Want to become a freelancer and don’t know where to start ? Here you go!

What is a Freelancer?

A freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a person who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long-term. These workers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency that resells their labor and that of others to its clients with or without project management and labor contributed by its regular employees.

In general terms, a freelancer works independently with no expectation of a permanent or long-term relationship with a single employer.

Why become a freelancer?

Freelancing is the best way to keep an income coming in your way even when you don’t have any job. And you can even freelance with keeping your job and freelancing in the extra time.

The best thing about freelancing is that you are your own boss and you don’t have anybody to put useless pressure on you. However, you have to provide your best in every work you do and meet client’s requirements and deadlines in order to get a handsome feedback.

What do Freelancers do?

Freelancers do any type of work that can be done online or remotely. You just need to have a skill that you can offer to your potential client. Most people offer those skills in which they have a handful of experience and talent.


You can offer your freelance services in the following categories: –

-> Administrative Support.

-> Web Development.

-> Design & Multimedia.

-> Writing & Translation.

-> Sales & Marketing.

-> Software Development.

-> Business Services.

-> Networking & Information Systems.

-> Customer Services.

Some authenticated websites for freelance work: –

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-> oDesk: http://www.odesk.com


-> Elance: http://www.elance.com


-> Fiverr: http://www.fiverr.com


-> Freelancer: http://www.freelancer.com

Some advantages of freelancing: –

You are your own boss and there is nobody ordering you. You can set your own work hours that are convenient for you. You don’t have to take permissions from anyone and you can go on a vacation anytime you want. You’ll be able to work from your home or any other place that you like and you are totally independent.

Some disadvantages of freelancing: –

The competition around the globe is very tough. Many people are offering the same job that you are offering in less than half of your rate. So, client will select the person with the lower rate if you both have equal skillset. There is a little bit chance that you won’t get paid in time or not even get paid. Sometimes you will not get a job for a long time.

Need some advice or have a suggestion for me? Just contact me, I am waiting for your feedback.


About Qasim Kakar

WHO AM I? I am just a regular guy with a great sense of humour. I am mostly busy in learning new skills and make my grip on them. I am a tech geek and always trying to explore more and more about technology. I am working as a freelancer in oDesk and many other freelancing websites. I like working in strict deadlines so that I can check my potential. Till now, you must be thinking that I am too much of a BORING person, right? No, it's not true. I have a friendly personality and like to meet new people to make friends. Meeting with different people gives you new ideas, new thoughts and new hope for life. If you are just sitting in your home, disconnected from the world then there is so much of a life that you're missing. I am a movie lover and mostly spend my weekends watching movies and serials. My favorite serial is "Game Of Thrones". Most of the people think that watching movies or serials is just a wastage of time but I don't think so. Why? Because I have learnt so much from movies that I couldn't learn from anywhere else. I have watched hundreds of movies and I always learn something from them. I can say that my personality is so much groomed because of my craze for movies. My favorite sports are Football, Badminton and Tennis. Want to be in touch with me? I am always up for meeting new people, to have a friendly conversation and to discuss my ideas with. You can connect with me on: FACEBOOK: facebook.com/qskakar OR Skype: qasim.kakar OR gmail: qskakar@gmail.com

Posted on September 23, 2014, in Freelancing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey! We are a group of freelancers offering stunning illustrations and design work at a very affordable price. Check us out!


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