If I hear the word freelancer the first thing that pops up in my mind is mystery shopper, survey taker, affiliate. Survey taker and mystery shopper are very easy jobs and they do not pay enough to make a living out of it. Affiliate business can make you rich, but it is kind of hard to maintain. If you looking for something safe you should work as a freelancer.
Freelance job is actually the same as a fulltime job, as a freelancer you can set your own deadline and you can work from home. You are free to choose which jobs you like. There are lots of freelance jobs you can find online, some of them such as IT programmer, graphic designer,
web developer, product designer require special skills. Freelance jobs as bulk e-mailer, book reviewer, data converter and data entry are very easy to do.
How you can get a freelance job is through a website that act as a marketplaces. This type of sites charge a 5% -10% transaction fees. Three of the biggest marketplaces are Rentacorder,Guru, Elance. Rentacoder is free.