Curious about freelancing? This article covers some of the benefits of a freelance career - including working in your sweats!
Why should I
Good question. For those who are uninitiated,
freelance is a term used for work that is done in one's free
time. It offers a chance to earn a little extra money for
those rainy days. However, for some people, 'freelance' can
become a way of life. Try doing a quick internet search of the
word'freelance'. The number of sites devoted to this topic are
amazing. It seems everybody either wants to provide freelance
services or needs somebody to help them desperately.
What are the benefits of becoming a freelance
professional? Freelance allows considerable freedom in how a
person goes about his or her life. That applies to when you
start working, how long you work and when you can stop
working. If you like to sleep all day, it is conceivable that
you could be doing data entry or writing an article in the
middle of the night. It might be necessary to make phone calls
when the rest of the world is awake, but otherwise, it is
You have the freedom to work from
home most of the time. With the major technological advances
of the last few years, it is easy to accomplish many jobs away
from the office. Just a few of these jobs are bookkeeping,
writing, graphic design, web design, web programming...and the
list goes on. Some fields have a lot more opportunities than
others but I truly believe that working from home will become
more commonplace in the near future.
You have the joy
of being your own boss. If you are highly motivated,
freelance-ing is for you.
Commuting to and from work is no
longer an issue. This in turn cuts down on fuel usage, traffic
jams and incidents of road rage.
Finally, if you want
to work in your sweats, you can. Some business people might
protest that being overly casual lowers productivity. I
believe that when a person is comfortable, productivity
increases. Perhaps I should check into research being
completed in this area.
While being a freelance
professional may not become your sole source of income, it is
a viable opportunity that is growing. I currently work as a
freelance bookkeeper and I regularly visit my favorite
freelance sites and bid on projects. While my income is
sporadic, I am able to make ends meet. Plus I get a sense of
accomplishment from successfully bidding on a project and
completing the work to my customer's satisfaction. I am an
Debbi Cunnington is a freelance professional who has been working independently for the last 4 years. Highly skilled in many areas, including Accounting, Design & Virtual Assisting, she has been quite successful.
Her company, BearCreative, is dedicated to providing Web Design for small to medium businesses that are looking for unique, inexpensive, attractive websites.
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