5 Steps to Getting Started as a Freelancer

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The idea of freelancing is a scary thought to some but an unavoidable reality for others. And in today's tough job market, it can be a great option for making ends meet while searching for full-time employment or transitioning into self-employment. Cameron Moore, a graphic designer and Web developer, knows about that firsthand. When finding corporate work became difficult, he used his talents with HTML coding and graphic design to build up his own brand for what became a successful two years of steady full-time freelance work. Moore eventually landed a 9-to-5 as a front-end Web developer, but still managed to start Random Order NYC, a design firm founded with friends that now boasts a client list including Latina Magazine, AMC TV and BlackPlanet. Here, he shares how to get started freelancing and how to maintain one’s livelihood. —Starrene Rhett

The idea of freelancing is a scary thought to some but an unavoidable reality for…