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Thinking About Freelancing? Make Sure You Have What It Takes First [Infographic]

Thinking About Freelancing? Make Sure You Have What It Takes First [Infographic]
From Recruiter - September 22, 2016

By some estimates, freelancersnow make up about a third of the U.S. workforce. Its easier now than it ever has been to pay the bills as a self-employed worker, thanks to communications technologies that allow us do work wherever we are for whomever is paying.

But that doesnt mean self-employment is the right path for everyone. As contributingwriter Jason McDowell pointed out last month, you cant succeed as a freelancer unless you have a certain set of skills.

Sometimes, media outletsour publication includedare too quick to tout the benefits of freelancing without highlighting the challenges. Sure, self-employment canbring you a measure of independence and may even be more lucrative than traditional employment, but when you work for yourself, you have to be more than your own bossyou also have to be your own accountant, your own salesperson, your own customer service rep, and so on.



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