An infographic courtesy of Resume Writing Lab. A lot of students, as well as recent graduates, dream about freelancing. Certainly, there are quite a few benefits that make this career path attracting. Promises of flexible hours, location freedom, control over jobs, and profitability often make job seekers forget that freelance job is a job nonetheless. Thinking that Freelancing Career is a lot easier than a 9-to-5 job would be a mistake. To get to the top you will have to work a lot. There are numerous opportunities for freelancers but every single of them requires your time and hard work. … / Read more »
An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. These days everyone needs a safety net, a way to know they have job security, and many are thinking of ways to earn extra income. With the future of the economy still uncertain and good jobs hard to come by, it is important to make your own way in the world. Starting a second career as a freelancer is one of the best ways to grow your skills, enhance your earning power, learn new things, and improve your quality of life. You do not have to give up your full-time job to succeed as … / Read more »
An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. For lots of people, they prefer to work from the comfort of their own home. They don’t like being tied down to one company, they’d rather be free and work for who they want. So what do they do? They become a freelancer of course! There are thousands of freelance careers to choose from, here’s a look at some of the best: 1. Web Designer Everyone is looking for a website these days, so they’re going to need someone to design it. Businesses, in particular, are aware of how essential websites are becoming, … / Read more »
Is Freelancing a viable option for you? Only you can answer that question. The following infographic has been re-posted with permission. The original post can be found at http://www.graphicdesigndegreehub.com/freelancing/.
Dary from Florida Atlantic University asked: An employer wants to know if I can do econometric research for them for a per paper fee and asked how much would I charge. I have no idea what to tell them. What rate should I charge when asked to do contract work like this? Hi Dary This is a really important question. Freelance work, contract work and other forms of independent professional engagement are becoming more and more common. If the freelance, “work for yourself” world is one you wish to join, you need to be prepared so you don’t undervalue what … / Read more »