You Can Find Freelance Work in Almost any Field
A freelancer is an independent contractor. Have you been looking for freelance
employment? Are you thinking you have the skills and discipline to work
independently? With a computer, high speed internet, phone, fax and skills you
can work from home in almost any field with companies in almost any country.
Companies benefit by working with freelancers or contractors because they are
not responsible for employment/tax costs. Make sure your home environment fits
with the type of work you want to do. If you plan to do phone work, you can't
have sounds of small children or dogs barking in your background. Companies
still want their home workers to appear to be working in the companies' offices.
If you're hoping to find job listings for writers or freelance photography jobs
there are opportunities online. In previous times freelance writers and photographers
contacted magazine and book publishers with samples sent via the mail. Now, you
can search the web and find organizations hiring freelancers of all sorts. Freelance
writing, editing and proofreading are valuable services to many businesses.
Companies can't afford to distribute documents and marketing materials that
contain errors. An extra pair of eyes help to find errors that could be costly
or embarrassing. They need accurate and professional workers to create and
polish written materials. There is a wide range of pay. Low paying jobs range
from $10 per article to $200 per educational paper. High paying jobs range from
$600 to $1,000 per article. Ghost writing a novel can get you thousands.
With technological advances telecommuting jobs became possible and prevalent.
Freelance opportunities have moved beyond writing and photography. Other
freelance employment areas to explore include jobs for web developers. Web
developers usually offer HTML and programming services to create interactive or
database driven websites.
Web developers are programmers and work with web based code like ASP, .NET, Cold
are viable freelance jobs ideal for work at home. "Someone who wants to be a developer
has to have a good eye, think like a programmer and have some graphic design capabilities.
If you only know HTML then you won't get very far and will find that you have a
lot of limitations to the types of sites you can build", says Joey Costa, owner
of The Tek in Cary, NC. In addition to HTML, you should know C programming,
pearl, and good graphics programs like Photoshop.