Freelancing is self-employment, with no career obligations or commitments to one specific employer. There is a wide variety of different types of freelance work and to be successful one must be self-driven.Freelance writing includes the publication of articles for magazines and newspapers, blogging, event planning, play-writing, poetry, short stories, screen-writing, children’s books, novels, greeting cards, editing, technical writing (educational text) and publishing. All of which are temporary employment opportunities sought after by the freelancer. There are freelance gigs for social media management, event promotion, financial planning, graphic design, internet/web marketing, research, tax planning, web design and web programming. When deciding what type of freelancing is right for you, keep in mind that specific skills must be obtained for each freelance opportunity.
The number of travel bloggers increases substantially every year. Writing reviews for hotels, motels, campsites, restaurants, attractions, products, travel websites, vehicle rentals, activities and stores.
Freelance artists gigs include painting, sculpting, illistration, mural paintings, interior design, house painting, image management, fashion design, drawing and more.Freelance photographers seek jobs covering the imaging of events such as weddings, concerts, sports, fashion shows, fund-raisers etc. They also become photojournalists photographing portraits, nature and landscapes. Creativity, persistence and resilience are necessary in order for one to be successful. Building an effective portfolio and a strong reputation will be essential when seeking freelance work.