How to start freelancing in data science / analysis of data


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the crowd is inclined to learn the same. Starting a career in data science and working in this field may not be as easy as it seems from the courses that are available online.. Must have a firm grip on critical thinking and analysis and must pay close attention to detail when solving any problem. In addition to solving tasks and exploring the field, you might get paid for it too!! considering that you have the knowledge about this field. Then, how to start freelancing in data science? There are many ways to do it and we will see some of them, mainly what tasks you can do as a freelancer in Data Science.

when you say freelance, Fiverr is a name that comes to mind. This is a very broad platform for a wide variety of domains, including data science. to get started, it is very simple and can be very useful if you want to have a hands-on experience instead of just watching videos. There are many other platforms like Upwork, Kaggle, etc. These works also apply to all of them, excepto a kaggle, which works a little differently. Kaggle have many competitions throughout the year and they have a winning prize for the 3 first.


The first is the first, create a Fiverr account. write a nice biography.

Next up is Gigs. On Fiverr you can create multiple Gigs for your offers. You have to give a relevant and precise title for your concert and set a price for everything you want from $ 5, but it should be appropriate. How concerts are what represents you on Fiverr, you should make an effort to make it attractive by adding images related to your concert. Let's say it's for data visualization, then add some panels you created. Please refer to the image below to get an idea.

What's more, don't forget to write a proper description of the concert and what will be provided. Now, for beginners, it's okay to start a concert with $ 5 Y, as you start getting recognized and start getting more requests, can increase prices. almost the 50% of the concert on Fiverr costs between $ 5 Y $ 10 and that is why it is a popular freelancing platform. Another important parameter can be your response time. Make sure you don't take too long to respond and comply with the request. Create multiple gigs with specific offers.

What's more, Fiverr allows you to add milestones and get paid for each milestone. It will all be about creating a profile, now let's start with the concerts on demand and useful.


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1. Create a dashboard / interactive visualizations with Tableau, Power bi o Excel

Many people are looking for a systematic visualization of their data because they don't know how to do it or don't have time for it.. It is you who offers them a visualization. There are a couple of data visualization apps. You can learn how to use them correctly and start with this concert. As usual, people have this concert for $ 5 but, as you progress and get grades / comments that will speak for your work, increase the price if you want.

2. Create a dashboard / interactive visualization using Python, Dash, Flask, Shiny, Django

If you have a good knowledge of Python or any of the mentioned frameworks, this is a job for you. Many people need a more personalized control panel, since Tableau has limited operations. These frames will help add customization to the dashboard. There are fewer jobs with Python, frameworks que Tableau y Power bi. Again, many of them start with $ 5.

3. Help completing data science assignments

Another popular job is solving tasks for people. Lots of people get stuck on a task and need help solving it.. You can increase your skills along with helping people to earn some money too.

4. Converting Excel Dashboard to Python Applications, Dash, Flask, Shiny, Django

Many times people create Excel dashboards, but they need to add more functionality than is possible with python. If you know how to work with these frameworks for data visualization, the conversion would be an easy task. Simply replicate the Excel dashboard with the same data.

5. Data Cleansing and Feature Engineering

Data cleaning can be an easy and sometimes boring task, but it is an important step when it comes to accuracy. While Feature Engineering certainly requires skills and understanding of the domain. Understand how columns are related to each other or not related at all, choose the right features and increase accuracy. The price may vary according to the scope of the project, generally $ 5-10 for homework for beginners.

6. Create machine learning models

Having a good understanding of ML algorithms and knowing which model is suitable for the task is the requirement. If you are sure you can do it, then this concert can be very useful to gain practical knowledge. Starting with simple models to $ 5 and can be increased for more complex models, even multiple models for multiple purposes.

7. Building deep learning models

taking a step forward, creating deep learning models. It can also be a help in someone's personal project, but people are willing to pay you if you can associate them correctly to complete it. Depending on your skills, about $ 5-10 for initial assignments.

8. Web Scraping

There are also requirements like collecting data from a website, for instance, after every 2 hours or every day. Being familiar with APIs and web scraping, you can write code for them. Many offers start with $ 5-10.

9. Machine Learning Teaching, Python, Web scraping, creating an interactive dashboard using the scheduler app.

Finally, but not the list, if you have detailed knowledge about any of the above mentioned points, you can start teaching people for hours during 2-7 days. You can also make a special session of 2 hours to explain any of the domain-related topics the client wants to learn instead of the entire course. Provide proper instruction in the description about the platform to be used for the lessons. Try to keep multiple options like zoom, google meet, skype, etc.


Everything good has a price and the price here is efficiency and honest work. Being a great platform, Fiverr has hundreds of other candidates offering the same service as yours, and there are few things you need to take care of to stand out, get more deals and stay in the big crowd.

1. Response time

You don't want to miss an application just because you were late responding.. After receiving an email notification, try to reply as soon as possible.

2. Communication

Getting all the customer needs right is very important and this needs to be done from the start. Once you have fully understood, it will be ready. What's more, keep communicating throughout the process, even if you have a problem. Communication also helps in negotiations, so don't let it slip away.

3. Give on time

You have to set a deadline for your concert and it is a good practice to follow it. Delivery before the deadline is even better. But not meeting the deadline and taking too long sometimes may lead the customer to cancel the order.. Yes, it is possible to cancel the order or reject it if it is not satisfactory. Secondly, delivering an excellent project can also provide you with suggestions.

4. Good work

Never accept something you don't fully know. You have a deadline and must submit an ordered project in order to sustain and receive more orders in the future. as a freelancer, this is an important factor.

Then, these are some gigs you can start with side by side and earn some experience and money. There are many other jobs as a programmer, how to do work in python, teach any programming language, help with android apps, JavaScript, etc., but these are data science and data analysis. I hope this helps you start your journey as a freelancer in data science..


Shraddha Shekhar

Computer Engineering Student, exploring the field of Data Science and Deep Learning.

LinkedIn: Shraddha Shekhar

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