What is Freelance and Why You Should Join The Freelancing in 2017

In the previous Post, we saw some Top Freelancing Websites where we can work as a Freelancer. If you have not seen it yet, You can check from here-

➥ Top 10 Websites for Freelancing

So if you have checked out, then we walk over on freelancing topic-

Before starting two questions are arise in my mind on which I want to talk about

one is What is Freelance and other is, does it really beneficial to join the Freelancing?

Freelancer

 

So Let’s Start-

What is Freelance

Freelance Definition-

“A Freelance worker or Freelancer is a self employed-person that can work from anywhere and not committed to a particular long-term Employee.”

The Freelance workers can be categories into two types, one is Independent, and other a group of Freelancers named as organization or Agency. Independent Freelancers can find their clients on Freelancer websites. The Agencies found their customers either on the online platform or by contacting other companies to sell their Freelance workers.

If you want to check out the Online Freelance platform, here is the list of Top 10 freelancing websites-

➥ Top 10 Websites for Freelancing

Freelancing is one of the most affordable ways of working at your Home. Nearly every Business or Startup requires some Services that can be provided by Freelancers. So it can be an opportunity to work as a Freelancer because at this time worldwide three businesses are started in every second or about 11,000 businesses per hour.

The types of Work for Freelancers varies from one to another as by their expertise. Some of them working as the Web developer, Graphic designer, Writers, sales and marketing, social media marketing, and a vast category are available.

According to the Freelancer Union, about 35% of the workforce have the Freelance career in the United States. The United States has around 55 million Freelancer, and on the second number, India has around 15 million Freelancer.

Freelancing is flexible and having more freedom. You can set your own time works as your choice full-time or part-time. You can set your own prices as your requirement on the basis of Expertise, which is often higher than what you make in the traditional job of same work.

 

Does it really beneficial to Join the Freelancing?

If this question asked to me, then my answer is that It is on up to you. What types of benefits you want from it.

For a Regular Jobbers, It has many advantages but also has drawbacks which are not comparable to Benefits.

As working Freelancer, You have full control to make your own hours of work, your own price for clients work. Further, you can choose your own place wherever you want to work.

After a survey by the Freelancer Union, Nearly 77% of Freelancer said that they make the same or even more money than they were earning before start the Freelance. So it can be an opportunity to start like a Freelancer because it is growing day to day.

If you are currently doing a Job, you can try Freelancing in parallel with your main Job and see the benefits of being a Freelancer. You can decide after seeing the benefits whether you want to do full-time or part-time. Who knows that one day you will like it more than your Job.

So let’s see some Advantages and Disadvantages of being Freelancer-

 

Advantages of being Freelancer

The benefits of being a freelancer are more than enough for you to join the Freelancing.

  • You have more Freedom: You have more Freedom than ever you have in Traditional Jobs. You can work from anywhere you want, work as you want isn’t that enough to Join Freelancing.
  • Being your own Boss: Yeah, you heard right as I say, You can become your own Boss. If you find on the Google why most people are left their Jobs. Then you got the answer that around 75% people are left their job because of their Bosses.
  • Work what you Love: You have to do those jobs that you love. Your expertizes are your greatest strength in the Freelancing world. You have to gain experience in any work to make money quickly by Freelancing.
  • Working from Home: If you want to work from Home, then Freelancing is for you and can enjoy your life at your Home. This possibility has happened only by the Internet which can create a working environment anywhere.
  • Earn a big Bucks: Freelancers can earn money quickly and even frequently than regular employees but also can earn more than a regular employee.
  • Starting is Easy: You can start right now on the spot, Find your first client in your network like friends or on the Linkedin. You can make your own website and better portfolio to get faster clients.
  • Affordable: Starting as Freelancing doesn’t cost you anything more because whatever you want to deliver, You already have the equipment. If you want to offer to design, then you have already design related software. Want to provide a website, you have already web development related software.

 

Disadvantages of being Freelancer

where the good’s, there are also have some bad’s. Here are some disadvantages of being Freelance, you can consider before becoming a Freelancer.

  • Trouble in finding work: Many Freelancers face difficult at the starting because it’s hard to find your first job and to get the regular job. If you want to get job regular, you have to work hard, and complete clients work as soon as possible to make a better work portfolio.
  • Starting payout may be Low: Today’s the world of Freelancing is growing very fastly and have the experienced Freelancer with more than ten years. So in the mob of experienced Freelancers, you might have some difficulty to find a price worthy work and clients are also doesn’t want to pay more for a new freelancer.

 

 How to get started with Freelancing?

Getting started with freelancing is easy as pressing a switch of an electric board which connects a bulb to electricity to glow out. Like the switch, Starts as Freelancer and connect with your first client and start earning with Freelancing.

