You CAN start a freelance career easier than you think... Just imagine being able to work from your own home, doing a job you love, and getting paid handsomely for doing it. Wouldn't a freelance career like that be great?
Well, the good news is that this is not just a fantasy. It is a prospect that is well within your reach. Today, millions of people worldwide have established highly-successful careers as freelance professionals.
Writers, designers, programmers and many other home-based consultants have discovered that freelancing offers the perfect combination of freedom, creativity, flexibility and profitability. I can attest to all that... I've been a freelance consumer health education writer for years now, and I love it.
So are you wondering if you need years of experience and fantastic qualifications to join these lucky people? Well, here's the answer... not at all. You just need a skill that you can offer to potential clients, and the willingness to learn how to run a home-based business.
And one of the great things about freelancing is that you can often start out doing it part-time, in addition to your "day job". As your business builds, you can consider quitting that job altogether and becoming a full-time freelancer.
Of course, one of the biggest challenges for new freelancers is finding enough work to justify giving up that day job. And most people don't want to work full-time at a regular job and also freelance part-time.
So, how can you be sure that you will keep yourself busy with lucrative work?
Thanks to the power of the Web, finding freelance jobs that will help you start a freelance career is now much easier.
There are many legitimate websites dedicated to helping freelancers start a freelance career, find work and then keep finding steady work every month. Go Freelance, for example, brings you hundreds of fresh freelance jobs like these:
$1200 per week, plus bonus
A writer is needed for an ongoing writing project. You will need to write copy to stimulate others into joining the discussion board. The writer needs to actively encourage regular and meaningful debate on the relevant discussion board, with some moderating of the content. You must have solid writing skills and good ideas.
$4000 per month
A successful e-commerce venture is seeking a part-time virtual assistant to act as a home-based office manager. You will deal with email correspondence, update site content and deal with general admin issues. You should have your own computer and Internet access.
$80 per hour, flexible working
A publishing company is seeking a freelance with an eye for detail to transcribe authors' notes and recordings for a range of ongoing projects. You must have a good grasp of English, be able to edit content into readable form, and be able to submit work from home by email.
You can sign up for a trial subscription at Go Freelance for just $7, and get instant access to all the projects in the jobs database. So if you would like to get started on the road to freelance success right now, click here to sign up today.
Go Freelance is not the only place you can find freelance jobs, but it is a great place to start. Other websites where you can find freelance work of various kinds include sites like Elance.com, Guru Employer and vworker.com, for instance.
These are just some of the ways to start a freelance career. If you are downsized out of a job, you could always explore the possibility of doing some outsourced work for your former employer on a freelance basis.
Sometimes that actually turns out better than being an employee!