So You Want to be a Freelancer? Here's How!

Written by Vishal P. Rao

Copyright 2004 Vishal P. Rao

Not that long ago, freelancing was something people did mainly in larger metropolitan areas where work for writers, artists, and other creative types was plentiful and easily accessible. Today, however,repparttar freelance landscape has dramatically changed.

For one, you can live practically anywhere inrepparttar 117007 world and still be able to maintain a successful freelance career. Not to mention thatrepparttar 117008 creative fields aren'trepparttar 117009 only areas where freelancing is popular any more.

Today, accountants, trainers, computer technicians, etc. are all able to earn a living as freelancers. Regardless ofrepparttar 117010 freelancing field you are interested in, there are some important things you should know that will help you get started and get successful.

Before we discuss those, however, we need to talk briefly aboutrepparttar 117011 pros andrepparttar 117012 cons of being a freelancer. You need to know both sides before you make your decision so you truly understand what you're getting into.

Freelancer Pros

1. You set your own schedule As a freelancer, you get to determine what time you get out of bed and what time you turn in at night. You get to decide how much vacation time you can afford to take this year and you can elect to skip work one afternoon to spend time with your children.

2. You don't work for a boss Even though you are answerable to your clients, they don't wieldrepparttar 117013 same power over your life that a boss does. Yes, they can fire you, but you can also quit working for them if things get too difficult.

3. You determine how much you earn While a conventional job pays a set amount of money regardless of how hard you work (and in some cases how long you work), freelancing allows you to make practically any amount of money that you wish because you determine how much your services cost and how many jobs you take on at one time.

4. You are able to work from your own office Whether you prefer working in a home office or renting space somewhere to do your business, you are in charge of designing and maintaining your own comfortable office. You get to pickrepparttar 117014 people you work with. You get to pickrepparttar 117015 type of computer, post-it notes, and bottled water that you use on a daily basis also.

Freelancers Cons

1. You can become overworked quickly When you start working steadily as a freelancer, it becomes nearly impossible for you to truly take a vacation. You have projects and clients that need your constant attention, so being gone or getting sick even for a day can put you behind schedule.

2. You have to deal with clients who can be more difficult than bosses Most ofrepparttar 117016 clients freelancers work with are genuinely good people, but there are others out there that are not. Every freelancer has probably been ripped off by a client at one time or another, even if they take steps to protect themselves.

3. You don't have a steady income Unless you have one or two truly constant streams of work, you can expect your income to fluctuate dramatically. Some months you may feel like you struckrepparttar 117017 lottery while others may make you think you're heading forrepparttar 117018 food stamp line, especially when you are starting out.

4. You don't have a way to separate work from home life If you have a home office, you may find it difficult to recognizerepparttar 117019 difference between being at home and being at work which means that while your watching television or eating dinner you may begin to feel like you're actually still onrepparttar 117020 job.

How to find "free tools", "free ebooks" and "free resources" from internet at ease

Written by Pawan Agrawal

"Free ebooks", "free reports", and "free manuals" arerepparttar terms which almost every newbie needs to start withrepparttar 117006 internet domain. Most of them don't know that there are thousands web pages which contain exactly what they are looking for.

... but they can't reach them until they know how to sift free tools, free ebooks, and free resources out of billions of web pages.

Google has allrepparttar 117007 ability to help you find exactly what you want. However, it's completely blowing your money and time if you can't instruct Google to fetchrepparttar 117008 right free tools and free resources out of its heart.

Here I am not going to talk about science of search engine. But you will discover a few very simple principles which can not only save your time and money but also bringrepparttar 117009 right free ebooks, free tools and free resources. You may have different interests such as honest home based businesses or reliable small business opportunities but it will not fail if you don't know how big players like Google and Altavista behave.

It is not over emphasized to say that if you know how to search Google you shall find exactly within seconds what you are looking for. As a bonus you shall not roll from one corner to another like a stone.

Searching for free ebooks with resale rights? ------------------------------------------------------------

Unless you don't know what keyword you need to use for a particular piece of information, you can't land atrepparttar 117010 right page during your search ofrepparttar 117011 search engines enlisted page. The best way select a right keyword is to imagine what 'exact' phraserepparttar 117012 author/webmaster might have used to describe your required information.

Let's search for free ebooks with resale rights...

Start searching with this keyword: free ebooks with resale rights

You will get thousands of enlisted pages containing words free, ebooks, and resale rights in different combinations. If you are lucky you will find your required product atrepparttar 117013 top, if not than you may conclude there is no such thing that you are looking for.

It is not true!

Try again by narrowingrepparttar 117014 search: "free ebooks with resale rights". (With double quotes please...)

You may get a few results or find no web page at all. The sole reason is that you have extremely restricted your search this keyword. You are instructing Google that it should fetch only pages which contain exact phrase "free ebooks with resale rights". If no webpage contains this exact phrase, your search shall be a failure.

But failure is no option with Search Engines. Recall my words that you should put yourself inrepparttar 117015 webmasters' shoes to find out what he might have written at website to describe your required product. Right now I can think of "free ebooks" and "resale rights"

Why not search with two keywords instead of one such as "free ebooks" and "resale rights". (Both with double quotes please...)

Use this syntax: "free ebooks" "resale rights"

Now you may get plenty of pages containing free ebooks with resale rights.

You should brainstorm exact phrase that not only describe your need but also ofrepparttar 117016 webmaster. It isrepparttar 117017 first principle to find outrepparttar 117018 best results from search engines within any given span of time.

Finding True Money Making Ideas with and without quotes ------------------------------------------------------------

Every search engine visitor finds different results when he searches a phrase with double quotes and without them. When you are looking for true money making ideas, your unquoted search shall find thousands ofrepparttar 117019 pages listed. However, most of them shall be irrelevant. In fact you have instructedrepparttar 117020 search engine to bring allrepparttar 117021 pages which contain true money making ideas in any combination.

So it'srepparttar 117022 best practice always to quote your keyword with quotes such as "true money making ideas" before clicking Google to bringrepparttar 117023 information for you. It shall not only save your time but also resources ofrepparttar 117024 search engines to search for useless keywords.

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