Freelance Worker

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In many occupations, the opportunity for self-employment in the form of freelance work is an option. Freelance work involves undertaking an agreement to do some work for someone else or an organisation at an agreed price. Freelance work is most usually in the form of “one off” projects.

Finding freelance work may be advertised:

  • on general employment sites or publications
  • specialist freelance websites
  • professional associations websites

In creative industries, registering with an agent may be key to securing work. Posting samples of creative work on reputable websites where prospective employers may browse is also common with this form of employment.

Having expertise or talent in a particular field together with entrepreneurial skills in the areas of networking and self promotion are important to the freelance worker.