Tired of being in job; feeling sick of the work pressure at workplace? Thinking of becoming a freelancer? We suggest you go for it. Freelancing is in these days. A good percentage of full-time skilled professionals have taken up full-time freelancing as their career option. Moreover, companies are also looking for freelancers these days. Let us find a little more ahead.
Why Become a Freelancer?
Working as a freelancer, you will not be tied with any organization; this sets you free from any pressure. Also, you will not be working under anyone. You will be self-employed as a freelancer. If you are skilled enough, there is no dearth of work available online. Being a freelancer, you can earn far more than your monthly salary. Plus, you work at your own convenience.
Where to Get Projects From?
Portals like oDesk, Elance, etc. are dedicated to freelancers. Whether you are a content developer, a web designer, or a coder, you can get hundreds and hundreds of projects from such portals. All you need to do is to develop a great profile; a profile that is both impressive and genuine. You might need to work at a lower price initially, but once you have a reputed profile, you can work at your own terms. Prices can go as high as $100 (and even more) per hour in some cases.
How to Start With It?
Nothing starts working unless you have the things planned. You cannot just jump into freelancing and expect huge earnings. First of all, you will need to give it a try. You can take a week off from workplace and try your hand on making a decent profile. Take professional help, if required. A dedicated place is a must. You home setting may or may not be appropriate for you to do work; so make sure you have a place where you can work dedicatedly without being disturbed. Start with small projects; continue for a month or two; and when you feel like you can move into freelancing full-time, quit your job.
Nothing to Lose
Remember, you will always be employable. If the freelancing thing does not go good for you, you always have an option to take up your job again.