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 professionals doing freelance work. Writers, designers, programmers and many other home-based consultants have discovered that freelancing offers the perfect combination of freedom, creativity, flexibility and profitability.
So do you need years of experience and fantastic qualifications to join these lucky people? 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.
Of course, the biggest challenge for new freelancers is finding enough work to justify giving up a day job. How can you be sure that you will keep yourself busy with lucrative work? This used to be a concern, but thanks to the advent of the internet, things are now much easier.
Now there are a number of job sites dedicated to helping freelancers find work and stay busy. You can become a freelance writer, graphic designer, programmer, marketer, translator, software developer or web designer in a variety of categories such as creative arts, technology, business, or whatever your expertise. The possibilities are endless! Go Freelance, for example, brings you hundreds of fresh freelance jobs like these:
Write for Discussion Boards:
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.
Administer a Web Business from Home:
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.
Transcribe Author's Notes:
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.
Here is a list of other freelance jobs and freelance websites:
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