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Start your own business - Freelance!

With laptops and wifi being the standard in almost every restaurant, coffee shop and bar across the planet today, freelancing is become a viable option for getting a full-time income while working a flexible schedule. Below are some great sites that can help you find supplemental work whether you're looking to work full-time, part-time or just occasionally (freelance).

Below are some great sites to help you get started:

Fiverr.com - Geared towards selling your services for $5. You can sell as little or as much as you like. You can sell virtually any service online (your voice, your photo, modeling, web design, graphic design, you name it).

99Designs - Targets more of graphic and web designers.

Amazon Mechanical Turk - This allows you to outsource your work (HIT's) Human Intelligence Task's to other individuals.

Craigslist - One the older and hyper-local sites. The market is primarily USA based and stronger on the West Coast.

CrowdSpring - Marketplace for logo design, web design, and naming.

DesignCrowd - Start a graphic design contest on DesignCrowd. Get custom logo designs or graphic designs from over 125000 professional designers

Elance - Access over 2 million skilled freelancers from around the world. Find rated web developers, mobile programmers, designers, writers, translators, marketing professionals and more!

FancyHands - Fancy Hands is a team of assistants ready to work (you can register to be one).

Freelancer - Similar to Elance.com

Google Helpouts - Helpouts connects people who need help with people who can give help over live video. Get help across multiple topics right from your PC or mobile device

Odesk - Find freelancers and freelance jobs on oDesk - the world's largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work!

OneHourTranslation - One Hour Translation - Professional Translation Service (you can also do the same on the other freelance sites).

PeoplePerHour - Similar to Elance.com

SEOClerks - Allows you to work with different SEO providers.

TaskRabbit - Similar to Elance.com

Voices - Specifically for voice talent.

Zaarly - Jobs in handy work, House Cleaning and other household chores. Similar to Craigslist but specifically for around the house work.

zirtual - Similar to Elance.com

About the Author

Dakotta Alex is an entrepreneur in his own right, a business consultant, author, philanthropist and globetrotter.

Over the past 10 years, he has consulted with various organizations such as the Los Angeles Times, Amgen, Disney, Microsoft, Amazon and Compaq in the United States, Europe, and China. He has written several articles in HR Journals, published four books with number five on the way. All of which has earned him accolades from employees of Yahoo, Intel, University of Washington, Disney, Fox, and Google. He has also done filming, producing, and photographing full-feature documentaries. Learn more about Dakotta on his website here.

Dakotta works at the moment as a consultant for start-ups and helping them achieve their next level of growth. His passion is in research work, using social media to make an impact for organizations in recruitment and brand awareness. Some of his research while traveling includes visiting over 72 countries and counting. He is well versed in analytics and campaign management using the instruments of trends and research especially in the area of market research to come up with solutions. Learn more about Dakotta on Linkedin here.

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