The Freelancing Guide: What is This All About?

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First, warm welcome to The Freelancing Guide. In this guide, I will try to explain to you, simply how to make money on the Internet using your talents and skills. No, I am not talking about Internet marketing here; I am not talking about affiliate marketing, some dodgy get-rich-quick-scheme insanity or anything illegal. I am talking about the profession called freelancing or Outsourcing.

This guide is divided into parts, and it would be published on a regular basis (I would try to publish the new parts on Friday every week) in the ‘Freelancing’ category of this blog.

Ok, so having said that, let’s begin by defining what is freelancing and who is a freelancer exactly?

What is Freelancing and who is a freelancer?

A freelancer, freelance worker, remote contractor or outsourced contractor is a person who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular company or employer for a long term work.

Freelancing is the process of producing a product or service offsite of a client’s workplace and with minimal or no supervision and guidance by the client.
Common freelancing professions include:

  • journalism,
  • >writing,
  • filmmaking,
  • editing,
  • event planning,
  • event management,
  • copy editing,
  • proofreading,
  • copywriting,
  • computer programming,
  • web and graphic design,
  • website development,
  • consulting,
  • tour guiding and
  • translating.

Who is This Guide Suitable for?

The freelancing profession varies considerably amongst the mentioned professions in the previous section, and this guide is specifically designed with the computer programmers, web and graphics designers, and other people who are particularly employed in the IT or related industries in mind. Of course, anyone who is doing freelancing projects might benefit by the information contained within this guide, however, I cannot be held responsible for any losses directly or indirectly caused by misinterpretation or inaccuracy of the information contained herein.

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