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Rise above the fear of being fired!!

Freelancing as a term in Indian work space is seen as a young guy looking for casual work in creative work space, or a housewife looking to make some money from home. In India especially, the freelancing community is burdened with the tag of, ‘Not serious workers’. But the things are changing now. According to an online survey the average fee charged by an I.T engineer was estimated 50,000 INR-70,000 INR depending upon the project undertaken.

Coming to the point, in the year 2009 almost 30 million of the engineers in the United States were laid off. That estimates to mostly 10% of the population in the country, which is an alarming statistic. In India the rate is pretty high too. Every year we see read or see updates of employees getting laid off and the percentage of them is no less.  However there are ways you can still manage your time, energy and money well by freelancing. So, following are the some guidelines which will help you to be safe and sound even if you have about to get laid off.

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Step by step guide to build your freelance career

Taking your first step as a freelancer can seem a bit farfetched, especially when you are starting up. You have all the right ingredients you need to build up your freelancing career and yet you find yourself tangled up in the cobwebs of over flowing information spread across the ‘web’.

The road to freelancing can be a roughed path, it’s up to you to pave the path in your favor and find the right job as a freelancer, that defines your area of expertise. If you are thinking of taking up freelancing as a part time option or as a full time career option, planning ahead always helps in more ways than one. One of my main concerns before writing this post was to make your life easier as a freelancer by sharing the relevant information with you.

  1. Commit and create a plan

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Preparing for a Freelancing career

Tired of your 9 to 5 job, or hate working for a ‘Boss’, do you feel that being a freelancer and working on your own terms is much better.

Many people think that full-time freelancing is cool and want to take the plunge. Here are some tips to prepare yourself financially, mentally and any other aspects that you are worried about.

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• If you are thinking about leaving your day job and want to start as a full-time freelancer do not quit just yet. Prepare and build a good foundation for freelancing. When you are confident that you have enough knowledge and preparation, only then take the leap.
• Freelancing sounds and feels romantic and gives an impression of complete freedom (which is true to a great extent). Still it is better to be prepared to tackle some known hurdles which you will face in the future.
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