Sunday, May 9, 2010

Freelancing - The New Full Time by Udit Verma

Freelancer, by definition is a person who is self-employed and conducts business with employers & sells his or her services minus a long-term allegiance or contract to any of them. The freelancers work independently on temporary freelancing projects for a fixed duration of time and the method of payment for these projects vary from one project to another.

There is a boom of freelance projects available these days as broadband internet connection, offshore outsourcing and crowd sourcing have shrunk the world and have altered & expanded the available markets. This in turn has encouraged the growth of service sector in many emerging economies like India and China.

There is a gamut of wide-ranging service paradigms available for a freelancer, which will empower you to showcase your creative and technical competence to the world besides helping you make astonishing profits. Some of the areas where freelance employment is commonly found are:

* Graphic Design. Graphic design is an aesthetic and professional craft which necessitates tailoring graphics for visual communication and its presentational aspects. These days' companies outsource graphic design projects to freelancers to maximize their profits and to minimize costs. Freelance design project would include logo designing, promotional displays, visual designs etc.

* Web Design. Web design and web database design is a process of creating web pages and its content which would eventually be delivered to the end user through World Wide Web. There is a wide variety of web site designing projects available on different freelance job websites.

* Software Development. With the boom in Information technology more and more software developers and freelance programmers are opting to work from home as it's a fairly lucrative career option and also since they can enjoy the freedom and choices that are on offer.

* Writing & Translation. In a globalised world one has to deal with people from different countries who speak different languages. In such a world, to avoid conflicts that could arise due to difference in written or spoken languages, freelance translation services become very valuable. Similarly freelance content writing projects like article & blog writing, book writing, blue-penciling, proofreading, resume writing etc are in great demand.

So, if you have the confidence & the necessary abilities then it's the right time to launch yourself into the world of freelancing & excel in your professional arena besides earning a decent livelihood.

Udit Verma is freelance online service consultant and is writing review articles on online design, graphic challenges, freelancer web design, logo design projects and information on free lance projects.