London, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/20/2015 -- At the start of the year self-employment figures were at a 40-year high, but it's not due to the lack of vacancies posed by the recession. There is a reason why people who are self-employed choose to stay that way rather than go back to full-time work. Websites like fivesquid.com and TaskRabbit allow people to choose the skills they want to monetise, and the times they want to work.
Popular online services constantly in demand include voiceover services, social media management, and virtual assistants. Andy sells his blogging services on fivesquid.com, and has earned over £15,000, which is a nice income boost at the end of each month. When questioned how it all started, he says 'Writing is a hobby, I listed to write 500 words for £5 on any topic and the orders just kept coming in'. He is not the only one to attract clients with a low project price, Caroline works as a PA and in her spare time does voiceover work "I have done over 300 voiceovers so far, for products, companies, sales, tutorials you name it". Caroline uses the money she earns online towards her mortgage, so should we be monetizing our timemore wisely?
Even though tasks start at quite low prices (on fivesquid.com micro tasks start from £5) a single service seller can get a £300 order with service add-ons and additional service quantities. Already 57% of members using fivesquid.com have flexible working conditions and Terry Koutsios, CEO thinks this will be increasing "People are now starting to realise that they don't need a boss to earn a living, they can be in control of their own talents, incomes and working environments".
About the Company
Launched in 2011, fivesquid.com is an online marketplace for individuals and businesses to trade skills and services. With members in over 150 countries buying and selling jobs from graphic design to video editing, it is a convenient platform to get small projects and tasks done for affordable prices.fivesquid.com has been recognised by the national press for its quirky website and simple payment structure that offers a new way for people to monetize their skills and have fun.
Fivesquid.com has also been announced as the finalist at The Red Herring Awards.
Company Website: http://www.fivesquid.com
How fivesquid.com Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LKngTsUbc
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