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Introduction to Freelancing
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein
If someone asks you to describe world renowned inventors in one word, that word would be of course
Curious, a fundamental trait that distinguishes an inventor from the rest of the world. As cited by Albert
Einstein, a famous scientist and inventor, nothing but his curiosity enabled him to achieve success.
Throughout history innovators and inventors have brought novel ways of doing things and then came the
miracle, the Internet, a global data communication system. A revolution, that brought the world together
just in a click. The fastest data sharing source around the globe, internet, is attributed to the birth of
various new fields today, Freelancing is one of them. In this chapter we will have an insight about
freelancing, its scope and its benefits.
What is Freelancing?
Definition: Introduced by Sir Walter Scott, the term free lancer, was used to describe a medieval
mercenary warrior, indicating that the lance is a person who is not sworn to any lords services. A more
recent definition however defines a freelancer as follows:
A freelancer is someone who is self employed and not committed to a particular employer for a longer
period of time.
Freelancers may work in a variety of areas by sitting at their home at their own pace, selling their services