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100+ Easy Freelance Job Ideas For Beginners


Are you still trying to figure out where to start your freelancing career? Here are more than 100 freelance job ideas to help you get started.

With some dedication, skill, and hard work, you’ll be able to make more than $500 a month following these job ideas. You can also do these jobs at home, full-time or part-time. The choice is yours.

I came up with these job ideas after doing a small research on popular freelancing marketplaces, including Fiverr, UpWork, Envato Studio, and People Per Hour. There were plenty of job postings and freelance professionals following these job skills on the marketplaces to guarantee that these job ideas work.

Check out the list and see if you can find a job idea more suitable for your skills.


1. Article Writer

Write articles for online magazines, news publishers, business journals, etc.

2. Blog Writer

Write for company blogs or be a blogger for hire. Keep in mind, writing for blogs requires different skills than writing for magazines and eBooks.

3. eBook Writer

Write tutorials, guides, and strategies that get published as eBooks.

4. Fiction Writer

Write short stories, poems, or even novels for other authors. I do this all the time and made around $800 – $2,000 per job (depends on the content and length).

5. Web Content Writer

Write content for websites (eg: about pages, Privacy, and terms of service pages, etc).

6. Copywriter

If you’re an expert in online marketing, you can be a writer for brands to come up with great content for their online and print promotional campaigns.

7. Writing Translator

Translate text and documents in different languages.

8. Editor

Help other people write great content by showing them their mistakes and improving the overall quality of the work.

9. Proofreader

Got great grammar and writing skills? Then use that skill to fix the errors in other people’s work.

10. Press Release Writer

Write professional and straight-to-the-point news articles for media outlets.

11. Ghost Writer

Write articles and blogs on behalf of other brands or people.

12. Legal Writer

Write letters and documents to be used by lawyers, judges, and others in law.

13. Resume & Cover Letter Writer

Not everyone knows how to write a winning resume or a cover letter. Help those people land a job.

14. Product Description Writer

Write killer descriptions for products and services, works for both online and print.

15. Transcription Writer

Listen to audio files and convert speech to text. Or, write transcripts to be used on audio recordings, such as jingles and audio commercials.

16. Technical Writer

Write product manuals, documentation, technical guides, etc.

17. Guest Writer

If you have a blog or have permission to publish on popular blogs, you can take jobs from brands and services to write about their products.

18. Academic Writing

Help struggling students to write their academic papers and college essays.

Graphic Design

19. Logo Designer

If you’ve got creative skills and knowledge in using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, this is a job that can make you easy money.

20. Photoshop Editor

Edit, resize, fix, convert, and optimize images with Photoshop for other people.

21. Website Mockup Designer

Photoshop is widely used for designing website mockups. It’s a high-paying job if you have the required skills.

22. Photo Editor

Help people enhance their ordinary portraits, change backgrounds, and bring them those photos to a professional level.

23. Photo Retouching

Retouching and adding makeup through Photoshop is one of the highest-paid jobs on Fiverr.

24. Graphic/Poster Designer

Design digital and print posters, Facebook covers, and other types of graphics.

25. Icon Design

Design unique icons for brands and businesses to be used with websites and print.

26. Book Cover Designer

Create book covers for digital and print books.

27. T-Shirt Designer

Know how to design branded T-Shirts? Then this job is for you.

28. Infographic Designer

Infographic design is a high-demand job that pays $400 – $1,000 per design and sometimes even more.

29. CAD Designer

Draft designs related to architecture and structural engineering fields.

30. Vector Designer

Design graphics and content in vector format to be used in print industry.

31. Cartoon Artist

Design comics and cartoons for brands and magazines.

32. Banner/Ad Designer

Design digital and print ads such as billboards, cutouts, and website banners.

33. Wedding Album Designer

Another high-paying job with rising demand.

34. Sketch Artist

Help people turn their ideas into pictures or craft sculptures.

35. Digital Artist

Draw portraits, landscapes, and beautiful artworks using digital software.

36. Vector Illustrator

Draw illustrations and art to be used on websites.

37. Print Designer

Design brochures, leaflets, business cards, etc.

38. Concept Artist

Video games and animation are booming industries. Use your skills to help those developers come up with great concepts for their creative work.

