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    Question What is a Free Lancer???

    Hey Guys

    What is a Free Lancer??

    how can anyone become a free lancer??

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Yes, anyone can become a freelancer...

    It typically means that you're self-employed, and work on a project basis, rather than having a longer-term (permanent) contract with any one organisation.

    You'll have to check your local laws pertaining to tax and contractual rights, but Wikipedia has a good summary:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer
    Last edited by greenpeace; October 9th, 2012 at 09:38 AM. Reason: typos

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Quote Originally Posted by greenpeace View Post
    Yes, anyone can become a freelancer...

    It typically means that you're self-employed, and work on a project basis, rather than having a longer-term (permanent) contract with any one organisation.

    You'll have to check your local laws pertaining to tax and contractual rights, but Wikipedia has a good summary:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer
    Thank you..

    But where can we get Projects on contract based. suppose let's say you are New Graduate and you don't have any real world Experience.. Even so can i become a Free Lancer???

    If so where can i search for projects i mean any websites that might help free lancers ??

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohan1289 View Post
    But where can we get Projects on contract based. suppose let's say you are New Graduate and you don't have any real world Experience.. Even so can i become a Free Lancer???
    You can try, but it will be very hard. Nobody is going to hire someone with no experience whatsoever on a freelance basis. Most freelancers who actually make it have quite a bit of credible CV to sell to possible clients.
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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Ohhh Thanks for the info CptPicard and greenpeace

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohan1289 View Post
    Hey Guys

    What is a Free Lancer??

    how can anyone become a free lancer??
    Well anyone can work freelance. I often do, The thing is you need to work in an area that you are both experienced and able and confident in. There is no point becoming a freelance writer if you cannot write, for example, or a freelance photographer when you only own a mobile phone to take photos with. If you have a skill people want, then working for yourself, freelance is great as long as you realise you will have times when you don't actually earn any money and you don't overprice yourself.

    Basically, someone offers you a project in your area of expertise and then you agree a time scale and payment. If you are wise you will have a written contract and record every transaction because sooner or later you will need to do taxes. You will also need an insurance stamp (though in the UK you can get and exemption for small earnings,) and possibly insurance.

    I mostly get work by word of mouth, but people do have websites and even advertising in a shop window or an online notice board can get you work. Also look on online notice boards etc. I have got a surprising amount of work doing that over the years although I try to check things out before I meed anyone these days. Over the years I have done freelance writing, editing, cleaning, childminding, office work, teaching,..........Teaching has always been the most profitable but you don't get students all the time. If you learned how to do it, someone probably needs to learn it. If you are prepared to clean houses people are usually desperate for that but mainly go for the area in which you have expertise. One of the most interesting things I have done is to teach public speaking. Basically, if you can do it, and someone wants it then do it. Have a close relative who literally draws cartoons, freelance for a living: but he is pretty talented.

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    Last edited by Jackalyn; October 9th, 2012 at 10:18 AM.
    Still deciding what to say.....

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Maybe see if some medical facility has a lancer (I think they call them lances, though) that has expired while still in the package. Typically they are thrown away, but if you can get your hands on one, you'll have a free lancer!

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Quote Originally Posted by Peripheral Visionary View Post
    Maybe see if some medical facility has a lancer (I think they call them lances, though) that has expired while still in the package. Typically they are thrown away, but if you can get your hands on one, you'll have a free lancer!
    I am talking about Free Lance Programmers...

    Are there any sites which may help freshers or Free Lancers??

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    Re: What is a Free Lancer???

    Get some coding experience in various workplaces, either as a contractor or staff; worry about freelancing later on. Few people will hire a programmer with no prior projects to display, or employment to cite; I certainly would not.

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