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Looking For Extra Work? Here are 5 Gig Platforms You Need To Be On

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Mar 22, 2022
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Patricia Opsima

There are a lot of professions that you can find on any Gig Platforms out there, and there are a lot of Gig Platforms on the internet that you don’t know where to start! Whether you are a beginner in Gig Work or just want more on your side, looking for a platform to find some freelance work can be your starting point. But before finding suitable freelancing work for you, you should at least know your capabilities and limits. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you determine which gig work can suit you, although trying out different gig work can add more experience to your resume since being flexible can be an add-on for employers!

If you’re into multi-tasking, then trying out more than one job might be challenging for you since this requires a lot of time management and patience. Trying out new things can’t be that bad, and gaining more knowledge about something you’re passionate about can make you help others learn about something new as well! Here are some top Gig Platforms that you need to be on:

1. Upwork

Coming in number one is Upwork! Upwork has been a popular site for freelance workers, and it has a variety of work ranging from Web Developers and Customer Supports. You can also hire professionals if you want to learn more or are willing to pay them for what you need, and being with Upwork, as a Talent can help your skills grow and decide how much you want to be paid. Since Upwork is popular, four companies support and trust them: Microsoft, Airbnb, Bissell, and GoDaddy.
You can visit their webpage here: ​​

2. Freelancer

If you want a wide range of work, then Freelancer might be for you! Freelancer has a broad set of categories to choose from, especially if you are good with two or more types. These include IT, where you can offer art commissions, and up to Education, where you can Tutor people worldwide. Like Upwork, you can post your project and the price of how much you want to get paid per hour.
You can visit their webpage here:

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is made by an Israeli company, where you can also find and offer some freelance work on this site. Like any other Gig Platforms, you need to sign up before doing freelance work. However, the site has a minimalistic feature that sectors their marketplace into nine categories which are the following:

  • Graphics and Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Writing and Translation
  • Videos and Animation
  • Music and Audio
  • Programming and Tech
  • Business
  • Lifestyle Which include tutoring and crafts making, and lastly
  • Data

If you are interested in getting a freelance job on Fiverr, you can visit their webpage on this link here:

4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a top-rated site for finding suitable jobs for you and your location. In entering the site, unlike the previously mentioned web pages, you need to log in or sign up before seeing jobs that might suit your liking. Though more common job offers in LinkedIn are full-time jobs, there might be click baits on LinkedIn, too, so you need to be extra careful when choosing the career. Reading the job description would be highly recommended since freelance jobs offer remote work if you want to work in your home comfortably.
If you want to search for freelance jobs on LinkedIn, here’s the webpage link!

5. PeoplePerHour

Most people don’t talk much about this site, but PeoplePerHour is like any other freelance site. It might seem complicated, but there are nine categories on their site, which are:

  • Technology and Programming
  • Writing and Translation
  • Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Video, Photo, and Image
  • Business
  • Music and Audio
  • Marketing, Branding, and Sales, lastly;
  • Social Media

Under these categories, there are also subcategories which are the positions that you may want as a freelancer or a gig worker. You might also need to sign up or log in before accepting a freelance job and posting a project here on PeoplePerHour. 

If you want to try exploring the site, you can access the site’s webpage here:

Key Takeaway:

Perks of Working From Home

Looking for a freelance job is a hard thing to do, especially if you’re new or you want to have more income than just receiving a payment from one gig. Finding more than just one or two gigs can be beneficial for you as you can earn more money than usual, but remember that you should carefully know what type of job suits you. Learning new things can be challenging, even if it is a new milestone for you and your future. Whether you are in need of desperate money, you should also know your body’s limits and know when to take care of yourself, which is an essential part of whether you’re a freelancer.

Patricia Opsima

SEO Specialist
Gig Platforms

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