Ever tried freelancing? It can be difficult to secure jobs initially, but once you have completed a few there are many opportunities. Start by offering you services cheaply and then ramp up as you complete more jobs. Most jobs are internet based, from data entry to computer programming, graphic design work, website design, mobile apps etc.

Be Careful if you take on data entry jobs, the rates can be low, but sometimes not. Look for individuals posting projects rather than companies.

NEVER pay to take a job!!! NEVER!

The largest freelancing agency is Freelancer but there are plenty of others. Please email me your experiences especially any good one! HERE

NOTE: If students want to form groups then Rent-a-Student can facilitate this e.g. we pool 20 web designers and look for jobs to suit the skills of the students. Again Contact me if you would like us to do this.

21 Responses to “Freelancing”

  1. Comment made by Jane3968 on Feb 24th 2016 at 9:53 am: Reply

    Good Morning,

    Is there any other freelancing websites I can make use of except for freelancer?


    • Comment made by John on Feb 25th 2016 at 8:58 am: Reply

      Lots – elancer is good

  2. Comment made by Somethingkay on Jan 11th 2017 at 12:53 pm: Reply

    Hi there im a PR student seeking an internship or maybe an opportunity to shadow someone.. i need work experience. any advice?

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Feb 2nd 2017 at 1:46 pm: Reply

      Keep applying! We have quite a lot of requests for bloggers .. explore that option?

  3. Comment made by Themba on Apr 23rd 2017 at 5:52 am: Reply

    When you say students, are you referring to school students or any person?

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Apr 23rd 2017 at 9:48 am: Reply

      Anyone over 17

  4. Comment made by Desmond Lenton on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:58 am: Reply

    Good day – I am a 59 year old adult, who is desperately trying to find employment. Can you perhaps advise.


    • Comment made by rentastudent on Apr 27th 2017 at 12:40 pm: Reply

      What skills? We get some work from home as well as other work you can perhaps help with? Send me CV

  5. Comment made by Victor Tholani on Jul 1st 2017 at 1:12 pm: Reply

    Good day

    I am currently looking for an IT opportunity Web development or IT Technician Support.

    Kindly contact me please 0765524200

  6. Comment made by Beekmatt on Jul 22nd 2017 at 1:37 pm: Reply

    Hi there

    I am a 16 year old student that is strong academically and is very passionate about computers.

    Do you know of anything that I could do? Preferrable once off jobs.

  7. Comment made by Darshp1394 on Sep 27th 2017 at 8:21 pm: Reply

    Hi there, I am a final year engineering student looking for any freelancing jobs. I am efficient and a quick learner.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Sep 28th 2017 at 9:00 am: Reply

      We get the odd job for your skills and can never fill them! Please check back on the website and go through old jobs that maybe appropriate. If you find any email me. Otherwise keep coming back to check.

  8. Comment made by @Winnietau9405 on Oct 21st 2017 at 6:47 pm: Reply

    Hello I have been applying for many jobs.but the only thing I get is a notification that I have applied. Most of the jobs thay I apply for i meet the requirements. So I do not believe in rent-student now. Please give a suitable explanation. Thank you Jacqueline

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Oct 23rd 2017 at 2:19 pm: Reply

      94.7 is yours!

  9. Comment made by Cornelia Fick on Jan 14th 2018 at 11:29 am: Reply


    I’m a PhD candidate looking for part-time work, preferably from home. Ex-nurse, accomplished writer.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jan 25th 2018 at 5:33 pm: Reply

      Please apply for any listed that you want to be considered for. Note we get quite a few applications for each job. Good Luck! Try the transcription work that gets posted from time to time?

  10. Comment made by Saba on Apr 23rd 2018 at 3:13 pm: Reply


    I am a stay at home mom. Is there a home based job vacancies that I can apply?

    • Comment made by rentastudent on May 3rd 2018 at 3:17 pm: Reply

      Saba, we probably do more work from home jobs than anyone. Most of the ones I see not from us are fake or a con (NEVER PAY FOR WORK)!! You must apply for jobs as we post them and hope like 1 of the other 100+ applicants you get picked. Sorry, but we do try our best!

    • Comment made by rentastudent on May 21st 2018 at 3:36 pm: Reply

      The transcription services and any jobs posted with work from home in job type?

  11. Comment made by Marlon on Jun 19th 2019 at 11:02 am: Reply

    I am a Mechanical engineer with a full time job looking to do freelance work in the evenings(from home). I will be willing to put my drawing skills(2d and 3d , solidworks and Inventer) ,Ms project skills or design skills at your disposal. I would expect a minimum of R50 an hour. I am willing to do 4 hrs work for free to prove my skills.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jun 19th 2019 at 12:36 pm: Reply

      Marlon, we get the odd request for these skills, please fill in a specialists form on website so we have a record

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