Today’s job market can be tough, but freelancing is a great option to explore, especially if you’ve been out of work for a long period of time or want a side hustle to bring in a little bit of extra cash this year.
Freelancing is not just limited to the media and communications industries. If you want to use skills or passions that you don’t normally use in your day job or you have flex hours you’d like to fill, it’s a great opportunity to expand your employment horizons.
Here are a few Websites, via Brazen Careerist, that will help you get started:
This new site was formerly known as Freelance Switch, a long-time resource for freelancers and solopreneurs. It offers high-quality and in-depth articles on everything it takes to become a successful freelancer, along with helpful tutorials. Plus, archives from the previous site are an absolute gold mine.
Founded by Sara Horowitz, the Freelancers Union is a free resource for independent freelancers and small business owners of all kinds. Lucky for you, you don’t have to be a member to get all the helpful content on their blog. You’ll find information on how to get health insurance, work with subcontractors, understand self-employment taxes and all the ins and outs of running your own business.
An invoicing product for small business owners and freelancers, FreshBooks also offers a blog, and it’s an excellent resource. Quickly find advice from experts about much-needed topics like freelance taxes, financial organization, invoicing, contracts and more. Working with clients and getting paid is a huge part of being a freelancer, so this blog will no doubt come in handy.