Make Money Online Being a Middleman
There are lots of ways to make money online. Most ways are based on one principle, which is actually doing the work required yourself. But what if you could still get paid without doing much work? Or getting paid for getting someone else to do the same work you would have done yourself? Welcome to the world of crowd-sourcing. If you have a knack with dealing with people, you could act as a middle man/agent/intermediary for people or companies looking for someone to handle projects for them.
Many companies are always on the lookout for people to help them expand their online identities, web presence, or create content for their websites, among many other tasks. However, most of these business owners are too busy to manage many different freelancers. As a result, they prefer to get one ‘central’ guy to settle all these nuances for them. If you are good at managing other people, you can act as an agent, a link between the companies and the people who do the work.
You first need to source for people who are able to do the work needed, and then advertise their services to companies or businesses. Be sure to mark up the prices so you can make a profit. Do not jack up the prices too much though, because you will scare away potential takers for your services.
To look for freelancers, you can browse through freelancing sites, recruitment sites or forums. Make a posting stating that you are looking for writers, graphic designers or whatever person you need. Next, create a website that outlines your services and what you can do for people. Be sure to include prices and lead times for your services so people know how much they can expect to pay. Start pimping your services on social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter or directory listings. Build up your customer base slowly and be sure you deliver quality service to all your customers. Soon, word about your services will spread and you will enjoy regular retainer accounts from people who find you reliable.
Being a middle man is somewhat like running your own agency, and it is very possible to make a full-time income out of this. Depending on the type of projects you handle, you can make anywhere from a few hundred dollars to even hundreds of thousands of dollars.