Upwork is the name of a website dedicated to matching freelance workers of all kinds to employers, and vice versa. It was created from a merger of the sites oDesk and Elance. It has a reputation as a site that is now very hard to get established on as a freelancer. Sure, you could easily pick up a few gigs as someone new to the site…if you would like to get paid under minimum wage. Nonetheless, many freelancers find genuine career success there, and it does have a lot of good stuff. Services offered vary from website design to accounting to article writing. I present to you some of the greatest gigs I have spotted, just today!
Convert One PDF to Word
I am not sure what to say about this. Is there something more difficult about this that I am missing? It’s not a very good way to spend your workday. After you spend an hour messaging back and forth, after the guy makes sure that you can indeed do something that he could type into a Google search bar, after the Skype interview that he insists upon, you will get rewarded with five whole bucks.
Write a Little Book
The average amount of words on page in a 12 Times New Roman font is about 500 words. It’s safe to say that it takes about 30 minutes to do with not much research for the seasoned writer. So if you wanted to type this guy’s ebook of 30 pages, it might take you 15 hours to complete (at minimum here). Write this book that you will undoubtedly not profit anymore on for a whopping total of $100 or between $6-7 an hour. Oh, and the best part is that he’s not looking for beginner writers. Amazing! I think I would rather run a cash register.
Translate an Uncommon Language
When you are searching for someone to translate a language that around half a percent of people in the entire world speak (mostly located in an area of dire poverty), be sure to stress how little you are going to pay that person. Go ahead, add an unpaid test project. Oh wait, you did.
Explore for yourself. Don’t be angry; see the humor!