Most of us dream at some time or other of working for ourselves. The freedom to manage our own workloads and control our own careers without having to answer to anyone else is certainly tempting.
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But some people worry about the idea of walking away from the safety and security of a regular salary.
The truth is, in this modern digital age, there are more opportunities than ever to start a freelance career and with little needed in the way of startup costs or investment.
Flexibility And Work/Life Balance
One of the great things about working for yourself is that you can work how you want when you want and from where you want.
For many people today, that means taking full advantage of the digital technology that allows us to reap all the benefits of working remotely.
For those who are trying to juggle a busy home life that involves children, pets, and domestic chores, that probably means working from home, and the ability to fit work commitments around school runs, family meals and all the other mundane obstacles that day-to-day life throws at us.
For others, though, it can mean an even greater degree of freedom. If you need only your trusty laptop and a good internet connection to earn a living and are responsible only to yourself, the world is quite literally your oyster and you can work from anywhere on the planet as a freelancer.
Careers As A Freelancer
Whether you are a care-free nomad with zero ties, a busy working mom, or somewhere on the spectrum in between, the life of the remote working freelancer sounds tempting so far.
So just what sort of work can you do in this way?
However, even if you are not the most tech-savvy of people, then as long as you know your way around your own laptop, there could still be a great freelance career waiting.
Writers, journalists translators and even PAs, increasingly work remotely thanks to the most recent advances in cloud-based technology.
Where there is a demand, supply will soon follow.
Furthermore, there are a number of freelancing websites that can match jobs with freelancers, covering everything from medical consultants to gardeners and handymen.
So what are you waiting for? The world is at your feet.