Sunday, March 15, 2009

Major media sources discussing expansion of freelance work-at-home computer contracting opportunities

The New York Times, on Sunday March 15, has an interesting article, “In Hard Times, Freelancers Turn to the Web”, link here.

The article describes how some people turn to freelance proposal and resume writing and make $50 to $100 an hour. Another possibility is proofreading (you have to know the standard proofreading symbols) and editing for authors. I worked with proofreaders when I wrote my three books. Proofreaders can work with printed page but often will return edited files. Another possibility could be examination writing (of multiple choice questions) for certification tests. I have done this before.

There are companies like oDesk that manage the work and even allow customers or “employers” monitor the work, even at home, of contractors.

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