When you think of freelancing, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? You probably think of a writer, novelist or journalist right off hand.
That is primarily because for centuries, the only real job you could have as a freelancer had to do with your mastery of the written word.
But we are not still stuck back in the early nineteen hundreds – no we are in the twenty first century, a time that appreciates freelancers in hundreds of different jobs.
Sure, you have probably heard of freelance photographers too, you may have even met one or two in your life, but what about freelance software designers, freelance medical billing specialists, or even freelance scientific researchers?
There are all jobs that have recently begun to see massive growth in their respective fields because more and more people are realizing that they can make far more money working for themselves as freelancers than they ever could solely from working under the wing of their previous employer.
So it sounds pretty good doesn’t it? You work in some field for quite a few years, get a lot of practical experience in your chosen area of employment and then gradually make the switch from working the nine to five to becoming your own boss as a freelancer.
But is it really as easy as it sounds to become a freelancer and actually make a living doing work on a freelance basis?