How to Become a Freelancer


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How to Become a Freelancer

  1. 1. HOW TO BECOME A FREELANCER Learning IT Courses Has Never Been This Easy Everything to BOOST your IT Career - Free Training Courses, Practice Exams, Interview Questions, Jobs, Career Guidance and more.
  2. 2. Contents  Who Is A Freelancer  Freelancer Work Nature  Advantages & Disadvantages  How to Become a Freelancer  Job Opportunities  Job Out-look
  3. 3. Who Is A Freelancer  A Freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a person who is self-employed and is not committed to any particular employer for longer term.  Freelancers sell their work to clients rather than being employed by a business.  A Freelancer mostly refers to one who becomes the owner of their own business.
  4. 4. Freelancer Work Nature  Freelancer can get into several industries such as IT, HR, Sales, Admin, Law or any thing else.  Several industries that look out for freelancers include advertising industry, Information Technology, Transcription/Translation, Design & Illustration.  At times freelancers are represented by a company or an agency.  Others are completely independent and are usually referred to as independent contractors.
  5. 5. Advantages & Disadvantages  Can work anywhere.  Job security  Do not have to work inside a company or an office.  Not constricted by a time schedule  Don’t receive employment benefits such as a pension, sick leave, paid holidays, bonuses or health insurance  Has the freedom to make own  At times earn less than their schedule employed counterparts
  6. 6. How to Become a Freelancer  No specific requirements  Formal educational background such as in writing, journalism or programming or degrees such as a master’s degree in journalism or in computer programming  Experienced freelancers have good opportunities  Skills can earn a good opportunity for beginners
  7. 7. Career Opportunities  The most common freelance job opportunities include writing, editing, photography, web design, graphic arts or computer programming.  Other fields : music, journalism, publishing, screenwriting, filmmaking, acting, photojournalism, cosmetics, fragrances, editing, photography, event planning, event management, copy editing, proofreading, indexing, copywriting, website development, consulting, tour guiding, video editing, video production, translating, illustrating and micro jobs.
  8. 8. Job Out-look  Freelance opportunities have become wide open.  Available markets were expanded by the internet and have contributed to service sector growth in many economies.  Elance, a web platform that connects freelancers with contractors, surveyed its members and 39% listed writing and editing are their main skill set.  While freelancers may charge by the day, hour, a piece rate, or on a per-project basis, payment depends on industry, skills, and experience.
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