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Freelance Jobs- Be Your Own Boss

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/24/2007 | Jobs and Careers

A person who freelances is like an independent contractor. They take jobs in their field. Usually it is writing, photography, or web design. They contract people with their resumes and people hire them for specific jobs. An individual who freelances needs to work quickly without someone looking over his or her shoulder. They can complete jobs independently. There are many jobs that can be found on the Internet for someone who can freelance a specific type of employment.

A freelance worker makes their living going from job to job. Once a job ends they find someone else that needs a specific task accomplished and they work for them. A freelancer can go through many different employers each week. There are many types of jobs available and it can be a daunting task. This is because some days these individuals work and on other days they do not. It all depends on the demands of the job at hand.

Through certain websites a freelancer can find various work that they can do to make a living. This type of employment opportunity can be a nice change from other 9 to 5 jobs. The person can be their boss and does not need to commute if the job is mostly done from the home. Through Internet resources these jobs generally does not require out of the house maintenance.

A freelance worker can do their job from the comfort of their home. They search mostly online for an opportunity. These individuals show a keen sense of freedom. Another aspect of this type of work is the individual needs to be able to complete the job on time. All of these jobs require a person to be dependable as the person is on contract and the company that has hired them probably has a choice of individuals to do the job. So if one does not deliver, one has lost the business. On the other hand if the company is pleased with a persons job, in all probability, the next time a similar job comes up the company will automatically hire that person instead of going through the ritual of sifting through job applications.

There is, however. one disadvantage that one has to consider before taking on freelance as a career and that is the uncertainty of work. There are times when one may be flooded with jobs and on other days there may be no assignments for one to work on. As a result, there could be an uncertainty of income.