What is Freelancing?

What is Freelancing?

Freelance, freelancer, or freelance worker, are terms commonly used for a person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer

Freelancing is doing specific work for clients without committing to full-time employment. Freelancers often take on multiple projects with different clients simultaneously. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers freelancers to be self-employed individuals

https://www.upwork.com/resources/what-is-freelancing

Benefits of Freelancing:

  • Flexibility
  • Choice of Clients and Projects
  • Own Rates
  • Improved Skills Set
  • Exposure to Global Market

Disadvantages of Freelancing:

  • Isolation
  • Uncertain Job Security
  • Administrative Responsibilities
  • No Employer Funded Benefits

Some Popular Categories of Freelance Work:

  • Web Developer
  • UX Designer
  • Programmer
  • Graphics Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Photographer
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Database Manager
  • E-Commerce Manager

Freelancing Platforms:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • PeoplePerHour
  • Guru.com
  • etc….

Course Overview:

  • Account Creation
  • Profile Completion (Detailed description, Keywords)
  • Previous Projects
  • Skills Listing
  • Education Listing
  • Rates Listing
  • Gigs/Services
  • Gigs Optimization
  • Getting your first order?
  • Dealing with clients
  • Negotiating (Time vs Cost)
  • Milestones
  • etc…

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