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How To Start a Freelance Home Business

Aug 17, 2007
Many people these days are searching for home business opportunities where they can work from the comfort of their own home, be their own boss, and get the financial benefits that are involved with this kind of work. Unfortunately many people do not know how to go about doing this and so they look at many different home based business opportunities and get caught by the scams, eventually becoming disillusioned and wondering whether this is just a wonderful dream. The truth is that you can work from home, earn a living and enjoy all the benefits involved by learning how to find genuine home based jobs and how to start up your own freelance home business.

Freelancing is the best home based business as it stays away from scams and offer people genuine home based jobs where they can set their own hours and their own rates (within limits). The first thing you will need to do in order to start your freelance home business is to find freelance work contracts. In order to find these contracts we suggest looking on freelance jobs boards such as freelanceworkexchange.com, elance.com and guru.com. These home based jobs boards offer many opportunities for people wishing to get involved in freelancing and all you need to do is sign up with one or two of them and then start tendering for projects.

When tendering for projects it is advisable to either have a portfolio of your work in the field that you are tendering on or to be able to provide examples of your work in this area. Very few people will offer you freelance employment without knowing something about the standard of your work. In some areas this may be more difficult and it is more acceptable not to offer a portfolio of work, such as administrative fields, but in others such as writing and art a portfolio is vital for getting good freelance contracts. If your field is one where you are not able to submit a portfolio, at least have some references that people can contact to find out more about you.

Once you have won some freelance jobs it is important to set up a freelance contract. This should include the rate you are charging for the work, a delivery estimate of when you should have it completed by, payment terms as well as any other aspects which may be important for your work.

Home based jobs do provide many benefits but unfortunately many people have gone about getting involved in home based business in the wrong way. One of the best ways you can get involved in home based business is through freelancing. You can find freelance jobs on freelance jobs boards. Once you have found jobs that you are interested in submit a tender with a portfolio of your work or references and then when you win the tender establish a freelance contract with the person who has awarded you the project. By following these simple steps you will soon be enjoying the benefits of home based jobs.
About the Author
Rob Palmer is the Editor of Freelance Work Exchange, the leading jobs site for contract professionals worldwide. Looking for a legitimate home business opportunity? Join Freelance Work Exchange for just $2.95 and get access to thousands of
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