Apexlistings is an online job platform that seeks to solve the problem of short term hiring. You can be hired for short term jobs online whether in Research, Article writing, Transcription, Graphic Design, Apps, Websites, among all other freelance services.
Apexlistings brings together skilled freelancers from all industries to offer services online and hiring is now easy for Buyers in Kenya.
Apexlistings is a legit website where Buyers only pay after work is done. It uses an Escrow for holding Buyers' money while job is in progress and the Buyer releases the money when he/she receives the work. Freelancers get paid online and can withdraw to Mpesa upon accomplishing the task.
In order for you to maximize your earning potential on Apexlistings, you must follow these simple guidelines
Step 1: Choose Freelancer Plus account. To maximize your earning potential then you need to log in to https://apexlistings.co.ke and sign up for Freelancer Plus, choose "Click To Register " under the Freelancer Plus Usergroup, or if you have already signed up as a Freelancer Basic you can upgrade your account to Freelancer Plus.
Exclusive Advantages of Freelancer Plus includes:-
- Add your Services for free & Include Phone Number
- Unlimited number of bids per month
- Free Freelancer Verification
Step 2: Set up your profile. Apexlistings recommends having a complete and presentable profile. A good profile will showcase your personality, portfolio, and skills all rolled into one. It's also an important tool for persuasion: an employer may completely base his judgement on whether to hire you or not by how well you present yourself.
You will need to use your real photo for profile picture to build even more trust
Step 3: Get Verified. Any employer will be attracted to a verified freelancer other than a non-verified one, getting verified will maximize your earning potential since you increase your chances of being picked for a job.
Remember that you are competing with other freelancers and the buyer is probably looking for the best candidate.
If you are on Freelancer Plus with active monthly subscription, you can apply for verification for free. Other Freelancers who are on Freelancer Basic pay Ksh 399 to get verified.
It is easy to get verified, simply follow the instructions here
Step 4: Add portfolio. A nice Portfolio will add flavor to your profile as it will showcase a range of your previous tasks
Step 5: Bid Wisely. In order for you to win bids, be straight forward on what you do, always be online and respond to the employer politely.
Here is a trick that will work, when you bid on any job play at an average, don’t bid too high or too low in view of the fact that the employer is looking for the person who has bid reasonably.
Step 6: Earn five-star feedback. For you to receive 5 star rating you must finish your job on time, and according to Buyer's specifications. Always ask for questions where you didn’t understand. Also, always aim for five-star feedback – the accumulation of great, quality feedback is a great addition to your portfolio.
Step 7: Add Services. Freelancers can add specific services which Buyer Clients can order. This feature is ignored by most freelancers while it improves job chances by far. If a buyer is looking for an Excel Formula Expert and sees a services that offers exactly this, including a price estimation, he/she is likely to make the decision to order the service as opposed to posting a job.
What's more, NOW Apexlistings allow you to include your direct contact details on your services.
Step 8: Source For Clients Outside Apexlistings. You already have a platform that will secure your payments and showcase your services and skills, it is now up to you to use the links to your profile and services to source clients from social media and other channels to get more traffic to your gigs.
Step 9: Additional Earning Methods. Apexlistings offers other ways of earning money, apart from you biding open jobs, these methods include:-
- Content Creation.
Here you will be rewarded for your creativity; all you need to do is follow the given instructions
Payment for one image can range from Kshs.100 to Kshs.300 based on quality.
- Refer & Earn.
Apexlistings has a referral program that allows you to bring in clients and earn Kshs.500 for each client you bring in.
Most Freelancers overlook this earning opportunity but it is a great chance to earn. Assume you are in College, how many students need help with research, Typing and other services. There are a lot of them. You simply need to refer them by giving them your username and follow up on how they post jobs and pick freelancers for their tasks. This is Direct Referral.
Alternatively, You can also get a referral link and get paid to refer your friends to check out Apexlistings. However your visits will be tracked and any spammy activity leads to suspension of your referral account.
- Random offers.
Apexlistings gives random job offers for tasks that any freelancer can do with very basic skills. These are mainly social media tasks such as posting, sharing, re-tweeting etc.
These are jobs that will randomly be posted on the main job board but will only be accessed by site members.
Apexlistings is not a get-rich-quick scheme that promises freelancers to earn thousands in one day but has several earning opportunities for freelancers who want to earn from their efforts. Not everybody who joins Apexlistings is able to earn. Many factors are at play. Every Freelance Marketplace appreciates the challenge of having higher demand than supply. This is the same case for Apexlistings with new freelancer registrations daily. Jobs can never be enough, question is, have you done everything to convince the Buyer to hire you? While you are at it, do you participate on the direct earning opportunities we present?
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