39. Oil Painter

Old-school, but I saw a lot of people selling oil painting as a service on Reddit and a couple of other sites.

40. Flyer Designer

Help businesses promote their products with creative flyer designs.

41. Brochure Designer

Make brochure designs for brands and businesses.

Web Development

42. Front-End Designer

Front-end design is where the look and feel of the website take place.

43. Back-End Developer

The back-end developer is the guy who’s in charge of developing the algorithms for the core of a website or web app.

44. UX / UI Designer

Teach front-end developers how to design websites and interfaces that improve the user experience.

45. Plugin Developer

Develop plugins for websites and WordPress.

46. WordPress Expert

Help people setup their WordPress websites and blogs.

47. Web Font Designer

Design specific fonts and icon fonts to be used with websites.

48. Bug Fixing

Help people figure out what’s wrong with their websites and apps.

49. Server Administrator

Take charge of server-side tasks, such as configuring apps and implementing proper security.

50. Website Builder

Offer domain name, hosting, and website building services to businesses.

App Development

51. App UI Designer

Design user interfaces for mobile apps.

52. App Developer

Develop the backend of mobile apps.

53. Game Developer

Team up with game developers to create great Android and iOS games.


54. Financial Advisor

Teach and give advice to startups and businesses how to handle their money.

55. Legal Consultant

Help businesses and individuals handle legal issues and avoid fraud.

56. SEO Consultant

Show businesses how to optimize a website to rank high on Google to improve traffic.

57. Health Advisor

Give advice to people on how to stay healthy.

58. Parenting Advisor

It’s tough being a parent, especially in this period of time. Teach those new moms and dads how to handle their kids.

59. Fitness Advisor

Help people make diet plans, exercise routines, and to get fit.

60. Career Advisor

Help people choose the right career path and find success with their job. Like what I’m trying to do here.

Video Production

61. Intro Videos

Create introduction videos for businesses and products.

62. Explainer Videos

Create cool videos that explain a product, like that Dropbox video.

63. Video Testimonials

Create videos telling the world how you love certain products. It’s kind of big these days on YouTube.

64. Stop-Motion Videos

Create awesome animations using the stop-motion technique.

65. Video Animator

Create animated video segments for YouTubers and businesses.

66. Social Media Video Creator

Create promotional videos for promoting brands on social media platforms.

67. YouTube Video Editor

Help YouTubers edit and improve their videos.

Audio Production

68. Voice-Over Artist

Got a great voice? Then start using it right.

69. Audio Editor

Help people edit and perfect their podcasts and other audio content.

70. Audio Translator

There are 6,500 spoken languages in the world. People are always looking for someone to help translate foreign audio content to English.

71. Music Composition

Compose background music, sound effects, and jingles.

72. Record Podcast Ads

Help online brands create cool ads to be used with podcasts.

Virtual Assistance

73. Virtual Assistant

Help people run a business by handling their meetings, schedules, tasks, etc.

74. Data Entry

Type printed/hard copy documents and data into digital form.

75. Marketing Strategist

Create effective online marketing strategies for brands.

76. Social Media Manager

Help brands manage their social media channels and keep their followers entertained.

77. Live Chat Agent

Be a live representative for companies to help them make more sales.

78. Recruiting Agent

Help businesses recruit great employees and freelancers.

79. Customer Support Representative

Support customers solve their problems with products and services.

80. Zendesk Consultant

Show people how to better manage customers and support systems.

81. Project Manager

Manage large projects for companies.

82. Bookkeeper

Be an accounting clerk for companies to keep records of their important transactions.

83. Technical Assistant

Assist people and businesses solve their technical issues, such as computer problems.


84. Explainer Video Animation

Create characters and animations to use as explainer videos.

85. 3D Model Designer

Design 3D models for various purposes (furniture, vehicles, etc).


86. Lead Generator

Help businesses increase leads and grow sales through software such as Magento and Zendesk.

87. Presentation Designer

Design and craft content for PowerPoint presentations for various purposes.

88. Online Advertising Expert

Help brands run successful ad campaigns online (AdWords, Facebook Ads, etc).

89. Social Media Editor

Craft content, graphics, and posts optimized for social networks.

90. Email Designer

Design killer emails, email templates, and email designs that get more clicks.

