What's a good place for a 17-year-old to start freelancing?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Emilia Gray



What's a good place for a 17-year-old to start freelancing?

Depending on your skill set, you may want to consider
-elance (design and multimedia, IT and programming, writing and translation, sales and marketing, administrative support, engineering and manufacturing)
-odesk (mainly web designers and programmers)

My favorite is the elance, I have used it a lot for the last 3 years.

You want to make sure you market yourself very well, take advantage of your basic skills, and target your services effectively. 100% customer satisfaction is key and the only way to achieve it is excellence in the definition of deliverables. (scope of work if posting jobs)

As far as I know, Fiverr is the only independent website that allows you to register as long as you are over 13 years old. I think http://freelancer.com also allows you if you are at least 16 years old. .

You can work at Fiverr regardless of your age or location. You just need to learn a few skills like graphic design, data entry, video animation, or machine learning.

Go to Fiverr and create a free account there. Create 7 concerts with the appropriate title, description and images. Wait and you will see that it will start working online, but be patient.

This is a great question! 4 hours a day is enough time to get a solid freelance job.

But here's a secret: it doesn't matter that you're a 16-year-old student.

In the world of freelancers, the only thing that matters is the quality of your work. You can start at the bottom like everyone else, work your way up like anyone else, and spend as much time as you can, just like everyone else.

Not long ago, he was also self-employed. There are many different ways to start freelance work, but with your clean slate, here's what to do:

  1. Pick something to specialize in. Your mentions
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This is a great question! 4 hours a day is enough time to get a solid freelance job.

But here's a secret: it doesn't matter that you're a 16-year-old student.

In the world of freelancers, the only thing that matters is the quality of your work. You can start at the bottom like everyone else, work your way up like anyone else, and spend as much time as you can, just like everyone else.

Not long ago, he was also self-employed. There are many different ways to start freelance work, but with your clean slate, here's what to do:

  1. Pick something to specialize in. You mention that you want to "learn more coding languages." That could be a solid plan, but it could also be a solid plan to learn a language or two and become an expert in them. If you are an "expert in all trades, master of none", it actually becomes more difficult to promote yourself as a freelancer. Whereas if you are an "expert", your market knows that you know what you are doing and it is easier to find clients.
  2. Use the freelance sites as a starting point. Yes, there are tons of experts out there. And yes, there are programmers who actually do a poor job, but are able to bid for the lowest dollar and thus win cheap contracts. This makes it difficult for someone of good caliber to get a job that pays what you are worth, as someone else is usually cheaper or the person you hire is looking for the best. But use these independent sites anyway and go ahead and bid on smaller projects anyway. Start amassing clients, a portfolio, referrals, and hopefully connections. Once you have a freelance work history, you can start moving on to higher paying jobs.
  3. Create your own website and portfolio. You don't actually need this to get started. But once you've established yourself and have some history to prove your worth, stake your own corner of the internet and move your presence beyond freelance sites.
  4. Market outside of freelance sites. It's time to officially move on from freelance sites. While you're at them, keep the connections you make and ask them to refer you to their friends for similar work. Start spreading your super marketing by simply joining some local Facebook groups on coding, or for freelancers, or for the type of business you serve. Join the conversations with advice, network with interesting people and offer your services if appropriate.
  5. Reveal your age only if you want. I started working as a freelancer when I was 18 years old. But for years I kept my age a secret. Age is just a measure of how long we've been on earth, and not how well we've lived it. But people still sometimes see youth as a disadvantage. Which certainly can be. Experience is a powerful teacher. But that doesn't make you less smart and less capable now. At 16, you are at the perfect age where you could boost your business solely from the marketing point of view that "the young entrepreneur is adorable and should be supported." Which, degrading as it may sound, you might find it worth trying to get your foot in the door. But in the anonymity of the internet, that's purely your choice.

The path to success is not a clear path.

Rather, it makes its way through brambles, mud, sharp stones, barricades, barbed wire, armed guards, and machine gun fire.

He is crawling back to his feet after being suddenly slammed into the ground.

It is the sparkle in your eyes when you look beyond the storm and see your goal on the other side.

It's seeing when it's time to deviate from the path you originally hoped for.

Smile through clenched teeth when people shake their heads and say, “You are not good enough. You are too young. You don't have any experience. "

It is an attitude. A lifestyle. An experience for a lifetime.

You have the right attitude. You can do it.

