Wednesday, August 27, 2008

how do to do freelancer make living

When you think of freelancing, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
You probably think of a writer, novelist or journalist right off hand.
That is primarily because for centuries, the only real job you could have as a
freelancer had to do with your mastery of the written word.
But we are not still stuck back in the early nineteen hundreds – no we are in the
twenty first century, a time that appreciates freelancers in hundreds of different
Sure, you have probably heard of freelance photographers too, you may have
even met one or two in your life, but what about freelance software designers,
freelance medical billing specialists, or even freelance scientific researchers?
There are all jobs that have recently begun to see massive growth in their
respective fields because more and more people are realizing that they can
make far more money working for themselves as freelancers than they ever
could solely from working under the wing of their previous employer.
So it sounds pretty good doesn’t it? You work in some field for quite a few years,
get a lot of practical experience in your chosen area of employment and then
gradually make the switch from working the nine to five to becoming your own
boss as a freelancer.
But is it really as easy as it sounds to become a freelancer and actually make a
living doing work on a freelance basis

We have to keep in mind that there are quite a few freelancers out there who are
only doing work part time.
Not because they make a ton of money and only have to work a couple of days
per week but because they actually have had some trouble finding work in the
past and need a much more solid career option in order to make sure that they
do not find themselves facing bankruptcy.
However, such a scenario does not have to happen to you if you are willing to do
whatever it takes to become a freelancer. Your career switch may not happen
overnight – but eventually you will become highly successful at what you do.
It’s a guarantee.
The first step in making that jump from office work to freelance is to decide
whether or not you have what it takes to become a freelancer.
We all want to be our own boss, but do we all have the drive and dedication that
it takes to be successful without the watchful eye of our supervisors?
Sadly, we don’t.
Therefore, you have to really sit down and think about what makes you so
special in the world of freelancers.
Do you have a large enough skill set to make you stand out amongst the hoards
of different people all seeking the same work as you?
Do you have the time management skills necessary to run your own freelancing
operation and meet all of the deadlines set upon you by your clients?
If you have even the slightest doubt in your mind about freelancing, then maybe
there are other career paths that are better for you in the long run.

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