Freelancing Secretarial Services
Are you tired of commuting and dropping your children off to daycare? Would you like to
work from home but can't figure out how? Consider freelancing!
Opportunities for working from home, freelancing and telecommuting are growing.
Telecommuting means working for someone from a remote location. Any work that can be done
remotely can be done by telecommuting, freelancing and working from home.
Today, more companies are open to offer freelance work than in the past. They are
recognizing the benefits of outsourcing work to freelancers such as reduced overhead and
increased productivity. They can find someone who has the specialized skills they need for
a particular project.
The benefits for a freelancer include working from home, eliminating commuting, and
having flexible hours to take care of children or elderly parents.
Some employers expect you to work at their office for a while before they'll let you do
work from home. Some let you work from home part time or full time. Others require you to
work in the office one or more days a week and allow you to work from home the other days.
Many freelance jobs require you to be an independent contractor. Depending on the
project and employer, a telecommuter or freelancer can be paid by the hour or per project.
The more skills you have, the more work from home options you'll have. You will have
many options for freelance work if you want to provide typing, word processing,
transcription, and data entry work. Freelance jobs are also available for people with
writing, graphic design, web design, internet marketing and programming skills.
Here are some ideas for freelance work from home.
Secretarial work. Become a home-based secretary, virtual assistant, virtual secretary
or digital secretary and perform secretarial work, word processing and data entry work
from home. The work can be received by email, fax, or regular mail.
Medical transcription. Many medical transcriptionists are working from home. Transcribing
is typing what's dictated. Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings by medical
professionals and transcribe them into documents. Medical transcriptionists need to be
familiar with medical technology, procedures and treatment and possess excellent grammar,
listening and research skills. You can learn medical transcription by attending a community
college or take a medical transcription home study course.
Legal transcription. A legal secretary transcribes for the legal industry and needs
some basic knowledge of legal terms. You can find legal transcription courses at local
community colleges or take a legal transcription home study course online.
Graphics design. Possibilities are endless for graphic designers to do work from home
for web publishers. You can even specialize in specific web graphics such as ebook covers
and web headers.