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 lord‟s 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 on hourly, daily, or task basis, not as regular employees by one employer. Freelancing is nothing, but just a flexible way of selling your expertise and professional capabilities in the marketplace via internet.
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