Why Freelance? Freelancing enables you to be your own boss. This means you make your own hours.
Making your own hours doesn’t mean loafing around all day. It means having the self discipline to set aside a certain amount of hours that you work each day. But, as the boss, you get to decide what those hours are. That way you can pick up the kids from school, have lunch with the spouse, go to the gym during the day when it’s not so crowded, and never have to make that horrible rush-hour commute.
Being a freelancer means that you get to set your own prices for what your time is worth. No more waiting years for a raise that may never come. As you become more proficient and widen your client base you can double and triple your earnings as you see fit.
Have you ever considered to move somewhere else? But your job and family responsibilities keep you stuck in the same place. Freelancing gives you the freedom to live wherever you want. As long as you have a phone, a computer and a way to receive mail, you can live anywhere you want. Your home is your office.
When I was a child my father always told me that “nothing in life is free,” and “if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.” In the case of freelancing the price is minimal. As a freelancer You need some general items such as a computer, an internet connection, a printer and maybe a fax and scanner. After you have the items needed to be a freelancer your greatest cost will be your effort and time.
As far as the rule “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is,” here is something to consider. You should not quit your regular job immediately and hope to make $10,000 next month. Instead, start slow and work your way to making the money you want.
If you are making the equivalent of your full time job and you have too much freelance work to do, then decide to freelance full time and quit your other job. If you work hard it can happen rather quickly, so don’t be discouraged. The jobs are real. The money is real. The only investment is the amount of time you are willing to invest.
The market for freelancers is growing rapidly. In future, it’s projected to grow at the same rapid rate. This means more freelance opportunities and greater potential income.
Read more about freelancing and some freelance jobs here.