A freelancer or freelance worker, is a term commonly used for a
person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a
particular employer long-term. Freelance workers are sometimes
represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance
labor to clients; others work independently or use professional
associations or websites to get work.
Fields, professions, and industries where freelancing is predominant include: music, writing, acting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, translating and illustrating, film and video production and other forms of piece work which some cultural theorists consider as central to the cognitive-cultural economy
Types of Freelance Work
According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report compiled primarily
about North America freelancing, nearly half of freelancers do writing
work, with 18% of freelancers listing writing as a primary skill, 10%
editing/copy-editing, and 10% as copy-writing. 20% of freelancers listed
their primary skills as design. Next on the list was translating (8%),
web development (5.5%), and marketing (4%).
However the recent report on the freelancing culture has shown
tremendous growth in terms of percentage of freelancers and the economy
contribution they will be generating. According to a survey recently
conducted by PayPal, 47% of freelancers have grown in terms of income
drawn through the freelancing work in 12 months. The freelance field is
said to grow to 20$-30$ billion in the next 5–7 years in India and the
freelancers in US will comprise 40% (approx.) of the work force at the
present growth rate
Benefits of Freelancing
Freedom To Choose Clients And Projects
One of the biggest advantages of working independently as a
freelancer is gaining the freedom of choice and steering forward without
any restrictions. Freelancing makes it very simple for a person to
choose the type of work based on what interests and benefits them best.
Immense Flexibility Of Location
Freelancing empowers individuals to lead the much sought after
laptop-lifestyle. It comes with immense freedom to work anytime, from
anywhere in the world as long as the job is well done and on time.
An Opportunity To Earn More
Freelancing allows individuals to gain access to clients beyond any
geographic barriers, be it different states in the country or even
overseas locations. This helps a person stretch beyond geography and
work on what rewards their skill the best.
Freelancing enables faster growth opportunities as compared to any
full-time job. It also helps to nurture great interpersonal skills and
the ability to deal with different kinds of situations. This is due to
the exposure one earns while working simultaneously in a variety of
fields and domains and with different people.
A Chance To Experiment With Your Craft
Another advantage one gains in freelancing is the chance to truly
experiment with their skill set. This often manifests into one
stretching their own horizon in terms of versatility and reaching their
Become A Better Human Being
A freelancing career can be described to be to the microcosm of one’s
whole life. It ends up evolving a person into a better individual. This
automatically happens as a part of the process, where one is able to
view life as a whole in entirety, something much bigger than a single
job or a client.
Become a freelancer today and better your life. Working online is just the best