More and more people are struggling to pay their bills, they are finding too much month left rather than money after being paid. And this is certainly reflected in the sheer number of food banks that have sprung up throughout the UK, not only to help those on benefits, but for the many who are just not managing to make ends meet.
Anyone with a particular skill can turn that into money by using one of the many freelancing sites that are available. Whether your English is good enough to offer writing services or proof-reading. Your artistic talents are good enough to get paid to design logos or draw portraits. Or even you can translate to another language. Freelancer sites offer you the ability to use your skills to get paid. Such sites as Fiverr https://www.fiverr.com/ and https://www.fivesquid.com/ (Predominantly UK based.), allow you to promote your skills, in return for a commission every time you make a sale. Services can start from as little as $5 (Fiverr) or £5 (Fivesquid) and can be up to several hundred depending on your selling level.
Even if you don’t have a particular skillset such as language or art, or have no technical expertise, you can exchange your time doing such things as data entry, answering the telephone and other non-technical tasks.
Freelancing can be a great way to make some extra cash to pay those bills, and some people have found it to be a viable way of creating a full time income, especially those whose services are in high demand, such as providing social media and SEO services to companies, web designers who will build sites for a fraction of the cost of some of its competitors, the list goes on.
On the flipside of the coin, a lot more companies are using freelancer services as an alternative to employing someone, where it is more feasible to commission a one off job, rather than have all the shackles associated with taking on someone part-time or setting up a short term contract.
Either way, freelancer sites are becoming more popular for those who want to earn more money and for companies who want to save some.
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