Millions of people search online every single day for services. You could be one of the people that could benefit greatly from the people searching online for these services! So, what are a few of the services you could offer online, as a service, and earn residual income from said service? Really, the sky is the limit on this one, but listed below I'll give you some services as well as places you can provide your service to try and get people to buy from you!
Domain Registration & Domain Hosting - This "job" allows you to provide people with services like NameCheap and Sedo do. You can have a website that will allow people to search, buy, register, and "keep" their domain names. You can charge a certain amount for each extension bought, as well as provide web hosting on the site. This will allow you to make more profits simply because people like when everything is in one place rather than registration here, hosting there, searching for names here, etc. Also, people are constantly buying domain names and hosting for their websites so this is a really good "side job" to get into if nothing else!
Article Writing & Submission Services - If you're a good writer, you can actually make money doing what you love to do! You can build your own business and allow people to buy articles off of you on the Internet. People buy articles for all sorts of reasons, they might have a website, company, business, service or product they want to promote. You can buy into websites for the submission part of the business and they will allow you to submit the articles these people will be asking you to write for them.
You simply write the article for the buyer, include a link back (aka back link or reciprocal link) to their website and they will actually pay you for this! You benefit because of the money and the exposure of your name, and they benefit because they will receive traffic and back links which could potentially mean sales and profits for them. Ultimately back links done right, never expire, so these back links you get for them will be around for a really long time. These are quality back links, which is what the buyer wants!
Search Engine Optimization - For those of us that own websites, we know how important search engine optimization is. Not only can it bring traffic to our pages but it also makes our sites more "attractive" and user-friendly. If you don't know how to do something like this however, you can hire someone on as a search engine optimizer. This person will make all the coding, meta keywords, keywords, title, etc on your page optimized so that your pages will not only be seen by search engines and people searching for the "niche" of your site, but also so it can be indexed by search engines like Google which is a really important aspect of any website!
If you want you can search directly for people in your state or area, or you can just search online for people that specialize in SEO. People will pay you for this service either as an ongoing service or a one time service. Either way you the service provider can include a lot of different options as well as packages to the buyer which will give them complete satisfaction of your services!
Search Engine Marketing - If you have a website the number one thing you want is traffic and to receive traffic you need to market or promote your website. There are several different ways people advertise their websites, through back links, ad placement, banner ads, text ads, etc. You can provide a service which will allow you the provider to place people's ads online or promote their website.
One of the most popular marketing techniques I've seen are that of back links. You can have different packages, which will allow the buyer to have a certain amount of back links to their website. If you're going to do a service for back links it's a good idea to have a "team" on hand that can help you with this service because it can become quite involved, believe me! I made good money doing this, but I did it on my own and it was just too much work for one single human being!
Of course these are just a few "jobs" you can do as a freelancer, and there is about 500 other options you could look into, but for the most part these are some of the most popular and proven ways to make money online as a freelancer! In order to provide this service you can visit places like forums that have marketplaces, other people's websites, advertise it on Social Networking sites, etc.
Again, the sky is the limit on this! Good luck in finding the perfect freelance job, and have fun in doing so!