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The coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen in the world. And the growing side effect of this is permanent job loss. Very few industries have been untouched however several companies announced job cuts. As the outbreak continues, we are going to see more people staying at home. Many of the us wonder: what now? One thing is for sure — we need to survive. We need to think of different ways on how to earn money. We could put up a small business but this is not enough to support our daily needs and finances. We need another option — freelancing

Introduction to Freelancing:

When you decide to become a freelancer, there are several online platforms where you can get clients or jobs. The most common freelancing platforms are Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Bluerang, lemon.io, and many more. You can search on Google this keyword: freelance platform

Most of the freelancers and clients use Upwork because it offers different functionality and it is easy to use. The best part is, Upwork is free! Here is a guide on how to get approved on Upwork. Did you know Upwork published a study that freelancers can earn up to $255 per hour? You can check it out here: Highest-paying freelance skills of 2020: Top skills on Upwork.

If you do not like to become a freelancer, fret not. Here are some strategies you can use to be able to find a job.

Use Google to Search to look for a job.

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You want to scream because you are excited about this! These are the tools you need: VPN and Google. You can use Hola’s VPN chrome plugin (it’s free for one hour).

First set up the VPN and connect to the US, AU, UK, and other countries you are targeting. Next is to prepare the keywords. Example keyword: intext: looking for PPC specialist  “career”. Study the screenshot below.

From the screenshot, you can see that there are four results that matched your search query. And it’s gold. Click on the result and submit your interest. If you cannot find the form, you can look for the email and email them directly. Sending a direct email is better because you can create enticing subject and you can customize your content.

Keep in mind that the keyword plays an important role to get the best result.

Post your resume online so recruiters can find you.

Resumes work best when they are tailored to specific openings or employers. By posting your resume online, you are given a chance to best present your resume to any legitimate recruiters or employers who view it. Do not forget that the substance of the resume should be worked into your LinkedIn profile.

Best online resume platforms:

Find Job on Linkedin

If you are not familiar with LinkedIn, it is a social media platform for professionals. This platform is the on-the-go tool of company recruiters. That is why building your Linkedin profile is a must.

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The following are some tips to help you make the most of LinkedIn as a job seeker.

Ensure your profile is complete and up-to-date.

Get LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements.

Turn your profile into a portfolio.

LinkedIn has a job section where you can find a list of job openings. You can find it here. This article will help you to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job.

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