Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer
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30-something Jersey gal working as a freelance writer. Starbucks addict, beach-lover, kitty mother.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Freelance writer, Melissa J. Gallagher, has released a free guide entitled, CREATIVE FREELANCING, that helps cash-strapped college students, home-bound moms, and aspiring freelancers earn extra income in their spare time by freelancing from home. Her free guide is available at http://www.writingcareer.com/creative-freelancing-book.php.
Creative Freelancing introduces readers to various part-time and full-time freelance opportunities, including: freelance writing; freelance graphic design; freelance programming; freelance photography; and many other freelance opportunities.
With the rising cost of commodities, many people are forced to look for other ways to earn money. Extra work is no longer an exception but a rule, especially in cities where the cost of living can be high. Now, people hold two or three jobs just to pay their bills. This is not just a trend for students, according to Ms. Gallagher, but also for people who have established careers. Nowadays, everyone has an extra job to earn extra income.
According to recent studies, freelance jobs account for 25 percent of contracted writing, graphic designs, web designs and software development in the world. Freelancing full-time or part-time is a career choice, and freelance jobs offer plenty of opportunities and benefits.
"One of the most popular sources of extra money on the side is freelancing," said Gallagher. "Unlike many part-time jobs, like babysitting on weekends or doing some hours at the local movie house after work, freelancing allows you to practice your profession. This way, you are able to use what you already do in your regular job and earn extra cash for your current skills."
Freelancing also affords the person more free time compared to other side jobs. This is because freelancing does not require the person to render a specific number of hours. Jobs are often per project basis. The schedule is given at the start of the contract. It is up to the freelancer to manage or budget his time so that he can finish the job on or before the deadline. This is a benefit to freelancing. The job is finished when the freelancer is finished with it.
Another benefit of freelancing is that you can freelance without being physically present. The World Wide Web and the speedy transfer of data allow people to telecommute. Although they would still be doing the job, they don't have to be in the same area, location or country as the company they are freelancing for. They can work from home and do the transactions over the Internet.
Today, freelancers can easily find work through the Internet. The Internet has become a good facilitator of freelancers and employers around the world. These jobs can range from writing short articles to language tutorials to architectural designs. The demand for freelancers is very high, as shown by the thousands of projects posted on the Internet.
Creative Freelancing is based on Melissa Gallagher's own experiences as a freelancer over the last five years. She has freelanced as a writer, graphic designer, and coder to earn extra money while attending college, and she continues to freelance to earn extra money on the side to help pay the bills.
Download her free guide, Creative Freelancing, at http://www.writingcareer.com/creative-freelancing-book.php
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