If you have a particular skill or talent, then chances are that you will be able to find freelance work on the internet. There is almost always a demand for services, so if you know where to look you can easily pick up extra work.
There are numerous benefits to working as a freelancer, such as setting your own hours, picking and choosing which jobs or tasks you take and not having to get dressed up and commute to an office every day. Although it sounds very appealing, it is extremely important that the casual atmosphere of home does not translate into a casual attitude towards your work, as reputations are quickly gained and lost on the internet. So if you treat the jobs in a professional way and ensure that your work is of a high quality and make sure you are reliable, then there is no reason you should ever not have enough work.
Here is a brief look at just some of the freelance work available:
Freelance writer - journalists, bloggers and ebook writers are always in demand. There is also a demand for article writing for search engine optimization purposes. If you want to learn more about freelance writing, then I would suggest reading the blog Writers In Charge by Bamidele Onibalusi. It's great. Here's an example post
How To Overcome Writer's Block buff.ly/16lClQD - A great, thorough post over at WritersInCharge. @youngpreproProgrammer - There are many opportunities available for programmers, and there are several websites where they can connect with those looking to hire them, such as Odesk, Elance and Freelance.com. Brad Kelley wrote a nice ODesk review about how he used the site to find his favorite programmer, and I'd suggest you take a look.
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Web designer - For those that are highly skilled at it there is a huge demand. The internet is made up of millions of websites, and not everyone has the skills or time to design those websites, so they often look to outsource that part of their business.
Artists/Illustrators/Photographers - We can group these three together because even though they are all different, they all aim to serve the same purpose - to improve the visual appearance of a website or page.
As you can see, there is a lot of freelance work available. Whatever your skillset or talent, the most important thing is to put yourself out there and start carving your own reputation as a quality freelancer.