7 Websites for Freelancers to Earn Extra Money While Social Distancing2 min read

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You can buy almost anything you want online—toothpaste, books, or toilet paper (it’s back in stock!). On digital work platforms like the ones listed below, you can also buy nearly any service—often from someone halfway around the world, sometimes for just a few bucks. 
This is also a fantastic way for people to take the skills they currently have and earn extra money while most states are ordered to shelter at home. 
Lighting Designers, lighting techs, and anyone in event production can decide what they’re skilled at and list it as a service on one of these sites. If you happen to have other skills like Photoshop, SEO, or coding, you can use those too! Even if you’re just a novice at these skills, after doing a few jobs for people, your talents will improve greatly – all helping to make you a more valuable person to the industry when this Coronavirus mess has passed. 

1. Fiverr

This is probably the most popular of all the Freelance platforms. You can sell your skills and expertise on just about any topic you can think of. No matter how crazy you think your talent or skill is, there is always someone willing to pay for it on Fiverr.  

2. Peopleperhour

Empowering people worldwide to live their work dream building their business from the ground up and becoming financially and professionally independent. Offers are an excellent way for clients to test out ideas and build lasting relationships with freelancers. 

3. Upwork

Through Upwork businesses get more done, connecting with freelancers to work on projects from web and mobile app development to SEO, social media marketing, content writing, graphic design, admin help and thousands of other projects. Upwork makes it fast, simple, and cost-effective to find, hire, work with, and pay the best professionals anywhere, any time. 

4. Freelancer

The world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through our marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services. 

5. SEOclerks

Seoclerks is heavily invested in online marketing and search engine optimization. In fact, this is the go-to place (even better than Fiverr) if you have experience in this field. The traffic here is fantastic, and work produced here is known to have fetched right up to $999. 

6. Fourerr

If you couldn’t tell by the name, Fourerr is a Fiverr clone, but don’t let that keep you from listing your talents there. It has a very active community of people looking for training and projects. 

6. Gigbucks

Another site similar to Fiverr, but there is no registration fee and no preset limit on how many gigs a provider can set his hand on. 

While the Events Production industry is dark, we are all trying to find ways to better ourselves, and having a little extra income coming in never hurt anyone. You have a very specific set of skills that others are looking for, and with these sites, you can get help finding those individuals. Don’t forget to check out our Social Distancing Gig Guide: Tips for the COVID19 Downtime for more ways to fill your time and get through this in a better place. 
If you find success with any of the websites listed above, or have experience with them already, tell us about it in the comments. 

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