Published: 03rd August 2019
Busting the myths about freelancing: Here are some tips if you want to take it up as a career option
Freelancing can come as a one-time assignment or a project-based contract depending upon the need of the client or the company
I know of many young people who do part-time jobs while in college. This is a welcome step indeed since these people are putting to good use the time that is available at their disposal after regular class hours. In fact, it is productive as well, since they manage to cover certain expenses of their lives through their earnings from these part-time jobs.
At this juncture, I must draw your attention to the aspect of freelance as a career option. This is indeed practiced by many individuals who have certain talents that can be of use to those who may require their services. Though this is not compulsory, it may be taken up as an elective option, if an individual is mentally equipped to be a freelancer. I must also mention this is much better than being unemployed after collegiate education. There is always a significant group of youngsters who fall into this category, who may require some professional tips about the world of freelance career options. The following points will certainly throw light on this aspect and clear any misconceptions:
Freelancing is not limited to a few areas of work like IT services, content writing, etc; it has a much wider reach and covers practically every aspect of the business.
Freelancing can come as a one-time assignment or a project-based contract depending upon the need of the client or the company.
Skill is the basis on which a freelancer is economically rewarded. When you are hired for any particular assignment, you need to exhibit great professional acumen to complete the task as agreed upon.
Freelancing gives you the advantage to take up work on your terms like working from home or out of any location.
Freelancing gives you the much needed work-life balance as you can schedule your appointments to suit your freelance work.
Being a freelancer, you need to have certain basic essentials like a bank account, a PAN card, a smartphone, internet connectivity and other basic tools required. It is not necessary to own gadgets and appliances; it can be hired by you for carrying out your work.