If you want to be able to review projects and bid on them, you need to be registered with freelancer.com It is free for employees, and you should not underestimate this step. There is more to it than just filling out your details and picking some qualifications.
Five steps how to register and start freelance jobs now (within 5 minutes):
- Go to freelancer.com
- Click Sign Up, fill the form
- After submitting, check your email and click link in the email to validate registration.
- Choose your skill or qualifications (Menu Profile -> My Skill)! Completing profile is important key to make money as a freelancer.
- Start bidding on projects (Menu Make Money -> Bid on Project) to make money.
You need to review the types of projects featured on the site, and accordingly choose the expertise needed for your preferred freelance projects. It is important that you will be able to choose a limited number of these initially, so ensure you will pick the ones you are more likely to be able to complete projects on.
You also have to clearly state if you have any qualifications relevant to different types of projects, like a degree in web design, or a formal journalism degree. It is going to count, and you cannot keep on changing your profile too often. You might also want to include some references, if you have them, as you will not have any reviews when you are bidding on your first project. You need to give employers a reason why to trust you.
Next you will have to write your short introduction paragraph, detailing why the employer should pick you. You should tell them about your background, previous jobs related to your profile. It is also extremely important that you include a real profile photo, that increases credibility and builds up trust.
After you have set up your profile, you can view it any time clicking on “my external profile”, from menu “my profile -> view profile” You can also subscribe to job alerts matching your expertise and profile. It is a useful feature, as freelancer.com will find you projects automatically, and you can save a lot of time by not having to search for relevant jobs.