How to Create a Whiteboard Explainer Video in Minutes
We are going to show you how to create a whiteboard explainer video in minutes. There are many reasons to consider adding an advertising video to your website or social media account. People love videos. They consume them at such an astounding rate that YouTube has now passed Facebook in popularity (in terms of number of monthly visitors). While your marketing video most likely won’t go viral due to its lack of cute babies or frisky felines, it can mean a lot to your business and customers.
There is an unseen world when it comes to any digital service. This includes SEO, graphic design, logo design, web design, web development, & much more. Almost every web company on the internet outsources at least some of their work. It’s a problem that comes with being small enough to not turn down any business opportunities and not profitable enough yet to hire additional staff members. Outsourcing can be looked at as the “dirty little secret” of digital services. You would be surprised at just how many of the digital services you have paid for involved situations where companies outsource with Upwork.
Upwork is a large freelancer site. Users can have two different types of accounts there: Freelancer or Client. I will give you my opinion on actually freelancing for Upwork, as I have done it. I don’t suggest it at all. The same reason why we will use it on the client side is the same reason why being a freelancer is not a good deal on Upwork. All of the clients want the most work done for least amount. As a reputable web or graphic designer, that makes for very difficult working conditions. As a freelancer, I found that the expectations of the clients were quite unreasonable. I was basically getting a full-time workload for what would amount to a minimum wage payment (or less). Just a warning: be careful as a freelancer on Upwork.
Outsourcing with Upwork as a Client
The client relationship with Upwork is much easier. If you read the above complaints about being a freelancer on Upwork, then please take that in consideration when you hire people. You are going to be hiring good workers who are diligent. However, it will be hard for them to ever get inside your head to understand what you actually want. Be lenient & communicate well with your freelancers and you will find many of them will go out of their way to try to please you.
As a Client, you can post jobs pretty easily. To see how to post a job, please watch our tutorial video above “Outsource with Upwork”. Once you do this, the key is to find the right candidates for your job. I will reiterate, the most important skill a freelancer will have is communication. Most of them will be able to technically perform what you need… if they understand it. Be very thorough in your vetting process to make sure that the freelancer you hire does, in fact, understand you and communicates well.
Be leery of candidates who “over-communicate.” I know that may sound a little opposite of my earlier statement, but communicating well and over-communicating are not the same thing. You want to be able to give your freelancer a job with details included and trust them to complete the job. Of course, some clarification will most likely be necessary. However, if your freelancer is going to call, text, or Skype you 20 times about every task then you might want to consider doing the task yourself. The whole point of outsourcing is to pass the job along to someone else.
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Many people want to be able to make money as a freelancer. A freelancer is someone who is able to offer a service to people without having to work for a company. Freelancers are great because they are able to control their prices & schedule. One of the easiest ways for a novice graphic designer to break into the freelancing business is through creating a logo design business.
Welcome to my monthly income reports. Each month I will be completely transparent with you guys about the money that I am making with my online business. I do this not to boast, but to show you that it is possible to make real money with hard work and dedication.
Multiple Streams Of Income
One of the key things to making money online is having multiple streams of income. As you will see in this report, I have, on a good month 5-9 streams of revenue. Try to find various sources of income that are different enough that if something catastrophic happens to say YouTube or another way you are making money you will be ok financially.
DO NOT count on one stream of income to be the only way you make money online.
What Happened In April 2017
After a few months of not doing my income reports, I am back at it! I had some personal stuff come up that slowed me down, BUT never fear I am ready to get rocking and rolling again. These income reports are a great way for me to look back and see what I have done in the past, and areas I can improve. April was an interesting month for sure. The biggest thing that happened was the “YouTube Adpocalypse” as most creators are calling it. I’m not going to get into it here, BUT if you are interested in what’s going on with YouTube and some of their advertisers, you can watch this great video by Darral Eves explaining it:
Other than that, it was a successful month with a TON of new things going on. 🙂
Fiverr is an online marketplace that allows freelancers to offer their service or product starting at $5.00. I started out on Fiverr as a buyer and had varied success. I begin to think of what I could do to make some money on the side with Fiverr.
This was over three years ago. I now consistently make over $1000 each month selling on Fiverr.
In this article, I am going to share the techniques I have used to optimize your Fiverr gigs to make a decent amount of money each month.
If you are thinking of becoming a seller on Fiverr, there are certain things you can do to stand out on the platform and quickly start making money. In this article, I am going to share with you the tactics I have used to make a decent amount of money each and every month.