Big question! In my opinion, the answer is yes, although it will depend on the work you are doing.

As someone with many years of experience working as a freelancer in the web industry, I have three suggestions:

1) Understand the legal implications

Make sure you understand the legal implications of freelancing and are properly protected.

For example, if a freelance web developer writes code for an e-commerce site that accidentally takes it down, the site owners can sue for damages. They will sue the developer personally and being 17 will not be a protection.

If your work may cause similar problems, make sure that

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Big question! In my opinion, the answer is yes, although it will depend on the work you are doing.

As someone with many years of experience working as a freelancer in the web industry, I have three suggestions:

1) Understand the legal implications

Make sure you understand the legal implications of freelancing and are properly protected.

For example, if a freelance web developer writes code for an e-commerce site that accidentally takes it down, the site owners can sue for damages. They will sue the developer personally and being 17 will not be a protection.

If your job may pose similar problems, make sure you have received good advice and obtained appropriate insurance.

2) Understand about taxes

Every £, $, rupees, or yen you earn will be taxed. Tax departments have no flexibility or a sense of humor. They will insist that you pay what is owed and will impose a penalty if you do not report your earnings.

So make sure you understand how self-employment taxes work in your country and that you've set aside enough to pay them. A good accountant is worth his weight in gold here.

3) There are many things you don't know

At 17, there is a lot you don't know about the job you've chosen and the business in general.

This should definitely NOT stop you if you are really interested in working as a freelancer, but you should be aware that you will have many knowledge gaps and be ready for advice from more experienced people.

In a salaried job, you have managers and mentors to provide support and avoid mistakes before you make them. As a freelancer, you have to find your own support and learn about mistakes the hard way - by making them!

Freelancing can be a lot of fun and suits some people perfectly. But it is also hard work! Whichever path you choose, I wish you all the best.

We all know what will happen sooner or later, if you start your freelance journey with a lie, right? They will catch you and your account will be suspended.

What is the solution?

I strongly believe in something called digital credibility.

It is entirely understandable that you want to know who the person you are going to do business with is.

That was also one of my concerns when I used to hire freelancers. As soon as I launched a new platform for freelancers, goLance, I made it perfectly clear that our freelancers can add all third-party links to their accounts. What is t

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We all know what will happen sooner or later, if you start your freelance journey with a lie, right? They will catch you and your account will be suspended.

What is the solution?

I strongly believe in something called digital credibility.

It is entirely understandable that you want to know who the person you are going to do business with is.

That was also one of my concerns when I used to hire freelancers. As soon as I launched a new platform for freelancers, goLance, I made it perfectly clear that our freelancers can add all third-party links to their accounts. What is that supposed to mean?

This is the best way to deal with fake user accounts and false information. Plain and simple, you can have your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora or some other social media account on your freelance profile. Why?

As a customer, don't you want to make sure you're dealing with a real, credible person?

As a freelancer, don't you want to increase your chances of winning a project?

What is the alternative? Not tired of the endless game of cat and mouse at freelance work? You're spending a lot of time and resources fighting users on independent websites with fake accounts and information. He suspends one only to discover that a dozen new fake accounts have taken its place.

Our digital credibility approach is working!

Freelancers are relaxed because these kinds of things can get them suspended on other platforms.

Clients appreciate the opportunity to get to know their freelancers better.

Is this a win-win or what?

Digital credibility is the future of freelance work!

Do you already speak more than one language? Otherwise, the first step would naturally be to learn a second language, one that is in demand.

If you already speak a second language, then you are good to go.

Freelance work platforms like Upwork require you to be at least 18 years old, so you will have to wait until then. However, in the meantime, you could get to work on building your portfolio and maybe get some work through your personal network (friends, family, etc.). work with

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Do you already speak more than one language? Otherwise, the first step would naturally be to learn a second language, one that is in demand.

If you already speak a second language, then you are good to go.

Freelance work platforms like Upwork require you to be at least 18 years old, so you will have to wait until then. However, in the meantime, you could get to work on building your portfolio and maybe get some work through your personal network (friends, family, etc.). work with a 17-year-old.

Create a website that highlights your skills and addresses your proficiency in your chosen languages. It would be helpful if your website was in both languages.

Also, start building a portfolio. If you can't find paid work, start creating your own work samples. For example, choose an article from a well-known website and translate it to show your expertise in the language. Make a few different samples and add them to your portfolio so clients can see your work.