You can find your first client in your sphere of networking to get the first bucks from your freelance career. Here the steps to start a career in Freelancing:

  • Decide what you want to Offer: Make a list of your skills by which you can provide a product or service. Like other familiar Freelancers as a web developer, social media marketer, Graphic designer, content writer and more.
  • Find your target or clients: Find the needs of others related to those skills. When you find out the needs spread out those potential skills in your network circle or list out on some Freelancing websites. Define your specialization into uniqueness to get more clients.
  • Create an online portfolio: Create a portfolio with all offer what you want to deliver. Make a profile on Linkedin which is primarily a social media tool for professionals. You can get your clients with the help of Linkedin. You can also consider to making a website for your offers which have more customisable than Linkedin.
  • Set your own prices and reach out to clients: Set your prices by which you can earn for your time work as well as for the living. Find more customers using your social network. Consider using some of Freelance website which is very helpful to getting you your clients like freelancer or UpWork and many of them on Online.

 

Summary

Freelancing has become more popular day to day and also have some advantages over long-term employment. Here in this article, I discuss what is Freelancing, what is the benefits and drawbacks of Freelancing and How to get started as a Freelancer. So if you want to become your own Boss start a career as a Freelancer.

69 Comments

  1. SWATI MISHRA says:

    Good work Ashutosh, you have covered all the aspects in this article and very well structured is the content. Keep writing and sharing articles on topics like this.

    I am a beginner and started my blog Trenzalert on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

  2. Joy D says:

    Great article for freelancers

  3. Glenns says:

    Interesting read. Good article.

  4. chris says:

    Great read! I have been a free lancer for five years, it definitely has it’s up and downs.

  5. Dieter says:

    Well freelancer always has two sides, yes you can be your own boss but it can also be tricky. For whoever you work for is none of your team, you are never a team player and you can’t rely on a backup when you go on vacation or get sick

  6. Robyn Shaver says:

    Great article, very honest but inspiring! Looking into freelancing myself so this was helpful!

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    Great advice on how to become a freelancer!

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    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Dawn says:

    This is really helpful! thanks for the advice!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Hello! What a great article. I have only been blogging for a month, but I have learned a lot about computers in that short time. Any suggestions about my website or content would be greatly appreciated.

  12. You are amazing. very nice article

  13. John Mulindi says:

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  14. shivam says:

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  15. Vimal kumar says:

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  16. Hi Ashutosh,

    Good stuff buddy.

    Big fan of freelancing here because I have a few streams – consulting, coaching and writing – through which I get online income.

    I dig having passive streams set up – courses, 126 eBooks, audio books and paperbacks – but I also like have active streams where I render useful service, helpful folks, and receive income.

    Mix those active and passive streams and you are good to go, and freelancing is one of the best ways to increase active stream blogging income.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

    • Ashutosh Singh says:

      Hi Ryan,

      Good to see you here. Yeah, Freelancing is the best way to increase active income with Blogging.
      Mix both passive and active income, and you go better with Blogging.

      Thanks for stopping and commenting here!
      Ashutosh

  17. Elisha says:

    You seem to cover a great deal on freelancing. I’m definitely thinking about looking for clients soon.

  18. kanwar singh says:

    Really really really a great article and This is a good guide to freelancers…thanx for sharing

  19. Aman says:

    Very useful post

  20. gura says:

    thanks for this great article

  21. Hi Ashutosh,

    If you are good in web design, graphic design, marketing, copywriting or any other field than freelancing could be a great source of your income.

    I’m a web designer and blogger by passion. I’m doing freelancing from last five years and earning a handsome income. That is 3x more than my blogging income. The actual truth is, my freelancing income helping me in the growth of my blog.

    I recommend every beginner blogger should start their career in freelancing too because if you receive some money in your hand, you feel more positivity inside you. This is only the main reason for many blogger’s failures, they didn’t receive a single dollar in starting period.

    Thank you for sharing an informative post with us.

    – Rajinder

    • Ashutosh Singh says:

      Hi Rajinder,

      Yes, Today’s the Freelancing is more works with these skills because every startup or new standing companies require these skills.
      I can’t say much about Freelancing because you know well than me, having an experience of five years.

      Yeah, Many Bloggers quit their Blogging journey because they can’t earn a single penny from their Blog at starting.
      So the Freelancing can be a support for Bloggers to grow their Blog at starting.

      Thank you for stopping and commenting here!

      Ashutosh

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  27. Sunil Mali says:

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  28. Gurjit Singh says:

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  29. Ade Sanmi says:

    Hi,

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    Thanks

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  37. Rahul says:

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  38. Dan says:

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  39. Harriet says:

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  58. That’s great to hear, sir! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  59. Kiven Sea says:

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  62. reet says:

    Great read! I have been a free lancer for five years, it definitely has it’s up and downs.

  63. Hi!

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