The other day as I was watching House Hunters a couple were looking to buy a home. The wife was a freelancer and wanted to make sure her home office had a great view. I can totally relate to that!
When you hear the word “freelancing” do you know what that means?
A freelancer is a person who works on a project by project basis. For example you might be writing an article for a company dealing with hiring staff members. You will of course be paid to write this. A freelancer generally works for several people. As you can see from this infographic some work on multiple projects at a time while others don’t.
A freelancer is constantly doing research on topics that they might not be “experts” in. They do however have the skills necessary to not only do this research but put it together in a way that interests and engages the reader.
Many people choose freelancing because they like the ability to move from project to project. They are always working on something fresh.
As you look into Freelancing you should be pretty excited that 40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020.
The question you might be asking at this point is: “What do I need to do to be a freelancer”?
First you need to have a skill that people are looking for.
To help you get your creative juice flowing here are 7 examples of things you can offer:
2) Graphic Design
5) Editing and Proof Reading
6) Book Cover Designs
7) Social Media Manager
8) Virtual Assistant
There are a variety of classes you can take that will help you gain the skills you need. For example learning PhotoShop is a great skill to offer for making logos, book cover design, editing photos, and more.
As an award winning Photographer and Videographer I know how important these skills are. It’s one of the reasons I offer my course:
I wanted to not only offer a way to gain this amazing skill but also give you the ability to start your own business! In this course you will not only learn PhotoShop, you’ll learn how to create multiple streams of income by creating Tee Shirt Designs, calendars, note cards… Check out the course by clicking the image above🙂
In order to start a solid freelancing business you need to give it thought, planning and effort.
It will take time to get your business up and running but the sooner you start the sooner you will be on your way to creating the lifestyle that resonates with your heart and mind.
Be Savvy and Successful!