Gone are the days when you have to go to an actual business location to work. Internet and web technologies now allow you to work from home.
In fact, more employers are contracting employees vs hiring them, as this gives employers the opportunity get work done at 1/3 of the cost that it would take to hire someone.
After all, when you're a contractor/freelancer, employers don't have to pay your taxes, uniform and lunch allowances, health insurance and pension, which makes you quite a catch if you are professional with some years of experience under your belt.
(Freelancers pay all of these themselves, as they are now considered self-employed business persons. Freelancers also earn up to 3 times what an employee would, to complete a project).
More professionals are offering their services online, in conjunction with working full-time, or are going full-time into their freelancing career, as it gives them the freedom to work whenever and wherever they want.
Freelancers also gain the necessary experience they need by working for many-varied employers, versus being tied down to a single employer at a time.
You should seriously consider freelancing if you are:
1) An expert in your field (and have the requisite training and work experience to prove it)
2) Able to meet deadlines
3) Able to produce quality work within the deadlines you set for yourself and are willing to be held accountable for the work you produce within these deadlines.
If you meet the above criteria, then Girl With a Purpose (GWAP) Blog is now helping you to launch your freelancing career!
If you are an expert in the areas of Blogging, Article Writing, Copyrighting, Sales & Marketing, SEO and Quality Assurance, then you should definitely be checking out GWAP Blog's Project Board.
We have partnered with DoNanza, who are freelance job aggregators, to provide you with quality freelancing opportunities from select freelance job boards (e.g. elance.com and freelancer.com), based mainly in the US, but also globally.
A preview of jobs on GWAP Blog's Project Board can be found on our home page (in the section, "Earn Money While Working from Home!"), found to the right-hand-side of our posts and is the 13th section from the top.
You can click on a job description or the "Do it" button to get to our Project Board to see the full job description of any job you're interested in.
You can also visit the horizontal toolbar at the bottom of our home page and press the "Freelance Project Board" tab to easily access our Project Board.
(Press the arrow at the top, right-hand-side of the pop-up window that appears, to access all the job listings).
There you'll find freelance opportunities that allow you to be paid in US dollars($) or British pounds (£).
Please give our Project Board a try and let us know how your foray into freelancing is going.
Please ensure that you:
1) Read the terms and conditions on each site and their help files, carefully,
2) Look at successful bidders to see how they have constructed their profiles and bids...
...so that you can successfully bid for jobs.
1) If you are an employer looking for freelancers both locally and abroad, you can also post jobs in the above areas, on our Project Board.
Our fees are more than reasonable.
2) Please be specific re what you'll require and the time frame you'll require the deliverable in.
We'll walk you through the process on our Project Board.
You can also look at other projects on the Project Board to see how other employers define them and model your posting based on this.
Both freelancers and employers: Please let us know how how you're finding your freelancing endeavours, as we're here to facilitate you!