The following sites help you to get your own client. Jobs range from data entry, transcription, call center, photography, writing, teaching, accounting, and… With that said, basically any type of job that can be outsourced.
What is outsourcing and why do other countries outsource to us? Put simply, outsourcing means that an organization passes on some of its functions to other organizations or individuals that can do the job better or cheaper. The idea is that countries such as the US and Europe prefer outsourcing their work to other countries such as India, China, and the Philippines, since labor is much cheaper. Skilled labor in these countries can be offered to as low as $2-$4 per hour, as compared to rates of $12-$35 per hour. Many companies also prefer outsourcing because, as opposed to maintaining regular employees that they are obliged to pay even when there is not much workload, outsourcing allows for flexible workforce that they can hire on a contractual basis.
Odesk offers a safe and secure way to get in touch with clients. With their monitoring technology, you are ensured to be paid for projects done on a per-hour basis. This way, they have solved the problem encountered by many freelancers who receive their payment through PayPal (If you don’t have a PayPal account yet, sign up here). That is, PayPal allows clients to cancel the transaction for a certain number of days if the client will claim that he did not receive the services. There are rare cases when clients do this, so you end up losing the money that you worked for. Odesk protects you from such activities, since they ensure your payment as long as you work on a per-hour basis and use their monitoring software. This is a fair exchange for their 10% fee for using their system.
Craigslist allows you to directly connect with clients. While this may be a bit more risky than Odesk, you can actually get a lot of good clients here. To protect yourself and reduce risk, make sure to research about who you are going to work for. Do a Google search of their company or of the person, chances are, someone has already had experience working with them and has blogged about it.