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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyFreeman View Post
    Can you get rich from providing a service? (as opposed to a product)
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    My thought on that is YES I feel a lot of rich people provide a service.

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    Although this is not a political topic But this might be all in the bigger plans of things. If You can manage break the backs of the population get a majority of the them being in surfdom, then you can easily get majority votes in an election for preaching insane communist garbage like obama becuase you be getting all the votes from people who want handouts! Then you'll start seeing communist agendas and stuff coming out of the wood works and then the country is well on its way to surfdom. I can very well see most of the good hardworking people leaving usa and going to asia or otheres countries where their governments are starting to look more like they have their heads on straight!

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    The share the wealth and communism really got it's start in the 1960's during the anti-war protests. Basically the gist is "share the wealth". The recent controversy with the communist Green Energy Czar Van Jones is a good example of this. The left has basically invented a new way to redistribute the wealth using green as a cover. Van Jones is basically a community organizer. There really wasn't any plan other than cap & trade and $20 an hour green energy jobs.

    We need economic activity to create wealth. That's the beauty of freelancing. Rather than waiting for the government to send you a check every month you are hustling to make a buck.

    Freelancing is also a good fallback to the tough job market. There's always someone looking for quality services and the internet is a perfect medium to find work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyFreeman View Post
    Umm...can we get back to the main topic? Also, a lot of you have mentioned the word professional. According to the general consensus, professionals earn more than freelancers. My question is this:

    Are freelancers and professionals considered two different things? Can someone make a living by becoming a professional freelancer.

    I might consider bridge builders professional freelancers. Or mechanics. Or big-name musicians. All of these people sell services, which is what freelancers do. So the real question is:

    Can you get rich from providing a service? (as opposed to a product)
    I think a freelancer and a professional may be the same thing. The difference between those and just an employee is that the freelancer is more valuable for some reason or the other. Mostly becuase they have skills that aren't exactly easy to find. They pretty much can call the shots or tell you no. They ain't exactly going to be desperate to work for you, since their are many people who are wanting their skills. So you'll have to play by bit their book to hire them.

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    I kept thinking of lawyers while posting this. That is an perfect example. Here you have an office or firm with some tight knitted lawyers working in it. You walk in wanting to hire them. It doesn't really matter how big you are. If you dont play by their book they send you out the door. Lawyers are in fact professional freelancers in law.
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    A freelance server salesman could make the millions Also if you would work for a bank, to get new clients for i.e. housing sales or loans.
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    I think it can make you rich. Writing is something that will always exist. Even though machines and programs are getting good at spitting BS out, nothing can compare to the human touch. As writers we give a piece of paper (or text document) SOUL. It depends on your niche, your expertise, your style, and who you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavenecko View Post
    Even though machines and programs are getting good at spitting BS out, nothing can compare to the human touch.
    No software/machine can surpass the endless horizon of human's mind. UNLESS Artificial intelligence be perfectly created out on this world.

    @Topic, freelancing can make you rich if you know how to spend your money very well. Even though you are earning $1million/day if you spend $1.1m a day then it's no good right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keldorn View Post
    I kept thinking of lawyers while posting this. That is an perfect example. Here you have an office or firm with some tight knitted lawyers working in it. You walk in wanting to hire them. It doesn't really matter how big you are. If you dont play by their book they send you out the door. Lawyers are in fact professional freelancers in law.
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    At work today I thought of them too. I also thought that a freelance architect might get the big bucks.

    What do you really need paper and a pencil.

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    I'm going to lean on Merriam-Webster for this, even if Obama might not approve of dictionaries.

    * Main Entry: free·lance
    * Pronunciation: \ˈfrē-ˌlan(t)s\
    * Function: noun
    * Date: 1820

    1. a: usually free lance : a mercenary soldier especially of the Middle Ages : condottiere b: a person who acts independently without being affiliated with or authorized by an organization
    2. a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer

    The term "freelancing" includes the component of working for someone else.

    In any situation where you are selling your own professional services, like a doctor or a lawyer, you will be limited by the number of hours in a day. The problem with freelancing is scalability.

    Doctors and lawyers can become moderately wealthy, but most of them do this from investing their earnings.

    To become truly "rich", you really have to work for yourself -- and get other people to work for you.

    Very few top notch SEO accept client work. Instead, they have discovered that it is far more profitable to work on their own sites. In addition, it's a lot less hassle.

    Freelancing is a great way to get started and it's very useful in funding your long-term projects. But, I would counsel against freelancing as a long-term strategic plan.
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    Hi,

    I heard somewhere years back the in order to be really rich your work/product needed to be duplicatable if that is true. Don't tell google.

    As an indi whatever you do. You only have 24 hr in a day.

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    As a matter of fact, freelancing might get you rich, if you are willing to work hard.

    Even if you don't get rich, you will still have freedom to work whenever you want and on the projects that you want. Of course, only after you are an established provider.

    A freelancer is like an alternative to a regular 9 to 5 work;

    It depends only on you where you get with it.

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