Almira Martin was
cautious about launching her freelance career online, but she
remember the days when I dreamed of being a freelancer," she
says but I was trapped in the day to day routine that we are all often found in.
One day, Karyn decided she was no longer willing to commute in
smog-laden traffic to sit in a cubicle for eight hours, come
eat, sleep, wake up, and then do it all over again. Going
same routine, day after day, week after week , only to wake up
old and tired - wondering how life might have been if she'd
guts to go it alone.....continues
"The word seemed magical to me somehow. Romantic, almost. Now,
having actually been a freelancer for a while, the scales have
lifted from my eyes and I have seen the light. You pay for
to manipulate your time. You pay by working more, working
- hopefully - working smarter. But what you get in return is
priceless. Now I can call the shots about when I work, for
work, and how much I make."
It is a popular trend in the Middle East and not just in the UK as many
university graduates with good degrees from universities are looking for
work. They can undercut thier European competitors and often out
Almira decided to become a freelancer - but how would she find
had spent endless hours surfing the 'net, signing up with one
freelance site after another. Yet there was an incredible
competition. She never seemed to win any bids, and was adamant
not lowering her hourly rate.
"Then I discovered Go Freelance," she says. "I had heard
"don't pay to work!" repeatedly, and I was too poor to risk
scammed, but I took a chance one day when I was flush and sent
bucks to gain access to the Go Freelance Professional
"Since then, I've edited a sales letter, a follow-up letter,
11-page Web site, and a brochure. I'm 'on call' to do
proofreading for a medical newsletter editor in Florida while
vacation, sick, etc. And I've landed a gig editing a new
magazine coming out this fall. All this from taking a $20
Of course, it helped to send prospects a few previous work
she'd had the presence of mind to scan and save on disk. Also,
she has been 'in the business' for more than five years, she
fairly good résumé with some experience to back up the claims,
with a strong list of references.
"For every one of you out there feeling a little discouraged,
especially for those of you on the verge of throwing in the
here to tell you this. There may not be a Santa Claus, but
there is a
place to find work without paying some ridiculous "transaction
never knowing whether or not the projects are 'fresh' - and
name is easy to remember - Go Freelance."
Go Freelance isnt the only provider of course, there are more companies
now offering paid home at work contracting jobs, they include ODESK and
ELANCERS. I have included links to all three companies here.
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