Check out the second part of this article (Part II) How to Earn Crypto: 5 Ways You Can Freelance for Ethereum (ETH).
Gone are the days when an average person could run software on his personal computer and be rewarded in bitcoins. Of course, at that time bitcoins were worth very little. Once bitcoin became popular, and its value soared to historic heights, so did the difficulty of mining a new coin.
Today, buying bitcoins is a better investment than purchasing expensive ASICs on Amazon. But if you do not want to buy bitcoin, you can now work from anywhere in the world and get paid in BTC.
Some of the ways outlined below will require you to have a certain level of knowledge and expertise about the industry, but others will involve minimal effort. However, you cannot earn a substantial amount of bitcoin without the requisite knowledge. With that said, here are ways you can freelance for bitcoin.
1. Provide online services
If you are a programmer, copywriter, artist, transcriber, etc., simply allow your clients to pay you in Bitcoin. Popular freelance marketplaces that accept Bitcoin include Coinality, Bitgigs, Cryptogrind, xbtFreelancer and Subreddit Jobs4Bitcoins. Coinality is probably the most popular Bitcoin freelancer platform that offers opportunities for freelancers in various fields. Clients post jobs, and if you are capable of doing that job, you can apply and get hired. Freelancers get paid in digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin or Litecoin.
2. Earn bitcoins through blogging
One of the best and most popular ways to earn bitcoin is through blogging. However, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, it can be a very slow and long process. You’ll need to put in a lot of effort, gradually build up an audience, develop relationships with advertisers, and increase the amount of content.
In order to earn bitcoin through blogging, you need to start a blog on a revenue sharing website. One of these sites is Bitlanders.com. It will reward you in bitcoin for your contribution on the website. That’s probably the easiest way to start earning bitcoin by blogging.
Also, you can earn bitcoin with your blog through bitcoin advertising networks, such as Bitcoset and Mellowads. Unlike traditional advertising networks, these use digital currencies as the main currency. The above-mentioned ad networks are among the best and can help you increase your income by monetizing your site.
Apart from advertising networks and revenue sharing sites, you can also earn bitcoin by asking for tips. The popularity of tipping bots on social sites like Twitter and Reddit has proven that many bitcoin enthusiasts are willing to give tips to content creators. You can simply include a bitcoin address at the end of each of your posts and ask readers for a tip.
3. Write articles for sites
There are many new crypto websites that are always looking for freelancers to create content for their sites or other online publications. If you are knowledgeable about bitcoin and have skills for writing, you can check sites that are seeking freelance writers. The job could cover a wide range of skill sets, from entry-level to experienced writers. You can choose your payment method – whether in fiat currency or bitcoin.
4. Reply to emails
Another way you can earn bitcoin is to answer emails and completing simple tasks. For instance, a social network called Earn.com rewards users for responding to emails and completing surveys. The reward is usually $1 in bitcoin for most tasks.
Most of the emails and tasks are from blockchain-based startups that are interested in carrying out Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). In other words, they are interested in creating their own digital coin to put on the market.
5. Earn bitcoins by helping people on forums
BitcoinTalk.org forum is a place where bitcoin enthusiasts get updates regarding information about digital currencies. If you have some skills, then you can use BitcoinTalk as any other freelance website to sell your services.
BONUS: Sell your own books for Bitcoin
You can write eBooks and allow readers to buy them with bitcoin. Sites like BitbyBooks.com will allow you to publish electronic books and readers will pay per chapter. If they like the first chapter of your book, they can choose to pay for the whole book in BTC.
These are some of the most popular ways in which you can earn bitcoin online. As you can see, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and something will have to be given in return, whether it’s your expertise or time.