Good luck!

Basic definition of self-employed

  • Free: do what you want, when you want
  • Lancing: Move fast, fast and don't look back
  • But the biggest difference between this or a hobby is that you do it for money (9999.99% believe in this direction) or you create value to get it back.
    • Paint the wall of a restaurant and they give you gas for your car

We are all autonomous from the day they were born.

  • Needs milk (return value for oneself), starts crying.
  • Do you want the high school girl to like you more? Go collect flowers from the top of the nearest mountain.
  • Need money for the last laptop, wash cars every Saturday

Unfortunately i think

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Basic definition of self-employed

  • Free: do what you want, when you want
  • Lancing: Move fast, fast and don't look back
  • But the biggest difference between this or a hobby is that you do it for money (9999.99% believe in this direction) or you create value to get it back.
    • Paint the wall of a restaurant and they give you gas for your car

We are all autonomous from the day they were born.

  • Needs milk (return value for oneself), starts crying.
  • Do you want the high school girl to like you more? Go collect flowers from the top of the nearest mountain.
  • Need money for the last laptop, wash cars every Saturday

Unfortunately, I believe that we have created so many words (independent work) for such simple words (work for return value), that even we, who have created them, lost our sense of direction.

You are already one, but for your age you can still do whatever you want:

  • Repair Computers for Every Neighborhood in Your County (FENIYC)
  • Train children to play FENIYC guitar
  • Fix bikes or convert FENIYC bikes
  • Train young people how to become competitive gamers on Playstation FENIYC

If you have any further questions, feel free to send me a personal message.

I have not used this website, but I have verified it and you cannot have your own account if you are under 16 years old. Subject to local laws, a person over the age of 15 but under the age of 18 may use an adult account with the permission of the account holder.

It's great that you're trying to freelance at your age. You can ask and see if someone you know needs help with HTML or CSS projects. Otherwise, you can always do self-started projects and create an online portfolio of your work.

If you do a good job and post it online, people will come to you. Trust me, before you know it, a lot of people will hit you for

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I have not used this website, but I have verified it and you cannot have your own account if you are under 16 years old. Subject to local laws, a person over the age of 15 but under the age of 18 may use an adult account with the permission of the account holder.

It's great that you're trying to freelance at your age. You can ask and see if someone you know needs help with HTML or CSS projects. Otherwise, you can always do self-started projects and create an online portfolio of your work.

If you do a good job and post it online, people will come to you. Trust me, before you know it, a ton of people will call you for work! Good luck!

As far as I know, there are no freelance websites that allow you to set up a freelance account if you are under the age of 18. However, you still have options. What type of freelance work are you looking to do?

A very common way of freelancing is writing, although there are many others. If your goal is to write on your own, you always have the option of writing and submitting refined articles to magazines and ezines, local newspapers, and other media outlets. Find a magazine (or other media resource), be sure to research it well so that you are familiar with what they accept and can

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As far as I know, there are no freelance websites that allow you to set up a freelance account if you are under the age of 18. However, you still have options. What type of freelance work are you looking to do?

A very common way of freelancing is writing, although there are many others. If your goal is to write on your own, you always have the option of writing and submitting refined articles to magazines and ezines, local newspapers, and other media outlets. Find a magazine (or other media resource), be sure to research it well so that you are familiar with what they accept and publish, and what the guidelines of their writers are. Never deviate from the writer's guidelines because that will only lead your hard work straight to the heap. Submit your articles or stories once they are as polished as possible, making sure you are directing them to the appropriate editor / department or agent (if necessary). Best of luck!

  • Start a paid blog.
  • Choose your topics of interest to write about.
  • Go gradually.
  • Write free informative plagiarized articles.
  • Wait up to 2 years.
  • Thank you for the revolutionary change in your life after 2 years.

Freelancing like working on others' sites means that you will not have any possession of your work in the end, but working for your site will be with you like any other wealth (land, construction, car, etc.).

Any additional help? Do not hesitate to contact me.

Determine what you want to do as a freelancer.

Go to Fiverr and advertise your skills

Improve your knowledge, skills and meet or exceed deadlines, then promote on other sites. You can also give away your skills for free for a while. (IE: Social Media Manager available to help your SM assets for 1 month free, or something like that) I would provide practice, get feedback, and create word of mouth recommendations.

If you have other questions, you can send me a private message.

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