By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Your portfolio is your asset advertise oneself and additionally continuously enhance your skillets by online learning by investing on self learning and armed with this and other primary requirements you can start making money from home but be careful about pitfalls of freelancing. Technologyfreelancers are on a roll who have skill sets into new age technology like data visualization digital marketing and social media specific areas like google digital marketing data science analytics android app development and iOS app development programmes are witnessing a shift towards individuals choosing to be freelancers or entrepreneurs .The market rate for freelancers depends on the specific industry. Freelance writers for instance will calculate their hourly rates based on words typed per hour.To get a better understanding of your industry wage, you can check out theby GoogalingFreelance Income Reports 2016 on internet . It is reported that few market research reportsrecently surveyed over 23,000 freelancers from numerous industries to determine average hourly wages. While the worldwide average hourly rate charged by freelancers is $21, the rate per industry varies heavily. Freelance web designers earn an average hourly wage of $23 per hour, for example, while language translators earn approximately $17 per hour. It roughly translates Indian rupees 1500/- per hour .Competitors' rates shouldn't necessarily dictate your own; however, understanding the average hourly rates of other freelancers with similar skills, education and experience will ensure that you aren't pricing yourself out of your market (either by charging too much, or too little).Freelancing opportunities are growing rapidly across many industries. Finding work is perhaps single most the toughest part for a freelancer. He has to knock on manydoors and spend time, money and energy trying to get work. You can grab freelancing assignments not only in your city or in India but literally in any corner of the world. According to one report , every third user of Freelancer.com is from India.The US-based website helps freelancers get assignments and takes a cut when the deal is done .
It's a trend that is slowly catching on. A growing
number of professionals is junking regular employment to try their hands at
freelancing. They are driven by the dream to be independent and work on
theirown terms without the straitjacket
of a 9-to-5 job. To be fair, freelancing does unshackle the individual from the
tyranny of corporate hierarchy. The jobs are everywhere. What you need to do is
find the niche that matches your expertise.
"Don't go by just the current
demand, but also assess how it will shape up in the coming years.It pays to
keep yourself abreast of the latest developments in your chosen field. The
websites giving freelancing jobs need to be properly researched .freelancer.com,worknhire.com,ayushveda.com,instastudio.co,behance.com,elance.com,peopleperhour.com,
are few of them .
However, do conduct a background check before you deal with these websites. Ask other freelancers about their experiences and other details. Social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook have changed the definition of networking. Apart from the money factor, freelancing takes away a lot of your free time. For clients, a freelancer is a vendor they can call 24x7. Don't be surprised if you get calls at 8 am or 9 pm from a client. This is especially true if he is based abroad and is on a different time zone.
"If you are working on a project with tight deadlines, you may have to forget your weekends,". For starters, there is no stability of income as in a regular job. As they say, you have to dig a well every day to drink water. You can never be sure about the next project. For those saddled with financial responsibilities, it can lead to a sticky situation if there is a long dry spell on the work front. The other problem is that when you start out, you cannot quote very high rates. Few of freelancing opportunities:Content writing general Rs 1to2 per word and special technical and professional writingRs 5 to 10 .E-Tutoring for lower classes Rs 200 per hour and 600-800 for professional courses .Data analysis 400-800 per hour .Corporate training Rs 5000- to 20,000/ per training session of 4 hours. Website design Rs 20,00/- per website .Freelance recruiter Rs 5000/- t0 20,000/- per placements.Do you have the passion to excel, urge to be creative, a never-ending thirst for knowledge and the desire to grow? Then, Indian ICT companies arethe right place for you because they focus on building a culture of innovation and breakthrough thinking, which results in value creation. The work environment and corporate culture ensures your personal and professional development along with the overall growth of their organizations.