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3 types of freelance work that can change your life

The internet continues to provide new opportunities for the average person to take their finances into their own hands through freelance work.

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The internet continues to provide new opportunities for the average person to take their finances into their own hands through freelance work.

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Working for a living is a core part of modern life. Everyone needs some income in order to get by, and that means everyone needs to work. There is a wide variety of jobs and careers out there to supply you with the money you need, but some occupations are more desirable than others. For example, fast food jobs are considered to be the bottom of the ladder, while office jobs are considered to be among the best, at least in terms of each position’s respective difficulty to payout ratio. However, the right job for a person depends on a variety of factors, so the preconceived hierarchy doesn’t apply to everyone. Here are a few freelance jobs that might prove to be a better fit for you than traditional employment.

1. Freelance Salesperson

When one thinks of selling products, one typically imagines the typical retail experience, though the idea of the “door-to-door salesperson” is alive and well in popular culture. However, the door-to-door salesperson role still exists in the modern era, but it has transformed a bit. Nowadays, salespeople may or may not be an employee of the company, but possibly a freelancer, representing a product and a brand only by association. The way it typically works is that you will sell products on behalf of the company in question without being beholden to the company or the position. Take one look at some Le-Vel Thrive reviews, and you’ll quickly understand how this kind of job can benefit you greatly. In some cases, a freelance salesperson will operate like a traditional salesperson and will be responsible for advocating for a product and earning commissions on sales; sometimes, however, a salesperson may be required to purchase a supply of the product for a reduced price that they will then sell at a profit. The specific arrangement varies from company to company.

2. Freelance Writer

Freelance writing jobs are growing in popularity, as these positions can be a great benefit to companies and workers, alike. The standard arrangement for a freelance writing job is that a company will need various documents written and will pay a certain amount of money per assignment or per word written to a remote freelancer. The benefits of freelance writing include the freedom to make your own schedule and the ability to work from home, but it also provides the company with the freedom to pursue qualified candidates, regardless of their location. The actual writing being done can take a number of different forms, such as editing, copywriting, or writing original content, and the subject and purpose of freelance writing work can vary greatly.

3. General Freelancing

While specific freelancing jobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, there is a more general option to be explored, as well. There are some online platforms, such as Upwork or Amazon Mechanical Turk, that allow users to do a wider array of smaller jobs at their leisure. These platforms operate like a marketplace in which clients and workers come together to do business with the platform acting as a liaison of sorts. With positions like these, you will have the freedom that many freelance positions offer, all while being able to ply any number of skills you may have in your arsenal, as the available assignments can vary a great deal.

The internet continues to provide new opportunities for the average person to take their finances into their own hands through freelance work. This newfound freedom can help people earn money in a way that works best for them, and it can even enable people to work who couldn’t necessarily work on location for any number of reasons. It is important to note that the freedom afforded to you by freelance work requires a certain level of discipline to go along with it, but as long as you’re motivated and self-possessed, freelance work can help you not only survive, but also thrive.

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Kelvin Mokaya

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