91. Email Outreach

Help brands reach out to other businesses, blogs, and publications via email.

92. Traffic Generation

Show people how to generate traffic for their websites.

93. Write Product Reviews

Be a critique for hire and offer to write product reviews for businesses.

94. Keyword Research

Help people research all kinds of online keywords related to their industry.

95. PR Submission

If you know how to contact popular blogs and publications, offer it as a service to promote special product announcements (eg: latest smartphone releases, app releases, movie releases, etc).

96. Market Research

Help businesses analyze and research the market to learn about their target audience.

97. Branding Services

Create catchy taglines, slogans, and brand names for new companies.

98. Outdoor Advertising

Get in touch with companies to offer to promote them on billboards, spin-boards, etc.

99. Content Strategist

Create content strategies and plans for promoting businesses and brands.

100. Content Marketer

Market branded content developed by brands and businesses.


101. Freelance Photographer

Work as a freelance photographer for local clients.

102. YouTube Thumbnail Artist

Create custom art for YouTubers to use in their video thumbnails.

103. Website Critique

Offer to show all the mistakes in websites and how to fix them.

104. Data Analyst

Analyze data and turn them into excel sheets, graphs, and dashboards.

105. Create Documents

Learn how to work with PDF documents and how to create great eBooks using InDesign.

106. Gaming Help

Believe it or not, there are gamers who are willing to pay to get a boost for their Clash of Clans or League of Legends team. Use your gaming skills to help those guys out.

107. Cooking Lessons

Teach people how to make macaroni and cheese.

108. Makeup Lessons

Not everyone knows how to do it right.

109. User Testing

Offer to test brand new apps, software, and websites for companies to find flaws.

110. Travel Planner

Most people like getting advice from locals on traveling to hit the right spots when they visit.

111. Private Tutor

Teach people how to speak English, play guitar, etc.

112. Twitch Emote Creator

Create Twitch emotes and banners for streamers

If you’ve got any other great job ideas for freelancers, feel free to share them in the comments section.

Did you find this article useful? Then you should check out my book Freelance Like A Pro. It includes 21 lessons and 5 secrets from my freelance career to help you supercharge your journey as a freelancer. Click here to learn more.

Roshan Perera
Roshan Jerad Perera is a freelance writer, blogger, and founder of His main goal is to help others get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
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  • Mr. KingsHOK Jan 13,2023 at 9:29 PM

    Writing is very competitive, and many freelance platforms have people that charge less of what it should be somehow.

  • gulnaz Dec 18,2022 at 11:01 AM

    how I know my work or skill on freelancing? I am new at this stage plz help

    • Roshan Perera Dec 20,2022 at 1:25 PM

      The best way is to find something that you enjoy doing and then figure out if there’s a market for that. Search on sites like Upwork.

  • Irshad ahmad Nov 9,2022 at 11:30 PM

    I like and love this job and I hope it’s successful job

  • Mitradeva Sonowal Jun 22,2022 at 11:49 PM

    Hello I am interested in “Graphic Design” & “Photo Retouching”. So how to get started please suggest .

  • sandra nafuna Feb 4,2022 at 7:44 PM

    Hey Roshan am interested in freelancing writing

  • Aditi Sinha Jan 16,2022 at 4:48 PM

    Hii , I’m interested in writing designing , editing , photography, videography and l like the fashion also can you help me in this, I really want to do freelancing I really want to do something .even u can check my feed as well for editing and check my you tube video . I also make cooking video as well help me on that .

  • AIZE Nov 14,2021 at 11:38 AM

    Hi,Roshan thank you for showing me,some easy freelancing jobs. I am new in freelancing,but I can do fiction writing, logo designing,editing and infographic designing,but I don’t know how to start it up,can you send me some links so I can get started. Thank you for replying in advance,may God bless you.

  • Ali Nov 6,2021 at 9:15 AM

    Can you please explain little bit more about Gaming Help. What marketplace is best for providing such services!

  • Mohammad Ali Nov 4,2021 at 2:00 PM

    I appreciate your work and it really helped a lot to me and I like to or three of them that I can start ASAP! But I’m still wondering like you said Gaming Help!
    What does this mean because I’m gamer for almost 3,4 year played almost most of PC and Mobile games from IGI to Pubg mobile. When you said gaming help what does this mean does it mean I can provide services to help them provide tips, tricks or technical issue solving meaning Game crash related issues. I can you suggest me how to sell this service any piece of advice or article that I can consume to get started!

