TheMarketingTeacher is pleased to offer items from Warlord Marketing. This particular resource is from the Viking Digital line and includes a quality eBook (pdf), a video version and an audio version. You and your students can learn in a variety of ways.
At first glance, freelancing can seem like a dream come true. Choosing your own hours, working on something new every other week, not having to leave your couch- what job could be better? Freelancing can be an exciting, rewarding and uniquely flexible career choice, but like any job, it has its downsides. Knowing how the industry works before quitting your job and jumping into full-time freelancing is essential; that’s where this book comes in.
Freelancing is an incredibly exciting endeavor and as a relatively new area in the world of work, it can be difficult to inform yourself about how it all works. But don’t worry, once you’ve read this book you’ll be ready to embrace the world of freelancing and make money on your terms.
Freelancers are self-employed workers who are hired by clients to provide specific services, usually on a short-term contract basis. The biggest difference between working as a freelancer and a full-time employee is flexibility. As a freelancer, you decide who you work for, what projects you accept, where you work, and what your schedule will be like. Freelancing is a viable career option for anyone with a computer, internet connection, and space to work. If you’re a self-starter who likes to control your daily work, then freelancing could be the perfect choice for you!
When working as a full-time employee for a company, you answer to someone above you and work according to deadlines and goals set by them. This relationship changes with freelancing. While your client is paying you, they aren’t your boss. A client often won’t know how long it will take you to complete the work they’re asking of you; it’s up to you to set a deadline you know works for you. Your client will have goals for you, but these goals will be much more negotiable than those set in a traditional employer/employee setting.
The following are the most popular areas in which to become a freelancer and some of the jobs within those areas . . .