Do you have the skills to work freelance?

Freelance is becoming increasing popular way for individuals, companies and employers to get jobs done. As a result it is becoming more popular with those who to find work.

What is freelance work?

Freelance work involves selling your skills by the hour, day, job, etc. rather than working on a salary basis for an employer.

What type of services?

Most  types of work can be undertaken on a freelance basis. If you have access to a computer, an internet connection and some skills then you have the basic tools needed for freelance work. Popular categories of freelance work include:

  • Administration
  • Accountancy
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Web Design
  • Translation services

How do I find freelance work?

There are a number of great websites that help people to find freelance work. These include:

Is there much freelance work on these sites?

Yes! The amount of work available on these sites is increasing each year. In 2014, just Elance-Odesk reported freelancer earnings of more than $941 million! The Philippines was ranked number 8 in the top 10 freelancer countries in the same report.

What do I have to do?

Most sites require you to register and create an online profile. You will then be able to see work being offered and apply for jobs.

How will I manage my work?

If you register for the sites above you will be given access to a platform that helps you communicate with your client, share files and project-related documents, track your time, and get paid.

What are the pros and cons of working freelance?

If you choose to work on a freelance basis then you get to decide what work you want to do, when you want to do it and how much you want to get paid. On the flip side, you will have to find work, manage your own time and resources and will not receive the benefits that permanent employees receive.


You can always try it out and if it is not for you then you can try something else – flexibility is after all one of the best things about freelancing.

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We hope that this information will be of assistance to you. If you have any experience of freelance work then why not share your experiences with others?

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