    • Roshan Perera Nov 8,2021 at 11:52 AM

      There are lots of gamers who now offer coaching services. Like giving advice for games like Fortnite, CS:GO, PUBG. You can create a service around this. Check out Fiverr for some inspiration. I’ve seen people even offering services to play with others.

  • Rajan Sidhpuria Nov 4,2021 at 4:19 AM

    Hi Roshan, I am working as a technical lead in one of the MNC with 14+ years of experience and I am a good backend Java developer. But I am planning to start career as freelancer. Could you please suggest what should be my initial steps.

  • Anold Oct 18,2021 at 1:37 PM

    Hello am interested in writing resume and assisting people get jobs

  • Anny Aug 8,2021 at 5:28 PM

    How much do u earn approximately via this site?

  • Aryan Singh Aug 7,2021 at 1:49 AM

    I am interested in article and essay writing and also I can make Intro for YouTube and also I can test brands product.

  • kaamil abdirahmaan Aug 2,2021 at 11:40 AM

    I love this easy job it is very nice and i hope to succes ❤️

  • Sridhar Jul 26,2021 at 1:57 PM

    Hi Roshan,
    I’m a personal finance or investing content writing specialist (for blogs, websites, online magazine, etc) . I was pursuing freelance projects online on Elance up to 2013. Later I moved abroad and was busy with full time job.
    Now I’m back to exploring freelance projects to pursue my interest with same focus area. I’ve signed up on for a start. Can you suggest other good platforms where I can get niche writing or content development projects in finance/investing sector. Secondly I’m keen on working in a different area like training course/content development or developing spreadsheets, models, budgets and other administrative/analytical work to diversify my skills. Any suggestions on how I should reach target audience or which freelance sites I go with or other suggestions would be appreciated. I’m based in Canada and like to work on projects in US/Canada geography but open to other geographies too.

  • biswajit Jul 17,2021 at 6:45 AM

    please please assist me on CAD design (29)

  • Nandini Joshi Jun 25,2021 at 7:21 AM

    what about reviewing movie or series?

  • bdtimeline24 May 18,2021 at 3:06 PM

    can you explain more about data entry like where should I bid for get easily work?

    • Roshan Perera May 20,2021 at 9:39 AM

      Data entry is one of the most competitive jobs in freelancing. You can look for data entry jobs on popular freelance sites like UpWork but you’ll have to fight hard to get a job.

  • Yasir Iqbal Mar 17,2021 at 7:40 AM

    I want to work for freelancing.

  • Rida Mar 16,2021 at 10:40 AM

    Hi I am interested in data entry from Hard form to soft/digital one.

  • Alex R Lopez Feb 27,2021 at 8:32 PM

    I’ve been told I have a deep voice and would be good for radio work. Need some tips

  • Rahat Naz Nov 25,2020 at 3:19 PM

    hi i has interest in teaching and 7 years in teaching experience

  • Milstanz Jun 15,2020 at 10:30 PM

    This is great. I love the article I read and will love to read more.

  • Chommychuks Jun 15,2020 at 10:29 PM

    This is a kind of platform I have been looking for. I believe I will gain a lot here.

  • Kingso Jun 15,2020 at 10:22 PM

    I am interested in article, fiction and blog writings . I have a little experience of writing such. This is great

  • alex Apr 18,2020 at 8:46 AM

    i have 12 years experiance about hair treatment

    • Roshan Perera Apr 18,2020 at 12:34 PM

      Hi Alex, you should start a blog. Share your experience and start promoting products. There’s a huge market for beauty culture influencers these days.

  • Bobby Dec 29,2019 at 8:45 AM

    My voice is good I want to do voice over , will it pay me enough?

  • Jay Berman Jul 4,2019 at 6:49 PM

    Teach English as a foreign language.

  • Cherie Collins Jun 27,2019 at 9:20 PM

    Hi I have different,musicCreating good Communities. I’m a good networker too,singing and
    Poetry..Best places to apply to.
    Thanks.Oh I like also the idea of fashion design

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