This article we have written for Freelance jobs available in India.
  • It Contains information
    • How much time a person needs?
    • The things to take care before taking online freelancing work / projects on web
    • Advantages and disadvantages.

A freelancer is person who works for oneself rather than for an organization, agency or consultancy. They provide their services rather than selling a product and in that way freelancing is different from starting a business. Freelancing can be done in any field say graphic designing, photography, writing, translation, accounting etc. Freelancers work primarily from their own homes at their own comfort.

  • One should keep the following in mind before opting for freelancing
    • Compare the options available in freelancing with one's own skills. Certain type of jobs such as administration or managerial work might not be suitable for freelancing.
    • Evaluate personal finances and check if the options are suited for their lifestyle
    • Contact network base and see if there will a regular inflow of work and whether there is a viability for future work
    • A freelancer should be good at networking and building a good contact base
    • One should also be responsible and have patience as it takes time to find the right fit.
    • Should be able to work as an individual, take on initiatives and be self motivated
    • Most importantly a freelancer should have adequate knowledge of the industry and streams that he/she wishes to freelance in.
  • Following are some of the most demanded jobs in Freelancing India.
    • Freelance Writing
    • Translation
    • Typing
    • Data Entry
    • Programming in PHP, ASP, ASP.net

The workflow depends largely on the amount of workload one is willing to take. Jobs can be in any size, like number of hours, on a per day or per project basis as agreed upon by the two partied involved.

Freelancing has gained popularity in India also and this is mainly to the mushrooming of the IT industry. It has increased the awareness of freelancing and a lot of people mainly housewives, mothers who wish to juggle a career and personal life, retired servicemen and students are opting to get into freelancing. In fact it has opened a lot of rewarding career choices for those who prior to this had no options but to sit at home. For example a retired person can become a consultant, a career counselor, a mentor or even freelance in the previous job depending on the organization.

  • Advantages
    • Flexibility in working hours: One can decide how long and which part of the day he/she want to work
    • Variety in the nature of work done: The work done is not the same each day. They can choose the work they want to do according to their interests.
    • Own Boss: Does not need to report in to anyone. Can be one's own boss and decide on the work done.
    • Time saved: A lot time is saved by reducing the need to travel and attend various meetings that are part of a regular job
    • Creativity: Freelancing allows an individual to express oneself creatively and make use of their creativity and not be stuck to a monotonous job
  • Disadvantages
    • Freelancers miss out on working in a team and the working environment
    • They do not have benefits of working in an organization like insurance, provident fund etc.
    • One should be more responsible and accountable for one's job and be more self motivated
    • Work is not steady

Question: i wanted to do job sitting on my laptop working on internet. I am in India (New Delhi). How would i start up working for genuine company from home expecting no fraud and genuine and prompt payments of my work. Please tell me step-wise how should i start up and what should i have to do to work from home.

Expecting reply from you asap.

Regards

Anirudh Mohale.

By Anirudh on Sat 03-May-2008 07:48 PM

Answer: Good to see your flare and interest of doing job in your spare time! With the improved growth of internet and online business, you can do many type of jobs with your computers. If you are fast at typing something without any errors and flaws, then data entry works will be your best match. Basically, data entry typing works are simple and they could be done with an efficient typing skill. You can find several other typing jobs that will bring you enough work for your spare time.

When considering other phase of work, you can find plenty of openings. If you are good at writing and communicative English, then you can rock the floor by giving your venture as a content developer. Basically, content writing jobs are interesting and they bring you a joy of doing something at home.

If you know something about designing or if you are sound at programming then you can make a successful venture in trying out these jobs working from your home. All these jobs are really interesting and you will be getting a good deal of work for a short while. The better and faster you proceed with your work the greater you will be. When you make a little research over the internet, you can find several quality websites that will bring you a legtimate jobs, while the next moment you deliver the product with utmost quality.

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  • By rose on December 5, 2009, 11:21 am Dear Sir/Madam, I have read your article on freelance jobs. I am quite interested in this job.
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  • By K.Bhaskaran on April 11, 2010, 5:42 am Sir, I am B.A. economics graduate with incomplete C.A and i have got more than 35 years experience in accountancy and auditing and worked in Chartered accountant firms in around Chennai. I can spare six to eight hours per day for doing accountancy work and i expect you may kindly help me.
    with regards
    K.Bhaskaran
  • By Moly on May 25, 2010, 9:45 am I am looking for Part time job in Financial Accounting field. I am a B.com graduate with around 3 years experience in the same field. I would also like to know how people can do online accounting jobs, is there any employer who is outsourcing freelance accounting work?

    Regards
    Moloy
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  • By Poonam Yaduwanshi on August 16, 2010, 4:16 am Hello Sir/Madam, I am .net Developer(c#,asp.net,database MS access,sqlserver).I have read your article on freelance jobs. I am looking for freelance projects of website development from home. Could you please tell me how to get freelance project .Thank you
  • By RF on December 9, 2010, 3:07 pm RF sir,I have gone through your website. I like to do Data entry or home filling job from home. I have good typing and web searching skills. I have passed Degree,DCA and 50 words/minute speed on computer. I like to do Data entry or home filling job from home. I am looking a job of data typing job at home, I am living in Cochin.
  • By Jeena Thomas on March 9, 2011, 10:58 am My name is Jeena Thomas. I was working for an engineering consultancy as a secretary in the finance department in Muscat, Oman for three years. Previously, I have worked throughout in advertising agencies in Delhi for almost 12 years in the secretarial post.

    I have done my second year b.com. I am looking for data entry job or content writing jobs online or proofreading.

    I am based in Muscat, Oman and would prefer online jobs in the above fields.

    Regards,
    Jeena Thomas

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