With the high rate of unemployment in Cameroon, getting a job after grad school may be difficult and frustrating.
Are you thinking of how to make money with no employment and little or no money to start up a business? In this article, I will walk you through the process of becoming your own employer with little or no capital by doing Freelance jobs.
First off, what is Freelance?
A freelance job is one in which a person is self-employed. He/she offers services to a company or person without being their employee. Freelancers are not considered employees by the company they work for but rather contractors. Amazingly, most freelance jobs can be done from the comfort of your home.
There are so many different freelance jobs that offer great opportunities. I will only list those which you can start up with little or no capital; maybe just a laptop, a smartphone, and a working internet connection.
Writing is one of the most popular freelance jobs. Many companies and individuals allocate huge sums of money for articles, blogs, travel guides, fiction stories, and other types of written content.
To become a successful freelance writer, you should have a passion for writing and expert writing skills that catch the eye of every reader.
Translating services are one of the most sorts after and highly paid services in the freelance market. Blogs, advertising firms, social media pages, publishers, and even the common individual may require the services of a translator.
However, translation is a job in which the freelancer MUST be fluent in both languages they are translating from and to. If you want to take up translation as a job, only accept work that is related to your background.
⦁ Creative Designer
Many businesses require marketing and advertising which can be achieved with the aid of brochures, business cards, and flyers.
Creative designing is a job that includes projects like brochure and banner design, logo design, and web design.
⦁ Marketing professional
Marketing professionals develop techniques and strategies of advertisements which are used to attract customers to a business.
Working as a freelance marketer can imply running paid Facebook ads. Online marketing professionals need to have fundamental knowledge in areas like SEO, data analytics, user experience, email marketing, and many more.
⦁ SEO Professional
Search Engine Optimization (SEO); also known as Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is one of the most popular freelance jobs. SEO is the process of optimizing the quality and quantity of your website traffic from search engines.
SEO requires some skills which include Google algorithms, knowledge about link building, the Panda Effect, and many more.
Are you able to take up one of the aforementioned freelance jobs but have no idea on how to start?
Websites like Fiverr, UpWork for Freelancers, and Freelancer can help you market your talents by creating an account with any. You can watch YouTube videos on how to set up your Fiverr, Upwork, or Freelancer account. These apps have gigs that cover the above-mentioned freelance job ideas and many more. They also have mobile applications which you can use to easily manage your orders.
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If your skills are not mentioned on our list of possible freelance jobs, do not worry!
You can do more research, and once you are clear on other freelance opportunities which align with your skills, start planning how you can begin your freelancing career. You can also check out these post 10 ways to make money online in Cameroon