Do you need cash fast? How would you feel if I told you that you can make $100 in only one or two hours? You don’t need to make websites or sell products to make cash online. All you need is a skill, such as coding, Photoshop, or even reading!
People online hate to do things by themselves when a situation gets complicated, and that is how you can profit from their laziness. “Odd Jobs” are things such as changing the text on an image, installing a WordPress theme, editing a blog post, registering a domain name, cleaning up PHP code, or changing link colors in CSS. There are hundreds of opportunities online for doing simple maintenance jobs that will yield you some high profits. You’re probably wondering where to find these miraculous odd jobs?
Forums are a great place for finding miscellaneous work to do. Simple search for threads listed as WTH (want to hire) or WTB (want to buy) and look for people who need things done ASAP (as soon as possible) or who need small jobs done. You can also advertise yourself as “for hire” on forums to get even more clients. Webmasters are happy to pay $20 to have an image edited, or even $100 to setup a WordPress blog with a stock theme. Imagine getting $100 for ten minutes of work!
If you have a website, you can advertise small services to your visitors. If you run a website about creating niche sites, offer to help your visitors setup a website by registering a Webmaster freelance wordpress domain name and uploading a stock template built on a CMS like WordPress or Cushy CMS. Offering such a simple service for a reasonable price ($30-50) will have your cleints coming back to you for even more maintenance jobs.
Unlike regular services such as design and copywriting, focusing on maintenance is easy to do, and you can perform multiple jobs a day. As well, there are tons of services you can offer to potential clients, such as:
- Changing the colors of a WordPress theme.
- Blog Setup.
- Mini-Site Setup.
- Domain Name Registration.
- Hosting Account Setup.
- Twitter Account Setup.
- Digg Account Setup.
- AdSense Integration.
- OIO Publisher Integration.
- Stock Theme Setup.
Various possibilities also open up when you go into specific niches. A website about creating an online portfolio might offer free portfolio setup with Carbon Made or Logo Moose, and a website about internet marketing might offer free AWeber setup for building a list. Daily maintenance tasks are plentiful, and if you work for a few hours, you can easily wrack up a nice amount of daily profits.
Remember that there are disadvantages to this method. You have to have an amazingly quick turn-around time, and you’ll have to charge reasonable prices. Nobody is going to pay $50 to have the text on an image changed, and likewise, charging only $5 for blog setup will have you going nuts if your client asks for more and more work at the same bargain prices. In addition, you have to have the skills to perform the task completely and at a high quality level. Your customers want to have the job done and not be bothered with it again – shotty work will leave them angry and putting the blame on your shoulders.
Odd jobs are a fantastic way to make a nice chunk of change, and the more you do, the more you earn. As well, they can establish a working relationship with clients who might want bigger and more complex jobs in the future, leaving you with a client base that knows you can get things done on time and efficiently.