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Freelance Economy

How to Find Jobs in the Freelance Economy


The freelance economy means that companies that laid off full-time, often older, workers during the recession are not hiring them back. They are being replaced part-timers, temp help and free lance workers. 

Here's how to find jobs in the freelance economy.

1. Finding Legitimate Freelance Job Sites

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Finding freelance jobs online is easy. Finding good freelance jobs from reputable firms is not. Here's how to protect yourself from the About.com Guide to Consulting.

2. How to Set Up a Freelance Home Based Business

Most freelancers work out of their home. Here's what you need to get it going.

3. Online Resources to Find Freelance Jobs

Here is a list of online freelance job sites from About.com's Guide to Job Searching

4. How to Start Freelance Writing

Everybody can write, but can everyone make money writing? Here's how to get started from the About.com Guide to Freelance Writing.

5. Is Freelance Publishing the Career For You?

Working from home is typically how most freelance designers start out. Like any freelancer, you must be self-motivated, organized, and able to maintain a professional work environment in your home. Here's more from About.com's Guide to Desktop Publishing.

6. Business Ideas for a Freelance Bookkeeping Service

Bookkeepers keep financial records and are proficient in single-entry ledger work for small businesses. Many self-employed bookkeepers earn between $25 and $40 and hour, but that can vary with location and work load.

7. Getting Started as a Freelance Web Designer

Twelve things you need to know before setting out as a freelance web designer.

8. How to Become a Freelance Virtual Assistant

If you are good at helping people do a wide variety of things, this is a legitimate industry that could be for you. How to find the resources you need.

9. Freelance Media Jobs

How to transition to a freelance writer, photographer or illustrator.

10. Become a Freelance Advertising Copywriter

Even if you don't have one single credit to your name, you can still become a freelancer. Take a look at a print ad in your favorite magazine. If you're looking for copywriting work, rewrite the ad. If you're seeking graphic design projects, create this ad with different graphics.
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