”. How much is she making? Who is she making it from? What are the costs? READ MORE….
One exciting way to earn money online with Freelancer.com is the Affiliate Program. It’s exciting because you could be making money while you sleep. I started promoting this a few weeks ago in earnest and have already earnt some US dollars. I will share with you my secrets. READ MORE….
Freelancer Limited shares floated on the Australian Stock Market (ASX:FLN) on the 15 November 2013. The intra-day peak on the first day was 420% higher than the IPO price!!! So what about now? Can we still make money from the shares? READ MORE…