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Deciding to become a freelancer

Freelance is becoming a successful business proposition for many people online today. There are many freelance jobs available online and some of the most popular are writing jobs and graphic design jobs. So why do so many people decide that they want to become self-employed and work online from home ? In this post i will give you some of the most popular reasons why as well as some of the other factors to consider.

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Work when you want

As a freelancer you do not need to work the usual 9 to 5 working hours day in and day out (unless you want to). Instead you get to choose when you work and how long you work for. If you wake up and are feeling creative then you can easily take a look online  at a new project to work on. On the other hand you could also work as a freelancer on the side of another part-time job if you just want something extra to work on.

Be your own boss

Being your own boss means that you can manage your workload over other commitments that you may have. If you want to stay in bed an hour longer then you can. In fact you do not need to even leave your house. If you are studying for a qualification then becoming a freelancer is a great way to earn some extra money in your free time while showing off your talents.

Get recognized

When you complete a piece of freelance work then instead of trading under a business name, you can trade under your own. This means that you can easily build up a reputation online and you many start getting referrals from previous customers. This has led many people to becoming a  fulltime freelancer or starting a small business.


If there was not risks then everyone would become a freelancer. Well of cause there are risks. There is no one to turn to if something goes wrong as you are on your own. As well as this you must have a talent to become a successful freelancer that people are going to want to work with. if you are just average in your field then freelance may not be right for you.

Despite the benefits of freelancing there is a lot of work to be done. You need to make sure your work is of the highest quality if you want to earn a substantial amount of money.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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  1. Richard C

    April 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I am considering becoming a freelancer in writing. This has helped me see some of the benefits and risks i will have to take in the process !

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