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    Can Freelancing Make You Rich?

    Freelancing is a good sideline for someone starting out with publishing or affliate marketing. You won't get rich but will help create a revenue stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Freelancing is a good sideline for someone starting out with publishing or affliate marketing. You won't get rich but will help create a revenue stream.
    I don't think freelancing is necessarily for the starters in a different line of work. In addition, I think it can make you rich (or at least provide decent wages to live off of) if you work hard at it.

    Freelance designers can make thousands (or even tens of thousands) of dollars per job. Freelance copywriters (sales pages, commercials, technical manuals) can garner the same kind of work.

    Remember, freelancing isn't just confined to the internet.

    What do the rest of you think?

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    Freelancing can earn you nice numbers, but it requires loads of work. Develop a few more passive revenue streams and you're set.

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    Freelancing started me off from zero. It is where most people make thier first dollar!

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    Freelancing requires lots of dedications and time. Yes, you can be rich if you are expert in your niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    I don't think freelancing is necessarily for the starters in a different line of work. In addition, I think it can make you rich (or at least provide decent wages to live off of) if you work hard at it.

    Freelance designers can make thousands (or even tens of thousands) of dollars per job. Freelance copywriters (sales pages, commercials, technical manuals) can garner the same kind of work.

    Remember, freelancing isn't just confined to the internet.

    What do the rest of you think?
    I think of a freelancer as an type of flexible employee without the commitment. The freelancer isn't going to get rich, but like you said they can make a nice living.

    The way to make the money is to market yourself as a professional. Rather than working on assignment, the professional manages projects either via a virtual agency of other freelancers or outsourcing the work. The professional may also maintain a small staff and office.

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    Well nobody can be an expert in every field (article writing, programming, managing server, web design/photoshop). If You have expert knowledge in one of them, you can make some money offering your skills to someone else who doesn't have it. I think there could be good money in it!

    Specially programming. There is plenty of want-to-run-a-big-website-and-make-$ kind of people who have no knowledge in programming and can't do really anything usefull themselves and will hire you. again too proffersional web design (using photoshop etc) would be another hot one to freelance in.
    There are lots of sites that want unique templates that will appeal to their visitors but have no knowlege in photoshop.

    Article writing though I'v heard it doesn't pay well and its can be hard to find a good article writer. Probably becuase anyone can write stuff up its not really a unique skill. But if you good at it, you'll probably have a hard time competing with those low quality writers...
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    I can't forget the one line that a famous public speaker in our country have said, "a job can earn you wages, but freelancing can make you a fortune".

    Quote Originally Posted by dollar View Post
    Well nobody can be an expert in every field (article writing, programming, managing server, web design/photoshop). If You have expert knowledge in one of them, you can make some money offering your skills to someone else who doesn't have it. I think there could be good money in it!

    Specially programming. There is plenty of want-to-run-a-big-website-and-make-$ kind of people who have no knowledge in programming and can't do really anything usefull themselves and will hire you. again too proffersional web design (using photoshop etc) would be another hot one to freelance in.
    There are lots of sites that want unique templates that will appeal to their visitors but have no knowlege in photoshop.
    Agree.


    Article writing though I'v heard it doesn't pay well and its can be hard to find a good article writer. Probably becuase anyone can write stuff up its not really a unique skill. But if you good at it, you'll probably have a hard time competing with those low quality writers...
    Disagree.
    Article writing doesn't pay well only in Internet Marketing World. Because many webmasters/internet marketers know a lot of people that are offering cheap article writing service. I'll show you the RATES of someone, here they are:

    1 400 to 550 words will be charged at $25 US, £14 UK

    5 400 to 550 words will be charged at $125 US, £70 UK

    10 400 to 550 words will be charged at a discount price of $240 US (a saving of $10!), £130 UK

    20 400 to 550 words will be charged at a discount price of $470 (a saving of $30!), £255 UK.

    Nice rates, huh? If you can find your sanctuary, then freelancing will make you great fortunes. Absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    I think of a freelancer as an type of flexible employee without the commitment. The freelancer isn't going to get rich, but like you said they can make a nice living.
    Freelancers are not employees. They are not bound by company rules or polices, nor are they under the direct influence of a company or owner's policy changes. Freelancers are completely separate entities. That's why many real-world freelancers use contracts to ensure payment and establish rights of usage.

    My aunt is a freelance graphic designer, and I'd say she's rich. Not mega-millionaire rich, but "buy a car because it looks nice" rich. My brother aspires to be a set-designer for movies. I wonder how much cash he'll make off that?

    I'm fairly sure you could make millions from freelancing if you learned how to invest and manage your money within your own business.

    The way to make the money is to market yourself as a professional. Rather than working on assignment, the professional manages projects either via a virtual agency of other freelancers or outsourcing the work. The professional may also maintain a small staff and office.
    Freelancers are professionals. Well, "real" freelancers anyways. Not the $0.01/word digital point writers. Freelance designers can go on to start their own design firms/agency, which is still a third-party entity. I don't necessarily think managing a business makes you more professional than the people who do the outsourced work.

    Quote Originally Posted by dollar
    Article writing though I'v heard it doesn't pay well and its can be hard to find a good article writer. Probably becuase anyone can write stuff up its not really a unique skill. But if you good at it, you'll probably have a hard time competing with those low quality writers...
    The great thing about writing is that everyone needs content. I think I've said that a bunch of times in different posts now, lol. There will always be new websites, new businesses, new blogs, whatever. And they will need content, copy, advertisements, documentation, etc.

    Now, if you're a high quality writer, then you're going to make it to the top of the heap. Not "anyone" can write in a way that clearly expresses a message, and makes people want to buy things, or want to comment, or want to know more. In fact, that's a rare skill.

    And those with that skill can make bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    Freelancers are not employees. They are not bound by company rules or polices, nor are they under the direct influence of a company or owner's policy changes. Freelancers are completely separate entities. That's why many real-world freelancers use contracts to ensure payment and establish rights of usage.
    You are correct that a freelancer is an independent contractor and not an employee.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    I'm fairly sure you could make millions from freelancing if you learned how to invest and manage your money within your own business.
    You are correct. I usually make between 10k-20k a month. On a good month double that.

    Freelancing only provided me McDonalds kind of money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    Freelancers are professionals. Well, "real" freelancers anyways. Not the $0.01/word digital point writers. Freelance designers can go on to start their own design firms/agency, which is still a third-party entity. I don't necessarily think managing a business makes you more professional than the people who do the outsourced work.
    I think that the difference between a freelancer and a professional/agency is that the PRO providers the whole package. Even the PRO doesn't do the job but manages the project and receives a fee that is much more than a freelancer will ever make. The way to look at it is that there is a lot more money in consulting than freelancing.

    A while back on another forum, there was a member that had a SEO agency. The webdesign was done in South Africa and the SEO work in Houston. They were even running local TV ads. Sure he could have done freelancing but there is no way as a freeelancer that he could have earned the big bucks.

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