Let’s say that Dave love drawing arts. Then his friend, Jane noticed that he is very skillful and requested him to draw her for 300 pesos. Dave agreed and started drawing her. After Dave finished the art, he showed it to her and very happy about the result. So she compliments Dave and share it to her friends. Dave also thanked Jane for her appreciation about his work. Therefore, Jane’s friend also requested Dave to draw them and they live happily ever after.
That’s freelancing in a nutshell. Let’s break them down:
Dave - he is called the “Freelancer”. Jane - he is called the “Client”. Arts - it’s the “service niche” offered by Dave. 300 php - it is the bid they mutually agreed in exchange of Dave’s service. Jane’s Compliment - it is the “feedback” for Dave. Dave thanking Jane - it is the “feedback” for Jane.
In short, freelancing are composed of:
However there are more to it than it looks like. We will talk about it more on the coming courses.
What is Freelancing?
Freelancing is providing services as a self-employed individual. It primarily entails working under a contract that does not need you to report to an office daily at a specific time. Freelancer is the term used for people who are freelancing. Freelancers are considered self-employed and can work for different companies independently.
Being freelance, or self-employed, means that rather than signing a contract to work for one company, you work for yourself and manage your own tax affairs. This gives you the freedom to work for whoever you like, as much or as little as you want. You’re flexible and the ruler of your own destiny.
Freelancers vs Employees
Freelancers are entirely different from an employee of a company. Freelancing has opened a new path for working individuals looking for financial independence globally. Many freelance positions are popping up across industries, with more companies adapting to the trend and hiring a blend of freelancers and full-time employees.
Here’s an infographic made by World Economic Forum that showcase the benefits and future predictions of freelancing in the world market.
If you want to know more data about this industry, you can check this website:
As good as it sounds, there are also cons that you need to consider before starting.
That’s about it! Those are the things you need to be aware about freelancing so that you can handle your expectations and make an effective decisions throughout your career. Without further a do, let’s setup things now.