Question:

Are freelance jobs real?

15 October, 2021 Russell Coby 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: BLYTHE MAYORAL
    17 October, 2021

    Yes. For centuries, the flow of labor has moved fluidly between occupations and economic sectors in response to changes in society or economy. What has changed is that an individual can now procure freelance work via digital channels, rather than by physically exploring a local market for available positions. With the rise of collaborative networks like oDesk or Freelancer.com, there are now millions of opportunities to work as a freelancer for any number of clients globally, with only an internet connection needed to securely transmit personal information and agree on terms for payment.

  • AUTHOR: ZONIA FETZER
    17 October, 2021

    What do I think? No. They're not. And although you can and will find people who make a living as a freelancer, the lion's share of those individuals is either extraordinarily gifted at identifying valuable opportunities quickly and seizing them, or else they already had something before quitting their 9 to 5 job-- e.g., an established name as an author with tons of books published under that pen-name. The most valuable advice I heard on this matter was this: "find something you love doing, and do it for free." Sounds simple enough? Of course it does! But what's the point of doing someone else's idea if you have nothing better yourself? Put your own ideas out there.

  • AUTHOR: ROBERT REDNER
    17 October, 2021

    While freelance jobs are, in fact, real positions which help freelancers earn money by bidding on jobs that match their skills set, the term "freelance job" is often used to describe other types of work. To be more specific about this question's topic, let's say you're not an illustrator starting a career but someone looking for side work. It can be hard to spot legitimate gigs from bogus ones simply because people start designing fake ads to appear professional. So if you find something online which you cannot independently verify its legitimacy through social media or Google searches, it would probably be safest not to get too excited about it.

  • AUTHOR: HENRY MAYORAL
    17 October, 2021

    I often hear this question, "Is it possible to make a six figure income as a freelance writer?" And the answer is: Yes, and no. It's possible to make a six figure income as a freelance writer, but not by doing things on your own. You'll need education and connections; namely, you'll need to build up enough writing experience such that you're qualified for jobs by people who currently write for those publications or can place your work with others. I've been freelancing for more than 5 years now and I'm honestly happy that I made the switch from jumping into gig after gig with little preparation or coordinating my own reputation management.

  • AUTHOR: GEORGIANNA PARIS
    17 October, 2021

    Yes. While the notion of freelancing is only a decade old, it has already become a major economic trend. In 2010, 77% of workers in America were employed as "contingent" or temporary workers according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data collected by Intuit projects that this number will increase to 40% by 2020 and 50 million Americans intend to freelance at least part-time in 2020. There are many opportunities for qualified individuals looking for work with websites like oDesk(one company) whom offer jobs such as software development, marketing services, Adobe Illustrator tutoring--even dog walking!

  • AUTHOR: MARIBEL GRUMBLES
    17 October, 2021

    Tens of thousands of people work as freelancers in some capacity. Freelancing is very real and it's here to stay. A lot of companies hire freelance workers because they can get an expert on their team more easily than if they had to go through the entire hiring process. Freelance opportunities abound in fields like programming, teaching English abroad, graphic design, editing, marketing, sales, translation..the list goes on and on! Parents who want flexible hours before or after school for family activities are also drawn to the freelance world because most contracted positions require a full-time commitment with no benefits or flexibility outside 9 - 5 working hours.