Sunday, September 22, 2013

Freelancers making big money in India.

Times of India finally acknowledged Indian freelancers role in Indian economy.

Times of India carried front page news about how Indians are earning full time income as freelancers working from their home. I am glad that the top newspaper in India finally gave credit to Indians who are bringing in U.S. dollars to India without going to the U.S.

One of the top freelancers’ marketplaces says it offers 400 free skill tests for freelancers which when passed enable them to make bids to thousands of online jobs ranging from software development, mobile applications, video game developments, web designing and article writing.

Rich Pearson, chief marketing officer at Elance, says, “India is ranked as our second highest freelance earning country last quarter with about one lakh freelancers and another one lakh Indians offering jobs.” He added that hiring of Indian freelancers was growing at 46% annually. claims Indians are among top freelance service providers, behind only those from the U.S.  Odesk is the second big marketplace for freelancers.  

I started offering training on various skills to Chennai based freelancers in 2008 in my Blogging Academy after 'The Hindu' published an interview of me. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

 Some of the skills that are in good demand are:
·         Article writing
·         Directory submissions
·         Signature marketing
·         Blogging
·         Social bookmarking
·         Infographic submission
·         Press release writing and submissions
·         Social media marketing
·         Web commenting
·         Link Building
·         Local SEO
·         Classified advertising (ad posting)
·         Review writing

Times of India made a mention of one Mr. Pankaj Sarma, a 30-year-old mass communication postgraduate from New Delhi who is earning about Rs 1 lakh monthly from content, advertising and script writing as well as internet marketing assignments.

Another freelancer from Chennai is named John Hingkung, a B.Com student at Loyola College, Chennai. He says he has been earning a stable income by doing search engine optimization (SEO), content writing and freelance writing assignments.

The high paying jobs are grabbed by technically qualified people while writers make a decent income per month. That leaves out those who are neither qualified technically nor has the writing skills. They can join thousands of Indian freelancers by doing simple clerical jobs online such as copy and paste work that include social bookmarking, directory submissions and infographic submissions.

Anyone from India, preferably from Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu can contact me to learn any of the above mentioned skills to become a self employed Internet worker. My trainings are practical and include a list of places where there are jobs for the skills they have learnt.

For a preview of various online money earning opportunities as freelancers, please view the slide shows located below:




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